There are 6 ways to get from Northampton to Nottingham by train, bus, night bus or car

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Train  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Rugby to Tamworth
  2. Take the train from Tamworth High Level to Nottingham

$54 - $90

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Night bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the night bus from Northampton to Nottingham Station Street National Express

$9 - $13

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road (Knightley Road) to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) X7
  2. Take the train from Market Harborough to Nottingham

$30 - $40

Bus  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road (Knightley Road) to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) X7
  2. Take the bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to Haymarket Bus Station X7
  3. Take the bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9 230

$20 - $24

Bus via Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate)  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Market Harborough, Market Hall (Market Hall Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station X3|Sapphire
  2. Take the bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill (2nd stop) 1|Navy Line

$20 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Nottingham 63.1 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Nottingham is to night bus which costs £7 - £10 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Northampton to Nottingham is to drive which costs £10 - £15 and takes 1 h 11 min.

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Yes, there is an overnight bus departing from Northampton and arriving at Nottingham Station Street station. This bus operates every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Nottingham. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Nottingham via Rugby and Tamworth High Level. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Nottingham is 50 miles. The road distance is 63.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Nottingham without a car is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 45 min to get from Northampton to Nottingham, including transfers.

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Northampton to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Northampton station.

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Northampton to Nottingham train services, operated by West Midlands, depart from Rugby station.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Nottingham is to train which takes 2 h 45 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £14 - £18 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Nottingham.
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  • Distance: 50.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 45 min

What companies run services between Northampton, England and Nottingham, England?

You can take a train from Northampton to Nottingham via Rugby, Tamworth, and Tamworth High Level in around 2 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Nottingham via Market Harborough, The Square (New Look), Haymarket Bus Station, and St Margaret's Bus Station in around 2 h 53 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Rugby to Tamworth
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $24
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $24
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Market Harborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$28 - $45
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road (Knightley Road) to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Market Harborough, The Square (New Look) to Haymarket Bus Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from St Margaret's Bus Station to Nottingham, Coach Stop S9
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Website
nationalexpress.com
Night bus from Northampton to Nottingham Station Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva Midlands
Phone
0344 800 4411
Website
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Market Harborough, Market Hall (Market Hall Bus Station) to St Margaret's Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Nottingham City Transport
Phone
+44 115 950 6070
Email
travelcentre@nctx.co.uk
Website
nctx.co.uk
Bus from Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate) to Nottingham, Beastmarket Hill (2nd stop)
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
nctx.co.uk

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Northampton to Nottingham bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Nottingham Station Street.

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Northampton to Nottingham train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Nottingham station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Nottingham is 63 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from Northampton to Nottingham.

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