There are 7 ways to get from Northampton to Nottingham by bus, train, night bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus, train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. X4

$23 - $50

Cheapest option

Night bus  •  1 h 45 min

  1. National Express

$9 - $13

5 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 49 min

$54 - $91

Bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. X7
  2. X7

$20 - $24

Bus via Loughborough, Baxter Gate (5 Baxter Gate)  •  3 h 54 min

  1. X3|Sapphire
  2. 1|Navy Line

$20 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. 63.1 miles

$13 - $20

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 49 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Nottingham via Market Harborough, The Square (New Look), Haymarket Bus Station, and Leicester in around 2 h 56 min.

Train operators
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Kettering to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$12 - $19
Off-Peak Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Day Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Train from Market Harborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$10 - $15
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$21 - $30
Anytime Single
$29 - $45
Merseyrail Electrics
Phone
0151 330 1000
Website
merseyrail.org
Train from Kettering to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
Train from Market Harborough to Nottingham
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
merseyrail.org
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 - $25
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $25
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton, Vernon Walk to Kettering, Police Station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Kingsthorpe Hollow, Balmoral Road (Knightley Road) to Market Harborough, The Square (New Look)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 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
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Leicester to NOTTINGHAM, Station Street
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
Once 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
Hourly
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
nctx.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Northampton and Nottingham is 80 km. The road distance is 101 km.

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

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

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 49 min.

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

It takes approximately 2 h 31 min to get from Northampton to Nottingham, including transfers.