There are 4 ways to get from Northampton to Reading by train, 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

Train  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Northampton to Coventry
  2. Take the train from Coventry to Reading

$58 - $92

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Oxford National Express
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) X40|river rapids / ...

$12 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton, Drapery (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3) X7 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) 673
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) X30 / ...
  4. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...

$20 - $35

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Reading 71.2 miles

$15 - $23

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

You can take a train from Northampton to Reading via Coventry in around 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Reading via Oxford and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
Thames Travel
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel)
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
thames-travel.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton, Drapery (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point H3) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10)
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Red Kite
Website
bustimes.org.uk
Bus from Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point M3) to Aylesbury, Morrisons
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
bustimes.org.uk
Vale Travel
Phone
01296 484 348
Email
info@valetravel.net
Website
valetravel.net
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
valetravel.net
Carousel Buses
Phone
01494 450151
Email
info@carouselbuses.co.uk
Website
carouselbuses.co.uk
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
Carousel Buses

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Northampton and Reading is 88 km. The road distance is 114 km.

The cheapest way to get from Northampton to Reading is to bus which costs £9 - £14 and takes 3 h 5 min.

The quickest way to get from Northampton to Reading is to drive which takes 1 h 24 min and costs £11 - £17.

No, there is no direct train from Northampton to Reading. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Reading via Coventry. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Reading. However, there are services departing from Northampton and arriving at Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) via Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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