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

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Train  •  2 h 33 min

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

$57 - $92

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Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green National Express
  2. Take the bus from Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) to Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel) X39|river rapids

$18 - $21

2 alternative options

Bus, line 800 bus  •  4 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (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)
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 300 / ...
  4. Take the line 800 bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) 800 / ...

$20 - $27

Drive  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Northampton to Reading 71.2 miles

$15 - $23

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Northampton to Reading station. 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 2 h 50 min.

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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 33 min.

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The distance between Northampton and Reading is 55 miles. The road distance is 71.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Northampton to Reading without a car is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £40 - £70.

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It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to get from Northampton to Reading, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Northampton to Reading is to train which takes 2 h 33 min and costs £40 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £13 - £16 and takes 2 h 50 min.

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Map of how to get from Northampton to Reading.
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  • Distance: 55.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 33 min

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 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Northampton to Reading via Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green and Oxford City Centre, St Aldates (Stop H3) in around 2 h 50 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
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.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Northampton to Oxford Bus Station, Gloucester Green
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Website
nationalexpress.com
Thames Travel
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 13 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Website
thames-travel.co.uk
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Northampton Bus Interchange (Barclays) to Central Milton Keynes, The Point (Central Milton Keynes The Point J3)
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 20 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 20 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 15 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 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
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arrivabus.co.uk
Redline
Website
redlinebuses.com
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 1) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7
Website
redlinebuses.com
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

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Northampton to Reading bus services, operated by Thames Travel, arrive at Reading Town Centre, Station Road (opp Malmaison Hotel).

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Northampton to Reading is 71 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to drive from Northampton to Reading.

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