There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Northampton 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 2 min

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

$61 - $108

Cheapest option

Line 800 bus, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the line 800 bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) 800 / ...
  2. Take the bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7) X30 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Railway Station

$21 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures Ra1
  2. Take the bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 230
  3. Take the bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Northampton 707 / ...

$32 - $39

Drive  •  1 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Reading to Northampton 71.5 miles

$15 - $23

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Northampton is to drive which costs £11 - £17 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Reading and Northampton is 55 miles. The road distance is 71.5 miles.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Reading station to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) and arriving at Northampton via London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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

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

You can take a train from Reading to Northampton via Coventry in around 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reading to Northampton via Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures, London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3, and Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 in around 4 h 20 min.

Train operators
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Coventry to Northampton
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$14 - $22
Anytime Day Single
$22 - $35
Bus operators
RailAir
Website
railair.com
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Reading RailAir (Adj Reading Station RailAir) to Heathrow Airport, Heathrow Terminal 1 Departures
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
railair.com
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Heathrow Airport T2 & T3 to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 to Northampton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
nationalexpress.com
Arriva UK
Phone
+44 (0)191 520 4000
Email
enquiries@arriva.co.uk
Website
arriva.co.uk
Bus from Reading Town Centre, Friar Street (adj Cross Street) to High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre)
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 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 Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7)
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Bus from Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 10) to Central Railway Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
arrivabus.co.uk
Book at
arrivabus.co.uk
Vale Travel
Phone
01296 484 348
Email
info@valetravel.net
Website
valetravel.net
Bus from High Wycombe, Bus Station (Shopping Centre) to Aylesbury, Bus Station (Bus Stn Bay 7)
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
valetravel.net

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