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There are 5 ways to get from Wakefield to Northampton by train, bus or car

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Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Wakefield Westgate to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Northampton

£58 - £104

Cheapest option

Train, bus via Peterborough  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the train from Wakefield Westgate to Peterborough
  2. Take the bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Northampton, St Edmund's Street X4

£20 - £28

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h

  1. Take the train from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to Leicester
  3. Take the bus from Leicester, Station Street to Semilong, Marriott Street X7

£38 - £81

Bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Wakefield to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 National Express

£28 - £36

Drive  •  2h 4m

  1. Drive from Wakefield to Northampton 122.8 miles

£20 - £30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Wakefield to Northampton is to train and bus via Peterborough which costs £19 - £29 and takes 4h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Wakefield to Northampton is to drive which costs £20 - £30 and takes 2h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wakefield to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Wakefield and arriving at Northampton via Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Wakefield to Northampton. However, there are services departing from Wakefield Westgate and arriving at Northampton via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Wakefield and Northampton is 103 miles. The road distance is 122.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Wakefield to Northampton without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs £55 - £110.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Wakefield to Northampton, including transfers.

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

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Wakefield to Northampton train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Wakefield Westgate station.

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The best way to get from Wakefield to Northampton is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs £55 - £110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £27 - £40 and takes 4h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Wakefield to Northampton.
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  • Distance: 102.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

You can take a train from Wakefield to Northampton via Birmingham New Street in around 3h 11m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Wakefield to Northampton once daily. Tickets cost £19 - £26 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Wakefield Westgate to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£40 - £65
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£28 - £45
Anytime Single
£40 - £65
Off-Peak Single
£35 - £55
Train from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Single
£24 - £40
Off-Peak Single
£12 - £19
Virgin West Coast Trains
Phone
0344 556 5650
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Train from Birmingham New Street to Northampton
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£24 - £40
Website
virgintrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
£16 - £24
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £40
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Wakefield Westgate to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£4 - £7
Off-Peak Single
£9 - £15
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Single
£13 - £20
Train from Sheffield to Leicester
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£24 - £35
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
£11 - £17
Off-Peak Single
£23 - £40
Anytime Day Single
£24 - £35
Anytime Single
£30 - £50
Bus operators
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Leicester, Station Street to Semilong, Marriott Street
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £10
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
Bus from Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Stn to Northampton, St Edmund's Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £15
Website
Stagecoach Northamptonshire
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 Wakefield to Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£19 - £26
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Wakefield to Northampton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Milton Keynes Coachway, M1 Junction 14 station.

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Wakefield to Northampton train services, operated by West Midlands, arrive at Northampton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Wakefield to Northampton is 123 miles. It takes approximately 2h 4m to drive from Wakefield to Northampton.

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