Public Transport Experience: Northampton


The transport arrangement in the county of Northamptonshire offers commuters several ways and means to get around from public transport for example buses and trains to utilizing the road with car hire system and coaches.


Bus services in Northamptonshire deliver services across the county and to different local areas, with different routes encompassing the town of Northampton, Corby, Daventry, and many other places. Using buses to move around across towns in Northamptonshire presents a cost-effective option of transport for people.


Train services in Northamptonshire cover several routes throughout the county and to other zones. There are more than a few mainline rail routes providing local as well as regional facilities. Northampton Rail Station has services available to London Euston station with a travel time of 1 hour 5 minutes. There are also services to Leighton Buzzard, Milton Keynes, Birmingham International Crewe, Birmingham New Street, and many other places. Train services in Northampton are mainly provided by London Midland and Virgin Trains. Important railway stations in Northamptonshire also include Corby, Kettering, King’s Sutton, Long Buckby, and Wellingborough among many others.


There are car hire enterprises in Northamptonshire that provide car rental services to commuters for both long as well as short term. The car hire system offers a wide range of vehicles starting from small budget affordable cars to luxury cars.

Northamptonshire is linked to the road network through the M1, M45, and A428. Northampton to London by car through the M1 is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours’ drive subject to traffic conditions.


Northamptonshire has plenty of countrysides for cyclists to explore. Calm country lanes and countryside are making the place a cycle-friendly site. Cycling around the region is a cost-effective and healthy way of traveling here. Paths and routes for cycling in and around Northamptonshire differ from short to longer ones including the Norbital circular track around Northampton.


Northamptonshire is reachable by coach with standard coach services accessible to Northamptonshire from coach station in London Victoria. The travel time from London to Northampton is approximately 1 hour 40 minutes to around 2 hours 15 minutes based on the service availability, schedule, and traffic. While traveling by coach to Northampton typically takes up more time than railways and other services via road, it is generally more cost-effective.


London Luton Airport is situated 40 miles from Northampton delivering good accessibility to the Northamptonshire county. The airport has both domestic as well as international flights. Again, Birmingham Airport is positioned 45 miles away from Northampton (that is, approximately 1-hour drive via the M6 and M1).

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