Cardiff to Northampton train

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Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Northampton

Showing times and prices for 25 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Cardiff to Northampton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cross Country
08:453h23
Cardiff
12:08Northampton
£381One-way
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Train timetableCardiff to Northampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 25 June
Cross Country
08:453h23
Cardiff
12:08Northampton
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Train times from Cardiff to Northampton

Showing times and prices for 25 Jun

Fastest Journey

3 h 23 m

Average

3 h 23 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

179 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cardiff for Northampton every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Cross Country
08:453h23
Cardiff
12:08Northampton
£381One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Cardiff to Northampton

distanceDistance111 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price£53 (€59)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersCrossCountry or Great Western Rail

Trains from Cardiff to Northampton cover the 111 miles long route taking on average 3 h 17 min with our travel partners like CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £38, but the average price of train tickets is £53. Travellers depart most frequently from Cardiff Central and arrive in Northampton.

Train providers: CrossCountry and Great Western Rail trains Cardiff to Northampton

You can travel by train between Cardiff and Northampton with CrossCountry and Great Western Rail for as low as £38. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Cross Country trains are a UK-based train operator that provides services across the country including trains between Cardiff and Northampton. They offer a range of services, from express services to local services, and have a variety of ticket types to suit different needs. Their express services, such as the CrossCountry Voyager and CrossCountry XC Trains, offer a fast and comfortable journey, with onboard facilities such as free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. Their local services, such as the CrossCountry Regional and CrossCountry Regional Express, provide a more leisurely journey, with stops at smaller stations along the way. They also offer a range of ticket types, such as Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets, to suit different budgets and travel needs. The most popular routes for Cross Country trains include London to Birmingham, Manchester to Edinburgh, and Bristol to Reading.

Train information from Cardiff to Northampton with CrossCountry:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 17 min
  • Cheapest Price: £38
  • CrossCountry frequency: 7 a day

FAQs: Cardiff to Northampton train

FAQs: Travel by train from Cardiff to Northampton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Cardiff to Northampton.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Cardiff to Northampton can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Cardiff to Northampton is £53; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Cardiff to Northampton train travel time is 3 h 17 min   for the 111 mile long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Cardiff to Northampton leaves at 07: 45. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Cardiff to Northampton leaves at 17: 20.
There are 16 trains a day from Cardiff to Northampton which require at least one change with CrossCountry or Great Western Rail. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
When taking a train from Cardiff to Northampton, you can count on CrossCountry or Great Western Rail for the best way to get you to Northampton. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Cardiff to Northampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Cardiff Central, which is located around 1.1 miles (1.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Northampton, located 2 miles (3.2 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Northampton from Cardiff is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 17 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Cardiff to Northampton by train is November.
You have options as you can travel between Cardiff and Northampton 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Cardiff and Northampton

Cardiff
Northampton
The major railway station for departures from Cardiff is Cardiff Central. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Cardiff Central for your trip between Cardiff and Northampton.
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WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sat: 05: 40 - 21: 30 | Sun: 07: 30 - 21: 30
Public transport options for Cardiff Central
Commuter rail lines: City Line, Rhondda Line, Rhymney Line, Valley Line, South Wales Main Line
Train lines: Transport for Wales, CrossCountry, Great Western Railway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: At the rear car park (Penarth Road entrance)
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ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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Public transport options for Cardiff Queen Street
Onward travel information: Limited service from stop outside station Mondays to Fridays
Location for Rail Replacement Services: For services towards Cardiff Central use the bus stop at the front of the station. For services towards Cathays use the bus stop in front of the shop opposite the station entrance. Please ask a member of station staff if you are unsure of which stop to use.
Rhoose Cardiff International AirportParkingAccessibility
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+44 3333211202
Public transport options for Rhoose Cardiff International Airport
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at bus stop on Station Road adjacent to level crossing
Cardiff BayParkingTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Cardiff Bay
Onward travel information: There is a bus stop outside the station.
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Wait at the bus stop close to the station entrance on Bute Street
Whitchurch (Cardiff)ParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for Whitchurch (Cardiff)
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Along the A470 (Northern Avenue) towards Cardiff at the bus stop after the junction with Caedelyn Road

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