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Cheap train tickets from London to Northampton

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
10:561h01
London Euston (EUS)
11:57Northampton station (NMP)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
09:561h00
London Euston (EUS)
10:56Northampton station (NMP)
£171One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
West Midlands Railway
10:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
11:25Northampton station (NMP)
£171One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
10:25Northampton station (NMP)
£261One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:560h59
London Euston (EUS)
09:55Northampton station (NMP)
£261One-way
0 changes

Train timetableLondon to Northampton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 23 July
West Midlands Railway
08:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
09:25Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:560h59
London Euston (EUS)
09:55Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
10:25Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:561h00
London Euston (EUS)
10:56Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
11:25Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:561h01
London Euston (EUS)
11:57Northampton station (NMP)
0 changes

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Train times from London to Northampton

Showing times and prices for 23 Jul

Fastest Journey

59 m

Average

1 h 1 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

97 km

Of the 6 trains that leave London for Northampton every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
West Midlands Railway
08:560h59
London Euston (EUS)
09:55Northampton station (NMP)
£261One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:561h00
London Euston (EUS)
10:56Northampton station (NMP)
£171One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
10:561h01
London Euston (EUS)
11:57Northampton station (NMP)
£171One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
08:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
09:25Northampton station (NMP)
£321One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
09:231h02
London Euston (EUS)
10:25Northampton station (NMP)
£261One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from London to Northampton

distanceDistance60 miles
durationAverage train duration56 min
priceAverage train ticket price£22 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesWest Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or Bus

Trains from London to Northampton cover the 60 miles long journey taking on average 56 min with our travel partners like West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or Bus. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £10, but the average price of train tickets is £22. Travellers depart most frequently from London Waterloo and arrive in Northampton.

Train providers: West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and East Midlands Trains trains London to Northampton

Find the best trains between London and Northampton with Omio's travel partners West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains and East Midlands Trains from £10. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

Avanti West Coast is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates high-speed trains between London and major cities in the UK, including Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh. The company offers a range of ticket types, including Standard, First Class and Advance tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, comfortable seating and a range of food and drinks. The most popular routes for Avanti West Coast are London to Birmingham, London to Manchester and London to Glasgow. The company operates a fleet of Pendolino and Super Voyager trains, which offer a smooth and comfortable journey.

Virgin Trains from London to Northampton train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • Cheapest Price: £22
  • Virgin Trains frequency: 1 a day

Trains from London to Northampton

It takes about 1h 20min on average when you travel by train from London to Northampton. There are approximately 3-5 trains per hour from Monday to Saturday, except for early or late hours, when the frequency is down to 1-2 trains per hour. On Sundays, there are about 2-3 trains per hour. Most trains run direct from London to Northampton, but some require one transfer.

London to Northampton Train Time: Daily Departures

Trains from London to Northampton run frequently on a daily basis. Approximately 65 trains leave London for Northampton every day, except for Sundays, when there are about 45 departures. There are close to 435 trains per week on this route. About 2-3 trains operate between midnight and 02:00. The early morning train departs between 05:00 and 06:00 except for Sundays, when it leaves a little before 07:00.

How long is the journey by train from London to Northampton?

The 60-mile (97 km) journey by train to Northampton from London can take any time from 52 minutes to 4h 19min. On average, it does not take more than 1h 20min to 1h 30min. The train that takes the longest to reach Northampton leaves between 01:00 and 02:00 during the week. It requires one transfer at Milton Keynes Central and arrives right before 06:00.

woman working on a train from London. Source: Shutterstock

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Northampton?

Departure train station: Trains from London to Northampton depart from London Euston Station. It is located about 2.2 miles (3.5 km) from the city centre. You can take a cab or a bus right outside the station. Underground Metro services are also available for easy access to city centre stops. Euston has many facilities, including a platform lift for disabled passengers, cafes, shops, baby changing stations, showers, public telephones, and complimentary refreshments for First-Class passengers.

Arrival train station: All trains from London to Northampton arrive at Northampton Station, which is located about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) to the west of the town centre. There are cabs as well as bus connections available outside the station. The number 8 bus will take you directly to the city centre. Northampton station’s facilities include some shops, car rental services, a couple of cafes, public telephones, toilets, and baby changing stations.

Which train companies travel from London to Northampton?

West Midlands Railway and Avanti West Coast are the two train companies operating trains from London Euston to Northampton. The midnight to 02:00 trains and the early-morning and late-night trains are operated by West Midlands Railway. The vast majority of these trains run direct, at varying speeds from the fastest to the slowest of the day. If you get lucky, you can find the cheapest fare of the day with this provider. Avanti West Coast trains provide service on this route between 07:00 and 17:00, but none of these trains are direct. All commuters have to transfer at Milton Keynes Central to reach Northampton. The trains are usually faster and take between 52 minutes to 1 hour to cover this route.

Night trains London

Generally, two night trains from London to Northampton leave between 23:00 and 00:00 during the week. The weeknight trains to Northampton take on average 1h 20min to cover this journey. There are three night trains at the weekend between 22:30 and 00:00, taking about 1h 30min to reach their destination. All night trains to Northampton run direct, 7 days a week.

West Midland Railway trains from London to Northampton

The West Midland Railway company is one of the main train providers from London to Northampton. They operate trains between 05:00 and 02:00 on weekdays and from a little before 07:00 to approximately 00:00 on Sundays. There are generally 2-5 trains per hour, depending on the time and day. Most of the West Midland Railway trains on this route are direct, except for a few trains requiring one transfer in between. On average, these trains take 1h 20min to reach Northampton, but the fastest train operated by this provider takes 52min. The longest time to reach Northampton from London by train is 4h 19min on a late-night/early-morning West Midland train with one transfer.

Avanti West Coast trains from London to Northampton

Trains operated by Avanti West Coast from London to Northampton run between approximately 07:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Saturday, with about 2-4 trains per hour. All Avanti West Coast trains require one transfer on the way to Northampton from London. Trains are high-speed and cover the distance in less than an hour on average. There is no service by this train provider on Sundays on this route.

Trains from London to Northampton: Sustainability travel

Sustainable travel is smart travel. To protect our environment, it has become important to reduce emissions of CO2 produced by our daily activities like commuting. Mass transport means less traffic, which in turn means less air and noise pollution. Travelling by train from London to Northampton is the greenest way to travel on this route. The fast and direct trains to Northampton from London not only make travelling stress-free but also help to minimise your carbon footprint.

Train London to Northampton: Services on Board

West Midland Railways’ trains from London to Northampton have both Standard- and First-Class train tickets. You can bring your folding bicycle on board at any time, but other bikes are not allowed at peak hours. Three pieces of luggage, including a big suitcase, a small carry-on bag and a small handbag, are allowed on board. You can also bring along two pets for free, provided the specified rules for animals on the train are followed. All trains have designated priority seating areas, and there is accessible space for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. When you travel from London to Northampton with Avanti West Coast trains, you can enjoy free wi-fi and order food on board in both Standard- and First-Class seating areas. Power plugs and free drinks are also available in First Class. If you want to bring your bicycle with you, you must make a prior reservation, although folding bicycles can be stored in the luggage area. Two pets are allowed for free on these trains as well. It is preferred that you bring two small bags instead of one big suitcase.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Northampton?

To find cheap train tickets from London to Northampton, you should search a couple of weeks in advance. If you are flexible with your date and time of travel, chances are also higher that you will find cheaper tickets for this journey. West Midlands Railway train tickets always have an offer for the cheapest ticket of the day at various times throughout the day. Trains taking longer to reach Northampton from London can often be cheaper than the faster trains.

Northampton All Saints Church. Source: Shutterstock

To Northampton by train - travel tips

When you visit Northampton by train from London, do visit the Guildhall, Northampton’s neo-gothic town hall. You can arrange a tour to view the stained-glass interiors, chandeliers, and murals of historical figures. The Northampton Museum and Art Gallery displays the world’s largest collection of footwear. It also houses 15th- and 16th-century Italian Renaissance paintings. Northampton’s oldest building is the Holy Sepulchre, one of England’s four Norman round churches. Hunsbury Hill is a massive park with walking trails on the site of a fort built 2500 years ago. For more tips on your trip to Northampton, visit the Omio online travel magazine The Window Seat.

  • Phipps Northampton Brewery Company
  • Althorp Estate
  • Cottesbrooke Hall and Gardens
  • 78 Derngate
  • Abington Park

FAQs: London to Northampton train

FAQs: Travel by train from London 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 London to Northampton.
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Cheap train tickets from London to Northampton can start from as little as £10 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for London to Northampton is £22; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Northampton from London is on average 56 min   for the 60 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go to Northampton from London by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from London to Northampton leaves at 05: 43. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from London to Northampton leaves at 23: 42.
There is 1 train a day from London to Northampton which require at least one change with West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or Bus. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Northampton. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from London to Northampton.
When taking a train from London to Northampton, you can count on West Midlands Trains, Virgin Trains, East Midlands Trains, Chiltern Railways or Bus for the best way to get you to Northampton. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between London and Northampton and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 23: 42.

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Waterloo, which is located around 1.2 miles (2 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 day trip to Northampton from London is worth doing with a journey time of 56 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from London to Northampton is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from London to Northampton including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in London and Northampton

London
Northampton
The major railway station for departures from London is London Euston. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at London Euston for your trip to Northampton from London.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Go to Platform 2, there is a gate adjacent to the station from the main road.
The major train station for arrivals in Northampton is Northampton. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Northampton for your trip to Northampton from London.
Amenities at station
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+44 3301235247
Public transport options for Northampton
Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from the layby/turning circle on the car park side of the station building. Please check the destination of your bus/coach before boarding.

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