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Train Information to Northampton from Manchester

distanceDistance102 miles (164 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price£46 (€52)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAvanti West Coast or Cross Country

Trains from Manchester to Northampton cover the 102 miles (164 km) long route taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £39, but the average price of train tickets is £46. Travellers depart most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly and arrive in Northampton.

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Train between Manchester and Northampton with CrossCountry

You can travel by train from Manchester to Northampton with CrossCountry for as low as £39. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.


CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next train to Northampton from Manchester you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

Book your CrossCountry Manchester to Northampton train with Omio and enjoy a smooth and relaxing journey! Check CrossCountry up-to-date train timetables for the ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Manchester to Northampton routes as well as the amenities offered in the class fare you choose and buy the most affordable CrossCountry train tickets online that fit your budget. The distance to Northampton from Manchester is 102 miles (164 km), and the best price for a one-way Manchester - Northampton CrossCountry train ticket starts at £39 if you book in advance. If you would rather search for your CrossCountry ticket in the Omio app, you can quickly see if it's a mobile ticket so that you can go paperless when travelling by train. Waiting in a queue at the train station to purchase your train ticket will become yesterday's news. So, book your train tickets online quickly and easily and enjoy your trip with CrossCountry!

  • Average Price: £39

When you buy your CrossCountry train tickets between Manchester and Northampton don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Refund or voucher policy
  • If you have an Off-Peak or Anytime ticket, you can get a full refund and the £10 admin fee has been waived. Advance tickets are normally non-refundable but you can now also get a full refund if your Advance ticket was booked before 23 March 2020.
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Manchester to Northampton
Travel by train 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 Manchester to Northampton.
How much do cheap train tickets from Manchester to Northampton cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains between Manchester and Northampton to cost as little as £39  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Manchester to Northampton?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Manchester to Northampton train to cost on average £46  one way.
What is the distance between Manchester and Northampton by train?
The Manchester to Northampton train distance is approximately 102 miles (164 km).
How long is the train to Northampton from Manchester?
The Manchester to Northampton train duration is on average 2 h 52 min, which is to be expected when travelling 102 miles (164 km) to Northampton from Manchester. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in Manchester goes to Northampton? Which train station do I come into Northampton from Manchester?

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly   and arriving in Northampton.

Where is the departure train station in Manchester located? Where is the arrival train station in Northampton located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Manchester Piccadilly, is located 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city centre of Manchester.

The most popular arrival train station, Northampton, is located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre of Northampton.

Which train companies can get me from Manchester to Northampton?
Take the Manchester to Northampton train with Avanti West Coast or Cross Country. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Northampton from Manchester as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains per day are there to Northampton from Manchester?
On average, there are 25 trains a day from Manchester to Northampton. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
How early should I buy Manchester to Northampton train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find a train between Manchester and Northampton to cost on average £46 one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your trip. You’ll see tickets for the Manchester to Northampton train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Manchester is Manchester Piccadilly. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Manchester Piccadilly for your trip between Manchester and Northampton.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 04: 30 - 22: 30 | Sun: 07: 00 - 22: 30
Public transport options for Manchester Piccadilly
Bus lines: 1, 2, 3, 147
Train lines: Northern, TransPennine Express, Avanti West Coast, CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains, Transport for Wales