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from Cardiff to Northampton

You can get from Cardiff to Northampton by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Cardiff to Northampton on 27 Sep we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:45Cardiff Central3h36 13:21Northampton
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04:20Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h00 11:20Northampton
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Other options
10:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h55 17:40Northampton
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08:10Cardiff, Sophia Gardens7h10 15:20Northampton
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19:45Cardiff, Sophia Gardens6h10 01:55Northampton
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Travel Information from Cardiff to Northampton

distanceDistance111 miles (179 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£23 - £35
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £23 • 7 h
fastestFastest modeTrain • £35 • 3 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Cross Country

Travel 111 miles (179 km) by coach or train to Northampton from Cardiff. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £23. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Cross Country among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cardiff to Northampton.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cardiff to Northampton
Travel 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.
How do I go from Cardiff to Northampton?

There are 2 ways to get from Cardiff to Northampton: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to go to Northampton from Cardiff?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Cardiff to Northampton, which costs on average £23.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Northampton:

A coach is £11 less than a train for this journey with tickets for a train from Cardiff to Northampton costing on average £35.

What is the fastest way to Northampton from Cardiff?

The fastest way from Cardiff to Northampton is by train with an average journey time of 3 h 36 min.

Other travel options between Cardiff and Northampton can usually take longer:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 7 h.

How many miles from Cardiff to Northampton would I travel?

Northampton is approximately 111 miles (179 km) away from Cardiff.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Cardiff to Northampton?

The average frequency per day from Cardiff to Northampton is:

  • 12 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Cardiff and Northampton as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Cardiff? Where do I arrive in Northampton?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Cardiff to Northampton:

  • Most travellers board their coach from Cardiff, Sophia Gardens and arrive in Northampton, North Gate Bus Station.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Cardiff Central and arrive in Northampton.
Who can get me from Cardiff to Northampton?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Cardiff to Northampton:

  • You can go to Northampton from Cardiff by coach with National Express. You'll see cheap coach tickets for £23 with National Express from Cardiff to Northampton on Omio.
  • You can travel by train between Cardiff and Northampton with Cross Country, and you can find Cross Country Cardiff to Northampton tickets for £35 on Omio.
Can I travel directly to Northampton from Cardiff?

Yes, there are direct services available from Cardiff to Northampton with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You can travel directly by train with with 12 direct trains per day.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Northampton as you won't need to change in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets to Northampton from Cardiff.

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Cardiff to Northampton?
Looking to extend your trip from Cardiff to Northampton? Many Omio customers who go from Cardiff to Northampton usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Luton or Manchester. If you're looking to explore London, Luton or Manchester from Northampton, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How far in advance should I book tickets to Northampton from Cardiff online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip between Cardiff and Northampton, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost on average £23 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £35 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Cardiff and Northampton online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.


Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Cardiff (Bus Station)
Cardiff (Queen Street)
Cardiff Central

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