Travel options
from Northampton to Leicester

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

Our recommendation

To get from Northampton to Leicester on 22 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:00Northampton3h20 10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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07:00Northampton3h20 10:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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Other options
19:05Northampton2h40 21:45Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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13:50Northampton2h30 16:20Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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17:00Northampton3h05 20:05Leicester, St.Margaret's Bus Station
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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

22 Oct
£24Cross Country
£20National Express
25 Oct
£23Cross Country
£19National Express
27 Oct
£23Cross Country
£19National Express

Travel Information between Northampton and Leicester

distanceDistance29 miles (46 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£9 - £23
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £9 • 2 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £23 • 1 h 36 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or West Midlands Railway

Travel 29 miles (46 km) by coach or train from Northampton to Leicester. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 36 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £9. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or West Midlands Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Northampton to Leicester.

Travel Tips

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

There are 2 ways to travel to Leicester from Northampton including taking a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Northampton to Leicester?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Northampton to Leicester. Tickets for a coach cost on average £9.

This is compared to other travel options to Leicester:

A coach is £14 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Northampton to Leicester costing on average £23.

What is the fastest way to get to Leicester from Northampton?

The quickest way to travel between Northampton and Leicester is by train, which takes on average 1 h 36 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 2 h 35 min.

What is the distance from Northampton to Leicester?

The Northampton to Leicester distance is approximately 29 miles (46 km).

How many services a day are there from Northampton to Leicester?

The average frequency per day from Northampton to Leicester is:

  • Around 10 coaches per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Leicester from Northampton as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Northampton to Leicester, where do I depart from Northampton and where do I arrive in Leicester?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Northampton to Leicester:

  • Coaches most often depart from Northampton at Northampton, Saxon Avenue / Wake Way (Grange Park) and arrive in Leicester at Leicester, St. Margaret's Bus Station.
  • Trains from Northampton to Leicester most often leave from Northampton and arrive in Leicester.
Which travel companies can get me from Northampton to Leicester?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Northampton to Leicester, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to Leicester by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Northampton to Leicester for £9 on Omio.
  • Travel with West Midlands Railway for trains to Leicester. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for West Midlands Railway Northampton to Leicester tickets on Omio for £23.
Is it possible to travel directly to Leicester from Northampton?

Yes, there are direct services available between Northampton and Leicester with the following travel operators:

  • You can find around 10 direct coaches per day and book this direct coach with.
  • You'll find direct trains per day with.

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

What is another destination I should add to my tour from Northampton to Leicester?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Northampton to Leicester often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Birmingham or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Northampton and Leicester itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Leicester and any of these top destinations today!
How early should I buy Northampton to Leicester tickets online to score the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £9 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £23 one way.

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