Northampton travel guide

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You're Going to Love Northampton

With a population of 197.322, Northampton is a must-see destination in England, United Kingdom. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Northampton has to offer.

Where to Eat in Northampton

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Red Lion (East Haddon) (Main Street East Haddon) and Greens Restaurant - Northampton (90 Windingbrook Lane) are great picks. For delicious green meals, Rose & Crown Hartwell (3 Park Rd) and the 1867 (The 1867 Heart of the Shires Shopping Village) are recommended spots to get vegetarian or vegan food in Northampton.

When to visit Northampton

Northampton in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Northampton in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Northampton


Although Northampton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 55 km from Northampton. The shortest flight to Northampton from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 26h 25m.


AccesRail is the most popular train carrier serving Northampton, followed by Eurostar. The train journey from Northampton to Birmingham takes 1h 49m and costs around $32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Norwich, expect to pay about $52 for a 1h 59m trip. Located 2.0 km from the city centre, Northampton is the busiest station in Northampton. Another popular train station is Northampton Long Buckby, located 15 km from the centre.


Another option to get to Northampton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 98 km from Northampton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Northampton, including National Express, FlixBus and Megabus. From Leicester, the bus ride to Northampton takes 177 km and will cost you around $15. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $8 for a journey of 209 km. The most popular bus station is Northampton London Road/A508, located 4 km from the city centre of Northampton. Northampton Far Cotton is also a commonly used station, and is 2.9 km from the city centre.

Airports near Northampton

Airlines serving Northampton

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British Airways
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Turkish Airlines
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Air France
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United Airlines
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Qatar Airways
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Austrian Airlines
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Air Canada
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Brussels Airlines
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Singapore Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Northampton

Average rates range from around $212 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $204 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Ibis Northampton Centre and The Langham Hotel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Northampton

Most booked hotels in Northampton

Holiday Inn Express Northampton - South, An IHG Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Northampton Town Centre
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
Plough Hotel
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
Ibis Northampton Centre
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
Hotel Campanile Northampton
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
Travelodge Northampton Wootton
Good (6.8, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Northampton

Hiring a car in Northampton costs $122 per day, on average, or $366 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 48% more expensive than at London Heathrow.

Expect to pay $3.23 per litre in Northampton (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $38.66 and $51.54.