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.

When to visit Northampton

Northampton in March
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel
Northampton in March
Estimated hotel price
$122
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Northampton

Plane

Although Northampton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 34 miles from Northampton. The shortest flight to Northampton from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 31h 10m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Northampton, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Northampton to Cambridge takes 1h 06m and costs around $67 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bedford, expect to pay about $65 for a 1h 15m trip. Located 1.3 miles from the city centre, Northampton is the busiest station in Northampton. Another popular train station is Northampton Long Buckby, located 9 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Northampton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 61 miles from Northampton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Northampton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Northampton takes 120 miles and will cost you around $23. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $22 for a journey of 135 miles. The most popular bus station is Northampton London Road/A508, located 2 miles from the city centre of Northampton. Northampton Far Cotton is also a commonly used station, and is 1.8 miles from the city centre.

Plane

Although Northampton doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to London Luton Airport (LTN), which is located 34 miles from Northampton. The shortest flight to Northampton from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 31h 10m.

Train

Eurostar is the most popular train carrier serving Northampton, followed by AccesRail. The train journey from Northampton to Cambridge takes 1h 06m and costs around $67 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bedford, expect to pay about $65 for a 1h 15m trip. Located 1.3 miles from the city centre, Northampton is the busiest station in Northampton. Another popular train station is Northampton Long Buckby, located 9 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Northampton is to pick up a car hire from London, which is about 61 miles from Northampton. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and DRIVALIA , among others, in London.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Northampton, including National Express, Megabus and FlixBus. From Southampton, the bus ride to Northampton takes 120 miles and will cost you around $23. From Bristol, the ticket costs about $22 for a journey of 135 miles. The most popular bus station is Northampton London Road/A508, located 2 miles from the city centre of Northampton. Northampton Far Cotton is also a commonly used station, and is 1.8 miles from the city centre.

Airports near Northampton

Airlines serving Northampton

Lufthansa
Good (4,669 reviews)
KLM
Good (838 reviews)
SWISS
Good (944 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,750 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,171 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,449 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (465 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Air France
Good (977 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,101 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,934 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,351 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (217 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,241 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Finnair
Good (764 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (785 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (930 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (845 reviews)
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Where to stay in Northampton

Average rates range from around $227 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $235 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
3 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
$121+
The Plough Hotel
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
$136+
Ibis Northampton Centre
2 stars
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
$93+
Campanile Northampton
3 stars
Good (7.4, Good reviews)
$93+
Travelodge Northampton Wootton
3 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
$62+
Days Inn by Wyndham Watford Gap
2 stars
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
$80+

Hiring a car in Northampton

Expect to pay $3.16 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 $37.84 and $50.46. The most frequently booked car type in Northampton is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.16 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 $37.84 and $50.46. The most frequently booked car type in Northampton is Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is, on average, 55% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.