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Trains to Northampton arrive at a £20 million modern station that is a radical departure from the shed-like structure of the 1960s. The glass and steel building is full of light and colour, and occupies the former site of Northampton Castle – the town's rail fortunes have certainly changed since the 19th century when the pioneers of the London to Birmingham Railway judged it an unsuitable place for a station due to its steep gradients.

The station is half a mile west of the town centre, and Northampton's 'other' cathedral – Franklin's Gardens, home of hugely successful rugby team The Saints – is approximately 20 minutes' walk away. The best way to explore this medieval town is on foot, strolling past buildings from every age of British history. Look out for the Holy Sepulchre (1100), All Saints' Church (1680) and the Guildhall (1864). And going pedestrian couldn't be more appropriate, as in the 18th century Northampton was the shoe capital of the UK.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:00:00 until 21:00:00
  • Sunday open from 06:45:00 until 20:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteWHSmith and Enterprise car rental
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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The booking hall and all platforms have step free access via lifts. From Black Lion Hill, proceed to the car park side of the building via the ramp at the side of the building and enter on the ground floor. From the car park there is step free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floor up to booking office. Level access to footbridge from booking hall, wide ticket gates are available and staff will assist where necessary. From the footbridge there are lifts down to all platforms.
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Main Concourse. The National key toilets are located on the Main Concourse; these toilets are operated by a RADAR key. The RADAR key is available at the Customer Information Point; the RADAR key is available from station security after 00:30 at night. The toilet facilities are available: Monday - Saturday 04:00-22:30and Sunday 06:00-22:30.
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
If you need Assistance from station staff, please contact our Passenger Assist team helpline on 0800 024 8997- Open: 08:00 - 22:00 7 days a week (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day). We recommend booking Assistance 24 hours before your journey, (you can book further in advance if you wish). If you do not book Assistance we will always try and assist as soon as staff are available.
Customer Service notes
Please contact our Contact Centre team on: 0333 311 0006. Who are open during the following times: Monday to Friday: 07:00 - 19:00 Saturday and Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00 Bank Holidays: 08:00 - 16:00 except Christmas Day and Boxing Day. **Northampton station is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorIndigo
Car parking spaces813
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces85
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Long stay car park and blue badge parking bays area.
Cycle storage notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Northampton station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Northampton station

Northampton train station is mainly served by West Midlands Railway, which connect Birmingham to Northampton in 1h 2m and London to Northampton in 1h 12m.

Need more information on how to get to Northampton by train? Check out our dedicated page for trains to Northampton.

Northampton train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Northampton station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Northampton railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Northampton.

The main entrance is on the east side of the station, off St Andrew's Road. The five platforms have an unusual layout: platform 1 is directly outside the concourse, with platforms 4 and 5 to the right (around the corner from the concourse) and 2-3 to the left, accessed via lifts and a footbridge. Trains to London usually depart from platform 1.

Northampton train station parking

Northampton train station has a long and short-stay car park with a total of 1,270 spaces. From the car park, there is step-free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floor to the booking office.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Northampton station open?

Northampton station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.

Are trains running today from Northampton station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Northampton station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Northampton.

Are there toilets at Northampton station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Northampton station.

Are dogs allowed at Northampton station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Northampton station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Northampton

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Northampton station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains04:151On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains04:481On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains05:051On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains05:204Scheduled
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains05:562Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains01:263On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains02:101Late
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains05:532Scheduled
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:141Scheduled
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains06:382Scheduled
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