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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: Peak demand is 0700-1000 1630-1830 Mon-Fri
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 21:00
Saturday 06:00 - 21:00
Sunday 06:45 - 20:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpAvailable
Staffing levelFull time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Shops note<p>WHSmith and Enterprise car rental</p>
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes

Starbucks and Coffee Republic

Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
Toilets notes<p>Toilets are located on the main concourse.</p>
Baby changeAvailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes

Please note that staff help is only available when the ticket office is open.

To ensure that we provide the best service possible we recommend that customers who require assistance book with us and provide at least 1 working day's notice. We will always aim to assist customers whether they have booked assistance or not. Booking assistance gives you the extra reassurance that your needs will be met.

Customer Service notes

We are open from 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day. A recorded message service is available outside of these hours.

**Northamptonÿstation is accredited by the Secure Station Scheme**


Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces813
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£264.00
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces60
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes
Long stay car park and blue badge parking bays area.
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

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 enterÿonÿtheÿground floor.ÿFrom the car park there is step free access to the ground floor. A lift is available from the ground floorÿup 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.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available

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.

Hotels near Northampton train station

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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 London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:213On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:503On time
to Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:203On time
to London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:251On time
to CreweWest Midlands Trains09:304On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:12On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains08:41On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:083On time
from Birmingham New StreetWest Midlands Trains09:381On time
from London EustonWest Midlands Trains09:443On time
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