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Kettering to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 9m to travel from Kettering to London by train, over a distance of around 66 miles (107 km). There are normally 106 trains per day travelling from Kettering to London and tickets for this journey start from £9.20 when you book in advance.

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Last train


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Journey time

From 46m


66 miles (107 km)


106 trains per day


Direct trains available


From £9.20

Train operators

East Midlands Railway

Travel by train from Kettering to London in 50m

Thinking about taking the train from Kettering to London and want some more information? Look no further! 

Spanning 66 miles, the journey from Kettering to London usually takes around 1h 13m. There are around 74 direct trains running on this route each day, so you don’t need to worry about changing trains during your journey. Train services from Kettering to London are run by East Midlands Railway. If you want to get to London quickly, their Intercity services will get you there in just 50m. Not only that, but the train is also kitted out with free WiFi and if you feel like treating yourself, a First Class Lounge. 

Once you’ve arrived in London, you can hop on the London Underground and find yourself among some of the world’s most famous landmarks, including Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace.  

If you want to save money on your train tickets, travel Off-Peak – tickets are generally cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. Also, if you have a Railcard, you’ll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and book the cheapest fares.  

Ready to book your train tickets from Kettering to London? There’s no need to wait, start a search with us today. If you want to learn a bit more first, you can find our train timetable below, as well as tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Kettering to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Kettering to London take?

The average journey time by train between Kettering and London is 1 hour and 9 minutes, with around 106 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Kettering and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Kettering to London is 46 minutes.

How much does the train from Kettering to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Kettering to London can start from as little as £9.20 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Kettering to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Kettering to London without having to change trains. There are 106 direct trains from Kettering to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Kettering to London leave?

The first train from Kettering to London leaves at 03:33. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Kettering to London leave?

The last train from Kettering to London leaves at 23:15. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Kettering and London by train?

Trains travelling from Kettering to London cover a distance of around 66 miles (107 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Kettering.

Cheap train tickets from Kettering to London

Train tickets from Kettering to London start at £9.20 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Kettering to London is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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Tips and tricks from our Trainline team blog

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From Kettering to London by train in less than an hour

Review by Jorja Whatmore

Arriving at Kettering Station 

Excited for a day out in London, I had my eticket ready in my Trainline app, so I only had to scan the barcode at the barriers when I arrived and was into the station in no time. Kettering isn’t a big station but does have 4 platforms so I made sure I arrived in enough time to climb the stairs over to platform 3 where my train was departing from.  

During the journey 

Once my train arrived, I stepped on the carriage specified on my ticket and found my seat easily as there were electronic signs above each row. The seats on EMR are comfortable and feel quite wide, and the free WiFi worked well too, although I wasn’t really on my phone as I had a window seat, so spent a lot time watching the countryside fly past my window. A trolley service came along after about 20 minutes as well, offering hot and cold drinks, crisps and chocolate, so I got myself a coffee. 

Kettering was the last stop before London, which meant the journey only took 48 minutes to reach St Pancras station. 

Arriving at London St Pancras station 

Our train pulled into London St Pancras station on time. The EMR platforms are at the far end of the station on the upper level, so I got a lovely view of the huge iron and glass roof that covers the building, and the glowing pink neon I Want My Time With You installation by Tracey Emin as I stepped off the train. 

I took the escalator down to the lower level with a very tempting row of shops to browse and made my way along to the other end of the station to hop on the Undergound. 

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