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Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 2h 59m to travel from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 102 miles (164 km). There are normally 57 trains per day travelling from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £12.60 when you book in advance.

First train

04:14

Last train

23:12

Departure station

Northampton

Arrival station

Manchester Piccadilly

Journey time

From 1h 54m

Distance

102 miles (164 km)

Frequency

57 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From £12.60

Train operators

CrossCountry, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales

How to travel from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly? Look no further.

You'll usually find 57 trains per day running between Northampton and Manchester Piccadilly, which usually take 2 hours 59 minutes to complete the 102 miles (164 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 54 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Manchester Piccadilly by train, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way. Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales or East Midlands Railway are the main rail operators on this route, all of which offer modern trains with plenty of space for luggage and comfortable seating.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly start from £12.60 when you book in advance. Travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard can also help you save.

Keen to book your train tickets to Manchester Piccadilly? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable with live train times above, and tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs further down the page.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly? 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 Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Northampton and Manchester Piccadilly is 2 hours and 59 minutes, with around 57 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 Northampton and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly is 1 hour and 54 minutes.

How much does the train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £12.60 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 Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly?

No, there are no direct train services from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly. Travelling from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 04:14. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 23:12. 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 Northampton and Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 102 miles (164 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Manchester Piccadilly to Northampton.

Cheap train tickets from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly start at £12.60 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

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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 Northampton to Manchester Piccadilly 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.

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

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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