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Reading to Northampton

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  1. on time
    Reading
    Platform 3
    10:12
    Reading
    Platform 3
    11:26
    Coventry
    Platform 4
    11:36
    Coventry
    Platform 1 estimated
    12:09
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  2. on time
    Reading
    Platform 10
    10:41
    Reading
    Platform 10
    11:11
    London Paddington
    Platform 2
    11:11
    London Paddington
    12:08
    London Euston
    12:08
    London Euston
    13:08
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  3. on time
    Reading
    Platform 3
    11:12
    Reading
    Platform 3
    12:26
    Coventry
    Platform 4
    12:37
    Coventry
    Platform 1 estimated
    13:09
    Northampton
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  4. on time
    Reading
    Platform 10
    11:39
    Reading
    Platform 10
    12:11
    London Paddington
    Platform 3 estimated
    12:11
    London Paddington
    13:08
    London Euston
    13:08
    London Euston
    14:06
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  5. on time
    Reading
    Platform 8B
    12:12
    Reading
    Platform 8B
    13:26
    Coventry
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:37
    Coventry
    Platform 2 estimated
    14:09
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  6. on time
    Reading
    Platform 11A
    12:21
    Reading
    Platform 11A
    12:55
    London Paddington
    Platform 9 estimated
    12:55
    London Paddington
    13:43
    London Euston
    13:43
    London Euston
    14:18
    Milton Keynes Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    14:28
    Milton Keynes Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    14:44
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    3 changes
    Off Peak
  7. on time
    Reading
    Platform 10
    12:35
    Reading
    Platform 10
    13:06
    London Paddington
    Platform 4 estimated
    13:06
    London Paddington
    14:08
    London Euston
    14:08
    London Euston
    15:07
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 2 estimated
    2 changes
    Off Peak
  8. on time
    Reading
    Platform 7B
    13:12
    Reading
    Platform 7B
    14:26
    Coventry
    Platform 4 estimated
    14:37
    Coventry
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:09
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak
  9. on time
    Reading
    Platform 12
    13:19
    Reading
    Platform 12
    13:52
    London Paddington
    Platform 5 estimated
    13:52
    London Paddington
    14:40
    London Euston
    14:40
    London Euston
    15:13
    Milton Keynes Central
    Platform 6 estimated
    15:28
    Milton Keynes Central
    Platform 3 estimated
    15:44
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 3 estimated
    3 changes
    Off Peak
  10. on time
    Reading
    Platform 15 estimated
    13:42
    Reading
    Platform 15 estimated
    14:53
    Coventry
    Platform 3 estimated
    15:17
    Coventry
    Platform 2 estimated
    15:48
    Northampton
    Platform 1 estimated
    on time
    Northampton
    Platform 1 estimated
    1 change
    Off Peak

Journey information from Reading to Northampton

  • Train Fares from: £21.70
  • Fastest route:
  • Slowest route:
  • Average journey time:
  • Changes: 1 to 3
  • How long does it take to travel from Reading to Northampton by train?

    The average journey time between Reading and Northampton is . The fastest journey time is . On an average weekday, there are 29 trains per day travelling from Reading to Northampton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.

    Avg. Duration
  • Are there direct trains from Reading to Northampton?

    No, it is not possible to travel from Reading to Northampton without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from Reading to Northampton.

    No direct trains possible
  • What is the distance between Reading and Northampton?

    The distance between Reading and Northampton is 54 miles.

    Distance: 54 miles
  • What time is the first train from Reading to Northampton?

    The first train from Reading to Northampton departs at .

    What time is the last train from Reading to Northampton?

    The last train from Reading to Northampton departs at .

    First train
    Last train
    No sleeper services are available. There may also be fewer services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.
  • If you're like us, you've probably seen the sheer number of ticket types available in the UK and wondered ''Why are there so many?!'' Well, luckily we've put together a handy guide to all the variations of train ticket you may encounter on your travels.

    *Please note that not all types of train tickets are available for every journey. Factors such as the time, date and train company you'll be using can affect the availability of each one.

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Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.