Northampton is perfectly situated for easy access to the rest of the UK and the continent, with international connections via road, rail, air and sea.
The town occupies a key position on the country’s road network:
- Located on the M1, about halfway between London and Nottingham, providing a direct link with Yorkshire and the north-east
- The M6 begins just north of the town, offering a direct route to Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, then on through the Lake District into Scotland via the M74 to Glasgow
- Just to the south lies the M40 which opens up southern England and Wales via the M3, M4 and M5
Excellent access to the road network provides easy access to many of the UK’s ferry ports, and five international airports lie within little more than an hour of the town:
- East Midlands
Rail offers a direct route to London and Birmingham, with both just an hour away. Connections continue into the north-west of England, Wales and Scotland with easy links with the north-east. Direct fares are now available for connections with the Eurostar to Paris.