In planning their journeys to/from Northampton, international participants may wish to note the following options:

The closest airport (and quickest journey time) is Birmingham International Airport. There is a direct train from the airport to Northampton. To check fares and schedule, visit https://www.thetrainline.com/. The journey time is 51 minutes.

If you are planning on visiting London before or after the conference, there is a direct train to Northampton from London Euston. Again visit https://www.thetrainline.com/. The jouney time is 53 minutes.

In respect of London airports, the quickest – and by far the cheapest option – is from London Luton Airport. There is a direct National Express coach service (see https://www.nationalexpress.com/en). The cost is £11.60 each way and the journey time is approx. 1 hour 20 mins.

For those arriving in the UK on the Eurostar, Kings Cross & St. Pancras International is one stop on the London Underground (Victoria Line) to Euston. From London Euston, there is a direct train to Northampton (see https://www.thetrainline.com/). The journey time is 1 hour 18 mins.

The above options are those recommended for those arriving from overseas and wanting the least complicated – and most economical – journeys.

From the other London airports, the options are:

London Stansted: this is the cheapest option with a journey time of approx. 2 hours 22 mins. Take the Stansted Express (see https://www.stanstedexpress.com/) train to Tottenham Hale. From Tottenham Hale, take the London Underground (Victoria Line) – buy a local ticket on the day – to London Euston. From London Euston, there is a direct train to Northampton (see https://www.thetrainline.com/). You can, via the last website, buy a ticket for the entire journey from Stansted to Northampton, but it is more expensive as it has to combine three different companies rail services.

Heathrow: Take the Heathrow Express (www.heathrowexpress.com/) to Paddington and then – – buying a local ticket on the day – take the London Underground (Circle Line) to London Euston (via Euston Square). From there, take the direct overland train to Northampton (see https://www.thetrainline.com/). You can, via the last website, buy a ticket for the entire journey from Heathrow to Northampton, but it is more expensive as it has to combine three different companies rail services. The journey time is approx. 2 hours 1 min.

London Gatwick: Take the overground train to London Victoria and then take the London Underground (Victoria Line) to London Euston (see https://www.thetrainline.com/). From there, take the direct overland train to Northampton (see https://www.thetrainline.com/). You can, via the last website, buy a ticket for the entire journey from Gatwick to Northampton, but it can be more expensive as it has to combine three different companies rail services. The journey time is approx. 2 hours 11 min. Alternatively, from London Victoria there is a coach service to Northampton; this is cheaper, but much longer! (see https://www.nationalexpress.com/en)