Transport in and Around Kettering

Whether you require flats to rent in Kettering with or without parking, you are likely to use public transport at some point, either to commute to work, visit friends and family, or to cover times when your car is off the road. Fortunately, the town is well served by public transport and this article gives a brief run-down of the availability and frequency to prepare you for your move. We have also given details of the main trunk roads running to and from Kettering.

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International Links

Kettering is a fantastic location for those who frequently travel abroad, either for business, or leisure reasons. As many as five major UK airports (including Heathrow, Stansted and Birmingham International) are within a two hour drive of the town. Trains from Kettering Railway Station run direct to Luton Airport, and you can also reach both East Midlands and Stansted airports by train, changing at Leicester Station. If you are travelling to Stansted by rail, a top tip is to ask for a train ticket via Leicester, rather than London, which will keep your transport costs down.

If you don’t like flying and would prefer to take the train, East Midlands operate trains every half an hour from Kettering Railway Station to St Pancras International and the journey time takes just under an hour. Here you can find an interchange with the Eurostar to mainland Europe including France and Belgium.

Rail Services

Excellent transport links make Kettering the ideal place to rent a flat or an apartment, even if you work outside the town, mainly because you get more for your money compared to house prices elsewhere. If you are a commuter and plan to leave the car at home, regular train services run to and from Corby, Wellingborough, Leicester, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Derby, Bedford and Luton.

Trunk Roads

The A14 runs just outside of the town and links westbound to the A45, the M1 and the M6, which runs to Coventry and Birmingham. Alternatively, travelling east on the A14 links you to the A1(M), near Huntingdon. The car journey to Corby takes 20 minutes via the A6003 and it’s just a 20 minutes drive to Wellingborough via the A509. Northampton is a half hour journey via the A43, and you can drive to Cambridge in an hour via the A14 eastbound.


The central bus station can be found in front of Newlands shopping centre. The green Kettering Connect buses serve the local routes and the out-of-town routes are served by the red, white and blue Stagecoach buses. Regular buses (up to four an hour) run to and from Wellingborough, Brambleside, Corby, Market Harborough, Milton Keynes and Northampton. Bus timetables can be found online or you can obtain one from the Tourist Information Centre.


To find out more about cycling in Kettering, you can download a Kettering cycle map from here. Various routes are marked out on the main road, or there are cycle pathways that are either shared with pedestrians, or separated from the walkways. In addition, there are various designated cycle routes in and around the town.

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