Long Buckby Station is the nearest railway station for the larger town of Daventry, 4 miles (6.4 km) away. The station is on the Northampton loop of the West Coast Main Line and is managed by London Northwestern Railway with services to Liverpool, Crewe, Birmingham New Street northwestbound and Northampton, Milton Keynes and London Euston southeastbound. Long Buckby is served by three West Midlands Trains services per hour in each direction, although these are subject to change during periods of Covid-19 lockdown.
Our station was opened along with the line in 1881, by the London and North Western Railway. It is the only remaining station between Northampton and Rugby; three others that opened at the same time (Kilsby and Crick, Althorp Park and Church Brampton) are now closed. Since the closure of Althorp Park station in 1960, Long Buckby has been the nearest station to Althorp, the family home of the Earls Spencer. In 1997 Long Buckby station was where the Prince of Wales and Princes William and Harry arrived from London after the funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales. Prince Charles and his sons took a different route to Althorp using Brington Road while the rest of the Royal Family and guests were driven through the village of Long Buckby, leaving the village via East Street to follow the main Northampton road to Althorp.
Stagecoach runs a bus service [No 96] between Northampton and Rugby which stops outside the Peacock in the centre of the village near to Buckby Library & Hub.
Stagecoach runs a bus service [D4] between Long Buckby and Daventry which includes stopping points throughout the village, centrally opposite and adjacent to Buckby Library & Hub and also Long Buckby Rail Station.
Please follow the links above or ask in the Library for information on times and also assistance with bus pass registration.
We have a small free car park next to our building for those using our facilities during opening hours. Please see our Visiting page for further details.
Free parking is available in the centre of the village on the Market Square with no restrictions and within the Co-op car park [off Church Street] for periods of up to 2 hours.
There is a large car park adjacent to Long Buckby rail station which is just a 10 minute walk from the centre of the village. Charges apply.
As the population of our village continues to expand there are a number of taxi companies servicing Long Buckby, particularly our rail station and the surrounding villages.