Rushden is a town in Northamptonshire. It forms single urban area with the neighbouring town of Higham Ferrers. Neighbouring villages include Irchester, Wymington, Podington and Stanwick. Rushden is the fifth largest town in Northamptonshire and the largest town in the district of East Northamptonshire. Rushden and the surrounding area is informally known as Rushdenshire.

Get in

By car

Parking is free in most town centre car parks.

By train

The nearest railway station is at nearby Wellingborough, fast trains run to and from London, Luton, Bedford, Leicester and Kettering. Station is around 10-15 mins by car or taxi from Rushden town centre. By public transport the X46 bus service runs between Rushden and Wellingborough town centre - the railway station is about 10-15 walk from the town centre.

By plane

The nearest airports are as follows, with distances and approximate journey time road:

London Luton 45 miles 1 hour; Birmingham 60 miles 1 hr 15 mins; East Midlands 65 miles 1 hr 15 mins; London Stansted 70 miles 1 hr 30 mins; London Heathrow 75 miles 1 hr 30 mins; London Gatwick 110 miles 2 hours

By bus

There are two main bus services - the M50 connects with Bedford, Sharnbrook and Kettering and X46 connects with Welllingborough, Northampton, Raunds and Higham Ferrers.


Museums and Heritage

Parks and nature




Rushden has a long High Street which has a mixture of both independent retailers plus chain stores.

Higham Ferrers also has its own High Street with a small selection of mainly independent retailers.








Rushden Town Centre

North Rushden

South Rushden

Higham Ferrers


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Towns and cities

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