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Cheap Train Tickets to Peterborough

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Cheap Trains to Peterborough

Peterborough is a historical city in the county of Cambridgeshire, with a cathedral and a thriving city centre and theatre scene it is well worth taking trains to Peterborough. With the cities of Cambridge and Birmingham nearby, it is easy to take Peterborough trains from across the country. There are several places worth visiting, including Peterborough Cathedral, Burghley House, and Nene Valley Railway.

As Peterborough Train Station is situated on the east coast mainline, trains to Peterborough run regularly from destinations across the country with operators including East Midlands, London North Eastern Railway, Great Northern, and Greater Anglia. Local services from the town to Peterborough Station are run by Greater Anglia and pass through the train stations in the town of Ely, the town of March, and the town of Whittlesea.

There are numerous destinations across the country from where you can take trains to Peterborough. Peterborough trains run on the Liverpool - Norwich line run by East Midlands Railway, the Nottingham - Norwich line run by East Midlands Railway, and the Peterborough to Lincoln line run by East Midlands Railway run West to East.

Most trains to Peterborough from London to the South travel via King's Cross and are operated by LNER and Great Northern which both offer free Wi-Fi. Trains to Peterborough from London run regularly with trains on the best route, the East Coast Main Line always passing through Peterbrough. The Birmingham - Peterborough Line runs regular direct trains from Peterborough West to Birmingham

Peterborough Station is the main train station running Peterborough trains. The station entrance for customers is located on Station Road and there is a car park operated by London North Eastern Railway. Free Public Wi-Fi is available at the station. There are 7 platforms at Peterborough Train Station with all platforms accessible via a customer footbridge with lifts. You will also find plenty of options to buy food and drink at Peterborough Station with Station Express cafe offering many options for food.

If you would like to travel to the country of Scotland on the sleeper services of Caledonian Sleeper at night, you can easily take a train to King's Cross with the London North Eastern Railway or Great Northern and then take the London Underground to reach London Euston and catch your train.

Read below for tips on finding cheap trains from Peterborough.

Tip 1 Book trains in advance to get cheaper tickets
To save money on trains to Peterborough it is best to book train tickets in advance. While there are many train ticket types, Advance train tickets are released up to 12 weeks in advance of your journey and can make a customer significant savings. Advance train fares are often in high demand, so sell out quickly; it is worth buying them as early as possible to avoid missing out. If advance train fares are still available for your trip, you can buy them up to 1 hr before departure, though this can be risky.
Tip 2 Don't pay booking fees
At Split My Fare we don't charge fees when you book trains from Peterborough or for using your credit cards, as many other retailers do. We only take a small deduction of 10% of any savings made when splitting your fare; if we don't find you a split, then we won't charge.
Tip 3 If you experience a delay, then claim a refund.
Unfortunately, trains can sometimes be late, delaying the arrival to your destination. The company you take your trip with can compensate you for this, offering a full or partial Delay Repay refund. It is worth checking the policy of the train operating company you are travelling with as retailers differ in what they offer. You might be able to get a refund even if your delay was 15 minutes. You can apply for compensation directly through the operating company.
Tip 4 Travel on quieter trains
The cheapest way to get to Peterborough can be by avoiding peak hours on busier trains, meaning you can book off-peak ticket types. Making sure not to travel on weekends and during the holidays can also help to get savings. Try to avoid the city's main station if you can; the lower demand for quieter destinations may help get you cheaper travel.
Tip 5 If going in a group then book together
You can get cheap train fares to Peterborough by buying together when you travel in a group on the same off-peak train. When 3-9 passengers book tickets, a groupsave discount of up to 1/3 is available. Avoid the hassle of lots of paper tickets by selecting e-Tickets for your booking and send them to your group. Find out more about cheap train tickets through this link.
Tip 6 Check whether a single or return fare is cheaper
If you are going to Peterborough and then returning to your point of departure, it may be worth comparing different ticket types, as a return ticket might not be your cheapest option. Two single tickets bought in advance may save you more. Split My Fare automatically works out the lowest priced option for your journey.
Tip 7 Taking slower trains can be cheaper
You might be in a hurry to get to your destination. If this is the case, our website gives you the option to search for the fastest trains. However, if you are willing to take your time, travelling on a slower, less direct train using local services and avoiding the most popular routes may make you savings; you can always make use of the free Wi-Fi and watch a film. If slower trains avoiding the most popular routes are cheaper, we will always show you these as an option for you to book.
Tip 8 Using a railcard gives you money off
One way to save is to buy a railcard; they can be purchased for just £30 a year, getting you massive savings of 1/3 every time you travel. There are loads of different railcards to suit everyone. A railcard also gives free entry to attractions and further discounts.

The Two Together railcard allows two adults to save 1/3 on most fares when they travel together.

The Family and Friends Railcard provides 60% off fares for children and 1/3 off adult fares for up to four children and four adults.

The senior railcard offers the same discount but at a reduced cost of £70 for three years.

Disabled passengers are eligible for savings on their train tickets with the Disabled Persons Railcard - £30 a year with 1/3 off most tickets.

Other railcards available to buy include the Network Railcard, 16-25 Railcard, 26-30 Railcard and HM forces railcard.

You can find more information on the railcard website. Railcards are on sale at any National Rail Ticket Office.
Tip 9 Be flexible with your journey time and date
You can find trains to Peterborough at a lower price if you are willing to look at different travel options and avoid the most popular routes for your journey. Search with our journey planner to find cheap fares by selecting alternative days and times. Make sure to avoid weekends, holidays and peak hours to find huge savings.

Visiting Peterborough

If you regularly travel in the UK by train, you may have passed through or transferred at Peterborough. Peterborough Railway Station is a major interchange for destinations, making it an excellent stop-off point when you're coming from cities such as London from the South or York, Newcastle and Edinburgh from the North. The fastest and most popular train route to Peterborough.

While the city of Peterborough may be less famous and smaller than other cities in England, do not be deceived. Also known as the Gateway to the Fens, the centre is a short walk from the station and has a rich history and culture to discover. If you want to do a bit of shopping, Queensgate Shopping Centre is situated just across the Railway Station road.

To get to the Peterborough Museum, find the nearby Cross Street and walk through to Priestgate. While the Cathedral is the most famous, the museum is said to be the city's most haunted building. Whether you are here for history or for the thrill of meeting the ghosts, it is well worth going when you visit the city.

Only an eight-minute walk from the museum is St Peter's Cathedral. The church has incredible Norman architecture and is surrounded by lush greenery. If the sight of this is still not enough to warrant a visit, or if you get tired of wandering around the city's centre, you can head to the Ferry Meadows Country Park, about three miles away. There are cafes where you can sit and relax or take a picnic and eat it, looking at the lake.

Main Stations in Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Peterborough Bus Station


  • CrossCounty
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Northern
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink

Frequently Asked Questions

What trains go to Peterborough?

Peterborough is a major station and as such trains go to Peterborough directly from major cities, including London, Newcastle and Leeds.

What trainline is Peterborough on?

Peterborough is on the East Coast Main Line, connecting London and Edinburgh.

What is the main train station in Peterborough?

Peterborough Railway Station is the main and only train station in Peterborough. Peterborough East closed in 1966.

Which train companies run services to Peterborough?

The train companies running services to Peterborough are:


(Birmingham New Street - Stansted Airport)

East Midlands Railway

(Liverpool - Norwich, Nottingham-Norwich (via Loughborough) Limited Service, Peterborough-Lincoln Line Mondays-Saturdays only)

Greater Anglia

(Ely - Peterborough)

Great Northern

(Peterborough - King's Cross)

London North Eastern Railway

(London - Edinburgh/Scotland, London - Leeds/West Yorkshire, London-Edinburgh/York/Newcastle, London-Newark/Doncaster/Hull/Peterborough, London-Lincoln (Limited Service)


(Peterborough - Horsham)

How do I find cheap tickets to Peterborough?

Find cheap tickets to Peterborough by searching for split ticket savings and booking in advance.