Trains to Peterborough
Cheap Trains to Peterborough
"Peterborough and its region have an important place in the history of Britain and the modern city continues to grow in importance and in the correct way. Visit Peterborough; you will find a heritage city, an environment city, an event city and a modern exciting cosmopolitan place.” Visit Peterborough
Tip 1: Book in advance to get cheaper tickets
To get the best price on train tickets to Peterborough it is best to book as early as possible. Advance tickets are released up to 12 weeks before your journey and can make you significant savings. These fares are often in high demand, so sell out quickly; it is worth buying them as early as possible to avoid missing out. If they are still available, 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 or for using your credit cards, as many other ticket 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.
If you have travelled regularly in the UK by train, chances are you have already passed through or even transferred at Peterborough. Peterborough Railway Station is one of the main interchanges for cross-country trains, making it an excellent stop-off point when you're coming from cities such as London, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fastest and most popular train route to Peterborough is the one coming from London King's Cross, only 45 minutes away.
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 travel 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. Making sure not to travel on weekends and during the holidays can also help to get savings. Try to avoid busy city centre stations if you can; the lower demand for these destinations may help get you a cheaper ticket.
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. If you don't want the hassle of lots of paper tickets, it might be worth selecting e-Tickets for your booking and forwarding them to the different members of your group. Find out more about cheap train tickets through this link.
While Peterborough may be less famous and smaller than other cities in England, do not be deceived. Also known as the Gateway to the Fens, this city is a short walk from the station and has a rich history and culture to discover. If you would prefer to do a bit of shopping, then the Queensgate Shopping Centre is situated just across the road from the Railway Station.
Tip 6: Check whether a single or return ticket is cheaper
If you are going to Peterborough and then returning to your point of departure, a return ticket might not be your cheapest option. Two single tickets bought in advance may save you more money, Split My Fare automatically works out the lowest priced option for your journey.
Tip 7: Taking a slower train 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 just search for the fastest journeys. However, if you are willing to take your time, travelling on a slower train may make you savings; you could find that you have a quiet, more relaxed trip. If slower trains are cheaper, we will always show you these as an option for you to book.
To get to the Peterborough Museum, find the nearby Cross Street and walk through to the end to Priestgate. The museum is said to be the most haunted building in the city. Whether you are here for history or for the thrill of meeting the ghosts, it is well worth a visit.
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 huge 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.
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, or if you get tired of wandering around the city centre, you can head to the Ferry Meadows Country Park about three miles away. There are cafes where you can sit and relax, or you can take a picnic and eat it, looking onto the lake.
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. Search with our journey planner to find cheap tickets by selecting alternative days and times. Make sure to avoid weekends, holidays and peak hours to find huge savings.
Main stations in Peterborough
- Peterborough Bus Station
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.