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 save you quite a lot of money. They are often in high demand and sell out quickly, so it is worth buying them as early as possible to avoid missing out.If they haven't sold out there could be still some available up to 1 hr before departure, though it is risky to leave it this late.

Tip 2: Don't pay booking fees
At Split My Fare we don't charge fees when you book or charge you for using your credit cards as many other ticket retailers do. We only take a small amount of 10% of any savings made when splitting your fare, so no split= no 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 accessible side destination when you're coming from cities such as London, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fastest and probably most famous train route to Peterborough is the one coming from London King's Cross, which is only 45 minutes away.

Tip 3: If your train is delayed then claim a refund.
Unfortunately sometimes trains can be late, delaying your arrival to your destination. You can be compensated for this by claiming 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 on the refunds they give but you might be able to get a refund even if your delay was as little as 15 minutes. Compensation can be applied for 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, bank holidays and during the holidays can also help to get savings. Aloso, try to avoid busy city centre stations if you can, as the lower demand for these destinations may help get you a cheaper ticket.

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Tip 5: If going as a group then book together
If you are going to Peterborough in a group you will get cheap train tickets by buying together and travelling on the same off-peak train. A groupsave saving of up to 1/3 will automatically be taken off the price at checkout when a group of 3-9 passengers book tickets. If you don't want the hassle of having lots of paper tickets it might be worth receiving E-Tickets for your booking and then forwarding the tickets to the different members of your group. Find out more about cheap train tickets from this link.

While Peterborough may be less popular and smaller than other cities in England, do not be deceived. Also known as the Gateway to the Fens, this city that you can reach in a short walk from the station holds a rich history and culture that you can discover. Alternatively, 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 back to your point of departure, a return ticket might not necessarily be your cheapest option. Two single tickets bought in advance may save money in comparison and the good news is that Split My Fare automatically works out the lowest priced option to buy for your journey.

Tip 7: Taking slower trains can make savings
Often we can be in a hurry to get to our destination, if this is the case our website gives you the chance to search just for the fastest journeys. However, if you are willing to take time over your journey by choosing a slower train this may make you savings and you could also find that the train is quieter and your journey more pleasant. If slower trains are cheaper we will always show you these as an option.

Find the nearby Cross Street and walk through to the end to Priestgate, where you will find the Peterborough Museum, it 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, this museum is well worth a visit.

Tip 8: A railcard gives you money off
One way to save is to buy a railcard, they can be purchased for as little as £30 a year and make great savings of 1/3 off every time you travel. There are loads of different railcards to suit the needs of many people. A railcard also offers the benefits of 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 each child and 1/3 off almost all adult fares for up to 4 children and 4 adults, however many times they travel together on a journey.

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 search for more information on the railcard website and railcards are on sale at any National Rail Ticket Office.

Only an eight-minute walk from the museum is Peterborough Cathedral, also known as St Peter's Cathedral, with its incredible Norman architecture, imagine a cast church with medieval arches surrounded by lush greenery. If the sight of this is still not enough for you, or if ever you get tired of wandering around the city centre, then you can head to the Ferry Meadows Country Park about three miles away. There are cafes for you to sit and relax, or you can take a picnic and eat it overlooking the lake.

Tip 9: Be flexible with your planned time and date
Trains to Peterborough can be found cheaply if you are willing to look at different travel options. Searching using our journey planner will help you to find cheap tickets if you select different dates, days and times. Make sure to avoid weekends, bank holidays, busy holiday times and peak hours and you should be able to find huge savings.

Main stations in Peterborough

  • 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.