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: Advance booking will mean you get cheaper tickets
To be able to get the best price on train tickets to Peterborough it is best to book as early as possible. Advanced tickets are released up to 12 weeks before your journey date and can save you quite a bit financially. They are often in high demand and sell out quickly so it is advisable to buy them as quickly as possible to avoid being disappointed. Depending on their popularity there could be still some available up to 1 hr before departure but it is risky to leave it this late.

Tip 2: Make sure you don't pay booking fees
At Split My Fare we don't charge booking fees or make your pay for using your credit cards when you book your journey as many other ticket retailers do. We only make a small charge of 10% of any savings you make by us splitting your fare for you which means no split= no charge. This means that you can keep your financial spending down and as a National Rail Accredited seller with built-in purchase protection we are a trusted company.

If you have visited several cities 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 easy go-to side trip when you're coming from other cities such as London, York, Newcastle and Edinburgh. The fastest and probably most popular train route to Peterborough would be the one coming from London King's Cross, which has a journey time of only 45 minutes.

Tip 3: Delayed train? Claim a refund.
It is unfortunate but sometimes trains can be late making you delayed in arriving at your destination. You can be compensated for this inconvenience by claiming for a Delay Repay full or partial refund. It is best to check the policy of the train operating company which you are travelling with as different companies give different refunds but you could find that you are eligible for the refund even if the delay was as little as 15 minutes. You can then apply for the compensation through the operating company.

Tip 4: Choose to travel on less popular trains
The cheapest way to get to Peterborough can be to avoid travelling at peak times on busy routes. Avoiding weekends, bank holidays and other popular holiday times can help make savings. Avoid busy city centre stations if you can as this is a good help as the amount you are charged for your ticket depends on demand.

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Tip 5: If going with a group then book together
If you are going on a journey as a group you will get cheap train tickets to Peterborough by booking together and travelling on the same off-peak train. You will automatically have a groupsave discount of up to 1/3 taken off the price at checkout if a group of 3-9 passengers make a booking. If you don't want the inconvenience of having to give out lots of paper tickets to your group members it is best to buy with an mobile E-Ticket and then forward the tickets to the different members of your group.

Do not be deceived by Peterborough being less popular and smaller than other cities in England. Also known as the Gateway to the Fens, this city holds a rich history and culture that you can discover in a short walk from the station. Alternatively, if you opt to spend a little, or a lot of, time shopping, then the Queensgate Shopping Centre is situated just across the road from the Railway Station.

Tip 6: Check which type of fare is cheapest, singles or return
If you are going to Peterborough and back again a return ticket may not be your cheapest option. Two single tickets can sometimes be bought in advance and save money or a fully flexible open return may be best if you aren't sure of your return time. The good news is that using Split My Fare we automatically work out the lowest price combination for you and you can buy the ones with the best value.

Tip 7: Slower trains can make savings
We are often in a hurry to get to our destination and if this is the case our website gives you the chance to search just for the faster journeys. If you are willing to take a more leisurely journey you can choose a slower train service which as well as making you savings means that the train is quieter and your journey more pleasant. We will automatically show you these trains if they have the lowest cost.

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 useful discount card, they can be purchased for as little as £30 annual fee and can make a great discount of 1/3 every time you travel. There are a great number of railcards to suit different needs of many people. It also has the benefits of free entry to attractions plus 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 discounts on their train tickets with the Disabled Persons Railcard - £30 a year and 1/3 off most tickets.

Others available in the railcard family include the Network Railcard, 16-25 Railcard and 26-30 Railcard you can also purchase a HM forces railcard.

Search for more information on the railcard website has more information and cards can be found on sale at a National Rail Ticket Office at the nearest train station.

Only an eight-minute walk from the museum is the Peterborough Cathedral, also known as St Peter's Cathedral, with its incredible Norman architecture. Imagine a church of massive proportions and medieval arches surrounded by lush greenery. Sounds amazing right? Well 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 where you can sit and relax, or take a picnic and eat it while overlooking the lake.

Tip 9: Change your planned time and date
Trains to Peterborough can be found cheaply if you are willing to be flexible. If you search using our journey planner it will help you to find cheap ways of buying by changing the dates, days and times. Avoid weekends, bank holidays, busy holiday times and rush hours and you should be able to make your journeys and arrive with spare cash to spend.

Main stations in Peterborough

  • Peterborough
  • Peterborough Bus Station