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Train Information between Norwich and Peterborough

distanceDistance64 miles (104 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 27 min
priceAverage train ticket price£19 (€22)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesEast Midlands Trains

Trains from Norwich to Peterborough cover the 64 miles (104 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 27 min with our travel partners like East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £19, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £14. Travellers depart most frequently from Norwich and arrive in Peterborough.

Trains from Norwich to Peterborough

Enjoy a train journey from Norwich to Peterborough and be in the historic city in under an hour and a half. With there being up to 20 trains per day, depending on which day you travel, you'll have a full timetable to pick from. Leaving at least once every hour, you won’t have long to wait to get your Norwich to Peterborough train either. With the train duration taking as little as 1h 27min, and there being an option of both direct and indirect trains, how you travel is up to you.

Norwich to Peterborough Train Time: Daily Departures

With trains departing around once an hour from as early as 5:50 a.m. Monday to Saturday and about 9:55 a.m. on Sundays, you will find the Norwich to Peterborough train service is regular. Trains tend to run up until approximately 10:40 p.m. on weekdays and Sundays and around 8:10 p.m. on Saturdays, so you’ll have plenty of trains to choose from. With both direct and indirect trains available, you can pick a journey which suits your needs.

How long is the journey by train from Norwich to Peterborough?

It’s easy to get from Norwich to Peterborough by train, with there being a regular service throughout the week. Direct trains can reach Peterborough in around 1h 27min, whilst indirect routes take a bit longer at around 2h 20min. All routes leave Norwich Train Station and arrive into Peterborough Train Station.

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What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Norwich to Peterborough?

Departure train station: Trains depart from Norwich Train Station, which is only about an 11min walk or seven minute bus journey to the central attractions like Norwich Castle. At the station you can enjoy food and drinks stalls and make use of ATMS. There is also a public toilet, disabled toilet and a supermarket in the station. Should you need help with your ticket, there is a ticket office and information point.

Arrival train station: The arrival station is Peterborough Train Station, which is only a 10min walk to popular tourist hotspots such as Peterborough Cathedral. At the station you can enjoy food and drink from a café, make use of the ATM or sit down in the waiting area. There are also public and disabled toilets as well as a customer information point.

Which train companies travel from Norwich to Peterborough?

There are two train companies which operate the Norwich to Peterborough route, so you have a choice of how to travel between these two great cities. The two providers which travel this route are East Midlands Trains and greateranglia. If you opt for East Midlands Trains you will get a direct route whereas greateranglia operate an indirect route via Ely. There are also far more East Midlands Trains operating the route throughout the day than there are greateranglia. Due to East Midlands Trains being direct, they tend to be the faster of the two options.

East Midlands Trains from Norwich to Peterborough

East Midlands Trains’ Norwich to Peterborough service operates a daily and regular train. With there being up to 15 daily trains, you will find the timetable very convenient. The first train can be from as early as about 5:10 a.m. with the last train operating around 8:05 p.m. Trains tend to take, on average 1h 33min, with the fastest train being 1h 27min. Due to this service being a direct one, it is one of the fastest ways to travel between these two locations.

greateranglia Trains from Norwich to Peterborough

Greateranglia Norwich to Peterborough trains are another option for if you want to travel between these two English cities. With trains departing from about 10:30 a.m. up until about 10:40 p.m. you have several options to choose from. With around six departures daily, you will need to change in Ely before continuing your journey to Peterborough. These indirect routes tend to take approximately 2h 20min, depending on how long the transfer in Ely is.

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Train Norwich to Peterborough: Services on board

Travelling from Norwich to Peterborough is very comfortable, with both East Midlands Trains and greateranglia offering a superb service. Whilst there isn’t a first class section on either train, all seats are comfortable with toilets available on board. You can take bikes on both East Midlands and greateranglia trains, but there is a limit to how many can be on board at any given time, so you must call up in advance to reserve your space.

Both train companies also provide boarding ramps for those who are disabled or who have mobility issues, as well as wheelchair space. If you need assistance at the train stations, it’s advise that you call ahead to ensure they are aware of this so that your journey is as seamless as possible. You can take three pieces of luggage on both East Midlands Trains and greateranglia trains, with there being no weight restrictions. On both trains you can also take two pets with you, provided they are in an enclosed carrier at all times.

How to find cheap train tickets from Norwich to Peterborough?

There are various ways in which you can reduce the cost of your train journey from Norwich to Peterborough. In each of them, Omio can help you get tickets at the best price. One of the best ways to get cheap train tickets from Norwich to Peterborough is to have a railcard, which will give you a discount for any ticket you buy. You can either get a senior or young persons railcard if your age qualifies you, a disabled railcard if you are registered as disabled or a couples railcard if you often travel with the same person.

Another way to find Norwich to Peterborough cheap tickets is to book as far in advance as possible. Trains usually go on sale about 12 weeks in advance, so you will find cheaper tickets the earlier you book. If you are flexible around when you travel this can also reduce the price of your ticket. For instance, there might be cheaper tickets a day either side of your desired travel date.

To Peterborough by train – travel tips

Peterborough is a historic city in the centre of England with loads to see and do. To ensure you make the most of your trip it’s a good idea to have a itinerary in place before you arrive. Begin your trip by visiting Peterborough Cathedral, an architectural feat which dominates the city’s skyline. Then head over to Railworld Wildlife Haven, which is a great model railway world that your children (and you) will love. Learn more about the city itself by visiting Peterborough Museum, which gives you a great insight into the history of the city.

Continue your fascination with history and check out Flag Fen, which is a historic site that gives an insight into Bronze Age Peterborough. Grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants in the town centre, before walking it off at Ferry Meadows Country Park. Here you can walk, cycle and even ride a horse. An unspoilt part of bit of countryside with meadows and lakes, you’ll love the serene setting in which you can relax after a long day.

Taking the Train from Norwich

Situated just off Prince of Wales Road and convenient for hotels and shopping, the town's main railway station is the departure point for trains from Norwich to Peterborough. The Dragon Hall museum and Riverside Retail Park are ½ km south of the station, and it is easily accessible by bus from most key locations in the vicinity – 5 minutes from Norwich City Football Club, 10 minutes from Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Playhouse and Norwich Arts Centre, 12 minutes from the Anglia Square shopping centre and 15 minutes from Whitlingham Country Park and Eaton Park. The local park and ride service connects Norwich Airport with the railway station from morning to early evening.

Getting into Peterborough by Train

Set in the Nene Valley in rural Cambridgeshire, Peterborough has a magnificent 12th century cathedral, a picturesque heritage railway and several attractive nature reserves on its doorstep. Rail travellers from Norwich alight at the railway terminus on Station Road, opposite the Queensgate shopping centre, a few steps from the City Museum and Art Gallery and a 5 minute walk from Peterborough Cathedral. From the stands at the shopping centre, passengers can catch buses to the Nene Valley historic railway and Peterborough United Football Club, both 5-7 minutes away, and it's about a half hour trip to the Elizabethan splendours of Burghley House and Park and Bedford Purlieus National Nature Reserve. A cycle hire facility is also available at the railway station.

Travel Tips

Trains from Norwich to Peterborough
Travel by train to Peterborough easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Norwich to Peterborough.
What is the cost of cheap trains to Peterborough from Norwich?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Peterborough from Norwich for as little as £14  in the next 7 days.
What is the average cost of a train from Norwich to Peterborough?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Norwich to Peterborough is £19  one way.
What is the distance by train from Norwich to Peterborough?
The Norwich to Peterborough train distance is approximately 64 miles (104 km).
How many hours does it take from Norwich to Peterborough by train?
The Norwich to Peterborough train duration is on average 1 h 27 min, which is to be expected when travelling 64 miles (104 km) to Peterborough from Norwich. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
What station does the Norwich to Peterborough train leave from? Which Peterborough train station do I come into from Norwich?

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Norwich   to Peterborough.

Where is the train station in Norwich? Where is the train station in Peterborough?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Norwich, which is located around 0.4 miles (578 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Peterborough, located 0.1 miles (162 m) away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Peterborough from Norwich?
When taking a train from Norwich to Peterborough, you can count on East Midlands Trains for the best way to get you to Peterborough. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Norwich to Peterborough and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Is there a direct train to Peterborough from Norwich?
Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day from Norwich to Peterborough. If you’re looking for a direct train from Norwich to Peterborough, consider travelling with East Midlands Railway. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
How many train services per day are there to Peterborough from Norwich?
The average number of trains departing Norwich for Peterborough is 16 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
How early should I purchase Norwich to Peterborough train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets from Norwich to Peterborough within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £19 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Norwich to Peterborough a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Norwich is Norwich. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Norwich for your trip between Norwich and Peterborough.