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Thameslink
12:331h32
London Kings Cross (KGX)
14:05Peterborough station (PBO)
20 1One-way
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London North Eastern Railway
21:330h51
London Kings Cross (KGX)
22:24Peterborough station (PBO)
23 1One-way
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10:570h46
London Kings Cross (KGX)
11:43Peterborough station (PBO)
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Trains to Peterborough

Peterborough Railway Station is the only one in the town, and is a popular commuter link for locals and people living in Lincolnshire and surrounding areas. The train station is in the centre of the town, just a couple of minutes walk away from the main Queensgate shopping centre. Peterborough Station is a main rail interchange, with both long distance services via the East Coast Main Line and local services running to the east and west of the town.

Which is the main train station in Peterborough?

Peterborough Railway Station is the only station in the town at present, historically the town was also served by Peterborough East and the Crescent railways stations but these are now closed. Peterborough Railway Station was upgraded considerably in 2012, and is now totally accessible as passengers can travel by lift to all platforms, if required. All services to London and the south stop at platforms 1 - 3, while all trains heading north or cross-country stop at platforms 4 - 7.

Popular trains to and from Peterborough

Popular trains to Peterborough

Birmingham to Peterborough train

from £12
Direct trains available
1h45 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country

London to Peterborough train

from £12
Direct trains available
0h44 average duration
51trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Grand Central Trains

Manchester to Peterborough train

from £27
Direct trains available
2h30 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Transpennine Express
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Cross Country
  • Northern Rail
  • Avanti West Coast

Newcastle upon Tyne to Peterborough train

from £34
Direct trains available
2h02 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Cross Country

Edinburgh to Peterborough train

from £42
Direct trains available
3h36 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Lumo
  • Cross Country

Popular trains from Peterborough

Peterborough to London Stansted Airport (STN) train

from £8
Direct trains available
1h21 average duration
12trains per day
Served by
  • Cross Country
  • Greater Anglia
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink
  • Great Northern
  • Bus

Peterborough to London train

from £12
Direct trains available
0h48 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Thameslink
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Grand Central Trains

Peterborough to Leeds train

from £19
Direct trains available
1h22 average duration
25trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • East Midlands Railway
  • Grand Central Trains

Peterborough to Edinburgh train

from £29
Direct trains available
3h32 average duration
10trains per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway

Peterborough to Glasgow train

from £48
Direct trains available
4h36 average duration
1train per day
Served by
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Cross Country

Which train companies offer trains to Peterborough?

Peterborough is on the main line from London to the north, the most prominent train company offering services to the town is London North Eastern Railway, with trains from London or Stevenage through to Edinburgh, York, Leeds, and Lincoln. Thameslink and Great Northern also operate trains from London to Peterborough on the Horsham Line or the Kings Cross Line. Regional train services are provided by Cross Country, East Midlands Trains, and Abellio Greater Anglia.

Why travel by train to Peterborough?

One of the reasons Peterborough is such a popular destination station for London commuters is because speedy journey times of just 45 minutes from Kings Cross mean it's far quicker than driving. The fact that frequent services run between London and Peterborough throughout the day, is another plus factor. Many visitors to Peterborough travel to the town by train for appointments at the local Passport Office, when overseas travel is required in a hurry.

Before you travel to Peterborough by train - good to know!

The frequency and speed of trains to Peterborough from London and the south, as well as its regional and local links make it very popular for day trippers, frequent shoppers and tourists, particularly due to its fine Norman cathedral and historic market town centre. Getting around Peterborough by bus is affordable and easy, with Smart options and day rates locally and to other popular destinations such as Cambridge and Oxford.

How to Get to Peterborough by Train

Peterborough train station is a major interchange that can be accessed via a range of long-distance services and local train lines. There is a regular service to and from King's Cross station in London as both Peterborough and King's Cross are managed by East Coast Railways. CrossCountry, East Coast, First Capital Connect, East Midlands Trains and Greater Anglia all operate trains to Peterborough from a range of UK destinations including London, Liverpool, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh and Birmingham (New Street station). No direct train journeys are available for travellers from Wales, but anyone coming from this direction can take trains to London or Birmingham where they can connect to Peterborough. Peterborough station is located in the centre of the city just a few minutes walk from the main bus station and large Queensgate shopping complex. An automated cycle hire system is in place and there is a car park as well as taxi ranks that serve the station of Peterborough.

Peterborough

Peterborough, largest city in Cambridgeshire, is nearly 100 km north of London. Renowned for its impressive Gothic architecture and as the burial place for two queens, Peterborough Cathedral is one of the main attractions. Both Mary, Queen of Scots and Katherine of Aragon have been buried here. You can still see the burial site of Katherine, but Queen Mary's remains have been moved to Westminster. The city's Museum and Art Gallery was built in 1816 and originally housed Peterborough's first infirmary. Now it houses a worthwhile collection of over 220,000 objects ranging from archaeology finds to information about the UK's oldest known murder victim. Burghley House is a grand country home that holds horse trials and other events throughout the year.

Train providers: East Coast, CrossCountry and Thameslink trains to Peterborough

Travel on East Coast, CrossCountry and Thameslink trains to Peterborough at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Great Northern is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed trains, regional trains, and sleeper services. The high-speed trains are called InterCity Express Trains and they offer a fast and comfortable journey between major cities. The regional trains are called Regional Express Trains and they provide a slower but more frequent service to smaller towns and villages. The sleeper services are called Caledonian Sleeper Trains and they offer overnight journeys with comfortable sleeping compartments. Great Northern offers a variety of ticket types, including single, return, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a selection of snacks and drinks. The most popular routes for Great Northern are London to Cambridge, London to Peterborough, and London to Norwich. These routes offer a convenient and comfortable way to travel between the cities.

Train stations in Peterborough

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