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Cheap train tickets from Peterborough to London

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Peterborough to London is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

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Thameslink
08:571h17
Peterborough station (PBO)
10:14London St Pancras International (STP)
£411One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:231h21
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:44London St Pancras International (STP)
£461One-way
0 changes
Great Northern
08:051h12
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:17London Kings Cross (KGX)
£461One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:460h51
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:37London Kings Cross (KGX)
£801One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:290h53
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:22London Kings Cross (KGX)
£801One-way
0 changes

Train timetablePeterborough to London

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 June
Great Northern
08:051h12
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:17London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:130h55
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:08London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:231h21
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:44London St Pancras International (STP)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:290h53
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:22London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:460h51
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:37London Kings Cross (KGX)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:571h17
Peterborough station (PBO)
10:14London St Pancras International (STP)
0 changes

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Train times from Peterborough to London

Showing times and prices for 19 Jun

Fastest Journey

51 m

Average

1 h 4 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

119 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Peterborough for London every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
London North Eastern Railway
08:460h51
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:37London Kings Cross (KGX)
£801One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:290h53
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:22London Kings Cross (KGX)
£801One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
08:130h55
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:08London Kings Cross (KGX)
£801One-way
0 changes
Great Northern
08:051h12
Peterborough station (PBO)
09:17London Kings Cross (KGX)
£461One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:571h17
Peterborough station (PBO)
10:14London St Pancras International (STP)
£411One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Peterborough to London

distanceDistance73 miles
durationAverage train duration48 min
priceAverage train ticket price£28 (€31)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersEast Coast, Thameslink, Great Northern, Abellio Greater Anglia, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains

Trains from Peterborough to London cover the 73 miles long route taking on average 48 min with our travel partners like East Coast, Thameslink, Great Northern, Abellio Greater Anglia, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £12, but the average price of train tickets is £28. Travellers depart most frequently from Peterborough and arrive in London Waterloo.

Train companies: East Coast, Thameslink and Great Northern trains Peterborough to London

Buy your official East Coast, Thameslink and Great Northern train tickets to London from Peterborough from £22 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Peterborough to London with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 49 min
  • Cheapest Price: £22
  • East Coast frequency: 13 a day

Trains from Peterborough to London

A train from Peterborough to London covers approximately 73 miles (118 km) to connect the two cities. Fortunately, most trains that service this route are high speed, comfortable and affordable. On average, trains take approximately 1h 17min to connect the two cities. There are about 105 trains that operate along this route every day, and they consist of both direct and indirect services.

Peterborough to London: Daily Departures

Several trains are getting ready to leave Peterborough for London every hour. With so many trains available every day, passengers get much-needed flexibility in planning their trip from Peterborough to the nation’s capital. The first train departs from Peterborough at around 03:24. On a weekday, these trains leave approximately 7min apart. This frequency runs until the last train leaves for London at around 02:24.

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

The fastest trains that operate along this route take approximately 50-60min to arrive in London. These are usually direct services. This is quite impressive, based on the fact that the average journey time from Peterborough is approximately 1h 17min. On the other hand, the slower train services can take roughly up to 1h 36min to arrive at the nation’s capital.

St Andrews church in Peterborough. Source: Shutterstock

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

Departure train station: The outgoing trains from Peterborough to London usually depart from Peterborough Train Station, located in the city centre. There is a bus station and a taxi rank just outside, and some of the facilities you’re bound to find here include cash machines, payphones, a post box, eateries, shops, accessible toilets, baby-changing facilities and heated waiting rooms. You can always get inside the heated waiting rooms and read our online travel magazine.

Arrival train station: Trains from Peterborough usually arrive at London King’s Cross Station, located in central London. The train station is near a taxi rank and bus stations and is also served by several tube lines, including the Circle, Piccadilly, Victoria, Metropolitan, Hammersmith & City and Northern line. Some of the facilities you’ll find inside London King’s Cross Station include ticket machines, toilets, shops and refreshment points.

Which train companies travel from Peterborough to London?

Peterborough to London is a very busy route, and you’ll find that there are several train companies that service it. These train companies include Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway and Great Northern. However, it’s always good to check all the train companies available in order to compare the amenities they offer. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the utmost comfort in your journey from Peterborough to London. Different train companies also offer either direct or indirect train services. Make sure you consider this, so you can opt for the most convenient and affordable service available.

Night trains Peterborough

If you prefer travelling during the night, then you’d be glad to learn that the Peterborough to London route has plenty of options for you. For instance, you can decide to book the latest train from Peterborough to London, which departs at around 02:24; you’ll generally be able to arrive in London just before 04:00.

London North Eastern Railway trains from Peterborough to London

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) has been operating trains along this route for quite some time now. LNER trains from Peterborough to London are usually faster, quieter and more reliable compared to other trains that service this route. It’s also important to note that LNER trains come with great amenities, such as power points, Wi-Fi access and Standard and First-Class fares. The high-speed LNER trains have a travel time of about 50min from Peterborough to London.

Thameslink trains from Peterborough to London

Thameslink operates high-speed trains along this route. The first train leaves Peterborough around 06:00, while the last one departs around midnight. The fastest Thameslink train from Peterborough is likely to get you to the capital in just over 50min. Most of the trains have Passenger Assist, for helping older or disabled passengers access the train. Inside the trains, you’ll find free Wi-Fi, comfortable seats and power points.

Great Northern trains from Peterborough to London

Using Great Northern’s high-speed trains, you’re bound to arrive at the capital in just over an hour. The first Great Northern train leaves Peterborough at around 06:00, while the last one leaves at around 20:00. The company operates around eight direct trains daily for this route, and they all come with free Wi-Fi, a free luggage allowance, comfortable seats and power points.

Trains from Peterborough to London: Sustainability travel

All the train companies for the Peterborough to London route have started developing measures that will help them become more sustainable and conserve the environment in the process. For instance, London North Eastern Railway is encouraging free maps and greener trains and stations as a way to promote greener and more sustainable travel in the United Kingdom. These maps help to encourage more people to walk instead of relying on cars to access the train station; you can find them at the information desk of London King’s Cross Station.

Trains from Peterborough to London: Services on Board

Most of the trains travelling from Peterborough to London offer free Wi-Fi, refreshment sales, air-conditioning systems, room for luggage and bicycles, power points and onboard entertainment. For your trip to London, you can decide to go book a Standard or First-Class ticket, depending on your budget. A First-Class ticket is ideal for those who want to enjoy additional comfort on their journey. The best news for travellers from Peterborough to London is that the train companies that operate along this route, including London North Eastern Railway, allow pets on board. You can board a train from Peterborough to London with up to two cats, dogs or any other small pets for free, provided they won’t take up an additional seat. On the other hand, the luggage policy for most trains that operate along this route stipulates that you can bring up to three items of luggage for the trip. The trains usually have train ramps to make them more accessible to disabled and elderly passengers, and there’s dedicated staff to assist any passengers whenever they need help.

How to find cheap train tickets from Peterborough to London

One of the best ways to find cheap train tickets from Peterborough to London is by booking at least seven days before your actual travel date. In fact, booking your train ticket three weeks in advance can save you up to 7% on the overall price of the ticket. Season tickets usually run from one week to an entire year, and they can save you a lot of money, especially if you travel from Peterborough to London regularly. You can also land cheap train tickets by getting a Railcard. Another great way you can get the best deals on train tickets from Peterborough to London is by being flexible with your departure times and travel dates.

tower bridge in London at dusk. Source: Shutterstock

To London by train—travel tips

From its iconic attractions to art exhibitions to secret spots, there is a lot you can do in London. Whether your train gets you to London during the day or night, you can count on the city to entertain you to the fullest. For instance, if you’re a history buff and would like to brush up on the British narrative, you should consider visiting the Tower of London. If you love theatre and art, the National Gallery will be the ideal place for you to visit. Even though London is widely regarded as one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, live in and work in, it has a host of free attractions, such as the Kensington Gardens, Victoria and Albert Museum and Hyde Park. If you love sports, you can always catch a football match at the Emirates Stadium, home to Arsenal Football Club, or Stamford Bridge, which is home to Chelsea Football Club. Other places you should consider visiting when in London include:

  • British Museum
  • Borough Market
  • St. James Park
  • Buckingham Palace
  • Covent Garden
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Portobello Road Market
  • Shakespeare’s Globe

FAQs: Peterborough to London train

FAQs: Travel by train from Peterborough to London 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 Peterborough to London.
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Cheap train tickets from Peterborough to London can start from as little as £12 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Peterborough to London is £28; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Peterborough to London is 48 min   to travel the 73 mile long route, with around there are 25 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Peterborough to London leaves at 07: 05. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Peterborough to London leaves at 22: 54.
Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day from Peterborough to London with East Coast, Thameslink, Great Northern or Grand Central Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to London. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Peterborough to London.
Take the Peterborough to London train with East Coast, Thameslink, Great Northern, Abellio Greater Anglia, Grand Central Trains or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the journey from Peterborough to London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 54.

When departing from Peterborough, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Peterborough and Peterborough, Queensgate Bus Park. When arriving in London, you can end your route in train stations like London Waterloo, London Euston and London Paddington.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Peterborough, which is located around 0.2 miles (260 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at London Waterloo, located 1.2 miles (2 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to London from Peterborough is worth doing with a journey time of 48 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Peterborough to London by train is March.
You have options as you can travel between Peterborough and London 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Peterborough and London

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Peterborough is the most popular Peterborough railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Peterborough for your journey to London.
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