How to get to Ely from Peterborough

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from Peterborough to Ely

How to get to Ely from Peterborough by train, bus, flight or ferry.

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The best way to travel from Peterborough to Ely is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Ely from Peterborough

distanceDistance24 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£8 - £17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £8 • 33 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £8 • 33 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCrossCountry

Travel 24 miles by train or coach between Peterborough and Ely. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are CrossCountry among others. Travellers can even take a direct train from Peterborough to Ely.

How to Travel from Peterborough to Ely

Buses and trains make the 30 mile journey between the Cambridgeshire cities of Peterborough and Ely, although the rail route is quicker and more direct. Peterborough is a bustling modern city with an attractive old centre clustered around the 12th-century cathedral, the resting place of Catherine of Aragon. Ely is a well-preserved and characterful city on the Fens, with an ornate Norman cathedral and a popular stained-glass museum.

Train: East Midland Trains, Abellio Greater Anglia and CrossCountry Trains all provide direct rail services from Peterborough Station to Ely. There are around two connections every hour from early morning through to late evening, with journey times ranging from 30 to 40 minutes. Peterborough Station is very close to the city centre, while Ely Station is about 15 minutes walk south of the cathedral and historic quarter.

Bus: There is no direct bus service between Peterborough and Ely, but indirect journeys are possible by using National Express or Stagecoach departures from Queensgate bus station to Cambridge Drummer Street bus station and changing to Stagecoach services onwards to Ely. The connections are available roughly every two hours and journeys take a little over three hours. Most services stop on Market Street in the centre of Ely.

Travelling from Peterborough to Ely: Travel Tips

  • What is the cheapest way to travel from Peterborough to Ely? Train tickets booked in advance are usually the least expensive way of making this journey.
  • What is the fastest way to travel from Peterborough to Ely? The direct rail link makes the train the fastest option on this route, with journey times more than two hours quicker than making the same trip by bus.

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You can travel by travel from Peterborough to Ely with CrossCountry and Abellio Greater Anglia. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

CrossCountry is a fast speed train company in the United Kingdom and for your next travel to Ely from Peterborough you can choose between Standard Class and First Class tickets on Omio.

    Greater Anglia is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from commuter trains to intercity services. The commuter trains run at regular intervals throughout the day, while the intercity services run at peak times. The train types include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, Class 90, Class 91, Class 360 and Class 379. The ticket types available are Standard, First Class and Advance. Onboard facilities include Wi-Fi, power sockets, air conditioning and refreshment trolleys. The most popular routes for Greater Anglia are London Liverpool Street to Norwich, London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and London Liverpool Street to Ipswich.

      FAQs: Peterborough to Ely

      FAQs: Travel to Ely 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 Ely.

      There are 2 options to travel between Peterborough and Ely including taking a train or coach.

      The cheapest way to travel from Peterborough to Ely is a train with an average price of £8.

      This is compared to other travel options from Peterborough to Ely:

      A train is £9 less than a coach with an average ticket price of £17 from Peterborough to Ely.

      The fastest way to get to Ely from Peterborough is by train with an average travel time of 33 min.

      Other travel options to Ely take longer:

      Taking a coach requires on average 4 h 12 min of travel time.

      The distance from Peterborough to Ely is approximately 24 miles.

      The average frequency per day from Peterborough to Ely is:

      • Around 25 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Peterborough to Ely as scheduled services by train or coach can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Peterborough to Ely:

      • Trains most often depart from Peterborough at Peterborough and arrive in Ely at Ely.

      The following travel companies offer services from Peterborough to Ely:

      • Travel with CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains or Abellio Greater Anglia for trains to Ely. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for CrossCountry Peterborough to Ely tickets on Omio for £8.

      Yes, there are direct routes from Peterborough to Ely with the following travel companies:

      • You can find 25 direct trains per day to take to Ely with CrossCountry or Abellio Greater Anglia.

      Direct services to Ely tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

      Looking to extend your trip from Peterborough to Ely? Many Omio customers who go from Peterborough to Ely usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Stansted Mountfitchet or London Kings Cross. If you're looking to explore London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Stansted Mountfitchet or London Kings Cross from Ely, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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