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Travel Information from Peterborough to Ely

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain
fastestFastest modeTrain • £15 • 37 min
carriersPopular travel companiesCross Country

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by train between Peterborough and Ely. Cross Country is the main travel provider operating this route. Travellers can even take a direct 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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