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London to Peterborough by train

It takes an average of 1h 29m to travel from London to Peterborough by train, over a distance of around 74 miles (119 km). There are normally 210 trains per day travelling from London to Peterborough and tickets for this journey start from £7.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 43m
PriceFrom £7.70
Distance74 miles (119 km)
Frequency210 trains per day
First train04:18
Last train01:36
Departure stationLondon
Arrival stationPeterborough
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Northern, Thameslink, London North Eastern Railway

London to Peterborough train times

Check out the next trains departing from London to Peterborough for Tuesday 24th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:06 13:58 52m, direct
13:16 14:39 1h 23m, direct
13:30 14:17 47m, direct
13:46 15:05 1h 19m, direct
14:03 14:50 47m, direct
14:06 14:57 51m, direct
14:16 15:39 1h 23m, direct
14:30 15:16 46m, direct
14:46 16:05 1h 19m, direct
15:03 15:50 47m, direct

Travelling by train from London to Peterborough

Planning a day out and looking to travel from London to Peterborough by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from London to Peterborough usually takes around 1h 30m but can take just 43m on the fastest Great Northern, Thameslink or LNER services, with around 229 trains running on this popular route per day. Trains are direct, so once you’re on board you can sit back, relax and stay connected with free WiFi available on most services.

If you want to snap up the cheapest fares, take the train during Off-Peak times. You can also get a Railcard if you’re travelling by train more than a few times a year – you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys.

Keen to book your train tickets from London to Peterborough? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from London to Peterborough? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from London to Peterborough take?

The average journey time by train between London and Peterborough is 1 hour and 29 minutes, with around 210 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between London and Peterborough by train?

The fastest journey time by train from London to Peterborough is 43 minutes.

How much does the train from London to Peterborough cost?

Train ticket prices from London to Peterborough can start from as little as £7.70 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from London to Peterborough?

Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Peterborough without having to change trains. There are 210 direct trains from London to Peterborough each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from London to Peterborough leave?

The first train from London to Peterborough leaves at 04:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from London to Peterborough leave?

The last train from London to Peterborough leaves at 01:36. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between London and Peterborough by train?

Trains travelling from London to Peterborough cover a distance of around 74 miles (119 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Peterborough to London.

Cheap train tickets from London to Peterborough

Train tickets from London to Peterborough start at £7.70 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for London to Peterborough is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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