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Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train

It takes an average of 4h 6m to travel from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) by train, over a distance of around 262 miles (421 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) and tickets for this journey start from £24.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 3h 32m
PriceFrom £24.50
Distance262 miles (421 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train06:08
Last train20:18
Departure stationPeterborough
Arrival stationEdinburgh (Waverley)
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsLondon North Eastern Railway

Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) train times

Check out the next trains departing from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) for Tuesday 8th November 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
09:48 13:20 3h 32m, direct
10:18 14:12 3h 54m, direct
11:18 15:09 3h 51m, direct
12:18 16:15 3h 57m, direct
13:18 17:14 3h 56m, direct
13:48 17:23 3h 35m, direct
14:18 18:16 3h 58m, direct
15:18 19:11 3h 53m, direct
16:18 20:15 3h 57m, direct
17:18 21:14 3h 56m, direct

Take the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh in 3h 32m

Want to find out more about taking the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh? Look no further.

You can expect the journey from Peterborough to Edinburgh by train to take around 3h 52m. You’ll usually find around 25 trains running on this route per day, which spans 262 miles (421 km). Good news! There are direct trains available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. Travelling between Peterborough and Edinburgh means you’ll be taking a London North Eastern Railway (LNER) service. LNER run trains up the East Coast, and their fleet includes several state-of-the-art Azuma trains. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi, on-board catering and power sockets at tables.

If you want to save money, travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends. You can also get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Ready to book? Start your search for train tickets from Peterborough to Edinburgh with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our timetable where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley)? 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 Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) take?

The average journey time by train between Peterborough and Edinburgh (Waverley) is 4 hours and 6 minutes, with around 27 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 Peterborough and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) is 3 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) cost?

Train ticket prices from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) can start from as little as £24.50 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 Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley)?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The first train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 06:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) leave?

The last train from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) leaves at 20:18. 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 Peterborough and Edinburgh (Waverley) by train?

Trains travelling from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) cover a distance of around 262 miles (421 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Peterborough.

Cheap train tickets from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley)

Train tickets from Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) start at £24.50 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 Peterborough to Edinburgh (Waverley) 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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