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Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 3h 9m to travel from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 103 miles (166 km). There are normally 20 trains per day travelling from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £19 when you book in advance.

First train

06:24

Last train

18:29

Departure station

Peterborough

Arrival station

Manchester Piccadilly

Journey time

From 3h 0m

Distance

103 miles (166 km)

Frequency

20 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £19

Train operators

East Midlands Railway

About the train journey from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

Want to travel from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly by train? Start your journey with us.

The train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly usually takes 3 hours 9 minutes on average to travel 103 miles (166 km), although the quickest services can take as little as 3 hours. You can expect to find 20 trains per day running on this popular route. Good news! There are direct trains available to Manchester Piccadilly, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train and just enjoy the journey. All or part of your journey will be served by East Midlands Railway, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from £19.00. You can also travel Off-Peak – tickets are usually cheaper during quieter times on weekdays and weekends – or get a Railcard and save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys for a whole year. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

If you want to know more about the journey, scroll up for timetables and live train times, or keep reading for tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly? 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 Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Peterborough and Manchester Piccadilly is 3 hours and 9 minutes, with around 20 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 Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly is 3 hours and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £19 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 Manchester Piccadilly?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly 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 Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 06:24. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 18:29. 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 Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 103 miles (166 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Peterborough to Manchester Piccadilly start at £19 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 Manchester Piccadilly 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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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