Photograph of Hadley Falls, near Peterborough

Trains to Peterborough

Ruins from the Bronze Age and a breath-taking cathedral over 900 years old, Peterborough has deep historical roots that can still be seen around the city.

With a shopping centre and two of the main attractions Peterborough Museum and Peterborough Cathedral a short walk from the station, it’s a great place to go for an impulsive day trip or a weekend away. 

Peterborough also has a uniquely mixed economy comprised of logistics and warehouse parks as well as finance and digital media companies that have come in more recently, serving as a fantastic commuter and service hub due to its convenient location between London and the East Midlands.

Popular Routes to Peterborough

The station has great amenities and shops to make your journey in and out comfortable. There is step-free access throughout the entire station, toilets with baby changing facilities, and cafes for if you need a quick pick-me-up on the way in or out.

The most popular routes to and from Peterborough operate from the following stations:  



Average Travel Time*



43 min



3 h 40min



2 h 



1 h  20 min



1 h 5 min



1 h 48 min



2 h 

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

Cheap Tickets to Peterborough

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:


Under 5 - Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.

5-15 - Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.

16-17 - Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17. 


·         16-25 Railcard

·         Two Together Railcard

·         Family & Friends Railcard

·         Senior Railcard

·         Disabled Persons Railcard

·         Network Railcard

·         26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are. 

When in Peterborough

Impressive on the inside as it is on the outside, Peterborough Cathedral is an incredible sight to see. A fine example of Norman architecture, wander through one of the most significant medieval abbeys in England, burial place of two of King Henry VIII’s wives, and delve into its history spanning all the way back to the Roman Period. 

For those who are into history Flag Fen is a fantastic educational walk and window into how the Bronze Age community lived. Walk through a Bronze Age village where you can explore reconstructed roundhouses and see for yourselves the range of ancient artefacts that have been uncovered on site.

If you’re looking for places to eat, Peterborough has a wide and diverse selection of cuisines to suit all budgets and occasions. The City Market food court is a great place to visit for street food.

Explore and save 

Interested in exploring more of what Peterborough and Cambridgeshire have to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities.

Ready to go? 

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Last updated:   11 May 2020