London
Peterborough

London to Peterborough bus and train tickets

101 daily departures, tickets starting at £29.4, and the fastest trip in 1h 20m

London to Peterborough bus times

Check out the next buses departing from London to Peterborough for Tuesday, 27 February

CompanyDeparture time/Arrival timeDeparture Station/Arrival StationTransport TypePriceView schedule
National Express
4h 45m
National Express
£34.4
National Express
4h 20m
National Express
£29.4
National Express
3h 50m
National Express
£34.4
National Express
3h 33m
National Express
£29.4

Over 101 schedules for your journey.

Bus London to Peterborough

It takes an average of 4h 7m to travel from London to Peterborough by bus, over a distance of around 119 km. There are normally 4 buses per day traveling from London to Peterborough and tickets for this journey start from £29.4 when you book in advance.

Distance119 km
Price£29.4
Frequency4
Fastest3h 33m

Train London to Peterborough

It takes an average of 1h 28m to travel from London to Peterborough by train, over a distance of around 119 km. There are normally 97 trains per day traveling from London to Peterborough and tickets for this journey start from €45 when you book in advance.

Distance119 km
Price€45
Frequency97
Fastest1h 20m

What companies travel from London to Peterborough?

Whether you're seeking speed, comfort, affordability, or a blend of all, our detailed overview covers the key players in the industry. Get insights into schedules, booking tips, and amenities offered by each company, ensuring your journey between these iconic cities is as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Best Travel Options

Embarking on a trip from London to Peterborough? We’ve broken down the key aspects of travel by bus, train, and car to help you decide:

Travel Time: Trains speed ahead with under an hour’s travel, whereas buses take a leisurely 2.5-3 hours. Driving can range from 1.5 to 2 hours depending on traffic.

Cost: Buses win on affordability, offering the most cost-effective fares. Train tickets provide value and save time. Car costs fluctuate with fuel prices and rental fees.

Experience: Buses offer a budget-friendly, comfortable journey; trains combine convenience with views; driving affords personal space and itinerary freedom, perfect for explorers.

🧳 Covering 130 km (81 miles), this short journey offers various experiences worth reading about below. Find your perfect travel mode and make the most of your trip!

Best Travel Options

Bus vs Train

Choosing between bus or train travel from London to Peterborough relies on several distinctions:

Speed and Time: Train rides take under an hour, appealing to those needing swiftness, while bus trips span 2-3 hours, suitable for travelers not in a rush.

Amenities and Comfort: Trains offer a finer level of comfort with amenities like power sockets, whereas buses provide essentials like Wi-Fi and restrooms.

Economic and Environmental Factors: Buses may be kinder to your wallet and the environment; trains balance cost with efficiency, often available at lower emissions than road travel.

Bus vs Train

Cheapest Travel Options

For London to Peterborough, savvy travelers can ride with National Express or Megabus, tapping into fares from just £6 to £12. Trains operated by Great Northern and LNER also present a swifter alternative, with deals starting at £10.

Score budget-wise travel that suits any lifestyle, be it a family outing, a business trip or a solo venture. Uncover the smartest, value-packed options and make your choice based on what’s paramount – be it cost, time or comfort.

Cheapest Travel Options

Frequently asked questions

Discover the ease of traveling from London to Peterborough with direct routes, comfortable seats, and picturesque views, ensuring a swift, scenic journey to your destination. Perfect for quick getaways or business commutes – experience seamless travel today.

Save money

Cheap tickets from London to Peterborough

The price of tickets from London to Peterborough is cheaper for a one-way standard class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

Book in advance

Most of the companies release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper tickets from London to Peterborough by booking early.

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the services are also popular commuter services, lots of companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider traveling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting transport

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting transport. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Travel Tips

The best tips from our team for your next trip

"Research sightseeing opportunities along your route, such as landmarks, tourist attractions, or scenic routes, and plan your itinerary accordingly."

Ethan Hughes
Ethan Hughes
Transport Trekker

"Choosing the right seat, such as one with extralegroom or a window seat, can help maximize comfort during your journey."

John Anderson
John Anderson
Adventurous Explorer

"Check the pet policies of the bus or train company you are traveling with, and make sure your pet is allowed on board."

Charlotte Adams
Charlotte Adams
Transit Seeker

"Learn basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings or common phrases, to show respect and build connections with locals."

William Lewis
William Lewis
Commuting Maverick

"Keep your valuables like cash, passport, andimportant documents in a secure place, like a neck wallet or a money belt.Avoid carrying large sums of money or expensive jewelry."

Isabella Wright
Isabella Wright
Route Seeker

"Choose a mode of transportation that allows you to work comfortably, such as a train with spacious seating or a bus with Wi-Fi."

David Thompson
David Thompson
Nomadic Voyager

"Research the local culture and customs of the places you will be traveling through, and learn about the history, traditions, and values of the people."

Emily Roberts
Emily Roberts
Serene Wanderer

"Bring a refillable water bottle and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout your journey."

Olivia Rodriguez
Olivia Rodriguez
Rail Trailblazer

"Traveling during off-peak hours can save moneyon bus and train fares, as prices tend to be lower during non-peak times."

Mia Bennett
Mia Bennett
Bus Explorer

"Arrive on time for your bus or train, and be respectful of other passengers' schedules."

Michael Turner
Michael Turner
Transit Connoisseur

"Consider choosing eco-friendly transport options like buses or trains instead of driving alone in a car, which can help reduce your carbon footprint."

Sophia Mitchell
Sophia Mitchell
Journey Enthusiast
Travel Hotspots

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