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Book your train tickets to Peterborough

Located in the east of England, Peterborough is a thriving metropolitan city with heritage attractions and proximity to rural landscapes. It's home to one of the finest Norman Cathedrals in Europe and is renowned for its lively theatre scene and beautiful nature reserves.

Peterborough station is situated in the heart of the city centre. Upon arrival, you'll be just minutes from high-street shops, leisure facilities and independent bars and restaurants.

If you're looking to book a train to Peterborough, you can do so with Grand Central. Booking with us is straightforward and you're likely to grab a train ticket that doesn't break the bank.

Look at our handy guide below on how to book your train ticket to Peterborough. You'll learn more about our range of onboard facilities, how to find the right ticket and things to do in the city.

How to find cheap trains to Peterborough

We offer three types of ticket at Grand Central, with each designed to suit your specific travel requirements. Knowing which ticket to buy could help you secure a budget-friendly fare.

Ticket types

  • Advance

Our Advance tickets are our best-value tickets, offering passengers savings of up to 80% on standard fares. It's the best type of ticket if you're planning your journey well in advance, as they are generally available up to six months before your departure date. However, we only have limited numbers on sale, so be quick!

What's more, students can make an even bigger saving by signing up for our Student Central offer. By doing so, you'll save 25% on our Advance ticket prices. Combine that with a Railcard and you'll be cutting costs even further. Don't forget you'll need a valid student ID and email address to be eligible for student discount.

  • Off-peak

Our Off-peak tickets are perfect for those with flexible travel arrangements and usually cheaper than our standard fares. Not only will you avoid the busy commuter crowds, but chances are you'll grab yourself a seat to enjoy a comfortable, fuss-free journey.

  • Anytime

Don't worry about rushing back for your train home. Our Anytime tickets mean you can catch any valid service at a time that suits your schedule. So, you're free to explore Peterborough at your leisure before heading back home, anytime.

More ways to save

That's not all. If you're heading to Peterborough in a group of 10 or more passengers, our Group Travel discount will help you secure great-value tickets.

If you're a regular commuter, check if you're eligible for a Railcard. That way, you'll save 1/3 on many train journeys across our network. Purchase your Railcard online or at your local station.

What facilities are onboard Grand Central trains to Peterborough?

Our onboard facilities will make your journey as comfortable as possible. You'll find a buffet service that provides a selection of fresh sandwiches, sweet treats and hot and cold beverages. And you don't even have to leave your carriage to order your refreshments. Simply order and pay from your seat.

If you want to listen to your favourite podcast or catch up on emails while travelling on your train to Peterborough, our onboard Wi-Fi will keep you entertained.

Searching for a relaxing environment to work or kick back while travelling to your destination? Our First Class carriages have got you covered. With wide, reclining seats and complimentary refreshments, we're happy to provide the space and service to suit your needs.

Are there regular trains to Peterborough?

You'll find four daily services running to and from Peterborough between Monday and Saturday. Our planner will help you find the next available service before you book your tickets.

To make travelling with us even easier, plan your journey on-the-go by downloading the Grand Central app. You can enjoy contactless journeys by booking your train ticket to Peterborough and keeping it safe in your digital wallet. Plus, you can check live train times whenever you please. It's a fast, convenient way of planning your next train journey.

Look out for the  logo to find a service that we operate. To find the latest travel information about trains to and from Peterborough, just check our timetables.

What to do in Peterborough

You won't be short of things to do in Peterborough. This Cambridgeshire city has all the amenities you need and offers picturesque open spaces for all the family to enjoy.

You can't visit Peterborough without heading to its famous cathedral. With breathtaking architecture and fascinating history, there's so much to discover at this iconic medieval building.

Nature lovers are also in luck. Nene Park is one of the many green spaces the city has to offer. Here, you can take part in a selection of water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking and canoeing! Or take a stroll or bike ride through the many trails in and around the park.

Queensgate shopping centre is the city's leading retail destination and is home to over 90 shops and numerous brands. And if you're feeling peckish and want to sit down, there are restaurants and cafés to enjoy a bite to eat.

Want to shop for bargains at independent traders and family-run businesses? Then Peterborough City Market on Bridge Street sells everything from food to furniture.

If you're ready to plan your journey, book your train to Peterborough with Grand Central today and get ready for your trip.