Duration 1h 53m
Distance 116 miles
Average price £56
Frequency 2/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Peterborough takes 1h 53m and the fastest train takes 1h 28m. The train runs at least 2 times per hour from Reading to Peterborough. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Reading
  2. London Kings Cross
  3. Peterborough
2h 11m
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£24 - £81

Reading to Peterborough train times

Trains run every 30 minutes between Reading and Peterborough. The earliest departure is at 22:10 at night, and the last departure from Reading is at 23:37 which arrives into Peterborough at 03:07. All services require a transfer, and take on average 1h 53m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Peterborough. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Peterborough via Paddington and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 11m.

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The distance between Reading and Peterborough is 84 miles. The road distance is 116 miles.

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Reading to Peterborough train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Peterborough train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Peterborough station.

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There are 223+ hotels available in Peterborough. Prices start at £75 per night.

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