There are 5 ways to get from Cardiff to Peterborough by train, bus or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough

$100 - $205

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Bus  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Peterborough National Express

$25 - $35

3 alternative options

Train CrossCountry  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough

$108 - $166

Train  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
  2. Take the train from Hereford to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough

$95 - $149

Drive  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Peterborough 191.2 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Peterborough is to bus which costs £19 - £27 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Peterborough is to train which costs £75 - £160 and takes 3 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Peterborough. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Peterborough via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cardiff to Peterborough. However, there are services departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at Peterborough via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 37 min.

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The distance between Cardiff and Peterborough is 147 miles. The road distance is 191.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Peterborough without a car is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £75 - £160.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Cardiff to Peterborough, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Peterborough bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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Cardiff to Peterborough train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cardiff Central station.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Peterborough is to train which takes 3 h 14 min and costs £75 - £160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £19 - £27 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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Cardiff to Peterborough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Peterborough station.

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Cardiff to Peterborough train services, operated by CrossCountry, arrive at Peterborough station.

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Map of how to get from Cardiff to Peterborough.
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  • Distance: 146.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Peterborough, England?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Peterborough via London Paddington, Paddington (H&C Line)-Underground, King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station, and London Kings Cross in around 3 h 14 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cardiff to Peterborough via London Victoria Coach Station in around 7 h 12 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Grand Central
Hull Trains
Phone
+44 345 071 0222
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
hulltrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$21 - $35
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $45
Super Off-Peak Single
$40 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $65
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $60
Anytime Single
$55 - $90
Off-Peak Single
$50 - $75
Train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
Arriva Trains Wales
Phone
03333 211 202
Email
customer.relations@arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Hereford
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
arrivatrainswales.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$23 - $35
First Anytime Day Single
$35 - $55
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
nationalexpress.com

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