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

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Train via Warren Street station  •  2h 29m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough

$48 - $92

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Bus  •  5h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Peterborough National Express / ...

$20 - $28

3 alternative options

Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to London Waterloo
  2. Take the train from City Thameslink to Peterborough

$59 - $88

Train CrossCountry  •  5h 5m

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

$119 - $183

Drive  •  2h 36m

  1. Drive from Southampton to Peterborough 154.8 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Peterborough is to bus which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Peterborough is to train which costs £35 - £75 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Southampton station to Peterborough. However, there are services departing from Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade and arriving at Peterborough via London Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Southampton to Peterborough. However, there are services departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Peterborough via Birmingham New Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Southampton and Peterborough is 126 miles. The road distance is 154.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Peterborough without a car is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs £35 - £75.

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It takes approximately 2h 29m to get from Southampton to Peterborough, including transfers.

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Southampton to Peterborough bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade.

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

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The best way to get from Southampton to Peterborough is to train which takes 2h 29m and costs £35 - £75. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £15 - £22 and takes 5h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Peterborough.
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  • Distance: 126.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 29m

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Peterborough, England?

You can take a train from Southampton to Peterborough via London Waterloo, Waterloo station, Warren Street station, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and London Kings Cross in around 2h 29m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Southampton to Peterborough via London Victoria Coach Station in around 5h 50m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from City Thameslink to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Kings Cross to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Southampton Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Single
$65 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $95
Train from Birmingham New Street to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $80
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$30 - $55
Anytime Single
$50 - $80
Off-Peak Single
$40 - $65
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 Southampton Coach Station Harbour Parade to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
National Express
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Peterborough
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
National Express

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Southampton to Peterborough is 155 miles. It takes approximately 2h 36m to drive from Southampton to Peterborough.

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