Southampton to Peterborough by train

  • First train
    04:52
  • Last train
    23:40
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 55m
  • Distance
    196 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    42
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 36m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southampton to Peterborough by train

Fast trains from Southampton to Peterborough take around 2 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 196 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southampton and Peterborough.

1. Are there direct trains from Southampton to Peterborough?

Journeys between Southampton and Peterborough usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 45 departures on the route from Southampton to Peterborough every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 43 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Southampton to Peterborough?

The Southampton to Peterborough train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Southampton to Peterborough train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Peterborough is usually scheduled to depart Southampton around 04:52 and the last train is around 23:40. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southampton around 05:12, and the last at 23:08.

When to book Southampton to Peterborough train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Southampton to Peterborough by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southampton and Peterborough?

More than one train company operates on the route from Southampton to Peterborough, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • CrossCountry
  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • South West Trains
  • South Western Railway
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.