Southend to Peterborough by train

  • First train
    04:24
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 25m
  • Distance
    133 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    32
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 58m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southend to Peterborough by train

Fast trains from Southend to Peterborough take around 2 hours and 25 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 133 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Peterborough.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Peterborough?

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

We usually find around 26 departures on the route from Southend to Peterborough every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 54 departures.

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

The Southend to Peterborough train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 25 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Peterborough is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 04:13, and the last at 23:19.

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Peterborough by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Peterborough?

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

  • East Coast
  • Great Northern
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • London Underground
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

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.