Rail and Coach Fares 2006
London for the day

Comparison of return fares for a day trip from Peterborough to London.
All of the rail tickets (except GNER "cheap singles") can be purchased on the day of travel.

FCC: First Capital Connect (successor to WAGN)
GNER: Great North Eastern Railway

Note: First Capital Connect (FCC) tickets are valid only on FCC trains.

Ticket First Departure* Arrives London* Fare Tube and bus # Returning*
National Express coach 0740 1020 13.60 - Last coach 1800 (2030 Fri/Sun)
Translinc coach 0915 1130 13.00 - Return at 1820
FCC Cheap Day Return 0844 1001 18.10 - Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Off-peak Day Travelcard 0844 1001 20.70 Included Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Family Travelcard
(min 1 adult + 1 child; max 2 adults + 4 children)
0844 1001 19.00 per adult
+ 1.00 per child
Included Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Standard Open return Any FCC - 32.60 - Any FCC train
FCC Day Travelcard Peak Any FCC - 38.60 Included Any FCC train
GNER Cheap Day Return 1017 1112 22.30 - Not between 1555 and 1901 Mon-Fri
GNER Off-peak Day Travelcard 1017 1112 24.70 Included Not between 1555 and 1901 Mon-Fri
Business Saver 0915 1022 47.50 - Any train
Standard Open Any train - 63.00 - Any train
GNER Travelcard Peak Any train - 67.90 Included Any train
First Open Any train - 92.00 - Any train

* No restrictions on Saturdays, Sundays or public holidays (timings may vary). Restrictions relate to scheduled departure times, not actual departure times.
# All Underground, National Rail, DLR and bus services in zones 1-6.

Also available - GNER Cheap Singles:
If you can plan ahead and know exactly when you want to travel, GNER Cheap Singles may be worth considering. The price is generally from 12.00 each way and if you book far enough ahead they may be available for travel from Peterborough as early as 0830. Similarly, you may be able to get them for trains leaving London in the evening peak. You have to buy them in advance from the GNER website. Availability is limited so you get more choice of departures if you book early. You are restricted to the trains you specify, so you can't catch an earlier or later train. You can have the tickets posted, or you can elect to pick them up from the station.

   Valid as at July 2006.   [Comparison with 2005 2007 2008]