Rail and Coach Fares 2007
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*
COACH
National Express coach 0740 1020 13.60 - Last coach 1800 (2030 Fri/Sun)
Translinc coach 0915 1130 13.00 - Return at 1820
FCC ONLY
FCC Cheap Day Return 0845 1002 19.00 - Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Off-peak Day Travelcard 0845 1002 22.50 Included Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Family Travelcard
(min 1 adult + 1 child; max 2 adults + 4 children)
0845 1002 20.00 per adult
+ 2.00 per child
Included Not between 1630 and 1901 Mon-Fri
FCC Standard Open return Any FCC - 34.00 - Any FCC train
FCC Day Travelcard Peak Any FCC - 41.50 Included Any FCC train
ANY OPERATOR
GNER Cheap Day Return 1019 1113 23.50 - Not between 1555 and 1901 Mon-Fri
GNER Off-peak Day Travelcard 1019 1113 26.50 Included Not between 1555 and 1901 Mon-Fri
Business Saver 0915 1022 49.50 - Any train
Standard Open Any train - 68.00 - Any train
GNER Travelcard Peak Any train - 72.60 Included Any train
First Open Any train - 98.00 - 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 14.50 each way and if you book far enough ahead they may be available for travel from Peterborough as early as 0850. 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 www.gner.co.uk. 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 January 2007.   [Comparison with 2008 2006 2005]