Peterborough Cathedral

Heathrow Airport to Peterborough

From £22 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 50 mins (fastest)
Departures: up to 6 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from London Heathrow Airport to Peterborough

Our coaches travel from Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5 and Central Bus Station) to Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station with one-way fares starting from £22*.

Enjoy a guaranteed seat with every booking, free Wi-Fi, a generous luggage allowance and more, so you can travel in style for less.

Heathrow to Peterborough journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 50 mins
Cheapest price From £22 *
Distance (approx) 153km
No. of stops 4 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 0:15am/21:40pm

Our Heathrow to Peterborough services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

788 coach towards Peterborough

Our 788 service travels up to 6 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • Hemel Hempstead, Bridge Street
  • Luton Airport Bus Station
  • Hitchin Town
  • Cambridge (Trumpington Park & Ride)
  • Cambridge (Parkside)
  • Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station

Departing from Heathrow Airport

Our coaches from Heathrow Airport depart for Peterborough up to 6 times per day. At Heathrow, you will find many facilities, should you need them before boarding our coaches.

Facilities near our stop include: a wide assortment of cafes, shops and restaurants, as well as rest areas, toilet facilities, cash machines and ticket machines.

Arrival and Departure information:

Terminal 2 & 3: Coaches arrive and depart from the Heathrow Central Bus Station.

Terminal 4: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 4.

Terminal 5: Coaches arrive and depart outside of Heathrow Terminal 5.

Arriving at Peterborough

Queensgate Bus Station is conveniently located in the heart of the city, right next to the Queengate Shopping Centre. This means finishing your journey off couldn't be easier, especially if you are connecting to Peterborough Rail Station, which is only a 6-minute walk away. 

Many local bus services also utilise the station, as well as a nearby taxi rank.


You can bring 1x large suitcase (or 2x medium cases) & 1x soft hand luggage item onboard our coaches. However, be sure to check your flight luggage allowance with your airline before your pack.

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Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Heathrow to Peterborough?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 0.15am, arriving at Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station at 3.05am.

When is the last coach from Heathrow to Peterborough?

The first coach leaves from Heathrow Central Bus Station at 21.40pm, arriving at Peterborough Queensgate Bus Station at 0.55am.

How much is the coach from Heathrow to Peterborough?

A one-way journey from Heathrow to Peterborough is available from £22*.

How long does the coach take from Heathrow to Peterborough?

Our fastest coach journeys from Heathrow to Peterborough take 2 hrs 50 mins.

What happens if I miss my coach from Heathrow to Peterborough?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.

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