Travelling to University Centre Peterborough

University Centre Peterborough

Peterborough is easily accessible from all parts of the UK and overseas. It's just 80 miles (128 km) from London and 40 miles (64 km) from Cambridge.

On foot

University Centre Peterborough is close to the city centre, so it's easy to walk to campus. 

Travelling by bike

Peterborough is easy to get around by bike. It’s flat and has an extensive network of over 200km of cycle paths. There are 11 named and numbered routes surrounded by a 45-mile Green Wheel route which circles the city.

Travelling by public transport


East Coast Main Line provides rapid rail connections. Some estimated journey times are: 

  • London King's Cross - 50 minutes
  • York - 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Leeds - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Newcastle - 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Edinburgh - 3 hours 30 minutes.


Most services operate from the main bus station which is adjacent to Queensgate shopping centre, and only a short walk from Peterborough train station and the city centre. 


You can sail to Harwich International Port using:

  • Hook of Holland Stena Line
  • Cuxhaven, Germany.

From Harwich, the train journey to Peterborough takes about three hours. You'll need to make at least one change. By car, the journey takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.


The nearest airports to Peterborough are East Midlands, London Stansted, Luton and Norwich.

By car the journey from:

  • East Midlands airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
  • London Stansted airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Luton airport to Peterborough takes approximately 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Norwich airport to Peterborough takes approximately 2 hours 10 minutes.

Travelling by car

There are fast road connections via the A1(M) for north-south journeys and the A14 and A47 east-west routes.

If you’re programming a Sat Nav the postcode for University Centre Peterborough is PE1 4DZ.

Map of Peterborough and UCP

Map of Peterborough city centre and UCP