Trains from London to Brighton

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national_express5 $
national_express14 $
national_express7 $
national_express13 $
national_express12 $
national_express12 $
national_express12 $
thameslink29 $
thameslink29 $
southern14 $
southern14 $
southern14 $
gatwick_express29 $
southern29 $
national_express4 $
national_express12 $
national_express12 $
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London to Brighton Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:63
Trains arrive in:Brighton
Trains depart from:London
Train Ticket Price:24 $
Distance:76 Kms
Train Companies:Thameslink, Gatwick Express, Southern

Quick Guide: Trains from London to Brighton

Average Price: $20
Trains per day: ~10
Transfers: Direct, Hove
Average Time: 1:00
Fastest Route: 0:56
Slowest Route: 1:16

Trains from London to Brighton: Journey Details

Trains in the UK are a convenient way to travel between cities, with a number of companies offering both domestic and international train routes. Southern Railway and Thameslink are the two main rail providers operating trains from London to Brighton. Southern operates the earliest trains from London Victoria station with direct services that usually arrive in Brighton with just over an hour travel time. The latest trains from London to Brighton usually depart before midnight, with later trains sometimes available. There are normally 4 trains from London to Brighton per hour during peak times and 3 during off-peak times. Trains on this route will often stop at major stations including Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains offer a direct service from London Bridge that begins shortly before typical Peak hours and takes just over an hour to reach Brighton. These too will usually stop at East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink also offers an early morning London to Brighton train from London Blackfriars that also takes about an hour. These trains run approximately every 30 minutes for about an hour or so, with services concluding in the morning. Those looking to travel from other stations such as London St Pancras International are advised to first travel to London Victoria or London Bridge, and then take a service from there to Brighton.

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London to Brighton Train Cost

Average prices for trains from London to Brighton when you book in advance

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London to Brighton Trains: General Information

  • autobus All London to Brighton trains are run by either Thameslink, Gatwick Express or Southern.

  • autobus Most London to Brighton trains are direct, depart from London's Victoria train station and arrive at Brighton Railway station.

  • autobus Journey Time: The London to Brighton train journey takes as little as 56 minutes to arrive in Brighton.

  • autobus Most travelers book their London to Brighton train tickets 1 day ahead of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices for London to Brighton trains decrease the further they are booked in advance:

  • It is 13% cheaper to book a London to Brighton train a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 22% cheaper to book a London to Brighton train ticket 1 week in advance as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Brighton train costs are 30% cheaper when booked 1 month in advance as opposed to purchasing a train ticket the day of.

Taking the Train from London

The major stations in the capital servicing trains from London to Brighton include London Victoria, London Bridge, and London Blackfriars. Each of these stations offers trains to London as well as other national rail services. Victoria station is one of London’s major railway stations, and a great place to embark on a day trip from London to Brighton. The station is located in the center of the city towards the west, near to Pimlico and Green Park as well as Buckingham Palace. Victoria Station has a large number of TFL bus connections, including night buses, as well as London Underground lines including the Victoria Line, District Line and Circle Line. Night transport to or from the station can be done with night buses or taxis. London Bridge and London Blackfriars are also located in what is considered Central London - with both offering easy connections to The City. Like most major stations in London, they are also connected to TFL transport including buses, night buses and Underground services. London Bridge is a major stop on the Northern Line (Bank Branch) on the Underground, and London Blackfriars is accessible by the District and Circle Line stop at Blackfriars. As the Underground does not operate overnight, getting to either station in the late hours can also be achieved by night bus or with taxis.

Getting into Brighton by Train

An iconic seaside town, Brighton is best known by sight for the Brighton Pier and the Brighton Wheel. Also found here is the seaside palace of the Prince Regent (George IV) - the Royal Pavilion. This palace is now home to incredible works of art and ornate furniture, some lent by the Queen, as well as a beautiful tea room with a balcony overlooking the Pavilion gardens. The main station for trains from London to Brighton is Brighton Station in East Sussex, which is located centrally within the town. A number of Brighton & Hove Buses stop at or near to the station, and there is a cycle path and main road that leads directly from the station to the beach and Brighton Pier. Most buses do not operate overnight, however, a smaller selection of night buses are available. Taxis can also be taken from the taxi rank located outside of the station.

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