Trains from London to Brighton

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Fri 23 Feb

09:11 10:14
27 €
01:03 hrs

Sat 24 Feb

08:12 09:18
13 €
01:06 hrs

Sun 25 Feb

08:00 10:16
32 €
02:16 hrs

Mon 26 Feb

09:11 10:14
27 €
01:03 hrs

Tue 27 Feb

09:11 10:14
27 €
01:03 hrs

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London to Brighton Train Information

Avg. Train Duration1h 9m
Trains arrive inBrighton
Trains depart fromLondon
Train Ticket Price 21.52 €
Distance76 km
Train Companies
  • Thameslink
  • Southern
  • Gatwick Express

What train companies travel from London to Brighton

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board Gatwick Express trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Gatwick Express trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Gatwick Express trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Gatwick Express trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Gatwick Express trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


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    Gatwick Express offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Gatwick Express also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Thameslink trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Thameslink trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Thameslink trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Thameslink trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Thameslink trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Thameslink offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Thameslink also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


What's on board Southern trains?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on Southern trains?

    No, children under 5 years old do not need a ticket on Southern trains if the child sits on an adult's lap. A child's ticket should be purchased if a seat is needed.


    No check-in is required for Southern trains.


    National Rail's 16-25 Railcard, Two Together Railcard, Family & Friends Railcard, Senior Railcard, and Disabled Persons Railcard entitle passengers to discounted tickets on Southern trains.


    When booking through Raileasy, all passengers must each possess a railcard in order to receive the reduced fare.


    You will need to make a separate booking for any passengers in your group who don't own a railcard. You will be liable to pay a fine if you purchase railcard discount tickets without the sufficient number of railcards to cover all passengers.


    Southern offers Anytime, Off-Peak, Advance, Plusbus, and Season fares. Southern also offers First Class and Standard Class tickets.


    Advance


    Valid on the time and date shown on ticket.


    Advance 1st Single


    Seat reservations are required.


    This ticket is valid for the date and time shown on your reservation. Please note that not all trains offer first class facilities and this fare does not guarantee that first class accommodation will be available on all legs of the journey for which it is purchased. Ticket is subject to availability.


    Anytime


    No Seat Reservations


    Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Valid for off peak trains, times, and routes on the date shown on the ticket. First class facilities cannot be guaranteed without a reservation for all journey legs, please check availability before you book.


    Super Off-peak


    Outward or single: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes on the date shown on ticket. Return: Restricted to super off peak trains, times and routes, validity may vary but generally valid for one calendar month of the outward.


    Anytime


    Outward or Single: Valid for travel any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Return: Valid for travel any time shown on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy.


    1st Class


    Can be used on any train at any time on the date and route shown on the ticket. Please note, not all trains offer first class facilities and this ticket does not guarantee their availability on the service you travel on.


    Advance


    Ticket non-refundable, but amendable for £10 fee within 28 days of departure via our cancellation page.


    Off-peak


    Restricted to off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Off-Peak 1st Single


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


    Super Off-peak


    Restricted to super off peak trains. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    Anytime


    Valid at any time on the date printed on the ticket, or up to one month after, depending on the provider's policy. Refundable (£10 fee) if unused within 28 days of travel date. Amendable (£10 fee).


    1st Class


    Refund available for a £10 fee on unused tickets within 28 days of travel date.


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

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day

$25.66

1 Day in Advance

$22.31

1 Week in Advance

$20.08

2 Weeks in Advance

$18.97

1 Month in Advance

$17.85

3 Months in Advance

$15.62

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.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Everything you need to know about London Paddington train station

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  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Euston train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Victoria train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.
Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria
Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11

This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.

Everything you need to know about London Bridge train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Liverpool Street train station

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  • Wifi
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  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Kings Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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Everything you need to know about London Charing Cross train station

  • Power Outlet
  • Wifi
  • Food Service
  • WC

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