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Dover to Brighton by train

  • First train
    04:28
  • Last train
    00:42
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 29m
  • Distance
    107 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    49
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 59m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dover to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Dover to Brighton take around 2 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dover and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Dover to Brighton?

Journeys between Dover and Brighton usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 74 departures on the route from Dover to Brighton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 102 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Dover to Brighton?

The Dover to Brighton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Dover to Brighton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Dover around 04:28 and the last train is around 00:42. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dover around 04:52, and the last at 00:42.

When to book Dover to Brighton train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Dover to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dover and Brighton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Dover to Brighton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

Brighton to Dover by train

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.