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London to Brighton by train
Trains per day113
Avg. journey time1hr 14m
Travelling from London to Brighton by train
Fast trains from London to Brighton take around 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 77 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Brighton.
1. Are there direct trains from London to Brighton?
Direct trains from London to Brighton have been found.
We usually find around 121 direct trains on the route from London to Brighton every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 97 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from London to Brighton?
The London to Brighton train travel time is normally about 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the London to Brighton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart London around 04:24 and the last train is around 00:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 04:00, and the last at 00:52.
What's the London to Brighton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Brighton are $6.37.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $10 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $6. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.
When to book London 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 London to Brighton by train.
Which train companies operate between London and Brighton?
More than one train company operates on the route from London to Brighton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Gatwick Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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Gatwick Express or Southern
It’s so easy to take the train from London to Brighton that it’s no surprise that Londoners think nothing of just going to Brighton for the afternoon.
This short journey takes in an exceptional stretch of countryside. The finest part of the journey is just beyond Gatwick Airport where the train cuts through the wooded hills of the Weald and crosses the Ouse Valley on a striking brick viaduct.
London to Brighton
The fastest trains from London Victoria to Brighton are branded Gatwick Express and most of these make just one stop along the way – no surprise that the stop is at Gatwick Airport. Other trains from London Victoria station are run by Southern. Even with four stops along the way, these Southern services still reach Brighton within an hour. The route from Victoria weaves south through London suburbs to Croydon, then cuts through the North Downs in a tunnel. Beyond Gatwick, the train cruises through lovely Sussex countryside before tunnelling under the South Downs to reach Brighton.
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