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The cheapest trains

from London
to Brighton

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Cheapest

$17

Average

$23

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

The average ticket from London to Brighton will cost around $ 23 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 17.

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08:20London St Pancras1h24 09:44Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way
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08:00London St Pancras1h19 09:19Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way
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07:50London St Pancras1h22 09:12Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way
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08:16London Victoria1h15 09:31Brighton Railway Station
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$231One-way
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08:14London Victoria0h53 09:07Brighton Railway Station
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$401One-way

Train Times

London to Brighton

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07:50London St Pancras1h22 09:12Brighton Railway Station
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08:00London St Pancras1h19 09:19Brighton Railway Station
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08:14London Victoria0h53 09:07Brighton Railway Station
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08:16London Victoria1h15 09:31Brighton Railway Station
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08:20London St Pancras1h24 09:44Brighton Railway Station
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Prices across different modes

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Bus
Fri
Sep 20
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$16National Express
Sat
Sep 21
$17Southern
$14National Express
Sun
Sep 22
$17Southern
$6National Express
Mon
Sep 23
$35Thameslink
$5National Express
Tue
Sep 24
$35Thameslink
$5National Express
Wed
Sep 25
$35Thameslink
$5National Express
Thu
Sep 26
$35Thameslink
$8National Express
Fri
Sep 27
$35Thameslink
$8National Express
Sat
Sep 28
$17Thameslink
$8National Express
Sun
Sep 29
$17Thameslink
$6National Express
Mon
Sep 30
$35Thameslink
$6National Express
Tue
Oct 1
$34Thameslink
$5National Express
Wed
Oct 2
$35Thameslink
$5National Express
Thu
Oct 3
$34Thameslink
$5National Express
Fri
Oct 4
$35Thameslink
$5National Express
Sat
Oct 5
$12Southern
$5National Express
Sun
Oct 6
$41Southern
$8National Express
Mon
Oct 7
$34Thameslink
$6National Express
Tue
Oct 8
$34Thameslink
$5National Express
Wed
Oct 9
$34Thameslink
$5National Express
Thu
Oct 10
$35Thameslink
$5National Express

The fastest trains

from London
to Brighton

Showing times and prices for Sep 21

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 14 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

76 km

Of the 5 train that leave London for Brighton every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct train cover the 76 km distance in an average of 1 h 14 m but if you time it right, some train will get you there in just 53 m .

The slowest train will take 1 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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08:14London Victoria0h53 09:07Brighton Railway Station
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$401One-way
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08:16London Victoria1h15 09:31Brighton Railway Station
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$231One-way
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08:00London St Pancras1h19 09:19Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way
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07:50London St Pancras1h22 09:12Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way
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08:20London St Pancras1h24 09:44Brighton Railway Station
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$171One-way

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Journey Summary

London to Brighton Train Information

Avg. Train Duration:
1 hours 20 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $28
Trains depart from:London
Trains arrive in:Brighton
Distance:76 km
TrainTrain Companies:Thameslink, Southern

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


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

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

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

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





Based on Omio'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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