Manchester to Brighton train

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Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Brighton

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Manchester to Brighton is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM3h52
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:27PMBrighton station (BTN)
$3481One-way
2 transfers
Cheapest
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM4h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:13PMBrighton station (BTN)
$3481One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Manchester to Brighton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM3h52
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:27PMBrighton station (BTN)
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM4h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:13PMBrighton station (BTN)
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Manchester to Brighton

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Fastest Journey

3 h 52 m

Average

4 h 5 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

328 km

It's difficult to get from Manchester to Brighton without transferring at least 2 times.

Fastest
Avanti West Coast
08:35AM3h52
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
12:27PMBrighton station (BTN)
$3481One-way
2 transfers
Avanti West Coast
08:55AM4h18
Manchester Piccadilly (MAN)
01:13PMBrighton station (BTN)
$3481One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Manchester to Brighton

distanceDistance203 miles (327 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 52 min
priceCheapest ticket price$45 (€39)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, Thameslink or East Midlands Trains
Cheapest travel modebus
Cheapest bus ticket $20 (€17)

Trains from Manchester to Brighton run on average 2 times per day, taking around 4h 5m for the 328 km journey. Cheap train tickets for this journey start at $45 (€39) but you can travel from only $20 (€17) by bus.

Train providers: Virgin Trains, Thameslink and East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Brighton trains

For as little as $45 (€39) you can travel by train between Manchester and Brighton with Virgin Trains, Thameslink and East Midlands Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

East Midlands Trains is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates services from London to the East Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North West. East Midlands Trains operates a fleet of Class 158, Class 156, Class 170, Class 222 and Class 180 diesel multiple units, as well as Class 222 Meridian electric multiple units. East Midlands Trains also offers a range of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for East Midlands Trains are London to Nottingham, Sheffield, and Leeds.

East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Brighton train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: $139

FAQs: Trains from Manchester to Brighton

FAQs: Travel by train from Manchester to Brighton easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Manchester to Brighton.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Manchester to Brighton can start from as little as $45 (€39) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Manchester to Brighton is $182 (€157); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Manchester to Brighton train time is 3 h 52 min   covering the 203 mile (327 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Manchester to Brighton leaves at 5: 05 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Manchester to Brighton leaves at 4: 55 PM.
There are 16 trains a day from Manchester to Brighton which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Brighton. Take the fast train with East Midlands Trains from Manchester to Brighton.
For the best Manchester to Brighton train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, Thameslink or East Midlands Trains. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Brighton from Manchester to compare what amenities they may offer.

When departing from Manchester, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Airport and Manchester Victoria. When arriving in Brighton, you can end your trip in train stations like Brighton and London Road (Brighton).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Manchester Piccadilly, which is located around 0.5 miles (767 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Brighton, located 0.4 miles (585 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Brighton from Manchester is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 52 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Manchester to Brighton is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 3 ways to travel to Brighton from Manchester including taking a bus, train or flight.
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