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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

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

Chiltern Railways
08:474h09
Birmingham
12:56Brighton
£681One-way
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
17:375h22
Birmingham
22:59Brighton
£721One-way
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
08:285h20
Birmingham
13:48Brighton
£721One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
12:334h29
Birmingham
17:02Brighton
£731One-way
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
17:473h20
Birmingham
21:07Brighton
£741One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBirmingham to Brighton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
West Midlands Railway
12:334h29
Birmingham
17:02Brighton
0 changes
Avanti West Coast
17:473h20
Birmingham
21:07Brighton
0 changes
Southern
08:265h17
Birmingham
13:43Brighton
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
08:474h09
Birmingham
12:56Brighton
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
08:285h20
Birmingham
13:48Brighton
0 changes

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Train times from Birmingham to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 20 m

Average

4 h 39 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

220 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Birmingham for Brighton every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Avanti West Coast
17:473h20
Birmingham
21:07Brighton
£741One-way
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
08:474h09
Birmingham
12:56Brighton
£681One-way
0 changes
West Midlands Railway
12:334h29
Birmingham
17:02Brighton
£731One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:265h17
Birmingham
13:43Brighton
£741One-way
0 changes
Chiltern Railways
08:285h20
Birmingham
13:48Brighton
£721One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Birmingham to Brighton

distanceDistance136 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 7 min
priceAverage train ticket price£75 (€84)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesVirgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains, Southern or CrossCountry

Trains from Birmingham to Brighton cover the 136 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 7 min with our travel partners like Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains, Southern or CrossCountry. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £34, but the average price of train tickets is £75. Travellers depart most frequently from Birmingham New Street and arrive in Brighton.

Train companies: Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways and West Midland Trains trains Birmingham to Brighton

For as little as £45 you can travel by train to Brighton from Birmingham with Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways and West Midland Trains. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this trip.

Southern Rail is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local commuter services. Its trains include the InterCity 125, InterCity 225, and Class 444 and 450. It also offers a variety of ticket types, such as Advance, Off-Peak, and Super Off-Peak. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. The most popular routes for Southern Rail are London to Brighton, London to Southampton, and London to Portsmouth.

    Trains from Birmingham to Brighton: Journey Details

    Although there are no direct rail services between the cities of Birmingham and Brighton, there are still a number of indirect options to choose from. For the first leg of the journey, it is necessary to take a train to London Euston. Services to London Euston are operated by Virgin Trains and depart on a frequent basis, up to four times per hour during peak periods. A change at London Euston is then required, taking the tube to London Victoria. From Victoria, trains operated by Southern depart for Brighton approximately four times per hour. The total journey time from Birmingham is just over three hours.

    Taking the Train from Birmingham

    As it is necessary to change at London Euston, the main train station for departures towards Brighton is Birmingham New Street. Located directly in the centre of the city, Birmingham New Street is easily accessible by public transport. There are a number of local bus services which stop by the station, with the nearest stops located in Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street. Taxis are allowed to drop off passengers at the Hill Street entrance to the station. The Midland Metro station at Snow Hill is an approximately five-minute walk from Birmingham New Street.

    Getting into Brighton by Train

    Brighton is one of England's most famous and liveliest seaside resorts. Contrasting historic treasures such as the Royal Pavilion with a vibrant nightlife scene, the city appeals to a wide variety of age groups. Trains from Birmingham to Brighton terminate at the city's main station, Brighton (East Sussex). Operated by Southern, the station is located in Queens Road. A bus terminus is situated directly opposite the train station, as is a major taxi rank.

    FAQs: Birmingham to Brighton train

    FAQs: Travel by train from Birmingham 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 Birmingham to Brighton.
    FAQs
    Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Brighton can start from as little as £34 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Birmingham to Brighton is £75; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
    On average the Birmingham to Brighton train time is 3 h 7 min   covering the 136 mile long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
    The first train from Birmingham to Brighton leaves at 04: 50. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
    The last train from Birmingham to Brighton leaves at 21: 13.
    There are 16 trains a day from Birmingham to Brighton which require at least one change with Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains, Southern or CrossCountry. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
    For the best Birmingham to Brighton train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, West Midlands Trains, Southern or CrossCountry. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Brighton from Birmingham to compare what amenities they may offer.
    No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 21: 13.

    When departing from Birmingham, you have various train station options to start your route from including Birmingham New Street, Birmingham International and Birmingham Moor Street. 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 Birmingham New Street, which is located around 1.7 miles (2.7 km) 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 Birmingham is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 7 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
    The cheapest month to travel from Birmingham to Brighton by train is December.
    It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Birmingham and Brighton including taking a train or coach.

    Important Stations and Airports in Birmingham and Brighton

    Birmingham
    Brighton
    Birmingham New Street is the most popular Birmingham railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Birmingham for your journey to Brighton.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxisTaxis
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket Office Hours
    Mon - Sat: 05: 15 - 23: 00 | Sun: 07: 30 - 23: 00
    Public transport options for Birmingham New Street
    Bus lines: N5, N6, N8, 4, 9, 23, 45, 50, 61, X51, X70
    Train lines: West Midlands, CrossCountry, Avanti West Coast, Transport for Wales
    Onward travel information: There are nearby bus stops on Smallbrook Queensway and Hill Street Most buses are wheelchair accessible. ********************************************************************************************************** For information go to the local travel information office by the Stephenson Street entrance. Alternatively, visit Transport for West Midlands, or call 0121 214 7214.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for Birmingham International
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement coach services can be found at the front of the station opposite the entrance to the long stay car park.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for Birmingham Moor Street
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: This station is not usually served by rail replacement buses, due to difficult road access. Replacement buses stop at Birmingham Snow Hill station.
    Amenities at station
    ShoppingShopping
    ParkingParking
    AccessibilityAccessibility
    Public transport options for Birmingham Snow Hill
    Location for Rail Replacement Services: In the event of engineering the bus/coach will collect from: Bus Stop SH4, at the front of the station on Colmore Row.
    Birmingham New Street, Moor Street or Snow HillAccessibility
    Amenities at station
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