Croydon to Brighton train

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Cheap train tickets from Croydon to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Southern
08:040h59
East Croydon (ECR)
09:03Brighton station (BTN)
£121One-way
1 change
Cheapest
Southern
08:340h59
East Croydon (ECR)
09:33Brighton station (BTN)
£121One-way
1 change
Thameslink
08:290h49
East Croydon (ECR)
09:18Brighton station (BTN)
£181One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:190h54
East Croydon (ECR)
09:13Brighton station (BTN)
£181One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:400h47
East Croydon (ECR)
09:27Brighton station (BTN)
£291One-way
1 change

Train timetableCroydon to Brighton

Showing trains for tomorrow, Saturday, 25 May
Southern
08:040h59
East Croydon (ECR)
09:03Brighton station (BTN)
1 change
Southern
08:100h47
East Croydon (ECR)
08:57Brighton station (BTN)
1 change
Thameslink
08:190h54
East Croydon (ECR)
09:13Brighton station (BTN)
0 changes
Thameslink
08:290h49
East Croydon (ECR)
09:18Brighton station (BTN)
0 changes
Southern
08:340h59
East Croydon (ECR)
09:33Brighton station (BTN)
1 change
Southern
08:400h47
East Croydon (ECR)
09:27Brighton station (BTN)
1 change

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Train times from Croydon to Brighton

Showing times and prices for 25 May

Fastest Journey

47 m

Average

52 m

Trains per day

6

Distance

62 km

Of the 6 trains that leave Croydon for Brighton every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Southern
08:400h47
East Croydon (ECR)
09:27Brighton station (BTN)
£291One-way
1 change
Fastest
Southern
08:100h47
East Croydon (ECR)
08:57Brighton station (BTN)
£291One-way
1 change
Thameslink
08:290h49
East Croydon (ECR)
09:18Brighton station (BTN)
£181One-way
0 changes
Thameslink
08:190h54
East Croydon (ECR)
09:13Brighton station (BTN)
£181One-way
0 changes
Southern
08:040h59
East Croydon (ECR)
09:03Brighton station (BTN)
£121One-way
1 change

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Overview: Train from Croydon to Brighton

distanceDistance38 miles
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£20 (€23)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 19 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express

Trains from Croydon to Brighton cover the 38 miles long journey taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £20, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from East Croydon and arrive in Brighton.

Train companies: Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express trains Croydon to Brighton

Travel to Brighton from Croydon from £16 with Omio’s train partners Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

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.

Train information from Croydon to Brighton with Southern:

  • Average Duration: 45 min
  • Cheapest Price: £27
  • Southern frequency: 11 a day

 Trains from Croydon to Brighton

There are usually multiple trains from Croydon to Brighton every hour, on weekdays and at weekends. Journey times may vary, but most last just under 1 hour. Trains run throughout the day from early in the morning until late at night. 

Croydon to Brighton Train Time: Daily Departures

There are usually at least two trains from Croydon to Brighton every hour throughout the day, on every day of the week including Sundays. The first train generally leaves at around 1:30 a.m., but regular services do not start until around 4:30 a.m. Multiple trains continue to leave every hour until just before midnight. There are more trains during peak commuter times such as 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

How long is the journey by train from Croydon to Brighton?

The fastest service from Croydon to Brighton runs directly and lasts just under 50 minutes. Other services may have one change, and they usually take around 1 hour. Almost all of the trains between Croydon and Brighton take between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Croydon to Brighton?

Departure train station: East Croydon Station. This is in central Croydon and is around 10 miles from the City of London. It is well-served by public transport, with regular trams and buses connecting the station to the local area. Inside, there are cafés, newsagents, toilets and cash machines. 

Arrival train station: Brighton Railway Station. This is the most central station in the city. Regular trains leave here for other stations in the city, such as Preston Park, and there are several bus lines that stop outside the station. Brighton Railway Station has lots of facilities, including shops, restaurants, and lounges.

Which train companies travel from Croydon to Brighton?

Trains from Croydon to Brighton are provided by Southern, Thameslink, and Gatwick Express. Thameslink offers the fastest service, but all of the trains between Croydon and Brighton have a similar journey time, even if there is one change. Thameslink provides the most trains on this route.

Southern Croydon to Brighton

Southern usually provide two trains per hour from 9:00 a.m. onwards. Some of them run directly but others may have one change, in Hove, and they usually last between 50 minutes and 1 hour.

Thameslink Croydon to Brighton

Thameslink offer the fastest train service from Croydon to Brighton, lasting just under 50 minutes. Most of their trains run directly but some may have one change in Hove. They also offer the most early morning and late night services.

Gatwick Express Croydon to Brighton

All of the trains provided by Gatwick Express have one change at Gatwick airport. The journey time is usually around 55 minutes and their trains mainly run in the morning. 

Croydon to Brighton Trains: Services on Board

Thameslink, Southern, and Gatwick Express trains generally have first class carriages, but they are not available on every route. None of the providers implement a strict luggage policy, but they recommend that passengers should bring a maximum of two large suitcases and one piece of hand luggage. Larger bags should be put in the luggage racks, and smaller ones should be placed in the overhead storage areas. Passengers can bring a bike on most Thameslink, Southern, and Gatwick Express trains, but there are restrictions at peak times, such as in rush hour when travelling in and out of London. These restrictions are generally relaxed at weekends, and folding bikes can be brought on board at any time of day and on any route. All of the listed providers allow pets on board, but small animals must be contained in a crate, dogs must be kept on a lead, and there is a maximum of two dogs per person. All of the companies provide assistance to disabled passengers, who should contact their provider 24 - 48 hours before they travel. Once assistance is booked, a member of staff will be able to meet them at the train station. 

How to find cheap train tickets from Croydon to Brighton?

One of the best ways to find cheap trains from Croydon to Brighton is to book tickets well in advance of any journey. You will also benefit from being flexible with travel dates, and choosing a train with at least one stop in order to get a more affordable ticket.

FAQs: Croydon to Brighton train

FAQs: Travel by train from Croydon 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 Croydon to Brighton.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Croydon to Brighton can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Croydon to Brighton is £21; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Croydon to Brighton train travel time is 49 min   for the 38 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Croydon to Brighton leaves at 05: 07. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Croydon to Brighton leaves at 14: 19.
There are 25 trains a day from Croydon to Brighton which require at least one change with Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Croydon to Brighton train with Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip between Croydon and Brighton as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

When departing from Croydon, you have various train station options to start your journey from including East Croydon, West Croydon and South Croydon. 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 East Croydon, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Brighton, located 0.4 miles (584 m) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Croydon to Brighton by train is October.
You have options as you can travel between Croydon and Brighton 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Croydon and Brighton

Croydon
Brighton
East Croydon is the most popular Croydon 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 Croydon for your journey to Brighton.
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WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for East Croydon
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Rail replacement buses pick up / drop off at the bus stop on Dingwall Road.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
Public transport options for West Croydon
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Bus Stop B5 in Station Road Due to ongoing works, the stops for Rail Replacement bus services at West Croydon bus station are subject to regular change. Please check with local staff if intending to use this service.
Metro: London Trams (formerly Tramlink) services to Elmers End, Beckenham Junction and New Addington via East Croydon
South CroydonWifiParkingAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
ParkingParking
AccessibilityAccessibility
East Croydon or West Croydon

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