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Train Information to Brighton and Hove from London

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price£23 (€25)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersThameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express

Trains from London to Brighton and Hove cover the 47 miles (75 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 2 min with our travel partners like Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as £15, but the average price of train tickets is £23. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Brighton Railway Station.

Trains from London to Brighton 

Trains from London to Brighton run frequently, approximately at 30-minute intervals every day of the week. Train services are operated by Thameslink and Southern, and journey times range between 50 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes. 

London to Brighton train times: Daily departures 

Trains from London to Brighton run every day of the week at 30-minute intervals. The earliest services from London to Brighton depart at around 4:00 a.m., and arrive in Brighton approximately 2 hours later. The last service of the day from London to Brighton departs at around 10:30 p.m., and usually arrives just before midnight. 

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

The train journey from London to Brighton usually lasts between 50 minutes and 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on the service. Most journeys are direct services from central London to the centre of Brighton, with no changes required on the way. 

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from London to Brighton? 

Departure train stations: Many Thameslink services to Brighton depart from London St Pancras station. St Pancras is situated in central London and can easily be reached with the Tube by travelling to King's Cross St Pancras underground station. The station has a range of facilities, including shops, restaurants, public toilets, and ticket counters. Some trains to Brighton operated by Thameslink and Southern depart from London Victoria station. The station is also located in central London, and is well connected to the Tube via the Victoria line. Inside the station are numerous food and drink outlets, as well as shops, toilets, and information booths. 

Arrival train station: Most trains from London to Brighton arrive at Brighton Railway Station, which is located in the centre of the city and just a 20-minute walk from Brighton Beach. The station offers toilets, shops, bicycle parking, and an ATM. 

Which train companies travel from London to Brighton? 

Thameslink and Southern both operate trains from London to Brighton, and journey times are similar between both providers, ranging from 50 minutes on the fastest services up to 1 hour 30 minutes. Most Thameslink trains from London to Brighton are direct, while many Southern services require passengers to change at Hove.

Thameslink London to Brighton 

Thameslink trains from London to Brighton run very frequently throughout the day, approximately every 30 minutes. Most services are direct journeys, with no changes required. 

Southern London to Brighton 

Southern trains from London to Brighton run less frequently than Thameslink trains, departing once every hour on average. Southern services also require passengers to change trains at Hove before reaching Brighton.

London to Brighton trains: Services on board 

Passengers travelling from London to Brighton on Thameslink trains can buy first-class tickets, which offer extra legroom and more table space. All passengers can use luggage storage and overhead racks in every carriage to transport luggage. Bicycles can usually be brought on board, provided there's enough space, and passengers can also transport up to 2 pets if they're on a short lead or in a carrier. Passengers with disabilities can make the most of assisted travel services. 

Southern trains also offer first-class seats for passengers looking for more comfort and space during their journey. There are no specified luggage restrictions on Southern trains, but bicycles can only be transported during off-peak times. Up to 2 pets can be transported on a short lead or in a carrier, and there are also assisted travel services if booked in advance.

How to find cheap train tickets from London to Brighton

It's easy to find cheap train tickets from London to Brighton with Omio. Tickets often cost more when booked last minute, so travellers should be sure to book journeys as far in advance as possible to find the cheapest prices. It pays to stay flexible with intended travel dates - ticket prices can vary widely from day to day and from month to month. It's also worth choosing journeys that require a change along the way, or slower trains - the fastest trains aren't always the cheapest options. 

Travel Tips

Trains from London to Brighton and Hove
Travel by train to Brighton and Hove 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 London to Brighton and Hove.
FAQs
How much do cheap train tickets between London and Brighton and Hove cost?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between London and Brighton and Hove for the next 7 days starting from £15  one way.
What is the cost of a train ticket from London to Brighton and Hove on average?
The London to Brighton and Hove train ticket price is on average £23  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance to Brighton and Hove from London by train?
The London to Brighton and Hove train distance is approximately 47 miles (75 km).
How long does it take from London to Brighton and Hove by train?
The London to Brighton and Hove train duration is on average 1 h 2 min, which is to be expected when travelling 47 miles (75 km) from London to Brighton and Hove. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
Which train station in London goes to Brighton and Hove? Which train station do I come into Brighton and Hove from London?

There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Brighton and Hove you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Brighton Railway Station and London Road (Brighton).

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Brighton Railway Station.

Where is the departure train station in London located? Where is the arrival train station in Brighton and Hove located?

Passengers board the train most frequently from London Victoria, which is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Brighton Railway Station, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre.

Which train providers can take me to Brighton and Hove from London?
When taking a train from London to Brighton and Hove, you can count on Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express for the best way to get you to Brighton and Hove. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Brighton and Hove from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Are there any direct trains from London to Brighton and Hove?
Yes, there are 25 direct trains per day from London to Brighton and Hove with Southern or Thameslink, and you won’t need to change in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when travelling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you book your train ticket.
How many trains are there between London and Brighton and Hove a day?
The average number of trains departing London for Brighton and Hove is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What time is the earliest train from London to Brighton and Hove? What time is the last train from London to Brighton and Hove?
The first train from London to Brighton and Hove leaves at 07: 02   and the last train for this leaves at 07: 39. Omio shows you the latest train from London to Brighton and Hove times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
When should I book London Brighton and Hove train tickets to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from London to Brighton and Hove is on average £23 if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Brighton and Hove from London available a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Brighton and Hove
London Bridge
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London Charing Cross
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London Euston
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London Fenchurch Street
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London Kings Cross
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Victoria, Circle<br>Bus lines 91, 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 63, 73, 205, 214
London Liverpool Street
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Central, Circle, Hammersmith, City
London Paddington
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Circle, District<br>Bus lines 7, 15, 18, 23, 27, 36, 46, 105, 436
London St Pancras
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London Victoria
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is within walking distance of the city centre and is connected to other parts of the city by public transport.<br>Metro lines Circle, District, Victoria<br>Bus lines 22, 211, 239, C1, N11
How long does it take to get from the train station to the city centre?
This station is a 5-10 minute walk from the city centre.
London Waterloo East
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Where is the train station and what is the best way to get there?
This station is not located in the city centre but it can be reached by public transport.<br>Metro lines Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee, Waterloo, City<br>Bus lines 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77, 100, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176