The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
The average ticket from Manchester to Brighton and Hove will cost around £ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 74.
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3 h 52 m
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Of the 8 trains that leave Manchester for Brighton and Hove every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 328 km distance in an average of 4 h 17 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 52 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 6 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.
|Distance||203 miles (327 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 52 min|
|Average train ticket price||£71 (€80)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Avanti West Coast|
Trains from Manchester to Brighton and Hove cover the 203 miles (327 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 52 min with our travel partners like Avanti West Coast. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £71, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £60.
You can travel by train from Manchester to Brighton and Hove with Chiltern Railways and CrossCountry for as low as £60. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
Chiltern Railways is a regional train company in the United Kingdom which is owned by Arriva Trains and has operated since 1996. Check the different ticket types for your next train to Brighton and Hove from Manchester: Duo, Anytime, Season, Super Off Peak, Off Peak and Advance.
Are you making plans to travel from Manchester to Brighton and Hove? Why not take a train with Chiltern Railways? Omio can show you current Chiltern Railways train times, tickets, travel information (such as luggage policy and amenities offered onboard) and prices so you can find the best deals on Manchester to Brighton and Hove trains all in one place. On the Chiltern Railways train, you can expect to travel 203 miles (327 km) between Manchester and Brighton and Hove. If you use the Omio app to search for trains from Manchester to Brighton and Hove, you can quickly see if the Chiltern Railways ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you have found your perfect one-way Chiltern Railways train between Manchester and Brighton and Hove, book your cheap train tickets online on Omio or in the Omio app quickly and easily so you can spend the rest of your time enjoying your upcoming trip!
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When looking for trains from Manchester to Brighton, you will have to consider at least two changes on your route. The first leg of your journey will be to London Euston Station and will take about 2h 30min direct. From there, you'll need to go on the London Underground and make your way to either Victoria Station (about 10min on the Victoria Line) or London Blackfriars (about 25min on the Northern and District Lines, with a change at Embankment). From both stations, it's about a 1-h journey to Brighton Station. The entire trip takes around 4h 30min, although this may depend on transfer and waiting times between trains. These trains are usually available several times a day on weekdays, with more limited services on weekends.
Trains from Manchester to Brighton (via London Euston and Victoria/Blackfriars) are quite frequent and plentiful, with varying frequencies throughout the day. For the first few services of the day, trains depart every hour, then every 45min after 10:00 and roughly every 20-35min until the last service.
First trains from Manchester to London Euston usually depart from Piccadilly station at 08:00, with services leaving every 45min and arriving in London in 2h 30min. Your connecting train will leave between 45-60min later from either London Victoria Station or London Blackfriars station and take another hour to Brighton Railway Station. Last trains depart from Manchester Piccadilly at around 17:30 daily, although this can change at weekends and on bank holidays.
Man on a train from Manchester. Source: Shutterstock
Departure train stations: Trains depart first from Manchester Piccadilly station, located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city centre, a short 7-min train ride or 15min by bus from Manchester Deansgate station in the city centre. In London, you'll depart either from Victoria station or London Blackfriars. All stations have accessible toilets and designated seating areas, passenger assistance services which can be booked in advance, as well as plenty of shops and food & drink options.
Arrival train station: You'll arrive at Brighton Railway station, less than 1 mile from the city centre and Brighton beach, a short 15-min walk or 5min by bus plus a 6-min walk. Brighton railway station has accessible toilets and baby changing facilities, as well as a number of food outlets, coffee shops and stores. It has step-free level access to all the platforms, and wheelchairs are available for passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility upon request. There's also a heated passenger lounge where you can comfortably sit and wait for your train.
In the first part of the journey to London Euston, direct trains are operated by Avanti West Coast, taking you to London in about 2h 30min. From London Victoria, your direct train to Brighton will be operated by Gatwick Express. From London Blackfriars, you'll also take a direct journey which is operated by Thameslink.
There are no night trains from Manchester to Brighton. The earliest trains depart in the morning from 08:00, and services finish in the evening, around 17:00-18:00.
Avanti West Coast is the main provider for trains from Manchester to London Euston, with plenty of direct trains leaving every 20-45min, depending on the date and time of your trip.
Trains run by Gatwick Express from Victoria to Brighton run approximately every 15min, so if by any chance you miss your connecting train, you can always hop on the next one.
Operated by Thameslink, direct trains from Blackfriars to Brighton usually depart every 10-15min and take on average 1h 10min to their destination.
Choosing to travel by train is a smart way to save on time, effort and to cut down on harmful carbon emissions. Trains are the most environmentally-friendly way to get around, and you'll actually be able to enjoy the journey either resting or keeping yourself entertained: read a book or watch a movie on your tablet or phone. As it turns out, sustainability is pretty relaxed too! Grab yourself a great deal for trains from Manchester to Brighton on Omio or get inspired by our online magazine, The Window Seat.
Whether you're travelling with Avanti West Coast, Gatwick Express or Thameslink, you can opt for seats in Standard or First Class, the latter of which offers you Wi-Fi and catering services on most trains. If you're travelling with lots of luggage, bear in mind that while there are luggage racks available on all trains, they can get filled up quickly due to demand. Alternatively, there are overhead racks for smaller items. Animals are also permitted on board these services, with a limit of two pets per passenger. While you don't need to reserve a place for your pet in advance, you do need to book a space for your bike, as there is limited storage availability. Should you or someone in your group require assistance during your journey, you can also reserve this service in advance with all companies; they have staff equipped to help elderly and disabled passengers, as well as those with reduced mobility.
To find good deals on your upcoming journey to Brighton, it's best to avoid peak-travel times (from 06:00-09:00 and 16:00-19:00) and book your journey in advance. Midweek journeys are also more affordable than travelling at weekends and around school and bank holidays. Being flexible with your travel dates is another way to secure a bargain price on your trip. Additionally, choosing a return ticket is more cost-efficient than booking single journeys separately.
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A beautiful city on the English seaside, Brighton attracts thousands of visitors each year, all looking to discover its pebble beaches (the most famous being Brighton Beach) and explore the Brighton Pier amusement park. If you're looking for green spaces around Brighton, pay a visit to the Devil's Dyke National Trust, a park full of natural beauty to be enjoyed in the warmer months. Located only 6 miles (10km) from Brighton Beach, you can easily get to the park in 30min with bus no 77 departing from Palace Pier, or 20min by car or taxi. End your day with a stroll on the Undercliff Walk and explore Brighton Marina. Despite being a popular city to visit during summer, there is also lots to do in Brighton, even in the colder months. Here are five things to see and do in Brighton any time of the year.
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