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from Brighton and Hove to London

You can get from Brighton and Hove to London by train, bus or flight.

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Wed
29 Sep
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Thu
30 Sep
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Fri
1 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Sat
2 Oct
£15Thameslink
£7National Express
Sun
3 Oct
£9Southern
£7National Express
Mon
4 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Tue
5 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Wed
6 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Thu
7 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Fri
8 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Sat
9 Oct
£19Southern
£7National Express
Sun
10 Oct
£19Southern
£7National Express
Mon
11 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Tue
12 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Wed
13 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Thu
14 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Fri
15 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Sat
16 Oct
£15Thameslink
£7National Express
Sun
17 Oct
£15Southern
£7National Express
Mon
18 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express
Tue
19 Oct
£22Thameslink
£7National Express

Travel Information between Brighton and Hove and London

distanceDistance47 miles (75 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £30
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £30 • 1 h 3 min
carriersPopular travel companiesNational Express or Thameslink

Take a coach or train to travel 47 miles (75 km) to London from Brighton and Hove. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 3 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are National Express or Thameslink among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach from Brighton and Hove to London.

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General Information About the Journey from Brighton to London

Located just 53 miles (85 km) apart, the journey from London to Brighton is convenient by both bus and train. Services are very regular and also extremely quick, requiring between 1-2 hours to complete the journey.

Buses from Brighton to London

National Express runs services to London from Brighton Coach Station (Pool Valley). Services arrive at London Victoria Coach Station and take between 1.5-3 hours. Departures leave almost around the clock with approximately one bus leaving per hour. Some services require one change at Gatwick Airport however the majority are direct.

Trains from Brighton to London

Trains from Brighton to London terminate at three London stations: London Victoria, London Bridge and St. Pancras International. There are between 6 and 10 services per hour during the day with the majority of services operating at peak commuter times. Later in the evening there are between 2 and 5 services per hour, with the last two trains leaving Brighton just after midnight and arriving at Victoria and St. Pancras after 1:20 a.m. The shortest journey time is around 55 minutes whist the longest takes just over 1.5 hours. Some services are direct and others have one stop in Haywards Heath or East Croydon. Services are operated by Thameslink or Southern.

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FAQs
What are my travel options from Brighton and Hove to London?

There are 2 travel options from Brighton and Hove to London: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Brighton and Hove to London?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Brighton and Hove to London, which costs on average £7.

This is compared to other ways of getting to London:

A coach is £23 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Brighton and Hove to London costing on average £30.

What is the fastest way from Brighton and Hove to London?

The quickest way to travel from Brighton and Hove to London is by train, which takes on average 1 h 3 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 2 h 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Brighton and Hove to London?

London is approximately 47 miles (75 km) away from Brighton and Hove.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Brighton and Hove to London?

The average frequency per day from Brighton and Hove to London is:

  • 25 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey from Brighton and Hove to London as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When going from Brighton and Hove to London, where do I depart from Brighton and Hove and where do I arrive in London?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Brighton and Hove to London:

  • Coaches from Brighton and Hove to London most often leave from Brighton, Coach Station and arrive in London, Victoria Coach Station.
  • Trains mostly leave from Brighton Railway Station and tend to arrive in London Victoria.
Which travel companies can help me find a way to get from Brighton and Hove to London?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Brighton and Hove to London, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • National Express can get you to London by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with National Express from Brighton and Hove to London for £7 on Omio.
  • Travel with Thameslink for trains to London. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Thameslink Brighton and Hove to London tickets on Omio for £30.
Is there a direct service between Brighton and Hove and London?

Yes, there are direct routes from Brighton and Hove to London with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches to take to London with National Express.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to London tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you book tickets for this trip.

Where should I go next after I travel from Brighton and Hove to London?
Your journey from Brighton and Hove to London doesn't have to end in London. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you’d like to add Paris, Amsterdam or Brussels to your Brighton and Hove to London trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from London today!
How far in advance should I purchase tickets to London from Brighton and Hove online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip to London from Brighton and Hove, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing £7 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing £30 one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Brighton and Hove and London online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.