Brighton to Dover by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 32m
  • Distance
    107 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 11m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Brighton to Dover by train

Fast trains from Brighton to Dover take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 107 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Brighton and Dover.

1. Are there direct trains from Brighton to Dover?

Journeys between Brighton and Dover usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 70 departures on the route from Brighton to Dover every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 85 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Brighton to Dover?

The Brighton to Dover train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 32 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Brighton to Dover train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dover is usually scheduled to depart Brighton around 04:12 and the last train is around 22:55. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Brighton around 04:33, and the last at 22:48.

When to book Brighton to Dover train tickets?

Trains in the UK usually open for booking around 3 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Brighton to Dover by train.

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Which train companies operate between Brighton and Dover?

More than one train company operates on the route from Brighton to Dover, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southeastern
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.