Canterbury to Brighton by train

  • First train
    05:17
  • Last train
    22:48
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 22m
  • Distance
    99 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    41
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 53m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Canterbury to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Canterbury to Brighton take around 2 hours and 22 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 99 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Canterbury and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Canterbury to Brighton?

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

We usually find around 39 departures on the route from Canterbury to Brighton 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 45 departures.

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

The Canterbury to Brighton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 22 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Canterbury around 05:17 and the last train is around 22:39. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Canterbury around 05:42, and the last at 22:48.

When to book Canterbury to Brighton 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 Canterbury to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Canterbury and Brighton?

More than one train company operates on the route from Canterbury to Brighton, 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.