London to Brighton by train

  • First train
  • Last train
  • Avg changes
  • Fastest journey
  • Distance
    77 kilometres
  • Trains per day
  • Avg. journey time
    1hr 14m
  • Train operators

Travelling from London to Brighton by train

Fast trains from London to Brighton take around 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 77 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from London to Brighton?

Direct trains from London to Brighton have been found.

We usually find around 122 direct trains on the route from London to Brighton every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 97 departures.

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

The London to Brighton train travel time is normally about 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart London around 04:24 and the last train is around 00:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 04:00, and the last at 00:52.

When to book London 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 London to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between London and Brighton?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • Southern

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.