Southend to Brighton by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    23:36
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 29m
  • Distance
    99 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    71
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 54m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Southend to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Southend to Brighton take around 2 hours and 29 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 99 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Southend and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Southend to Brighton?

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

We usually find around 69 departures on the route from Southend 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 75 departures.

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

The Southend to Brighton train travel time is normally about 2 hours and 29 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Southend around 04:00 and the last train is around 23:36. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Southend around 05:00, and the last at 22:48.

When to book Southend 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 Southend to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Southend and Brighton?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • UK Rail Connections
  • c2c

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.