Colchester to Brighton by train

  • First train
    04:43
  • Last train
    23:03
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    2hr 32m
  • Distance
    138 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    50
  • Avg. journey time
    2hr 56m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Colchester to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Colchester to Brighton take around 2 hours and 32 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 138 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Colchester and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Colchester to Brighton?

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

We usually find around 52 departures on the route from Colchester to Brighton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

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

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

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Colchester around 04:43 and the last train is around 23:03. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Colchester around 04:43, and the last at 23:33.

When to book Colchester 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 Colchester to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Colchester and Brighton?

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

  • Abellio Greater Anglia
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • Greater Anglia
  • London Underground
  • 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.

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