Derby to Brighton by train

  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    22:45
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 8m
  • Distance
    249 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    53
  • Avg. journey time
    3hr 52m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Derby to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Derby to Brighton take around 3 hours and 8 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 249 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Derby and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Derby to Brighton?

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

We usually find around 56 departures on the route from Derby to Brighton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Derby to Brighton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 8 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Derby around 04:00 and the last train is around 22:45. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Derby around 05:21, and the last at 22:26.

When to book Derby 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 Derby to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Derby and Brighton?

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

  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Gatwick Express
  • Great Northern
  • Great Western Railway
  • 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.

Brighton to Derby by train

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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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