Preston to Brighton by train

  • First train
    04:02
  • Last train
    21:17
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 46m
  • Distance
    370 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    24
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 22m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Preston to Brighton by train

Fast trains from Preston to Brighton take around 3 hours and 46 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 370 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Preston and Brighton.

1. Are there direct trains from Preston to Brighton?

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

We usually find around 25 departures on the route from Preston 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 Preston to Brighton?

The Preston to Brighton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 46 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Preston around 04:02 and the last train is around 21:17. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Preston around 04:02, and the last at 23:36.

When to book Preston 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 Preston to Brighton by train.

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Which train companies operate between Preston and Brighton?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink
  • Virgin Trains

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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