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Prices explained

Prices explained

At Loco2 we believe in price transparency. We use real data from Loco2 searches to estimate the cheapest fares you should be able to find for your journey.

The cheapest price is the lowest fare we've ever found for this journey. These prices can usually be found by searching when booking opens but they vary due to availability, which depends on factors like the day of the week or time of year.

More popular journeys include 30 day advance and 7 day advance prices. These are updated every two weeks using prices we've found by searching exactly 7 or 30 days from the most recent Thursday (we picked Thursday because this is when average prices are usually found).

30 day and 7 day prices fluctuate based on demand and availability at the time of search. For example, the 7-day price in summer is likely to be more expensive than the same journey in winter.

Prices are sourced in GBP and converted to other currencies using the daily market exchange rate.

We're always seeking to improve how price-checking works, and we welcome feedback on how we can make it better.

More advice about how to find the cheapest tickets can be found in our infographic.

  1. Cheapest price £49.00
  2. 30 day advance £49.00
  3. 7 day advance £66.50
  • First train
    05:30
  • Last train
    23:37
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 47m

Travelling from Sheffield to Brighton by train

The fastest trains from Sheffield to Brighton take around 3 hours and 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 298 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Sheffield and Brighton.

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

We usually find around 27 departures on the route from Sheffield 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 35 departures. The duration is normally about 3 hours and 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Sheffield around 05:30 and the last train is around 23:37. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Sheffield around 05:29, and the last at 23:37.

Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

When to book Sheffield to Brighton train tickets?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Sheffield to Brighton are £49.00.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around £49 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around £66. Booking on the day of travel is likely to be more expensive, so it is worth booking in advance if you can to save money.

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 Sheffield to Brighton by train.

Which trains operate between Sheffield and Brighton?

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

  • East Midlands Trains
  • Gatwick Express
  • London Underground
  • Southern
  • Thameslink

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Route map is indicative only and may differ from the optimal route. Actual routes will be displayed when searching.

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