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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 $6.38
  2. 30 day advance $15.32
  • First train
    04:00
  • Last train
    00:52
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    52m

Travelling from London to Brighton by train

Fast trains from London to Brighton take around 52 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 77 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between London and Brighton.

Are there direct trains from London to Brighton?

Direct trains from London to Brighton have been found.

We usually find around 117 direct trains on the route from London to Brighton every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 90 departures.

How long is the train journey from London to Brighton?

The London to Brighton train travel time is normally about 52 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the London to Brighton train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart London around 04:24 and the last train is around 00:52. At weekends the first train of the day leaves London around 04:00, and the last at 23:32.

What's the London to Brighton train price?

The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from London to Brighton are $6.38.

Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $15, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.

When to book London 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 London to Brighton by train.

Which train companies operate between London and Brighton?

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

  • Gatwick Express
  • Southern

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

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  1. It’s so easy to take the train from London to Brighton that it’s no surprise that Londoners think nothing of just going to Brighton for the afternoon.

    This short journey takes in an exceptional stretch of countryside. The finest part of the journey is just beyond Gatwick Airport where the train cuts through the wooded hills of the Weald and crosses the Ouse Valley on a striking brick viaduct.

    London to Brighton

    The fastest trains from London Victoria to Brighton are branded Gatwick Express and most of these make just one stop along the way – no surprise that the stop is at Gatwick Airport. Other trains from London Victoria station are run by Southern. Even with four stops along the way, these Southern services still reach Brighton within an hour. The route from Victoria weaves south through London suburbs to Croydon, then cuts through the North Downs in a tunnel. Beyond Gatwick, the train cruises through lovely Sussex countryside before tunnelling under the South Downs to reach Brighton.

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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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