Manchester to Brighton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Manchester to Brighton by train
Fast trains from Manchester to Brighton take around 3 hours and 39 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 327 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Manchester and Brighton.
1. Are there direct trains from Manchester to Brighton?
Journeys between Manchester and Brighton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 50 departures on the route from Manchester 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 63 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Manchester to Brighton?
The Manchester to Brighton train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 39 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Manchester to Brighton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Manchester around 05:05 and the last train is around 22:28.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Manchester around 05:25, and the last at 23:41.
What's the Manchester to Brighton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Manchester to Brighton are $51.92.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $53 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $97. 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.
When to book Manchester 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 Manchester to Brighton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Manchester and Brighton?
More than one train company operates on the route from Manchester to Brighton, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- First Great Western
- Gatwick Express
- Great Western Railway
- London Underground
- UK Rail Connections
- 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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