Reading to Brighton by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Reading to Brighton by train
Fast trains from Reading to Brighton take around 1 hour and 50 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 91 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Reading and Brighton.
1. Are there direct trains from Reading to Brighton?
Journeys between Reading and Brighton usually involve one change of train.
We usually find around 70 departures on the route from Reading to Brighton every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 60 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Reading to Brighton?
The Reading to Brighton train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 50 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Reading to Brighton train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest train to Brighton is usually scheduled to depart Reading around 04:31 and the last train is around 23:34.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Reading to Brighton train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Reading to Brighton are $32.83.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $35 while booking 7 days in advance the price is around $34. 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 Reading 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 Reading to Brighton by train.
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Which train companies operate between Reading and Brighton?
More than one train company operates on the route from Reading 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
- South West Trains
- South Western Railway
- UK Rail Connections
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Brighton to Reading by train