Cheap Train Tickets to Brighton

Trains to Brighton: Overview

Brighton is one of Britain's most popular cites and is an ideal family vacation spot, honeymoon hideaway, adventure location or pamper holiday destination. The Brighton Marina is the ideal location for a stroll along the waterfront, dinner stop at Jimmy's, Coast to Coast or Brasserie Fish for a great seafood meal, ice cream or sundowners. Then head to the Theatre Royal for a great theatre experience or the Brighton Toy or Model Museum, which is fun for the whole family. For something different while in the Brighton area, bet on your favourite horse at the Brighton Racecourse or spend an afternoon watching Football at Falmer Stadium or simply laze on Brighton beach.


Main Train Companies and routes to Brighton



Trains to Brighton: Train Companies & Departure Cities


Which train operating companies run trains to Brighton? The city of Brighton is serviced by rail networks from several destinations in the UK and throughout Europe. There are regular direct trains from London offered by Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express.

Which cities have direct trains to Brighton? Most southern UK cities such as London and Southampton serve direct trains to Brighton. Although other major UK cities frequently offer in-direct trains to Brighton including Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Sheffield, York, Cardiff and many more.

Tips for booking cheap trains to Brighton


How far in advance to book trains to Brighton? The best time to book trains to Brighton in advance is about 2 months before your ideal date of departure.

For people wanting to travel to Brighton by train, it can be worth buying a railcard before setting off. These entitle the holder to one third off train tickets on National Rail services. For people regularly planning to take the train to Brighton, the Network Railcard is valid for people of any age to travel in the Brighton and Network South East region. However, these are just one way to ensure you save money, there are other steps you can follow in order to book cheap train tickets.

Station info and getting to the city centre


What are the main stations in Brighton? The main station of arrival is Brighton station. Brighton railway station is located about 15 minutes from Brighton Pier. You can use the Brighton and Hove taxi or bus service or your rental car to navigate to your hotel and the city centre. The Volks Railway travels between the Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina between March and October.If travelling onwards there are local bus services that run from just outside the station, there is also a taxi rank outside which is usually full so no need to book.



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Local Time 01:46
Pound Sterling
Population 139,000
Region South East England
Languages English

How expensive is Brighton?

An Average Meal

An average meal in a restaurant in Brighton costs 19% more than in the rest of the country.


Prices in Brighton are on average 13.4% higher than in the other cities in United Kingdom.

Public Transport

Public transport in Brighton costs around 7.3% more than national average.

A Night in a Hotel

A night in a hotel in Brighton is about 7.3% more expensive on average than in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Trains to Brighton

via Digby & Sowton Exeter Central Clapham Junction Brighton Railway Station
duration: 04:49 hrs
first: 12:12
last: 12:12
earliest: 17:01
last: 17:01
  • Digby & Sowton
  • Exeter Central
  • Clapham Junction
  • Brighton Railway Station


19/11/2015 12:12 - 17:01 £18.70
via Canterbury West Ashford International Station Brighton Railway Station
duration: 02:14 hrs
first: 09:06
last: 14:45
earliest: 11:20
last: 17:05
  • Canterbury West
  • Ashford International Station
  • Brighton Railway Station


11/05/2016 09:06 - 11:20 £22.36
13/05/2016 11:06 - 13:20 £22.36
29/05/2016 14:45 - 17:05 £22.36
via Birmingham New Street London Euston London Victoria Hove Brighton Railway Station
duration: 03:20 hrs
first: 13:10
last: 13:10
earliest: 16:30
last: 16:30
  • Birmingham New Street
  • London Euston
  • London Victoria
  • Hove
  • Brighton Railway Station


22/05/2016 13:10 - 16:30 £17.89