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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. See below for information on getting to Brighton by train.
Main Train Companies and routes to Brighton
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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 to Brighton 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.
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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 bus service 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.