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Brighton to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Brighton to London by train, over a distance of around 47 miles (75 km). There are normally 437 trains per day traveling from Brighton to London and tickets for this journey start from $7.65 when you book in advance.

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station


Journey time

From 1h 0m


47 miles (75 km)


437 trains per day


Direct trains available


From $7.65

Train operators

Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Brighton to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brighton to London for Thursday Oct 5th 2023 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
05:18 brighton06:30 london victoriaPlatform 7 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets1h 12m, direct

Travel from Brighton to London by train in 1 hour

Planning a trip to the capital and looking for more information on how take the train from Brighton to London? You’ve come to the right place! 

Generally, the train journey from Brighton to London takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes but can be as quick as 1 hour on the fastest services. As there are around 372 direct services on this popular route each day, you don’t need to worry about making changes along the way. 

If you’re traveling on this route, you’ll jump on a train at Brighton station operated by either Southern, Thameslink or the Gatwick Express. Once you’ve found your seat, you can start to enjoy the onboard amenities, such as comfortable seating and free WiFi on most services. If you’re traveling with Southern, your train will arrive at London Victoria station. However, if you’re traveling with Thameslink or the Gatwick Express, you’ll arrive promptly at London Bridge station.   

Whichever station you arrive at, you’re just a short walk, bus or Tube from the city’s most famous landmarks. Not sure where to begin? Check out our guide to the 14 best things to do in London, including the Tate Modern and Buckingham Palace.  

Looking to save money on your train tickets, try traveling during Off-Peak times, as tickets tend to be cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours on weekdays. If you’d like to save even more, keep your eyes peeled out for Advance tickets – they are usually released 12 weeks prior to the departure date and are generally cheaper than buying on the day of travel.  

Eager to begin? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Brighton to London in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. If you’d like more information about the journey first, keep reading for train timetables, FAQs and tips on finding cheap fares.  

FAQs for Brighton to London

Want to know more about your journey from Brighton to London? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Brighton to London take?

The average journey time by train between Brighton and London is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 437 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Brighton and London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brighton to London is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Brighton to London cost?

Train tickets from Brighton to London can start from as little as $7.65 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Brighton to London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brighton to London without having to change trains. There are 437 direct trains from Brighton to London each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Brighton to London leave?

The first train from Brighton to London leaves at 02:54. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brighton to London leave?

The last train from Brighton to London leaves at 00:02. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Brighton and London by train?

Trains travelling from Brighton to London cover a distance of around 47 miles (75 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from London to Brighton.

Cheap train tickets from Brighton to London

Train tickets from Brighton to London start at $7.65 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Brighton to London is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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