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Liverpool to Brighton by train

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Journey time

From 4h 32m


215 miles (347 km)


31 trains per day


2 changes

Train operators

CrossCountry, London Overground, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Merseyrail, London North Eastern Railway, Transport for Wales, Southern

Travel from Liverpool to Brighton by train in 4 hours 32 minutes

If you want to know more about the journey from Liverpool to Brighton by train, look no further!

The average journey time from Liverpool to Brighton by train is 10 hours 1 minute, although on the fastest services it can take just 4 hours 32 minutes. You'll usually find 31 trains per day traveling the 347 km between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes along the way as there are no direct services to Brighton.

Book train tickets from Liverpool to Brighton in advance instead of buying them on the day and you'll snap up the cheapest fares. You can check prices from Liverpool to Brighton in our Journey Planner.

Ready to book? Start your search for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times, as well as tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Liverpool to Brighton

Want to know more about your journey from Liverpool to Brighton? 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 Liverpool to Brighton take?

The average journey time by train between Liverpool and Brighton is 10 hours and 1 minute, with around 31 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 Liverpool and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Liverpool to Brighton is 4 hours and 32 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Liverpool to Brighton?

No, there are no direct train services from Liverpool to Brighton. Travelling from Liverpool to Brighton by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

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

The first train from Liverpool to Brighton leaves at 05:04. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Liverpool to Brighton leaves at 22:20. 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 Liverpool and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Liverpool to Brighton cover a distance of around 215 miles (347 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Liverpool to Brighton

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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 Liverpool to Brighton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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

What are my ticket options for this journey?

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