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Portsmouth to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 1h 32m to travel from Portsmouth to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 41 miles (67 km). There are normally 97 trains per day traveling from Portsmouth to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from $26.29 when you book in advance.

First train

05:29

Last train

22:48

Departure station

Portsmouth

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 1h 12m

Distance

41 miles (67 km)

Frequency

97 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $26.29

Train operators

Southern

Traveling from Portsmouth to Brighton by train

Looking to travel from Portsmouth to Brighton by train? You've come to the right place!

On average, it takes around 1 hour 32 minutes to travel from Portsmouth to Brighton by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 1 hour 12 minutes though. You'll usually find 97 trains per day running along the 67 km route between these two destinations. Once you're onboard, you can sit back and relax, as you won't need to make any changes on your way to Brighton.

Plan your trip ahead of time and book early if you want to snap up the cheapest fares. Tickets from Portsmouth to Brighton start from $26.29 when you book in advance, so start a search in our Journey Planner to view the latest prices.

If you're feeling ready to book, start looking for cheap train tickets with us today. Keep reading for more information on the journey to Brighton by train, including our train schedule where you can view first and last train times.

FAQs for Portsmouth to Brighton

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

The average journey time by train between Portsmouth and Brighton is 1 hour and 32 minutes, with around 97 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 Portsmouth and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Portsmouth to Brighton is 1 hour and 12 minutes.

How much does the train from Portsmouth to Brighton cost?

Train tickets from Portsmouth to Brighton can start from as little as $26.29 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 Portsmouth to Brighton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Portsmouth to Brighton without having to change trains. There are 97 direct trains from Portsmouth to Brighton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Portsmouth to Brighton leaves at 05:29. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Portsmouth to Brighton leaves at 22:48. 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 Portsmouth and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Portsmouth to Brighton cover a distance of around 41 miles (67 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Portsmouth to Brighton

Train tickets from Portsmouth to Brighton start at $26.29 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 Portsmouth to Brighton 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.

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

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