It takes an average of 2h 42m to travel from Reading to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 56 miles (91 km). There are normally 189 trains per day traveling from Reading to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from $32.14 when you book in advance.
From 2h 4m
56 miles (91 km)
189 trains per day
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You'll usually find 189 trains per day running between Reading and Brighton, which usually take 2 hours 42 minutes to complete the 91 km journey. It can take as little as 2 hours 4 minutes on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. Although there aren't any direct services on this line, it's still easy to travel to Brighton from Reading, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.
You can save money on train tickets from Reading to Brighton if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $32.14. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.
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The average journey time by train between Reading and Brighton is 2 hours and 42 minutes, with around 189 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Reading to Brighton is 2 hours and 4 minutes.
Train tickets from Reading to Brighton can start from as little as $32.14 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.
No, there are no direct train services from Reading to Brighton. Travelling from Reading to Brighton by train will require a minimum of 1 change.
The first train from Reading to Brighton leaves at 03:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Reading to Brighton leaves at 22:34. 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.
Trains travelling from Reading to Brighton cover a distance of around 56 miles (91 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Brighton to Reading.
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