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Southampton to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 1h 52m to travel from Southampton to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 55 miles (89 km). There are normally 55 trains per day traveling from Southampton to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from $25.53 when you book in advance.

First train

04:47

Last train

21:33

Departure station

Southampton

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 1h 47m

Distance

55 miles (89 km)

Frequency

55 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From $25.53

Train operators

Southern

Travel from Southampton to Brighton by train in 1 hour 47 minutes

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

The average journey time from Southampton to Brighton by train is 1 hour 52 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 1 hour 47 minutes. You'll usually find 55 trains per day traveling the 89 km between these two destinations. Direct trains are usually available every day on the route to Brighton.

Book train tickets from Southampton to Brighton in advance instead of buying them on the day and they can start from $25.53. We'll always highlight the cheapest prices when you search 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 Southampton to Brighton

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

The average journey time by train between Southampton and Brighton is 1 hour and 52 minutes, with around 55 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 Southampton and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton to Brighton is 1 hour and 47 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton to Brighton cost?

Train tickets from Southampton to Brighton can start from as little as $25.53 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 Southampton to Brighton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton to Brighton without having to change trains. There are 55 direct trains from Southampton 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 Southampton to Brighton leave?

The first train from Southampton to Brighton leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Southampton to Brighton leaves at 21:33. 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 Southampton and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton to Brighton cover a distance of around 55 miles (89 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton to Brighton

Train tickets from Southampton to Brighton start at $25.53 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

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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 Southampton 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.

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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