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Watford to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 2h 25m to travel from Watford to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 58 miles (94 km). There are normally 43 trains per day traveling from Watford to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from $39.84 when you book in advance.

First train

04:15

Last train

23:42

Departure station

Watford

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 1h 47m

Distance

58 miles (94 km)

Frequency

43 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From $39.84

Train operators

London Overground, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

How to travel from Watford to Brighton by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Watford to Brighton? Look no further.

You'll usually find 43 trains per day running between Watford and Brighton, which usually take 2 hours 25 minutes to complete the 94 km journey. It can take as little as 1 hour 47 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 Watford, you'll just need to make 1 change along the way.

You can save money on train tickets from Watford to Brighton if you book in advance, as tickets usually start from $39.84. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for train schedules (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

FAQs for Watford to Brighton

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

The average journey time by train between Watford and Brighton is 2 hours and 25 minutes, with around 43 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 Watford and Brighton by train?

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

How much does the train from Watford to Brighton cost?

Train tickets from Watford to Brighton can start from as little as $39.84 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 Watford to Brighton?

No, there are no direct train services from Watford to Brighton. Travelling from Watford to Brighton by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

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

The first train from Watford to Brighton leaves at 04:15. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Watford to Brighton leaves at 23:42. 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 Watford and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Watford to Brighton cover a distance of around 58 miles (94 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Watford to Brighton

Train tickets from Watford to Brighton start at $39.84 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 Watford 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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