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Brighton to Gatwick Airport by train

It takes an average of 37m to travel from Brighton to Gatwick Airport by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (36 km). There are normally 160 trains per day travelling from Brighton to Gatwick Airport and tickets for this journey start from £5.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 26m
PriceFrom £5.50
Distance23 miles (36 km)
Frequency160 trains per day
First train02:55
Last train02:20
Departure stationBrighton
Arrival stationGatwick Airport
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Brighton to Gatwick Airport train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brighton to Gatwick Airport for Tuesday 16th August 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
13:42 14:15 33m, direct
13:55 14:31 36m, 1 change
13:55 14:33 38m, direct
14:09 14:35 26m, direct
14:12 14:45 33m, direct
14:25 15:01 36m, 1 change
14:25 15:04 39m, direct
14:39 15:05 26m, direct
14:42 15:15 33m, direct
14:55 15:31 36m, 1 change

Taking the train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport

Flying out of Gatwick Airport soon and want to travel from Brighton by train? You're in luck. The train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport takes just 22m on the fastest services.

London Gatwick Airport is Britain’s second busiest airport situated south-east of London, in West Sussex. You can usually find around 274 trains per day travelling from Brighton to Gatwick, and you find out more in our guide to trains to Gatwick Airport.

Ready to book? Start a search for trains in our Journey Planner at the top of the page, or keep reading for FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brighton to Gatwick Airport? 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 Brighton to Gatwick Airport take?

The average journey time by train between Brighton and Gatwick Airport is 37 minutes, with around 160 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 Brighton and Gatwick Airport by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport is 26 minutes.

How much does the train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport cost?

Train ticket prices from Brighton to Gatwick Airport can start from as little as £5.50 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brighton to Gatwick Airport without having to change trains. There are 160 direct trains from Brighton to Gatwick Airport each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport leave?

The first train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:55. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport leave?

The last train from Brighton to Gatwick Airport leaves at 02:20. 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 Brighton and Gatwick Airport by train?

Trains travelling from Brighton to Gatwick Airport cover a distance of around 23 miles (36 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Gatwick Airport to Brighton. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Brighton to Gatwick Airport.

Cheap train tickets from Brighton to Gatwick Airport

Train tickets from Brighton to Gatwick Airport start at £5.50 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 Brighton to Gatwick Airport 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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