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Brighton to London by train

It takes an average of 1h 20m to travel from Brighton to London by train, over a distance of around 47 miles (75 km). There are normally 372 trains per day travelling from Brighton to London and tickets for this journey start from £5.50 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 0m
PriceFrom £5.50
Distance47 miles (75 km)
Frequency372 trains per day
First train02:55
Last train02:20
Departure stationBrighton
Arrival stationLondon
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Brighton to London train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brighton to London for Tuesday 12th July 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
12:55 14:11 1h 16m, direct
13:09 14:09 1h 0m, direct
13:12 14:21 1h 9m, direct
13:25 14:41 1h 16m, direct
13:39 14:39 1h 0m, direct
13:42 14:51 1h 9m, direct
13:55 15:11 1h 16m, direct
14:09 15:09 1h 0m, direct
14:12 15:21 1h 9m, direct
14:25 15:41 1h 16m, direct

Taking the train from Brighton to London

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

The train from Brighton to London usually takes around 1h 30m but can take just 1h on the fastest services, with around 433 trains running on this popular route every day. Good news! Direct trains are available on this route, so you can just make yourself comfortable as soon as you board the train.

You’ll be travelling with either Thameslink, Southern or Gatwick Express on this route, depending on the station you want to get to. While Gatwick Express and Southern only stop at London Victoria station, Thameslink trains also stop at London Blackfriars, London Bridge and London St Pancras International stations.

Train tickets from Brighton to London

To search for cheap train tickets from Brighton to London, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Keen to book your train tickets to London from Brighton? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to learn a bit more about the journey first, check out our train timetable, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Brighton and London is 1 hour and 20 minutes, with around 372 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 London by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brighton to London is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

How much does the train from Brighton to London cost?

Train ticket prices from Brighton to London 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 London?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Brighton to London without having to change trains. There are 372 direct trains from Brighton to London 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 London leave?

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

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

The last train from Brighton to London 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 London by train?

Trains travelling from Brighton to London cover a distance of around 47 miles (75 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Brighton to London

Train tickets from Brighton to London 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 London 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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