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Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly by train

It takes an average of 7h 39m to travel from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly by train, over a distance of around 203 miles (327 km). There are normally 5 trains per day travelling from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly and tickets for this journey start from £42 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 4h 15m
PriceFrom £42
Distance203 miles (327 km)
Frequency5 trains per day
First train06:08
Last train21:26
Departure stationBrighton
Arrival stationManchester Piccadilly
Changes2 changes
Train operatorsCrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Gatwick Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Transport for Wales, Southern

Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly train times

Check out the next trains departing from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly for Sunday 13th June 2021 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.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
22:29 On timebrighton07:46 manchester piccadillyPlat. 3 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets9h 17m, 4 changes
23:11 On timebrighton08:23 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets9h 12m, 3 changes
23:11 On timebrighton08:27 On timemanchester piccadillyPlat. 1 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets9h 16m, 2 changes
03:47 brighton08:46 On timemanchester piccadillythameslink PeakGet tickets4h 59m, 3 changes
05:18 brighton09:27 manchester piccadillyPlat. 3 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets4h 9m, 2 changes
05:42 brighton09:46 manchester piccadillyPlat. 6 estimatedthameslink PeakGet tickets4h 4m, 2 changes
06:12 brighton10:27 manchester piccadillyPlat. 5 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets4h 15m, 2 changes
06:42 brighton10:46 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets4h 4m, 2 changes
07:12 brighton11:27 manchester piccadillyPlat. 4 estimatedsouthern PeakGet tickets4h 15m, 2 changes
07:23 brighton11:27 manchester piccadillyPlat. 6 estimatedthameslink PeakGet tickets4h 4m, 3 changes

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly? 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 Manchester Piccadilly take?

The average journey time by train between Brighton and Manchester Piccadilly is 7 hours and 39 minutes, with around 5 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 Manchester Piccadilly by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

How much does the train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly cost?

Train ticket prices from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £42 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 Manchester Piccadilly?

No, there are no direct train services from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly. Travelling from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The first train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 06:08. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leave?

The last train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 21:26. 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 Manchester Piccadilly by train?

Trains travelling from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly

Train tickets from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly start at £42 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, and even tell you when the prices are likely to increase with Price Prediction.

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