|Journey time||From 4h 39m|
|Distance||203 miles (327 km)|
|Frequency||27 trains per day|
|Arrival station||Manchester Piccadilly|
|Train operators||CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, Gatwick Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Southern|
Looking to travel from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly by train? You've come to the right place!
On average, it takes around 7 hours 40 minutes to travel from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly by train, the fastest services can get you there in as little as 4 hours 39 minutes though. You'll usually find 27 trains per day running along the 203 miles (327 km) route between these two destinations. You'll need to make 2 changes during the journey to Manchester Piccadilly, as there currently aren't any direct services on this route. You can choose to travel with Avanti West Coast, Great Western Railway or East Midlands Railway to get to Manchester Piccadilly. As the main rail operators on this route, their trains offer modern comfortable seating and plenty of space for luggage as standard.
To help you get great train deals, we'll highlight the cheapest train ticket prices from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly in our Journey Planner. Just remember, as well as travelling Off-Peak or using a Railcard, the sooner you book your tickets, the more you'll save, as advance tickets start from £44.70.
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The average journey time by train between Brighton and Manchester Piccadilly is 7 hours and 40 minutes, with around 27 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly is 4 hours and 39 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly can start from as little as £44.70 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.
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.
The first train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 03:12. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly leaves at 23:04. 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.
Trains travelling from Brighton to Manchester Piccadilly cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.
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 Manchester Piccadilly is right for you.
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