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Cambridge to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 2h 34m to travel from Cambridge to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 95 miles (153 km). There are normally 41 trains per day travelling from Cambridge to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from £21.20 when you book in advance.

First train

03:53

Last train

21:53

Departure station

Cambridge

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 2h 25m

Distance

95 miles (153 km)

Frequency

41 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £21.20

Train operators

Thameslink

Travelling by train from Cambridge to Brighton

If you want to travel from Cambridge to Brighton by train, you've come to the right place.

The train from Cambridge to Brighton usually takes around 2h 30m but can take just 2h 23m on the fastest Great Northern and Thameslink services, with around 33 trains running on this popular route per day. You won’t need to worry about making any changes along the way either as direct trains are available.

Whether you’re heading for a day out at Brighton beach or shopping in The Lanes, use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to book trains to Brighton and search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or use a Railcard.

Keen to book your train tickets from Cambridge to Brighton? No need to wait, start a search with us today! Want to learn a bit more about the journey first? Find ticket options, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs below including first and last train times.

Journey details

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

The average journey time by train between Cambridge and Brighton is 2 hours and 34 minutes, with around 41 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 Cambridge and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Cambridge to Brighton is 2 hours and 25 minutes.

How much does the train from Cambridge to Brighton cost?

Train ticket prices from Cambridge to Brighton can start from as little as £21.20 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 Cambridge to Brighton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Cambridge to Brighton without having to change trains. There are 41 direct trains from Cambridge to Brighton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Cambridge to Brighton leaves at 03:53. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Cambridge to Brighton leaves at 21:53. 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 Cambridge and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Cambridge to Brighton cover a distance of around 95 miles (153 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Cambridge to Brighton

Train tickets from Cambridge to Brighton start at £21.20 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.

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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 Cambridge to Brighton is right for you.

Use your Railcard

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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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