Flying into Gatwick or live nearby and heading to the seaside? We’ve got your train travel from Gatwick Airport to Brighton sorted.
Trains from Gatwick Airport take around 49 minutes to travel to Brighton by train, although it can take just 22 minutes on the fastest Gatwick Express, Southern or Thameslink services. There’s no need to change trains along the way so you can sit back, relax and enjoy free WiFi on most services.
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.
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The average journey time by train between Gatwick Airport and Brighton is 49 minutes, with around 282 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 Gatwick Airport to Brighton is 22 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Gatwick Airport to Brighton can start from as little as £5 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Gatwick Airport to Brighton without having to change trains. There are 282 direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Brighton each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton leaves at 03:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton leaves at 02:26. 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.
Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Brighton cover a distance of around 23 miles (36 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 Gatwick Airport to Brighton is right for you.
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.
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For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.