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Gatwick Airport to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 49m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (36 km). There are normally 282 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 22m
PriceFrom £5
Distance23 miles (36 km)
Frequency282 trains per day
First train03:58
Last train02:26
Departure stationGatwick Airport
Arrival stationBrighton
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsGreat Northern, Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Gatwick Airport to Brighton train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gatwick Airport to Brighton for Mittwoch 16. Juni 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
10:06 On timegatwick airport10:43 On timebrightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets37m, direct
10:14 Exp. 10:15gatwick airport10:47 On timebrightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets33m, direct
10:32 On timegatwick airport10:57 On timebrightonPlat. 7 southern PeakGet tickets25m, direct
10:36 On timegatwick airport11:13 On timebrightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets37m, direct
10:44 Exp. 10:49gatwick airport11:17 Exp. 11:21brightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets33m, direct
10:51 On timegatwick airport11:17 Exp. 11:21brightonPlat. 7 southern PeakGet tickets26m, 1 change
11:02 On timegatwick airport11:27 On timebrightonPlat. 7 southern PeakGet tickets25m, direct
11:06 On timegatwick airport11:43 On timebrightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets37m, direct
11:09 On timegatwick airport11:47 On timebrightonPlat. 7 southern PeakGet tickets38m, 1 change
11:32 On timegatwick airport11:57 On timebrightonPlat. 7 southern PeakGet tickets25m, direct

Taking the train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

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.

Keen to book your train tickets from Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport 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 Gatwick Airport to Brighton take?

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.

What's the fastest journey time between Gatwick Airport and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton is 22 minutes.

How much does the train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton cost?

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.

Is there a direct train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton?

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.

What time does the first train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton leave?

The first train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton leaves at 03:58. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton leave?

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.

What's the distance between Gatwick Airport and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Gatwick Airport to Brighton cover a distance of around 23 miles (36 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

Train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Brighton start at £5 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.

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 Gatwick Airport to Brighton 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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