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Gatwick Airport to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 37m to travel from Gatwick Airport to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 23 miles (36 km). There are normally 176 trains per day travelling from Gatwick Airport to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from £7 when you book in advance.

First train

03:58

Last train

02:08

Departure station

Gatwick Airport

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 25m

Distance

23 miles (36 km)

Frequency

176 trains per day

Changes

Direct trains available

Price

From £7

Train operators

Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

Gatwick Airport to Brighton train times

Check out the next trains departing from Gatwick Airport to Brighton for Friday 14th June 2024 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
01:58 On timegatwick airport02:28 On timebrightonPlat. 2 thameslink PeakGet tickets30m, direct
04:58 On timegatwick airport05:32 On timebrightonPlat. 2 thameslink PeakGet tickets34m, direct
05:32 gatwick airport06:10 brightonPlat. 3 estimatedthameslink PeakGet tickets38m, direct
05:48 On timegatwick airport06:25 On timebrightonPlat. 7 thameslink PeakGet tickets37m, direct
05:50 On timegatwick airport06:15 On timebrightonPlat. 3 gatwick express 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 to Brighton usually takes 1 hour and 3 minutes, but can take just 25 minutes on the fastest services. You can travel direct on this route with Gatwick Express, Thameslink or Southern. You'll find comfortable seating, space for luggage and on most services, free WiFi as standard.

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.

Why not start a search for cheap train tickets from Gatwick Airport to Brighton with us today? If you want to find out more, keep reading for faqs and money-saving tips.

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 37 minutes, with around 176 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 25 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 £7 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 176 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 02:08. 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 £7 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.

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.

Advance adult single fare. Excludes booking fee. Prices seen by Trainline customers in the last 30 days. Availability limited.
† 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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