Trains from London to Brighton leave from London Bridge, London Victoria or London Blackfriars, and there are several departures an hour. Journey time is usually just over an hour for direct services, while indirect trains typically change at Hove, Haywards Heath or Three Bridges.
Many of the trains are run by Southern as well as by First Capital Connect. Southern Rail now offer hand-made filled sandwiches, made fresh every day. They also provide the Rail Gourmet at-seat trolley catering service on many of the trips between London and Brighton. Passengers are welcome to bring their bicycles with them on the trains except during rush hour. However, folded cycles are welcome anytime as long as they fit in the luggage compartment.
*Information correct at time of writing (March 2011). May be subject to change
How long does it take to travel from London to Brighton by train?
The average journey time between London and Brighton is 1 hour 6 minutes. The fastest journey time is 1 hour. On an average weekday, there are 240 trains per day travelling from London to Brighton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays.
Are there direct trains from London to Brighton?
Yes, it is possible to travel from London to Brighton without having to change trains. Use our journey planner above to get direct train times from London to Brighton.
What time are the first and last train from London to Brighton?
The first train from London to Brighton departs at .
The last train from London to Brighton departs at .
No sleeper services are available.
There may also be less services on weekends and public holidays; use the Journey Planner above to search for a specific train on your chosen travel date.