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Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 8h 4m to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 203 miles (327 km). There are normally 11 trains per day travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from £49.50 when you book in advance.

First train

05:13

Last train

23:13

Departure station

Manchester Piccadilly

Arrival station

Brighton

Journey time

From 4h 32m

Distance

203 miles (327 km)

Frequency

11 trains per day

Changes

2 changes

Price

From £49.50

Train operators

CrossCountry, Great Western Railway, TransPennine Express, East Midlands Railway, Avanti West Coast, Thameslink, Transport for Wales, Southern

Travelling from Manchester to Brighton by train

Planning a sunny weekend away and looking to travel from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by train? You've come to the right place!

The train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton usually takes around 9h 7m but can take just 4h 19m on the fastest Avanti West Coast and Southern services, with around 3 trains running on this popular route per day. You’ll need to make at least 2 changes during your journey to Brighton, as no direct services are available on this route.

Whether you’re heading for a weekend 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 Manchester Piccadilly 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 Manchester Piccadilly 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton take?

The average journey time by train between Manchester Piccadilly and Brighton is 8 hours and 4 minutes, with around 11 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton is 4 hours and 32 minutes.

How much does the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton cost?

Train ticket prices from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton can start from as little as £49.50 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 Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton?

No, there are no direct train services from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton. Travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by train will require a minimum of 2 changes.

What time does the first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton leave?

The first train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton leaves at 05:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton leave?

The last train from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton leaves at 23:13. 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 Manchester Piccadilly and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton cover a distance of around 203 miles (327 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton

Train tickets from Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton start at £49.50 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

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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 Manchester Piccadilly 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.

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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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