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Southampton Central to Brighton by train

It takes an average of 1h 58m to travel from Southampton Central to Brighton by train, over a distance of around 56 miles (90 km). There are normally 27 trains per day travelling from Southampton Central to Brighton and tickets for this journey start from £18.10 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 48m
PriceFrom £18.10
Distance56 miles (90 km)
Frequency27 trains per day
First train04:47
Last train21:30
Departure stationSouthampton Central
Arrival stationBrighton
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsSouthern

Southampton Central to Brighton train times

Check out the next trains departing from Southampton Central to Brighton for Tuesday 23rd August 2022 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.
DepartsArrivesDuration
12:28 14:21 1h 53m, direct
12:30 15:13 2h 43m, 3 changes
13:28 15:21 1h 53m, direct
13:30 16:17 2h 47m, 3 changes
14:28 16:24 1h 56m, direct
14:30 17:13 2h 43m, 3 changes
15:28 17:21 1h 53m, direct
15:30 18:13 2h 43m, 3 changes
16:28 18:22 1h 54m, direct
16:35 18:52 2h 17m, 2 changes

Travelling by train from Southampton Central to Brighton

If you want to travel from Southampton Central to Brighton by train, you've come to the right place.

The train from Southampton Central to Brighton usually takes around 1h 57m but can take just 1h 39m on the fastest Great Western Railway and Southern services, with around 20 trains running on this popular route per day. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as direct services are available.

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 Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central to Brighton take?

The average journey time by train between Southampton Central and Brighton is 1 hour and 58 minutes, with around 27 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 Southampton Central and Brighton by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Southampton Central to Brighton is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Southampton Central to Brighton cost?

Train ticket prices from Southampton Central to Brighton can start from as little as £18.10 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 Southampton Central to Brighton?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Southampton Central to Brighton without having to change trains. There are 27 direct trains from Southampton Central 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 Southampton Central to Brighton leave?

The first train from Southampton Central to Brighton leaves at 04:47. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Southampton Central to Brighton leave?

The last train from Southampton Central to Brighton leaves at 21:30. 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 Southampton Central and Brighton by train?

Trains travelling from Southampton Central to Brighton cover a distance of around 56 miles (90 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

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

Cheap train tickets from Southampton Central to Brighton

Train tickets from Southampton Central to Brighton start at £18.10 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 Southampton Central 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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