London and Brighton are two of the most happening cities in the UK. London, being the capital city, is the centre of attractions offering world class shopping facilities, international cuisines to hog on, picturesque sights and amazing nightlife. Brighton, apparently, is the English seaside resort spot that gives you a perfect city break. Both the cities are different from each other in terms of culture and pace of life, but are bound by the heritage of the UK and hence complement each other in a magnificent way.
London and Brighton are well connected through roads, rails and flights, but the best way to travel across Europe is via trains.
|Train Provider||From London||To Brighton||Date||Fare||Duration|
|06:34||08:12||15 November 2018||£24.30||1 Hr 38 Min|
|06:04||07:44||15 November 2018||£24.30||1 Hr 40 Min|
|06:17||07:35||15 November 2018||£33.90||1 Hr 18 Min|
|06:47||08:05||15 November 2018||£33.90||1 Hr 18 Min|
|06:04||07:26||15 November 2018||£33.90||1 Hr 22 Min|
|06:34||07:58||15 November 2018||£33.90||1 Hr 24 Min|
Trains between London and Brighton
There are numerous trains from London to Brighton. Southern Railway, Thameslink and Gatwick Express are the main service operators offering numerous options of London to Brighton trains. Southern offers direct train from London Victoria station that takes just over an hour to arrive Brighton Station. Trains on this route have major halts at Clapham Junction, East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink is also early morning direct London to Brighton train from London Blackfriars that also takes about an hour as travel time. For those who wish to travel from other stations like London St Pancras International, it is suggested that they first come to London Victoria or London Bridge, and then board a train to Brighton. Another train from London to Brighton is also offered by Thameslink that leaves early morning from London Blackfriars station.
Usually the London Brighton Train tickets cost you around £ 10.50 and average travel time taken is 1 hour 6 minutes. Though there are many direct services offered by the train operators, there are certain indirect trains as well which interchange at Hove, Haywards Heath or Three Bridges. On daily basis (considering average for a normal weekday), there are 240 trains running between the two stations. Owing to rush during weekends, journey time is more as compared to weekdays.
There are many on-board services offered by the train operators to make your journey with them as comfortable as possible – these services include fresh refreshments with at-seat trolley catering, bicycles allowance in luggage compartment and very friendly attendants to deal with.
If you book well in advance, you can even avail cheap train tickets from London to Brighton. Investing in a railcard is also a good option to have reduced tariff on train tickets. The operators’ websites keep the lowest rates highlighted to make booking of London Brighton train tickets easier and economical for you. If you are flexible with your travel dates, then you can use the tools like ‘best fare finder’ on the service providers’ websites. Another way to avail London Brighton trains tickets that are easy on pocket is to book for non-direct or slower trains.
Holidaying or travelling across UK is easiest on trains. Various operators offer domestic and international routes; you can choose among them as per your needs, preferences and budget.
Stations at London
London Victoria, London Bridge, and London Blackfriars are the major stations in the capital being served by the trains. Victoria station is located in the heart of the city, just a hop away from Pimlico, Green Park as well as Buckingham Palace. Reliable and smooth bus services are available just outside the station to move around the city. Similarly, London Bridge and London Blackfriars are also well connected to the City; they also have TFL transport including buses, night buses and Underground services.
Station at Brighton
Brighton is an incredible travel destination that offers you a great blend of nightlife, art galleries, museums, shopping hot spots and festivities. The Brighton Railway station is just 15 minutes away the Brighton Pier – a complete family place. You can board Brighton and Hove taxi or bus service or car rental to drive through your hotel or city centre. Generally, buses do not operate overnight in Brighton; however, there are some night buses available. Taxis can also be taken from the taxi rank located outside of the station.
|London||Brighton||£24.3||1 Hr 40 Min|
|Nottingham||Brighton||£121.8||3 Hr 55 Min|
|Cardiff||Brighton||£137.3||4 Hr 6 Min|
|Birmingham||Brighton||£123.0||3 Hr 57 Min|
|Oxford||Brighton||£62.3||3 Hr 4 Min|
|Newcastle||Brighton||£169.0||5 Hr 2 Min|
|Glasgow||Brighton||£122.0||6 Hr 25 Min|
|Leeds||Brighton||£150.5||4 Hr 16 Min|
|Bristol||Brighton||£55.9||4 Hr 32 Min|
|Manchester||Brighton||£206.5||4 Hr 40 Min|
|Leicester||Brighton||£111.2||3 Hr 23 Min|
|Edinburgh||Brighton||£62.0||7 Hr 15 Min|
If you as a traveller want to hold on to more of savings ad are ready to compromise on comfort to some extent, then you can choose to move via buses. London to Brighton bus service is majorly operated by National Express who ply regular services to-and-fro Brighton.
The Brighton bus station is located just next to the city’s railway terminal, thus allowing an uninterrupted journey to the travellers. Most of the buses coming form within the UK arrive here; the Brighton station is also very near to the city centre. Travellers can board a local bus to reach their hotel or anywhere else in the city.
Victoria Coach Station is the main coach station in London. Most of the long distance coach services arrive and depart from here. Victoria Coach Station is very near to the Victoria rail terminus - just a 10 to 15 minute walk from there.