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Birmingham to Brighton train information

Birmingham Brighton train map

Train duration 3h07m
Arrival Brighton, England
Departure Birmingham, England
Distance 137 Miles
Train operators Cross Country, Virgin Trains
Lowest train price from £25.50
Average train price £50.00

Which operators can I use?

The journey from Birmingham, situated in England and Brighton, which is in England is well served by trains. The trains are operated by the following rail companies: Cross Country, Virgin Trains.

How long is the train?

There are 137 miles between the 2 cities and the average journey time from Birmingham to Brighton is approximately 3h07m. Taking the train is often the fastest option to get to Brighton from Birmingham, and it's also a greener option than driving your car or flying.

How much does it costs?

The lowest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £25.50 one way.

Best prices for Birmingham to Brighton train tickets

from £25.50 MORE 3h33m
Other modes of transport available
Coach
from £6.00 MORE 6h21m

Birmingham - Brighton prices calendar

Find the cheapest tickets to travel from Birmingham to Brighton by train, bus, ride sharing and plane.

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National Express£28

Loco2£53

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National Express£8

Loco2£29

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Ticket prices and availability have been recorded in the last 72 hours from the data provided by our partners.

Train times Birmingham to Brighton

When are the next trains to Brighton?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
Today
Birmingham New Street
12:33
Brighton
16:42
4h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
13:33
Brighton
17:42
4h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
14:33
Brighton
18:42
4h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
17:33
Brighton
21:42
4h09m Cross Country
Birmingham New Street
18:33
Brighton
22:45
4h12m Cross Country
Tomorrow
Birmingham New Street
19:10
Brighton
23:07
3h57m Virgin Trains

The table above only shows the remaining services for today and will display a maximum of 10 train departures.

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

Looking at our data, 6 trains from Birmingham to Brighton are being operated today and 5 tomorrow. The first Birmingham Brighton train departs at 07:33 while the last train departs at 18:33. The first and last departure hours might change from one day to another and there might be less trains during weekends and bank holidays. Train companies can as well adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Birmingham - Brighton: the best time to book cheap trains

Cost of the train when booking in advance or at the last minute

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30

£25

15

£18

7

£19

3

£44

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£29

Same day

Days before Departure

The table above is based on the best prices found over the last six months depending on how much time in advance the train is bought. Purchasing your train from Birmingham to Brighton in advance should enable you to spend less for your trip.

We found tickets available from £18 when booking your ticket 7 days in advance which is 61% cheaper than the best ticket we found when buying your ticket 1 day in advance.

Best prices for Birmingham to Brighton trains

We compare train ticket for all major companies to travel between Birmingham and Brighton by train and find the best prices for the coming days. Take a look at the prices of train tickets Brighton to Birmingham and find the best deal for your outbound journey.

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£28.50 01/05/2019 18:50 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£28.50 01/05/2019 13:50 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£28.50 01/05/2019 12:50 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£28.50 01/05/2019 13:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£35.50 01/05/2019 13:10 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£35.50 01/05/2019 17:50 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£35.50 01/05/2019 18:10 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£38.00 01/05/2019 17:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£38.00 01/05/2019 12:30 Virgin Trains 2 days ago
Birmingham
New Street
Brighton
£38.00 01/05/2019 12:10 Virgin Trains 2 days ago

Best prices for the next 30 days.

Birmingham Brighton train

Discount Birmingham - Brighton train tickets

National Railcards can offer great value for money if you're travelling by train. Depending on your age as well as your situation, you can get one of the 5 different railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can enable you to save money for your Birmingham Brighton train ticket.

How much can I save with a railcard?

In order to understand the benefits of a railcard, you can evaluate how many trips you need to break even. You will see that usually only a few trips are needed.

For your assessment, you have to include the railcard cost, for instance £30, your savings on each trip (i.e.: 34%) and the cost of your ticket. The average price of a Birmingham Brighton ticket is £49.79 (1).

Divide the railcard cost by the saving: £30/34%= £88. Now divide £88 by £49.79: £88/£49.79 = 1.77. It will take you about 2 trips from Brighton to Birmingham (one way journey) with your railcard to break even.

How much do I need to pay for a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard for which you will pay £20. Railcards give you 34% off most rail fares, thus you will save 1/3 on most train fares.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 3 months for one way journey

Train Journey Average price without railcard(1) With a railcard 34% off(2) Saving based on a one-way trip Number of return trips to pay off the cost
Birmingham to Brighton train £49.79 £33.20 £16.60 1.77

(1)Average price observed over the last 3 months for one way

(2)Price calculated with an average reduction of 34% on train tickets fare

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