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Find cheap train tickets from Brighton to London

Thanks to Gopili, compare train ticket prices and find the best price to travel from Brighton to London by train. Our service is dedicated to helping you find the cheapest Brighton to London train ticket and gives you practical information: booking, next departures, timetables, fares, and good deals.

Cheap train calendar from Brighton to London

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National Express£6



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Transport operators from Brighton to London

The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route Brighton to London.

Transport operators Departure Arrival
Gatwick Express Brighton London
Thameslink Brighton London
Southern Brighton London

And if you change?

Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from Brighton to London:

Bus from Brighton to London

Travel information for your train journey

Brighton London train

Route Brighton to London

Brighton London train map

Train duration 1h17m
Arrival city London, England
Departure city Brighton, England
Distance 47 Miles
Lowest train ticket price from £5.00
Train operators for Brighton to London Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern

All trains between Brighton (South East England) to London (London England) are operated by Gatwick Express, Thameslink, Southern. The services on board will change depending on the train provider.

There are 47 miles between the two cities and the average journey time between Brighton to London is approximately 1h17m. Train travel is often the quickest solution to get to London from Brighton, and it's also more environmentally friendly than taking your car or taking the plane.

The cheapest ticket price we've found to travel in the next month is £5.00 one way.

Where to find cheap train tickets

Gatwick Express

The rail company Gatwick Express offers year-round connections by train to travel from Brighton to London at low cost. The tickets are available from Gatwick Express from £26.


Thameslink, the rail travel company, runs between Brighton and London from £12, allowing you to travel without breaking the bank.


Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Southern tickets from £5 for your trip.

Best price found for train ticket from Brighton to London

We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from Brighton to London by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to London. Your Brighton to London train ticket is just few clicks away!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£8.50 18/12/2017 12:28 Southern 3 days ago
£8.50 15/12/2017 12:28 Southern 4 days ago
£8.50 13/12/2017 12:28 Southern 5 days ago
£8.50 16/12/2017 07:28 Southern 5 days ago
St. Pancras
£11.70 16/12/2017 17:05 Thameslink 5 days ago
£11.70 16/12/2017 07:02 Thameslink 5 days ago
£11.70 16/12/2017 17:02 Thameslink 5 days ago
St. Pancras
£11.70 16/12/2017 07:05 Thameslink 5 days ago
£11.70 16/12/2017 12:02 Thameslink 5 days ago
St. Pancras
£11.70 16/12/2017 12:05 Thameslink 5 days ago

Best price found for Brighton to London train ticket for the next 30 days.

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Different train ticket types for your journey

There are several types of train tickets Brighton to London offered by each company, allowing passengers to choose between flexibility and price. Travellers can book tickets on the website of the railway companies or on train ticket sales websites being accredited. Here is a description of each type of train ticket:

The Advance Tickets are tickets for single trips, valid in 1st and 2nd class. They can be booked 12 weeks in advance, and they are sold in limited numbers and are subject to availability. Typically, the earlier you buy them, the cheaper the price is. You should be aware that the Advance ticket is non-reimbursable. Nevertheless, you can change the time and the date of the trip before departure.

The Off-Peak Tickets are the lowest tickets to travel in less busy trains. Offering an advantageous quality-price ratio, these tickets need passengers to travel off-peak. You can buy tickets at any time, in advance or just before the trip. The rail ticket is refundable but administrative fees may be charged; these fees do not exceed £10.00.

The Anytime Tickets are totally flexible: you can travel whenever you want. Tickets can be bought in advance or immediately before travel. There are no restrictions on when you want to go, however you will need to purchase a new ticket if you want to modify the date, destination or class.

You can also purchase a Season Ticket for 7 days or a period of either 1 month or 1 year. Generally these tickets are available for short and medium distances in the England.

The last Rovers and Rangers ticket type allows you unlimited travel for an area and time period with all train companies.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to London?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
There are no more services available today.
London Victoria
1h11m Gatwick Express
London Victoria
1h12m Southern
London St. Pancras
1h38m Thameslink
London Victoria
1h10m Gatwick Express
London Bridge
1h16m Thameslink
London Bridge
1h03m Thameslink
London St. Pancras
1h28m Thameslink
London Victoria
0h57m Gatwick Express
London Victoria
0h56m Southern
London Bridge
1h03m Thameslink

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Proximity journey

Many trains run from Brighton to London, but there are also near stations served like for instance:

Book cheap train from Brighton to London

Many possibilities exist to buy your Brighton to London train ticket:

Is it possible to book a train online?

You are able to book your tickets online directly on most rail companies' websites including Eurostar, Southern, East Midlands Trains, Arriva Trains. You are also able to get train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites including Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.

Can I book over the phone?

If you would rather have a call with an agent that will help you get your journey sorted, you can do so with most train companies.

Can I book my ticket at the station?

Depending on the station, you have the ability to either get your train ticket at the ticket office or via a ticket vending machine available at many stations. We recommend you to check beforehand if the station has these services and the opening hours.

Gopili helps you get cheap train tickets from Brighton to London by comparing journey times and prices across all rail companies. You can also sort the offers by price, duration, departure time to find the ticket that corresponds to your requirements. Need to find the cheapest fare for the way back? Have a look at the prices of train tickets London to Brighton via our travel search engine and get the best offer.

Discount Brighton to London train tickets

Looking to travel for less? Many railcards and discounts can be obtained to pay less for your Brighton London train ticket and save even more money on your tickets: special train fares for children, railcards for all ages, group travel, or charity discount. There are five types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.

Why should I buy a railcard?

The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a couple of trips to be profitable.

You will need to purchase at least £88 of train tickets throughout the duration of the railcard's validity for the railcard to be worthwile. This number corresponds to the price of the card, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, 34%. On every train that you buy afterwards, you will save money.

For instance, train tickets from Brighton to London cost on average £19.41 (1). By dividing £88 by £19.41 (£88/£19.41 = 4.53), it appears that after only 5 one way journeys from London to Brighton, the railcard will have paid for itself.

What is the cost of a railcard?

All railcards cost £30 except the Disabled persons railcard that costs £20. Railcards enable you to get 34% off most adult fares, hence you will save 1/3 on most rail 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
Brighton to London train £19.41 £12.94 £6.47 4.55

(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

How to find cheap train tickets Brighton to London ?

There are many ways to get cheap train tickets Brighton to London. If you're following these few rules, you will often find cheap train tickets for your trip.

When should I book my ticket?

The earlier you buy your ticket the cheaper it will be. You may save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 3 months before the date of departure. Why? Because train companies usually release advance tickets up to 12 weeks in advance and it is most of the time at this time that you will find the lowest fare.

When should I take my train?

The peak times to travel are during the morning commute time and in the late afternoon for your train ticket Brighton to London. Train ticket prices are more expensive during this period that's why you will save money by travelling very early, mid day or late in the evening.

Are two singles cheaper than a return?

For some trains, it costs less to purchase 2 singles rather than a return ticket. You will have less flexibility as you need to know in advance the time you wish to come back but cheaper tickets might be available.

How does split ticketing work?

Another tip to make savings is to split up your journey to London. Rather than getting only a single ticket for your trip you can divide the journey into different stages, and get a ticket for each part of the journey.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

The gopili price barometer gives the prices for a Brighton to London train and helps you to know whether you are getting a good deal:


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Departure and arrival for your train travel

To travel from Brighton to London, only one train station is available for your departure, this is the Brighton train station. London city has several stations available for your arrival:London Waterloo train station, London St Pancras train station, London Stratford international train station, London New Barnet train station, London Bexley train station, London Enfield Town train station, London Harrow & Wealdstone train station, London Victoria train station, London Liverpool Street train station, London Bridge train station, London Charing Cross train station, London Euston train station, London Paddington train station, London King's Cross train station, London Fenchurch Street train station, London Southall train station, London Surbiton train station.

Brighton - London: the best time to book cheap trains

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














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Days before Departure

The Prices for train tickets Brighton to London tend to increase if you don't book early. According to our data, if you purchase your ticket 1 month in advance, tickets should be available from £6 while if buying your ticket on the day you're travelling, you will have to pay at least £14 for your journey. Thus, you may save 64% on the cost of your train by booking 1 month in advance as opposed to on the day you're travelling.

The results are based on the cheapest prices found over the last 6 months when buying in advance or at the last minute.

Things to do in London

We have compiled for you a list of 6 things that you can do in London.

  • British Museum
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Horse Guards
  • Tower Bridge
  • National Gallery
  • London Eye

As travel experts, we know that organizing a trip and searching for all the information about a specific city can be time consuming. We aim to help you by suggesting some things to do, whether you are visiting for a small break or for longer.

Each year, many people are going to London. If you are looking to explore one of the most essential landmark of the city, you need to visit British Museum. If you have some time, we will also recommend you to go to Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey to complete your trip.

Another interesting place that you may want to see is National Gallery if you wish to know more about this destination.

Horse Guards is also a touristic site that we will suggest you to see if you got enough time during your stay.

Finally, if you're still curious in discovering more about London, London Eye can be the final step of your stay. Even though travellers might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will help you get a complete picture of the city and its character.