Trains from Edinburgh to Brighton

Edinburgh to Brighton train information

Edinburgh Brighton train map

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Arrival Brighton, England
Departure Edinburgh, Scotland
Distance 376 Miles
  • The route connecting Edinburgh, which is in Scotland and Brighton, located in England is well connected by trains. Use our travel search engine to find your ticket and identify the train operator for this journey.
  • There are 376 miles from Edinburgh to Brighton. Train travel is most of the time the quickest way to travel to Brighton from Edinburgh, and it’s also more environmentally friendly than driving or taking the plane.
  • Prices can vary depending on when you travel or how long in advance you buy your ticket.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Brighton train tickets

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Edinburgh - Brighton prices calendar

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

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Edinburgh - Brighton: the best time to book cheap trains

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Most of the time, the earlier you book your train, the cheaper it should be but there can be some exceptions. We had a look at the results from the last six months in order to identify the best time to purchase your train tickets Edinburgh to Brighton. The figures reveal that getting your train from Edinburgh to Brighton in advance can be more expensive.

We found seats at £58 when buying your train 7 days in advance while you will have to pay a minimum of £83 if you get your train 15 days in advance. Thus, based on our data, the best time to purchase your seat is 7 days in advance as it is 31% cheaper than 15 days in advance.

Best prices for Edinburgh to Brighton trains

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

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Discount Edinburgh - Brighton train tickets

National Railcards can bring you great savings if you're taking the train. Depending on your age and your situation, you might want to get one of the five existing railcards: Disabled persons, 16-25, Two together, Senior or Family and Friends railcards. Railcards can help you make great savings for your Edinburgh Brighton train ticket.

What are the benefits of a railcard?

When getting a railcard, the idea is to make savings after several trips. But is it really relevant when taking the train from Edinburgh to Brighton? Grab your calculator, taking into account:

A = the railcard cost (i.e.: £30)

B = average discount offered by the railcard (i.e.: 34%)

C = average fare for a Edinburgh Brighton ticket (i.e.: £50.00)(1)

Start by dividing A by B: this will show you the budget from which the card will be worthwile. Then divide that number by C. You will see the average number of trips needed per year to start saving money.

In our example, A/B = £30/34% = £88.00. Then, 88/£50.00 = 1.76. Your railcard will be worth the investment after on average 2 trips from Edinburgh to Brighton (one way journey).

What is the cost of a railcard?

The cost to purchase a Disabled persons railcard is £20 while it will cost you £30 to get a 16-25, Two together, Family and Friends or the Senior railcard. All of them enable you to get a third off most train fares for a whole year.

(1)Average prices observed over the last 6 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
Edinburgh to Brighton train £50.00 £33.33 £16.67 1.76

(1)Average price observed over the last 6 months for one way

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

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