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Average prices over the last 9 months based on user searches
Southern, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 57 destinations. Tickets for the journey from London to Brighton are available starting from £5.00.
The rail company Thameslink offers year-round connections by train to travel from London to Brighton at low cost. The tickets are available from Thameslink from £10.70.
There are many ways to get cheap train tickets London to Brighton. If you're following these few tricks, you can most of the time find cheap train tickets for your route.
How long in advance should I book my ticket?
The earlier you buy your ticket the cheaper it is. You may save up to 80% on your train ticket by booking 90 days before the date of departure. Why? Because train operators usually release advance tickets up to 90 days before the date of departure and it is usually at this time that you will find the cheapest price.
When is the best time to travel?
To find cheap train tickets, you have to avoid the busy peak travel times between 06:30 to 09:30 and 15:30 to 18:30. Consider different times and your train ticket London to Brighton will be cheaper.
Are two singles cheaper than a return?
It's very common that two singles are cheaper than a return ticket, we suggest you should always check both fares for your journey to spend less.
What are split tickets?
Split-ticketing for your journey to Brighton is another money saving trick. It is entirely legitimate to split your ticket into multiple tickets covering the different sections of your journey, the only rule is that the train you're in stops at the stations you bought tickets for.
Many trains run from London to Brighton, but there are also near stations served like for instance:
You can book your London to Brighton train ticket in 3 different ways:
Is it possible to book a train online?
You can buy tickets online using the rail companies' websites like Eurostar, ScotRail, Great Western Railway, Chiltern Railways. You can also purchase train tickets on Ticket Retailers' websites including Redspottedhanky or My Train Ticket.
Can I buy tickets over the phone?
If you don't want to book your ticket at the station or online, you are able to reach the train providers by telephone. Most of them offer this service.
Can I book my ticket at the station?
If you need to get your ticket at the station, you can do it either by yourself via the ticket vending machine or with an agent. You need to be aware that some smaller stations might not benefit from all these services.
By using our fast and easy to use search service, you can compare hundreds of train tickets from all major rail operators. Gopili aims to help you find cheap train tickets from London to Brighton! Please note, train tickets Brighton to London are also available for your return journey.
We compare train ticket prices for all major companies to travel from London to Brighton by train and find the best price for you. Here are the best prices selected for the coming days to go to Brighton. Your London to Brighton train ticket is just few clicks away!
|£5.00||MORE||05/03/2017||07:26||Southern||4 days ago|
|£5.00||MORE||04/03/2017||07:20||Southern||4 days ago|
|£5.00||MORE||02/03/2017||12:20||Southern||18 hours ago|
|£5.00||MORE||18/03/2017||07:20||Southern||1 day ago|
|£5.00||MORE||05/03/2017||12:06||Southern||4 days ago|
|£5.00||MORE||09/03/2017||12:20||Southern||6 days ago|
|£5.00||MORE||18/03/2017||17:20||Southern||1 day ago|
|£5.00||MORE||05/03/2017||12:32||Southern||4 days ago|
|£5.00||MORE||13/03/2017||12:20||Southern||23 hours ago|
|£5.00||MORE||15/03/2017||12:20||Southern||3 days ago|
Best price found for London to Brighton train ticket for the next 30 days.
Willing to travel for cheap? Many railcards and deals are available to pay less for your London Brighton 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 5 types of railcards available: 16-25 railcard, Two together railcard, Family and Friends Railcard, Senior railcard, Disabled persons railcard.
You will need to buy at least £88 of train tickets in a year for the card to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the railcard, thirty pounds, divided by the discount, thirty four percent. On every ticket that you buy afterwards, you will save money.
As an example, train tickets from London to Brighton cost on average £12.74 (1). When dividing £88 by £12.74 (£88/£12.74 = 6.91), it appears that after only 7 one way journeys from Brighton to London, the railcard will have paid for itself.
(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|
|London to Brighton train||£12.74||£8.49||£4.25||6.93|
(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
Main train ticket types in United Kingdom
There are three principal rail tickets types in England, Advance, Off-Peak and Anytime tickets. Each ticket types gives different prices and travel flexibility. But other tickets types exist such as Season tickets, Super-Off-Peak tickets or Rover and Rangers tickets for example. Let's see the different types of rail ticket from London to Brighton below:
If you want to buy the lowest available ticket, Advance tickets are ideal for you. These tickets are available 12 weeks before travel and offer biggest discounts. The earlier you purchase, the cheaper the train prices are! But you can't annul your advance rail ticket, they are non-refundable, and they are sold as singles.
Off-Peak and Super Off-peak tickets are available on many trains outside of peak travel times. With these tickets you go at Off-Peak time, so don't have to pay the price of a completely flexible Anytime ticket. You can be reimbursed if you decide not to travel.
Anytime tickets is best for you, if you want a fully flexible ticket with no restrictions to travel. They offer the best flexibility in your time of travel. But they are not recommended if you want the cheapest type of ticket London to Brighton.
Season tickets are ideal for you if you make the same journey more than three or four times a week. In this case, Season Tickets offer better value for money compared to buying daily tickets.
Departure and arrival for your train travel
London city has several stations available for your departure: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.
After 1h18m of journey you arrive at the Brighton train station, located near the city centre.
Brighton train station
Transport operators from London to Brighton
The following table lists the various transport operators serving the route London to Brighton.
And if you change?
Other alternatives of transport exist to travel from London to Brighton:
Travel information for your train journey
Route London to Brighton
|Arrival city||Brighton, England|
|Departure city||London, England|
|Lowest train ticket price||from £5.00|
|Train operators for London to Brighton||Southern, Thameslink|
There are several rail operators across the UK & Europe but the trains from London in England to Brighton in England are provided by Southern, Thameslink.
On average, it takes normally 1h18m by train to cover the 47 miles to go to Brighton from London. The duration can change depending if your train is direct or with changes.
Based on our data, the best price to take the train in the next 30 days is £5.00. This fare is based on an adult fare and does not include the savings you can make with a railcard.