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Find cheap train tickets from London to Brighton

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

Cheap train calendar from London to Brighton

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National Express£12



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Find the best prices for train tickets London to Brighton

from £5.00 MORE 1h14m
Other modes of transport available to travel from London to Brighton
from £6.00 MORE 2h37m

London - Brighton: the best time to book cheap trains

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The table above shows the best prices found over the past 6 months depending on how many time in advance the train is booked. Purchasing your train from London to Brighton in advance can enable you to pay less for your journey.

The cheapest tickets we found were from £6 when purchasing your seat 1 month in advance which is 64% cheaper than the cheapest fare we found when purchasing your seat on the day you're travelling.

Price barometer for train tickets covering this trip

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


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Book cheap train from London to Brighton

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.

Discount London to Brighton train tickets

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.

  • The main benefit of using a railcard is that it only takes a few trips to break even.

    You will need to pay at least £88 of train tickets across the whole year for the card to pay for itsfel. It corresponds to the price of the card, £30, divided by the discount, thirty four percent. On every train that you buy afterwards, you will make savings.

    As an example, train tickets from London to Brighton cost on average £22.29 (1). By dividing £88 by £22.29 (£88/£22.29 = 3.95), it turns out that after only 4 one way trips from Brighton to London, the railcard will have paid for itself.

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

(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 £22.29 £14.86 £7.43 3.96

(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

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 1h17m of journey you arrive at the Brighton train station, located near the city centre.

Next train departures

When are the next trains to Brighton?

Departure Arrival Duration Company
London Bridge
1h05m Thameslink
London St. Pancras
1h36m Thameslink
London Victoria
1h05m Gatwick Express
London Victoria
1h02m Southern
London Victoria
0h54m Gatwick Express
London St. Pancras
1h28m Thameslink
London Bridge
1h01m Thameslink
London Victoria
0h57m Southern
London Victoria
0h54m Gatwick Express
London Victoria
1h10m Southern

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

See all departures: Today / Tomorrow

According to our data, 14 trains from London to Brighton are available today and 0 tomorrow. The first London Brighton train departs at 07:12 and the last one leaves the station at 17:30. The first and last departure hours may be different every day and there may be fewer trains during weekends or bank holidays. Rail companies can also adapt the number of trains during school holidays or depending on the demand.

Best price found for train ticket from London to Brighton

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!

From To Price Departure on At Company Searched
£5.00 23/12/2017 07:50 Southern 5 days ago
£8.50 22/12/2017 12:20 Southern 9 hours ago
£8.50 19/12/2017 12:20 Southern 1 day ago
£8.50 14/12/2017 12:20 Southern 1 day ago
£8.50 18/12/2017 12:20 Southern 1 day ago
£8.50 23/12/2017 17:20 Southern 5 days ago
£8.50 15/12/2017 12:20 Southern 6 days ago
£11.70 24/12/2017 12:37 Thameslink 1 day ago
£11.70 24/12/2017 12:06 Thameslink 1 day ago
£11.70 24/12/2017 17:06 Thameslink 1 day ago

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

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And if you change?

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

Bus from London to Brighton

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.

Things to do in Brighton

We have compiled for you a list of 6 points of interests that you can visit in Brighton.

  • Sea Life Centre
  • Brighton Dome
  • Brighton Pier
  • Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
  • Hove Museum
  • Brighton Toy and Model Museum

If you're discovering Brighton for the first time and you do not have a clear idea of the things that you can see during your time over there, don't worry. Your itinerary will obviously depend on your availabilities as well as your preferences but the team at Gopili shares with you the famous areas in Brighton.

Sea Life Centre is probably one of the most interesting tourist places for visitors. You can also plan to explore Brighton Museum & Art Gallery as well as Brighton Dome which are frequently recommended by the travellers who have already visited the city.

Another interesting place that you may want to visit is Hove Museum if you want to find out more about this destination.

Brighton Pier is also a place that we will recommend you to see if you got enough time during your stay.

Lastly, if you're still looking to find out more about Brighton, Brighton Toy and Model Museum can be the final stage of your stay. Even though people might not consider it as the most important thing to do, it will enable you to get a full view of the city and its history.

Where to find cheap train tickets


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 £12.

Gatwick Express

Looking for a cheap ticket for your upcoming trip by train? No need to panic. We found Gatwick Express tickets from £28 for your trip.


Southern, a rail travel specialist, proposes connections to more than 131 destinations. Tickets for the journey from London to Brighton are available starting from £5.

Proximity journey

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

How to find cheap train tickets London to Brighton ?

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.

Transport operators from London to Brighton

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

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

Travel information for your train journey

London Brighton train

Route London to Brighton

London Brighton train map

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

There are a lot of train companies across the UK & Europe but the trains from London in England to Brighton in England are run by Thameslink, Gatwick Express, Southern.

On average, it takes normally 1h17m by train because of the 47 miles to go to Brighton from London. The train duration will change depending if the 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.