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About Brighton

Set between the countryside and the sea, Brighton is a colorful town that attracts visitors year-round, but especially in the summer. There are breathtaking landmarks as well as fantastic beachfront properties that ensure your Brighton vacation is as exciting or relaxing as you choose.

Two of the most iconic attractions in the city are the British Airways i360 and Royal Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion palace boasts Chinese- and Indian-inspired interiors and exteriors. The British Airways i360 offers a more modern view, serving as an observation tower and showcase of gliding engineering. Inside a glass-walled pod, you can glide 450 feet high and enjoy 360-degree views of Brighton.

Visit the Brighton Palace Pier and Sea Life Brighton for some outdoor family fun. Brighton Palace Pier offers beachfront rides and many other activities and food and drinks for the entire family to enjoy. Next door, Sea Life Brighton introduces kids to sea creatures of all types, including a shark that swims in an underwater tunnel.

Brighton is packed with fab restaurants, hip bars, and cozy pubs. What's more, Brighton is a Gold Award recipient for being one of England's most sustainable food places. Some of the top places to eat are Socialite, No. 1 Bar and Bistro, The Set Restaurant, and The Great Globalls.

There is a small Brighton City Airport, but the closest major airport is London Gatwick, located in Crawley; you can take a bus or train from Gatwick to Brighton. Brighton's train service is available on Gatwick Express, Southern, or Thameslink trains. If you prefer to take the bus, hop on National Express, which runs 40 routes in the area.

What train companies travel to Brighton, United Kingdom?

Located in United Kingdom, Brighton is accessible by train from one other city. You can choose from 12 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Brighton on Wanderu. Avanti West Coast usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Brighton are also available..

Train companies serving Brighton

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Avanti West Coast54h 1m€147.61
Southern11h 16m€17.79
Thameslink11h 8m€17.79
West Midlands Railway13h 36m€72.66
  • Avanti West Coast is one of the primary rail links between London and Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, and Edinburgh. On any given day, Avanti West Coast operates almost 300 routes and departs hourly from select destinations.

  • Southern Railway is part of the British rail network serving stations predominantly between central London and the British south coast. Destinations include Brighton, Gatwick Airport, and Worthing. WiFi and accessible restrooms are available on most trains, plus the option to upgrade to a first-class ticket with extra legroom.

  • Thameslink services run 24 hours a day with trains usually every 20-30 minutes, and coverage through Kent, Surrey, and Hertfordshire, with popular service to London. Thameslink has separate first-class cars, and standard-class seating may be standing room only during peak hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

€17.79 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Brighton, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Brighton. In the last month, trains from London to Brighton had the lowest average price at €17.79.

The main train station in Brighton is 11 Terminus Rd. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Brighton.

Brighton is the most popular train destination in Brighton and Hove. It also ranks number 3 in United Kingdom. Brighton has the most train connections in the region. There are 12 train schedules arriving in Brighton each day.
The population of Brighton is 139001. Brighton ranks number 1 in terms of population in Brighton and Hove and number 10 in all of United Kingdom.
Train tickets to Brighton range from €18 for a short trip to Brighton, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Brighton starts at , and a longer trip by train to Brighton can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €18.
The closest train station to the city center of Brighton is 11 Terminus Rd, located just 0.5 miles away. Select 11 Terminus Rd as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Brighton. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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