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Trip Summary

There are 8 daily trains from Brighton to London. Traveling by train from Brighton to London usually takes around one hour and 2 minutes, but the fastest Gatwick Express train can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance47 mi (76 km)
Fastest train0h 55m
Lowest price$24.39
Trains per day8
Most frequent serviceSouthern
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Brighton to London?

There are 3 train lines with service from Brighton, Brighton and Hove to London, London, City of. Southern is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Gatwick Express20h 56m$36.06
Southern31h 2m$28.89
Thameslink31h 6m$27.19

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Brighton to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Brighton to London?

The distance between Brighton and London is approximately 47 miles, or 76 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 55 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to London.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Brighton to London are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Brighton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Brighton to London?

There are 8 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Brighton to London.

You can also take a train for your return trip from London to Brighton. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Brighton to London for $10.34.

City Information

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Brighton?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Brighton.

Where is the train station in London?

Arrival stations

London receives travelers from Brighton at its two active train stations.

Train stations in London:

  • London Bridge

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