London to Brighton Train Tickets



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Traveling from London to Brighton by train is a smooth and speedy commute, whether you board with the Gatwick Express, Thameslink or Southern railway line. Standard and First Class coaches are available, along with an array of friendly onboard services and amenities designed to ensure a relaxing experience. While en route, enjoy a hot coffee or tea as you sit back and watch the magnificent English countryside roll by your window!

Choose one of four London train stations connecting travelers with Brighton. For example, from Victoria station you’ll arrive in as little as 54 minutes! With well over 100 departures collectively each day, you can travel from London to Brighton by train precisely when you want to.

Your journey takes you south to the coastal town of Brighton. The nearly 9km stretch of shingle beach separating it from the English Channel makes Brighton a popular day-trip vacation spot among area tourists. At its center you’ll find Brighton Pier, which features a variety of amusement arcades, fun family rides and food stands. In addition, the town is noted for its vivid nightlife, music festivals and thriving arts scene.

Buy your convenient London to Brighton ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’ here. Simply use the ticket collection reference # provided in the email we send you, to collect your actual train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain.

Journey Details


Trains depart every 10 minutes on average, with approximately 140 departures daily

Travel time

54 minutes direct (fastest time)

Train stations

Victoria, St. Pancras, Blackfriars or London Bridge to Brighton

Train features

Gatwick Express, Thameslink and Southern passenger trains, reaching a maximum speed of 177km/h
Ticket Fares

When booking your ‘Ticket on Departure & Reservation’, the following fare options may be available:


Anytime tickets offer full flexibility. With no time restrictions, you are free to travel aboard any train, even during peak hours.


Advance tickets are less expensive, but have a limited availability. The sooner you book, the less you pay. Ideal for those committed to traveling on a particular date, time and train.


Off-peak tickets offer some flexibility, allowing you to travel aboard any train operating during off-peak hours on your ticket date. Though peak times may vary, they are typically before 9:30am and between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
Ticket Classes

Standard Class

Standard class coaches provide comfortable, quality seating.

First Class

First class coaches are equipped with larger, reclining seats that offer superior comfort as well as plenty of leg and elbow room. Passengers can enjoy complimentary services such as at-seat food and drink catering, WiFi connectivity and a morning newspaper.
Ticket Discounts

Child discount

Children under 5 years of age travel for free. Children between the ages of 5 and 15 can save up to 50% off the adult ticket price.
Train Services and Amenities
  • Quality, comfortable seats with large panoramic windows
  • Onboard food and drink catering (subject to availability)
  • Designated storage areas for personal luggage items
  • Wi-Fi connection available on certain train lines
  • Power outlets for charging laptops or other mobile devices
  • “Quiet Coaches” or “Entertainment Coaches” available on some trains
  • Non-smoking coaches
Additional Details

Seat reservations

When booking your London to Brighton ticket, the seat reservation is included in most cases. Exceptions where the seat may not be reserved at the time of booking include shorter journeys that don’t offer seat reservations or when the allocation of reservable seats is fully booked. In either case, your ticket is still valid and you can sit in any vacant seat.

Ticket Purchase Conditions and Delivery

Tickets may be booked up to 3 months in advance. Refunds and exchanges are not allowed. Receive your ticket collection reference number by email, which can be used to collect your train ticket from a self-service ticket machine in Britain, good for travel from London to Brighton by train.

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