Book Cheap Brighton Train Tickets
Booking cheap train tickets for travel to Brighton by rail is quick and easy when you use the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner above.
All you need to do is enter your from and to station, select your travel dates, choose your preferred departure and arrival time and then click the 'Find Tickets' button.
Railsaver will search for and display the cheapest combinations of train fares to get you to Brighton for the date and at the times that you have selected.
The price of your train ticket will be for the complete rail journey from Brighton and include any connections you may need to make en-route to Brighton.
Rail Travel to Brighton
Brighton Railway Station is the principal railway station in the city of Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, on the south coast of the United Kingdom.
Brighton Railway Station is managed by Southern Rail and with almost 16.1 million passenger entries and exits between is the seventh-busiest station in the UK outside London.
Brighton station provides fast and frequent connections to Gatwick Airport railway station and London Victoria, as well via the Thameslink route through Central London via London Bridge, Blackfriars and London St Pancras International to Bedford.
During normal service, most trains to (and through) London use the Brighton main line to get there. Some trains also run via Salisbury and Bristol on the Wessex Main Line, avoiding the need to change trains in central London.
Brighton Railway Station Train Services
Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Brighton from other UK destinations. It’s also a greener option than driving or flying.
If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at St Pancras, London, where there are direct train connections to Brighton.
Regular trains to and from Brighton are operated by the following National Rail franchises:
- First Capital Connect provide frequent direct services from Brighton to Bedford via Gatwick, London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon, St Pancras International (for direct high-speed Eurostar services to Paris and Brussels from St Pancras International) and Luton Airport Parkway.
- Southern Rail provide direct links from Brighton to London Victoria in the south, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Three Bridges (for Crawley) to the north; Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton, Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton in the west and Lewes, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford in the east.
- First Great Western provide direct services from Brighton to Southampton, Salisbury, Bath, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Worcester and Great Malvern
- Gatwick Express operate daily direct trains between Brighton and Gatwick Airport
All other National Rail train operating companies in the United Kingdom provide connecting services to stations served by trains that travel to and from Brighton.
Important: When you book a Brighton train ticket using the Railsaver National Rail Journey Planner at the top of this page the price of your ticket will include any connections you may need to make en-route to get to Brighton, and you will not need to purchase any additional train tickets.
Travelling to Brighton from the London Airports
Gatwick - Trains from Gatwick to Brighton take approximately 30 minutes direct and run regularly.
Heathrow - For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, your best bet is to take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. The Heathrow Express is probably quickest but the Underground is the cheaper option. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, depending on your chosen route and connection times.
Stansted - Trains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey involves two changes, usually at Tottenham Hale for an Underground train to Victoria, where you connect with a mainline train to Brighton.
Luton - First capital Connect offers a regular and direct service to Brighton from Luton airport, which takes approximately 2 hours.
Split Brighton Train Ticket
Splitting your Brighton train ticket is a great way to save money, even if you split and book your train ticket to Brighton on the day of departure.
To see how much you can save by splitting your train ticket to Brighton use the automated Railsaver Split Ticket search and booking service that you will find here.
Railsaver will offer you the cheapest Brighton train tickets available. Use the National Rail Journey Planner above to find and book cheap Brighton train tickets in few quick and easy steps.
Brighton train tickets may also be purchased at any train station with a staffed passenger service counter or self service ticket machine. It is however usually always cheaper to book your Brighton train ticket online which you may do here by as much as twelve weeks in advance.