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Visit Brighton by Train

Find out about trains to Brighton, how to get great discounts on your travel, and top offers on things to do when you get there


Welcome to Brighton

Brighton has something for everyone, including a long stretch of pebbled beach, a National Open Water Swimming Centre, a Grade II* listed pier, the seafront prom, the Royal Pavilion, the i360 viewing pod, pedestrianised shopping lanes and plenty of cafes and restaurants.

Find out more about travelling to Brighton by train below, along with everything you need to know about the city. Discover all the best things to do and places to visit in Brighton – and don’t forget you can save money on your train travel with a Railcard. And by taking the train you are also helping to lower carbon emissions.

If you fancy travelling a bit further afield, you can also visit our Day Trips from Brighton by Train page.

How to get to Brighton by train

Brighton has 1 main station:

  • Brighton: There are regular direct trains to and from many destinations, including London, Lewes, Eastbourne, Chichester, Portsmouth, Southampton, Cambridge, Luton and Bedford. If you are coming via London, you can travel directly from London Victoria, London Bridge or London St Pancras.

There city is also served by trains to Hove, Preston Park and London Road Brighton.

You can plan your Brighton train journey, find the cheapest fares and book tickets online with our Journey Planner.

Fastest journey times to Brighton by train



Journey time from*



58 min



2 hr 25 min



1 hr 47 min



2 hr 25 min



3 hr 14 min



2 hr 42 min



26 min

* Please note, some journeys will take longer and you may have to change trains

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Theatre and shows in Brighton

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Brighton in film and TV

Brighton is a popular shooting location for many films and TV shows, including:

  • The seminal mod film Quadrophenia, which shot at the Grand Hotel as well as what has now been officially renamed Quadrophenia Alley

  • Grace, the TV crime drama starring John Simm

  • My Policeman, starring Harry Styles, which was shot at locations including the Palace Pier and the Royal Pavilion

  • Gurinder Chadha’s Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging

Find out more about Brighton

Go to the Visit Brighton website.

Plan Your Journey

Journey times and offers are correct at time of publication but subject to change.

Palace Pier image credit: ©

Royal Pavilion Gardens image credit: © Adam Bronkhorst/

The Upside Down House image credit ©

Komedia image credit: ©

Brighton Dome image credit: Peter Prior

Grand Hotel image credit: by Matthew_Hartley is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0