Duration 2h 4m
Distance 81.3 miles
Average price £50
Frequency 21/day

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Brighton takes 2h 4m and the fastest train takes 1h 51m. There is a train service every few hours from Reading to Brighton. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. Reading
  2. Gatwick Airport
  3. Brighton
1h 49m
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£30 - £63

Reading to Brighton train times

Trains run hourly between Reading and Brighton. The earliest departure is at 18:32 in the evening, and the last departure from Reading is at 23:35 which arrives into Brighton at 02:28. All services require a transfer at Gatwick Airport and take an average of 2h 4m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

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No, there is no direct train from Reading to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Reading and arriving at Brighton via Gatwick Airport. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 49m.

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The distance between Reading and Brighton is 57 miles. The road distance is 81.3 miles.

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Reading to Brighton train services, operated by Great Western Railway, depart from Reading station.

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Reading to Brighton train services, operated by Gatwick Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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You can take a train from Reading to Brighton via Gatwick Airport in around 1h 49m.
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