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Duration 2h 3m
Distance 81.3 miles
Average price £49
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Reading and Brighton takes 2h 3m and the fastest train takes 1h 50m. There is an hourly train service 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
2h 1m
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£28 - £67

Reading to Brighton train times

Trains run hourly between Reading and Brighton. The earliest departure is at 09:01 in the morning, and the last departure from Reading is at 22:34 which arrives into Brighton at 00:56. All services require a transfer at Gatwick Airport and take an average of 2h 3m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

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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 2h 1m.

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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 Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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