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There are 4 ways to get from Brighton to Charlton by train, tram, bus or car

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Train, tram  •  2h 13m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to East Croydon
  2. Take the tram from East Croydon Tram Stop to Wimbledon Tram Stop
  3. Take the train from Wimbledon to Shepperton

£22 - £51

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Bus  •  2h 57m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to Heathrow Airport London T5 National Express

£10 - £12

2 alternative options

Train  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Farringdon
  2. Take the train from London Waterloo to Shepperton

£35 - £49

Drive  •  1h 5m

  1. Drive from Brighton to Charlton 59.7 miles

£9 - £14

Brighton to Charlton by train and tram

The journey time between Brighton and Charlton is around 2h 18m and covers a distance of around 60 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h. Operated by Southern Service, Thameslink, London Tramlink and others, the Brighton to Charlton service departs from Brighton and arrives in Shepperton. Typically 274 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 18m
Fastest journey time:
2h
Journey distance:
60 miles
Services per week:
274
Cheapest price:
£22
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:12
Last service departs at:
22:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brighton to Charlton train and tram schedules

Departing Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Brighton → Charlton
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Charlton is 111.

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The cost-effective way to get from Brighton to Charlton is to drive, which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 5m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to Charlton is to drive which costs £9 - £14 and takes 1h 5m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Ashford Common, Chertsey Road via Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 and Elmsleigh Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 57m.

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No, there is no direct train from Brighton to Charlton. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Shepperton via East Croydon Tram Stop and Wimbledon. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 13m.

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The distance between Brighton and Charlton is 43 miles. The road distance is 59.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Charlton without a car is to train and tram which takes 2h 13m and costs £21 - £55.

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It takes approximately 2h 13m to get from Brighton to Charlton, including transfers.

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Brighton to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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Brighton to Charlton train services, operated by Southern Service, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to Charlton is to train which takes 2h 51m and costs £30 - £50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £9 - £13 and takes 2h 57m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to Charlton.
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  • Distance: 42.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 13m

What companies run services between Brighton, England and Charlton, Surrey, England?

You can take a train from Brighton to Charlton via Farringdon, Farringdon, Waterloo Station Waterloo Rd, and London Waterloo in around 2h 51m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to Heathrow Airport London T5 every 2 hours. Tickets cost £5 - £8 and the journey takes 1h 43m.

Train operators
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Brighton to East Croydon
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£18 - £23
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£18 - £23
Train from Brighton to Farringdon
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£23 - £29
London Tramlink
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Tram from East Croydon Tram Stop to Wimbledon Tram Stop
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
London Tramlink
South Western Railway
Phone
0345 6000 650
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Train from Wimbledon to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £13
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£6 - £8
Anytime Day 1st Class
£10 - £13
Train from London Waterloo to Shepperton
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£9 - £19
Website
southwesternrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Day
£9 - £12
Anytime Day 1st Class
£15 - £19
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to Heathrow Airport London T5
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express

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Brighton to Charlton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Airport London T5 station.

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Brighton to Charlton train services, operated by South Western Railway, arrive at Shepperton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to Charlton is 60 miles. It takes approximately 1h 5m to drive from Brighton to Charlton.

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