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There are 10 ways to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
  2. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£76 - £411

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Bus  •  11h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3 National Express
  2. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Brighton National Express

£19 - £25

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Train via Sheffield  •  7h 53m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
  2. Take the train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£211 - £430

Drive  •  7h 45m

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove 459.9 miles

£65 - £110

Fly Edinburgh to London Gatwick  •  3h 33m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Gatwick (LGW) EDI - LGW

£40 - £157

Fly Edinburgh to London City, train  •  4h 43m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London City (LCY) EDI - LCY
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£75 - £319

Fly Edinburgh to London Heathrow, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Heathrow (LHR) EDI - LHR
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£63 - £269

Fly Edinburgh to London Luton, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to London Luton (LTN) EDI - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton to Brighton

£66 - £238

Train to Glasgow, fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
  2. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to London Gatwick (LGW) GLA - LGW

£47 - £295

Fly Edinburgh to Southampton, train  •  5h 52m

  1. Fly from Edinburgh (EDI) to Southampton (SOU) EDI - SOU
  2. Take the train from Southampton Central to Brighton

£91 - £531

Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove by train and walk

The journey time between Edinburgh and Brighton and Hove is around 6h 8m and covers a distance of around 446 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 33m. Operated by LNER and Thameslink, the Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove service departs from Edinburgh and arrives in Brighton. Typically 192 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 8m
Fastest journey time:
5h 33m
Services per week:
192
Cheapest price:
£76
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:40
Last service departs at:
19:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove train and walk schedules

Edinburgh → Brighton and Hove
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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove is to bus which costs £18 - £25 and takes 11h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove is to fly which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Brighton via Heathrow Airport London T2,3. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Brighton via London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 57m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Brighton and Hove is 378 miles. The road distance is 459.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove without a car is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs £75 - £420.

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It takes approximately 5h 57m to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove, including transfers.

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Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Edinburgh station.

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Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by LNER, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove is to train which takes 5h 57m and costs £75 - £420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £18 - £25 and takes 11h 30m, you could also fly, which costs £35 - £160 and takes 3h 33m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove.
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  • Distance: 377.6 miles
  • Duration: 5h 57m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Brighton and Hove, England?

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove via London Kings Cross and London St Pancras International LL in around 5h 57m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove via Heathrow Airport London T2,3 in around 11h 30m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £390
Flights from Edinburgh to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £310
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £460
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Jersey
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £190
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£150 - £390
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Edinburgh to London Heathrow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from Glasgow to London Gatwick via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£140 - £240
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Edinburgh to Southampton
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £350
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Edinburgh to London Luton via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£26 - £130
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to London Kings Cross
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£50 - £390
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£50 - £75
Anytime Day Single
£170 - £240
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£270 - £390
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£6 - £80
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£6 - £9
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £50
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£55 - £80
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£24 - £29
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £29
Train from Sheffield to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£70 - £90
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£70 - £90
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£22 - £28
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£22 - £28
Train from Luton to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Sheffield
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
£110 - £300
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£110 - £140
Anytime Day 1st Class
£210 - £300
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £120
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Anytime Day
£30 - £40
Anytime Day 1st Class
£80 - £120
East Midlands Railways
Southern Service
Phone
+44 3451 27 29 20
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£17 - £50
Website
Southern Service
Schedules at
Southern Service
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£17 - £25
Anytime 1st Class
£35 - £50
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£10 - £30
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£23 - £30
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£23 - £29
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£23 - £29
Anytime Day 1st Class
£40 - £55
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 Edinburgh to Heathrow Airport London T2,3
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £8
Website
National Express

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The quickest flight from Edinburgh Airport to London Gatwick Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove is 460 miles. It takes approximately 7h 45m to drive from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove.

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Aer Lingus and easyJet offer flights from Edinburgh Airport to London Gatwick Airport.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport is to tram which takes 32 min and costs £1 - £6.

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