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There are 4 ways to get from London to Brighton by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  52m

  1. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

$21 - $45

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Rideshare  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Brighton 53.7 miles

$6 - $17

2 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton National Express / ...

$9 - $13

Drive  •  1h 15m

  1. Drive from London to Brighton 53.4 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from London to Brighton is to rideshare which costs £5 - £13 and takes 1h 37m.

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The quickest way to get from London to Brighton is to train which costs £16 - £35 and takes 52m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from London Victoria Coach Station station and arriving at Brighton. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Victoria and arriving at Brighton. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 52m.

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The distance between London and Brighton is 47 miles. The road distance is 53.4 miles.

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The best way to get from London to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 52m and costs £16 - £35.

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The train from London Victoria to Brighton takes 52m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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London to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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London to Brighton train services, operated by Gatwick Express, depart from London Victoria station.

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The best way to get from London to Brighton is to train which takes 52m and costs £16 - £35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £6 - £10 and takes 2h 22m.

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Map of how to get from London to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 47.2 miles
  • Duration: 52m

What companies run services between London, England and Brighton, England?

Gatwick Express operates a train from London to Brighton hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 52m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from London to Brighton every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $13 and the journey takes 2h 22m.

Train operators
Great Northern
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greatnorthernrail.com
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 London Victoria Coach Station to Brighton
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
National Express
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from London to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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London to Brighton bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between London to Brighton is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1h 15m to drive from London to Brighton.

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There are 748+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between London and Brighton. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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