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There are 3 ways to get from Reading to Brighton by train or car

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Train Great Western Railway  •  1h 46m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
  2. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

$40 - $85

Cheapest option

Train via Clapham Junction  •  2h 30m

  1. Take the train from Reading to Clapham Junction
  2. Take the train from East Croydon to Brighton

$38 - $65

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 28m

  1. Drive from Reading to Brighton 81.4 miles

$17 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Brighton is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Brighton is to drive which costs £13 - £20 and takes 1h 28m.

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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 46m.

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The distance between Reading and Brighton is 57 miles. The road distance is 81.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 1h 46m and costs £30 - £70.

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It takes approximately 1h 46m to get from Reading to Brighton, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Brighton is 81 miles. It takes approximately 1h 28m to drive from Reading to Brighton.

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  • Distance: 56.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 46m

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

You can take a train from Reading to Brighton via Gatwick Airport in around 1h 46m.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Reading to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$17 - $26
Advanced Single
$18 - $26
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $50
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton
Ave. Duration
33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from East Croydon to Brighton
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from East Croydon to Brighton
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com

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