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There are 12 ways to get from Utrecht to Brighton by train, bus, night bus, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  6h 39m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras International LL to Brighton

£144 - £372

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Bus  •  13h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Utrecht to London - Victoria Coach Station Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk > Utrecht > Antwerp > Bruges > London - Victoria Coach Station / ...
  2. Take the bus from LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station to Brighton National Express

£20 - £42

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Night bus, train  •  12h 7m

  1. Take the night bus from Utrecht to London, London Victoria Coach Station N824
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£41 - £76

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  5h 32m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to Brighton

£186 - £211

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 45m

  1. Drive from Utrecht to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to Brighton

£60 - £128

Train to Rotterdam, fly to London City, train  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  2. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£95 - £547

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Gatwick  •  4h 30m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Gatwick (LGW) AMS - LGW

£40 - £138

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY
  3. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£81 - £350

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Heathrow, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) AMS - LHR
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£65 - £240

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Luton, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Luton (LTN) AMS - LTN
  3. Take the train from Luton to Brighton

£75 - £268

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London Stansted, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London Stansted (STN) AMS - STN
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

£67 - £251

Train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to Southend, train  •  6h 14m

  1. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Southend (SEN) AMS - SEN
  3. Take the train from Southend Airport to Stratford (London)
  4. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

£100 - £289

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The cheapest way to get from Utrecht to Brighton is to bus which costs 21€ - 50€ and takes 13h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Utrecht to Brighton is to train and fly which costs 40€ - 160€ and takes 4h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Utrecht to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Utrecht and arriving at Brighton via LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 52m.

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No, there is no direct train from Utrecht to Brighton. However, there are services departing from Utrecht Centraal and arriving at Brighton via Rotterdam Centraal and London St Pancras International LL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 39m.

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The distance between Utrecht and Brighton is 244 miles.

The best way to get from Utrecht to Brighton without a car is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs 150€ - 410€.

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It takes approximately 6h 39m to get from Utrecht to Brighton, including transfers.

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Utrecht to Brighton bus services, operated by Blablabus, depart from Utrecht station.

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Utrecht to Brighton train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Utrecht Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Utrecht to Brighton is to train which takes 6h 39m and costs 150€ - 410€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 50€ and takes 13h 52m.

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Map of how to get from Utrecht to Brighton.
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  • Distance: 244.1 miles
  • Duration: 6h 39m

What companies run services between Utrecht, Netherlands and Brighton, England?

You can take a train from Utrecht to Brighton via Rotterdam Centraal, London St Pancras Eurostar, and London St Pancras International LL in around 6h 39m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Utrecht to Brighton via London - Victoria Coach Station and LONDON VICTORIA Coach Station in around 13h 52m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £220
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£60 - £490
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £700
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £380
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£28 - £160
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£35 - £170
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £160
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Southend
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
£24 - £130
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£65 - £340
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£55 - £260
Train operators
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£9 - £22
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£9 - £14
1st Class
£15 - £22
Train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£8 - £18
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
£8 - £11
1st Class
£13 - £18
Eurostar
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 - £30
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£24 - £30
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£35 - £45
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£35 - £45
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from London Bridge to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£15 - £45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Anytime Standard
£15 - £21
Anytime 1st Class
£30 - £45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
Bus operators
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Utrecht to London - Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£15 - £19
Website
Blablabus
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Utrecht to London
Ave. Duration
11h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
Eurolines FR
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 17m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Night bus from Utrecht to London, London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£25 - £35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £45
Website
dfds.co.uk
Reclining seat
£20 - £25
Reclining Seat
£24
Bed in a 4 berth inside shared cabin
£4
2-bed inside cabin
£30 - £45

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The quickest flight from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Brighton is 1h behind Utrecht. It is currently 4:02 PM in Utrecht and 3:02 PM in Brighton.

Utrecht to Brighton train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Brighton station.

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British Airways offers flights from Rotterdam Airport to London City Airport.

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There are 724+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at £75 per night.

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