There are 5 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Brighton by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Recommended option

Line 507 bus, train  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 507 bus from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd to Victoria Bus Station 507 / ...
  2. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

$30 - $48

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the rideshare from London to Brighton 53.7 miles

$6 - $17

3 alternative options

Train Thameslink  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from London Bridge to Brighton

$25 - $38

Train Southern  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Clapham Junction to Brighton

$33 - $52

Drive  •  1 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Brighton 53.1 miles

$11 - $17

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station to Brighton. However, there are services departing from London Waterloo and arriving at Brighton via Clapham Junction. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 39 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and Brighton is 47 miles. The road distance is 53.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Brighton without a car is to line 507 bus and train which takes 1 h 22 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 22 min to get from Waterloo Station to Brighton, including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, depart from Clapham Junction station.

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Waterloo Station to Brighton train services, operated by Southern, arrive at Brighton station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Brighton is 53 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 14 min to drive from Waterloo Station to Brighton.

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There are 669+ hotels available in Brighton. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 47 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and Brighton, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Waterloo Station to Brighton every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 4 min.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Clapham Junction to Brighton
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Thameslink
Bus operators
London Buses
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
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$6 - $17
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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