Trains from Gatwick to Brighton take approximately 30 minutes direct and run 4-5 times an hour.
For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, you can take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes.
Trains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey involves two changes, usually at Tottenham Hale for an Underground train to Victoria, where you connect with a mainline train to Brighton.
First Capital Connect commuter rail offers a regular and direct service to Brighton, which takes approximately 2 hours.
By Train from London
The fastest direct travelling train times from London to Brighton are:
- London Victoria – 52 minutes (direct)
- London Bridge – 58 minute (direct)
- London St Pancras – 1 hour 16 minutes (direct)
The key operators to Brighton are Southern and Thameslink. Trains arrive into Brighton mainline Station on Queens Road. Central Brighton is easily walkable (about 10 minutes) from Brighton station, but a bus or taxi are both available at the front of the station.
If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at St Pancras, London, where there are direct train connections to Brighton. Eurostar is a quick and easy way to travel between the UK and continental Europe via the Channel Tunnel. Frequent daily services from Paris (2 hours 15 minutes) and Brussels (1 hour and 51), where you can connect with a direct service to Brighton (1 hour 16 minutes).