Why book trains to Brighton
Boasting an iconic Pier, pebbly beach, fashionable streets and marina, Brighton is one of Britain’s top tourist destinations. Lying on the South Coast in East Sussex around 50 miles south of London, the sunny seaside resort began its life as a small fishing village but is known today for its creative industries and its cosmopolitan, diverse and liberal character. Book a train to Brighton today and experience its lively, atmosphere for yourself!
Advance fares and split tickets to Brighton
Booking train tickets to Brighton up to 12 weeks in advance of the date of travel or splitting your train tickets could save you up to 80% on the cost of fares bought on the day of departure. Here are just a few of the cheap fares you could get by booking beforehand
|Journey||Walk up Fare price||Advance Price||Saving|
|London to Brighton||£17.20||£5.00||£12.20|
|Reading to Brighton||£33.50||£23.10 (advance split)||£15.50|
|Bristol to Brighton||£66.60||£12.00||£54.60|
|Manchester to Brighton||£103.40||£26.50||£76.90|
|Edinburgh to Brighton||£143.60||£42.20 (advance split)||£100.80|
|Cambridge to Brighton||£39.30||£28.20 (advance split)||£11.10|
* Walk on fares shown are a mixture of super off-peak, off peak singles and anytime singles where off peak tickets are not available. The Advance fares shown are all advance singles for standard class travel, sold subject to availability before the date of travel & checked on 15.2.16.
Getting Trains To Brighton
- Brighton is within easy reach of London for a day trip and is well served by rail links.
- Southern Trains services depart from London Victoria travelling via Gatwick Airport, London Blackfriars, and London Bridge with a journey time of just over an hour.
- Direct Thameslink trains also run between Brighton and Bedford via Luton, St Albans and East Croydon and London St Pancras International where passengers can change for Eurostar services to France and Belgium.
What To See
Brighton became fashionable when the Prince Regent, the future George IV, moved here and transformed his farmhouse into the striking Royal Pavillion. Brighton Museum and Art Gallery nearby is also well worth a visit with its collections exploring the history of Brighton, art from across the world and fashion through the ages. Museum buffs will enjoy Brighton Toy and Model Museum, a treasure trove of toys with massive collection. Brighton has plenty more to offer than museums though. The Lanes boast plenty of quirky shops and no visit would be complete without a stroll along the promenade and along the famous pier. Try your luck in the arcade, enjoy the rides at the funfair or tuck into a traditional meal of fish and chips. Brighton’s seafront comes alive at night with a massive selection of bars pubs and clubs but if you prefer something more laid back, why not take in a show at the Theatre Royal or Brighton Dome? Aside from the pier and beach, other free attractions include Brighton Fishing Museum and the Booth Museum Of Natural History
Tips For Finding Cheap Trains To Brighton
1) Cheap train tickets to Brighton are sold in limited numbers and on a first come, first served basis so plan ahead and book well in advance as soon as you know when you’re travelling.
2) As advance fares are frequently sold until 6pm the night before travel, cheap train tickets offering savings of up to 30% on the cost of tickets bought on the day, could still be on sale even if you leave until the night before travel to book.
3) Advance train tickets will limit you to travelling on the trains booked so even if you’re unable to commit to travelling on a specific train, avoid rush hour travel- off peak trains are cheaper. It’s also worth searching for slower ‘overtaken’ trains to find cheaper rail fares.
4) Where two or more companies run services along the route or there is more than one way to get to your destination e.g. going via, or avoiding London, comparing the prices of different train companies and different routes could be a money saver.
5) Last but not least if there are no advance rail fares on your route or you need flexible rail tickets, split ticketing or breaking up a journey into several bits with a separate train ticket for each leg could reduce the cost of your train travel.