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Enjoy your trip to Brighton as soon as you set off aboard one of our Gatwick Express trains. Whether you’re heading to the Palace Pier, the Royal Pavilion or a browse around The Lanes, our trains from Gatwick to Brighton guarantee a pleasant rail journey from beginning to end. Find key information and secure your train tickets from Gatwick to Brighton on our website.

Journey information from Gatwick Airport to Brighton

  • How long is the average journey duration from Gatwick Airport to Brighton? 0 hours 32 minutes
  • How long is the fastest journey duration from Gatwick Airport to Brighton? 0 hours 26 minutes
  • When is the first train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton? 00:05
  • When is the last train from Gatwick Airport to Brighton? 23:50
  • How many services run for Gatwick Airport to Brighton today? 115

The above information is intended as a guide. It may not include timetable alterations because of engineering work, unplanned disruption etc. Please use the journey planner to plan your journey before you travel. Some tickets are subject to restrictions. Please check these before you travel.

The information above refers to direct journeys only. Other journeys may be available by changing train or by using a different London Terminal. At certain times buses may operate some of the journeys shown. Services of all operators on the route shown are included in the figures. Not all tickets may be used on all services.

On many routes, the last journey before services finish for the day departs after midnight. Where this is the case, it is this service (in the early hours of the following morning), and not the last one before midnight that is shown.


Tips on how to find cheaper tickets


Are you a student, over 60, or regularly travel with someone else? Did you know that you could save a 1/3 on your train tickets from Gatwick to Brighton with a railcard? Start saving as soon as you’ve got yours by ticking the railcard box when booking your journey.

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Buying tickets

You can buy Gatwick Express tickets online and collect them from the ticket machine before you travel. You can also buy them from a ticket machine or ticket office at the station.