Cheap Train Tickets to Brighton

Located on the South Coast, Brighton is a popular seaside resort, but you will also discover an abundance of independent shops, boutique hotels, and award-winning restaurants.

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Explore Brighton's Victorian past and the modern-day delights of Brighton Palace Pier, take a trip up the Lanes and discover independent boutiques, or become one with nature and visit the ancient woodlands of the South Downs National Park.

With direct trains from London and other towns along the south coast, it's an ideal destination for a day trip or short break. By using Trainsplit's unique journey planner, you can cut down costs and obtain some wonderfully-priced cheap train tickets.

Getting around Brighton

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Getting around Brighton is easy, and with the beach only an 11-minute walk from the railway station, exploring this compact city is a breeze.

Brighton & Hove bus services are frequent, and with many tickets available, this is an easy and cost-effective way to explore the city and beyond. "Breeze up to the Downs" is a network of three bus services that link Brighton to some of its most popular countryside destinations.

Brighton is part of the National Cycle Network, with an official route that runs along the beachfront. There are traffic-free cycle routes around the city, and the city has its own cycle hire scheme if you wish to rent a bike for your stay.

Taxi ranks are available in the city, and you can find the main ones at East Street, Queens Square, and Hove Town Hall.


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Some great things to do while you're in Brighton

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Visit the Royal Pavilion, originally built as a seaside palace for King George IV. This palace combines Regency design with Indian-inspired architecture. The Royal Pavilion is located in the centre of Brighton, near the shopping areas and approximately five minutes' walk from the sea. Just around the corner from the Royal Pavilion is the Brighton Dome, known for hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974 - the winners that year were Sweden, represented by Abba with 'Waterloo', with this rocketing the group to stardom.

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Take a stroll across Brighton Palace Pier. This 1,722ft long Victorian pier is home to a variety of restaurants, hot food and drink concessions, fairground attractions, and also a games arcade for those rainy days.

Visit the world's oldest aquarium at Sealife Brighton. The aquarium first opened in 1872, and you can take a walk through the Victorian architecture, embark on an underwater journey, and see the ocean through the underwater tunnel or explore rock pools, stroke a starfish, and enjoy other hands-on experiences.

Along Brighton seafront, discover Volk’s Electric Railway. Transporting passengers since 1883, this is the oldest working electric railway in the world. Travel along the mile-long beachfront line in a preserved car, taking in the sights and sounds of the coastline.

Explore Brighton's famous Lanes shopping area. With a mixture of old and new shops and restaurants, take the chance to walk around these narrow alleyways and winding streets to discover independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink. Why not use some of the money you've saved through getting cheap train tickets via our website to treat yourself to something from the Lanes?

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Places to eat in Brighton for all Budgets

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Fine Dining

The Salt Room Restaurant - 106 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU

With views of the Brighton Seafront, this seafood restaurant celebrates and draws on the traditional method of cooking over charcoal. This restaurant offers a seasonal a la carte menu and an innovative cocktail and wine menu.

Gingerman - 21A Norfolk Square, Brighton, BN1 2PD

This small and intimate restaurant opened in 1998 close to Brighton Seafront. It provides uncomplicated and understated modern dishes made from the freshest and highest quality seasonal produce.

English of Brightons - 29-31 East Street, Brighton, Bn1 1HL

Located in the heart of the lanes, this is the oldest seafood restaurant in Brighton. If you are looking for a traditional plate of seafood or something with a contemporary twist on a classic dish, you can enjoy fresh seafood along with a wine that is perfectly matched.

Mid Range Dining

Indian Summer - 70 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HQ

Located in the lane, this award winning restaurant is housed in a beautiful Victorian building with Indian street images, serving regional Indian cuisine alongside there wine list and cocktail selection.

Baqueano - 125 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2AD

Banqueno is a family run restaurant. All of the meat comes straight from Argentina and is grass-fed Angus-breed that stands out for its softness and juiciness. The restaurant opts for an authentic, simple gastronomy made with top-quality ingredients.

Pamukkale Turkish Restaurant Brighton - 76 Western Road, Brighton, BN1 2HA

Located in the heart of Brighton, this restaurant offers a menu where you can taste a variety of Turkish dishes and unique ambience.

Cheap Eats

Social Board - 21 St James’s Street, Brighton, BN2 1RF

If you like sandwiches then you will be in for a treat. This restaurant offers a range of handcrafted sandwiches, English Breakfast, salads and more. They can also cater for special dietary needs.

Green Kitchen - 8 Preston Road, Brighton, BN1 4QF

This vegan cafe offers a delicious vegan breakfast and lunch options, including pancakes, sandwiches, toasties, burgers and salads alongside a range of delightful coffee options.

Pronto in Tavola - 43 Waterloo Street, Brighton, BN3 1AY

All of the food in this restaurant is prepared fresh to order in the kitchen using authentic ingredients from Italy. The menu includes delights such as Pizza, Calzone, Pasta and desserts. There is also a range of house specials using family recipes so that you can enjoy authentic Italian Cuisine.


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Brighton's Sports and Leisure Scene

Brighton & Hove Albion is the city's prominent football team, and their stadium is easily accessible by public transport, with Falmer station being next to the stadium and just a 10-minute rail journey away from Brighton.

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Are you a Sports Fan? Trainsplit has partnered with Pledgeball, a grassroots charity that rallies fellow fans to take action to protect where we play, making changes that improve our air and our green spaces. It can be as simple as swapping to reusable water bottles or taking the train to a match instead of driving. Fans, players, clubs, grassroots teams – the impact we can have together is game-changing.

For water sports enthusiasts, Brighton offers an array of on-the-water activities, from paddleboarding and kayaking to windsurfing and jet-skiing. Along the beach, a leisurely stroll unveils additional activities such as volleyball, crazy golf, and trampolining, providing a vibrant and diverse range of recreational options for residents and visitors alike. Consider using the money you've saved on cheap train tickets to go towards some of these activities on your break in Brighton.

Overnight Stay in Brighton

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Extend your Brighton experience with an overnight stay, immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. Brighton boasts a range of accommodation options, from charming boutique hotels to seaside B&Bs, providing a comfortable and welcoming retreat.

Ready to book your stay? Click here to explore the variety of accommodations Brighton has to offer.

As night falls, venture into the eclectic nightlife, with an array of pubs, bars, and live music venues ensuring a lively evening in this dynamic coastal city.

Ready to book your stay? Click here to explore the variety of accommodations for an overnight break. 

Whether you're drawn to the cultural allure, the thriving sports scene, or the seaside charm, Brighton promises an unforgettable blend of sports, leisure, and overnight delights.

Our top tips and ways to slash your train travel costs and get cheap train tickets to Brighton.

  • Book your train tickets early - If you know when you are planning to travel, the earlier you book can save you money and increase the likelihood of obtaining cheap train tickets. With Advance fares becoming available up to 12 weeks ahead this is a great way to save money on your rail travel.
  • Use a Railcard -Another easy way to maximise your savings on train tickets is to get a railcard. With a railcard, you could save up to a third on your tickets, and if you make a few train journeys, the railcard will pay for itself in no time. Did you know that Trainsplit now sells digital railcards? To see the railcards that we offer and the eligibility requirements, just click here.
  • Split your tickets - Don’t need to travel so early in the morning, why not travel off peak to save money on train tickets? As a bonus, the trains are likely to be quieter too. Off-peak periods usually start from around 09:30 onwards. 
  • More than 2 people are traveling - Take a look at GroupSave train tickets, which are a great way to get discounted train fares for groups of people travelling, which can be of great help in your quest for cheap train tickets
  • Consider an alternative route - If you are not traveling from London why not consider travelling not via London? For example, getting to Brighton from Birmingham could involve changing at Reading and Gatwick Airport. Using Trainsplit’s journey planner, you can search for the cheaper routes to Brighton and can possibly save money on your train tickets. 
  • Claim Delay Repay. If you are delayed on your journey, you may be entitled to Delay Repay compensation on your train tickets.

By using these tips along with Trainsplit’s unique journey planner searching for some great deals on cheap train tickets, now is the time to explore new destinations and maximise the savings on your train journeys.


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