Manchester to Brighton By Train (3hr 43min from 35.00 GBP)


Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by Train

Manchester Piccadilly to Brighton by train

Trains from Manchester to Brighton run from Manchester Piccadilly. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Manchester and Brighton runs regularly up to 45 times a day. The first Train leaves Manchester at 05:05 and the last Train departing at 19:15. The journey time on the Train is 3hr 43min.


The train service from Manchester to Brighton is not direct and requires 2 or 3 changes.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Manchester to Brighton for just 35.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 100.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


To check train times and prices from Manchester to Brighton click on the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by Train, you will be using Brighton Train station on London Road. Brighton Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.


Manchester to Brighton by Car (4hr 58min 257 miles)


Car parking

Brighton is 257 miles (413.77Km) from Manchester. If you are travelling to Brighton by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.



 Manchester To Brighton by Bus (7hr 15min from 35.00 GBP)


Manchester Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station by Bus

Manchester Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between Manchester and Brighton runs 9 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 04:00 and the last bus is at 23:59. You can book a return fare from 35.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Brighton runs from Manchester Coach Station in Manchester to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station in Brighton. Brighton is 257 miles (413.77Km) from Manchester and the journey time on the Bus will take 7hr 15min.


The bus service from Manchester Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station is not direct and requires 1 change in London (Victoria Coach Station). There is an overnight bus leaving Manchester at 23:59 and arriving in Brighton at 10:00 next day.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Manchester to Brighton click the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Brighton City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Brighton see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.


To see a timetable and mini maps showing bus stops in Manchester and Brighton download the bus timetable.



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