Day Trip by Rail to Brighton

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London to Brighton: Trains, Tours, Views!

Commence your adventure by taking a train from London St Pancras, where helpful staff await to assist; then, explore the vibrant city of Brighton, with options to enjoy a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour or ascend the Brighton i360 for panoramic views, or both before your return to London St Pancras on an off-peak train, with e-tickets provided in advance.

Our guide to Day Trip by Rail to Brighton

Train: London St Pancras – Brighton

Your Brighton adventure commences at London St Pancras, where it's advisable to arrive well ahead of your 9:30 a.m. departure time. A welcoming staff member will be there to assist you with any final inquiries or concerns. After disembarking from the train, the vibrant city of Brighton awaits your exploration. From the picturesque pebble beach and the glistening coastline to the lively amusements and the charming array of independent shops and cafés, you'll find an abundance of activities to enjoy.

Choose between a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour or Entry on to Brighton i360 or both.

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Exploring a new city is best done through a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, and conveniently, there's a bus stop located just outside the station. Embark on an informative journey that acquaints you with all the wonderful aspects of this charming seaside locale, including iconic sights like the Royal Pavilion and the exquisite Regency architecture. The bus route includes stops at key attractions such as Brighton Pier, King's Road, Grand Avenue, Palmeira Square, St. Ann's Well Gardens & Furze Court, Brighton Station, Clock Tower, Royal Crescent, Brighton Marina, and Volks Railway.

Brighton i360

Elevate yourself to a height of 450 feet aboard the Brighton i360. Situated along the Brighton seafront, this dynamic observation tower offers breathtaking vistas of the city, the coastline, and the picturesque surroundings. The i360 experience is entirely enclosed, featuring heating, air-conditioning, and even a bar where you can savour beverages crafted by local producers.

Train: Brighton - London St Pancras

After spending the day exploring all the Brighton in your own time before catching an off-peak train of your choice back to London St Pancras. Trains return to London every 20-30 minutes until approximately 10 pm.

Your e-tickets for the train and Open Top bus tour or i360 will be sent to you no later than 10 days before your trip to the seaside on the southern coast.

Departure Location:

  •  National Rail Ticket office in London St Pancras International.


  • Mon to Sat

Start Times:

  • 9.30 am


  • At your leisure - Return trains to London depart up until approx 10 pm


  • 30 minutes prior to departure


Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions for Day Trip by Rail to Brighton

  • All children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult and must always remain under the supervision of an adult.
  • Brighton i360 is disabled friendly.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes before your Brighton i360 entry slot.
  • Your sightseeing bus service will be City Sightseeing LTD.
  • You will receive an email at least 10 days before travel with your train ticket code and Roman Bath entry voucher (if selected). You will need all these documents for your trip.
  • This tour is unescorted.
  • Train seats are allocated on a first come first served basis & not guaranteed together.
  • The train times are subject to change, depending on train service availability. It’s very important that you leave your contact telephone number & email address in the checkout process so that we can contact you if needed.
  • Cancellation Policy: You are eligible for a full refund if you cancel your booking at least 14 days before the travel date. However, if you cancel within 14 days of the travel date, your tour will be non-refundable.

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