We've found advance tickets for travel to and from the south coast from £5 each way with Southern Railway. This makes going to Brighton cheaper than the price of a fish and chips on the Pier.
Advance tickets for off-peak travel are £17.50 less than the regular off-peak tickets. This is the ideal excuse for a day trip or a short trip to Brighton this summer.
We found good availability in June and July, however, you will need to be flexible to find the best prices. Tickets can be booked up to 12 weeks before travel.
Other routes are also available: London Victoria-Portsmouth Harbour is £5 and up each way; Watford Junction-Eastbourne and Milton Keynes-Southampton £7.50 and up each way.