First Capital Connect

First Capital Connect

First Capital Connect runs services from Bedford to Brighton via the City of London, and from Peterborough and Cambridge to London Kings Cross via Stevenage; it also operates services from Sutton and Wimbledon in South London to London and Luton. Key stations on the Bedford to Brighton route are Luton, Luton Airport Parkway, St Albans, East Croydon and Gatwick Airport. You can search for train times and buy cheap train tickets online from for all First Capital Connect routes.

Services and routes

Along the core Bedford to Brighton via London route, services run every 15 minutes, providing a fast and frequent service that connects the City of London (served by Farringdon, City Thameslink and London Blackfriars stations) with two of Britain’s busiest airports at Gatwick and Luton, as well as the international rail hub at London St Pancras International. First Capital Connect services serve a new underground station right beneath St Pancras proper.

From St Pancras International, passengers can find connections to Europe, high speed services to Kent and fast East Midlands trains services to Nottingham, Leicester, Derby and Sheffield.

* Savings not available on all routes. Savings only available on Advance fares.

† Fares sourced from Prices based on cheapest available one way Standard Class Advance ticket, excluding booking fees. Prices are based on payment with a debit card and ticket collection from the station. Saving calculated against cheapest fare available on the day.