Getting to Brighton

What you need to know to get to the Festival City

Visiting vibrant, colourful and creative Brighton

Brighton is a city packed with fun, delicious, artistic and wonderful things to do

With great transport links and plenty of options for travelling around the city, it's easy to explore the Festival city in May. Alongside the wealth of art and performance, there's no shortage of restaurants, cafes, shops and seaside attractions to enjoy.

By train

Nearest stations

Brighton (10 minutes walk into the city centre)

Hove (1.8 miles from the city)

London Road (1.1 miles from the city)

Mouselcombe (2.0 miles from the city)

Preston Park (2.0 miles from the city)

 

Brighton can be reached from London in just over an hour with train services run by Southern and Thameslink every 15 minutes. Regular rail connections also serve Gatwick, Heathrow and Hove

By coach

Approximate journey times

From London Victoria...2 hrs 15 mins

From Gatwick Airport...1 hour

From Heathrow Airport...2 hrs 30 mins

From Stansted Airport...4 hours

 

Coaches arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station, 10 minutes walk from the city centre

 

By car

Approximate journey times

London to Brighton via the A23/ M23 is approximately 50 miles, with a journey time of about 90 minutes depending on traffic.

Driving to Brighton from Kent and the South East, either from the East or West, use the A27.

 

Getting around the city

By bus

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By taxi

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By bike

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Parking

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On foot

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Blue Badge parking in Brighton

Customers with a Blue Badge can park in disabled bays, pay & display bays and shared use bays in Brighton & Hove. Also car parks throughout Brighton & Hove have different policies on disabled parking. To make sure you aren't given a parking ticket you should read the signs carefully when you enter the car park. VisIt Brighton and Hove City Council’s webpage for more information on Blue Badge Parking

Information on parking in local bays

New Road parking spaces - Max stay: 3 hours

Church Street Bays - No time limit on stay

You may also park on a single or double yellow line for up to 3 hours as long as there is not a loading restriction (marked by strips on the kerb). You must make sure that the time disc is set to the time that you left the vehicle.

 

The following car parks do not charge Blue Badge holders for parking

  • Black Rock
  • Carlton Hill
  • Haddington Street
  • High Street
  • King Alfred
  • Norton Road
  • Oxford Court
  • Rottingdean Marine Cliffs
  • Rottingdean West Street

Other resources to help plan your visit

Booking tickets

Everything you need to know about booking tickets for the Festival
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Festival Accessibility

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Your Safety

How we keep you, our artists, our staff and volunteers safe
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