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.
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
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
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.
Brighton is well served by buses and services are frequent. Head to Brighton Buses to learn more about their services and accessibility.
There are many private Taxi companies in Brighton, available at all times of the day. There are a number of Taxi ranks throughout the city too.
The city has many cycle routes and its own bike-share scheme. See BTN Bike Share's site for information on hiring bikes during your visit.
There are plenty of places to park in Brighton. Please see the council's website for locations and pricing of car parks.
Visit Brighton has a selection of downloadable walking maps to help you find your way around the city
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
Move For Change by Better Points
Earn rewards every time you choose to walk, cycle or take public transport to Brighton Festival events (or anywhere!) The points can be donate to support our charitable outreach projects and help us keep the arts alive in Brighton & Hove and beyond.