Getting to Brighton

By Air

All the major London airports are within easy reach of Brighton. London Gatwick to Brighton, for example, is only a 30 minute journey by train. So getting to Brighton from anywhere in the world is surprisingly easy.

GatwickTrains from Gatwick to Brighton take approximately 30 minutes direct and run regularly. 

HeathrowFor trains from Heathrow to Brighton, your best bet is to take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Alternatively, take the Heathrow Express to Paddington and then the Underground to Victoria. The Heathrow Express is probably quickest but the Underground is the cheaper option. Journey time takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, depending on your chosen route and connection times. 

StanstedTrains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. The journey involves two changes, usually at Tottenham Hale for an Underground train to Victoria, where you connect with a mainline train to Brighton.

LutonFirst capital Connect offers a regular and direct service to Brighton, which takes approximately 2 hours. 

Alternatively book your airport transfer in advance with Taxi Brighton.


By Train

Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Brighton from other UK destinations. The key operators to Brighton are Southern and Thameslink. Trains arrive into Brighton mainline Station on Queens Road.

Brighton is under an hour by rail from London - the hub of the UK’s rail network. It is easy to connect to a train to Brighton and the South Coast from the major London stations (direct trains run from London Victoria, London Bridge and London St Pancras). 

Brighton is also very accessible by train from major towns along the South Coast and Kent.

If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at St Pancras, London, where there are direct train connections to Brighton. 


By Coach

National Express is the major coach operator serving Brighton. Visit the National Express website for further details.


Getting around Brighton

Brighton and Hove is so compact, that once you’re there, you might find it easiest to explore the city on foot. Click here to access a range of downloadable maps from Visit Brighton.  

You can also hop on a local bus - the network is vast with no corner of the city not reached. Or why not add a green edge to your visit and bring your bike along - there are extensive cycle lanes across Brighton, which offer a great way to navigate the city for free.