Getting to Brighton
Brighton is well served by transport links and is just an hour away from London by train with direct trains from Victoria and Thameslink stations (London Bridge Farringdon / St Pancras), so getting to BREMF events is very easy, however you choose to arrive. There are also good train and bus links from Lewes, Eastbourne and Worthing, and a great network of local buses around the city. If you need to come by car please read on for more info about how to pay for parking.
- Travelling from London: Many of our venues are a short walk from Brighton Station. For others we suggest connecting bus services – see the venues page.
- Travelling from Brighton, Sussex or elsewhere in the UK: See venues page for details of bus routes near each venue and longer distance bus routes as an alternative to the train from Worthing, Shoreham, Eastbourne, Seaford and Lewes. For daytime events there are also bus services from Horsham and mid-Sussex. For each venue we also suggest places to park your car.
- Travelling from overseas: Brighton has direct train links from St Pancras International as well as Gatwick and Luton airports.
See accommodation for details of places to stay.
Coming by car
If you are travelling to our events by car and have not been to Brighton very recently, please read this section carefully for the latest info. Always allow plenty of time for parking. Parking is expensive in central Brighton , so those who are able are encouraged to use public transport where possible.
- Brighton & Hove Council Car parks. In addition, some venues are located near to privately owned car parks (see venues page).
- On-street parking
- All on-street parking meters in Brighton were removed in May 2023. Payment is now only by phone or by cash/card at a Paypoint store nearby.
- Payment by phone – pre-register online or by phoning 01273 458458. An app is available for smartphone users but a smartphone is not essential to use the service.
- Pay with cash at a PayPoint store – find one by postcode or see suggestions under some venues on the venues page. You will need to give your car registration and the parking location number posted nearest to your vehicle.
The nearest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick (about 30 minutes by train). There is also a direct train connection to Brighton from Luton Airport.
Train services to Brighton
Trains to Brighton run from London Victoria, St Pancras, London Bridge and Blackfriars, with the journey taking around one hour and trains running into the late evening for returning after concerts. The train company websites below give full information on train times and tickets, and most have advance purchase fares which offer very good value.
www.southernrailway.com (for trains from Victoria)
www.thameslinkrailway.com (for trains from St Pancras, London Bridge and Blackfriars)
Brighton is also connected to Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester, Worthing, Eastbourne, Hastings and Ashford (Kent) by Southern Railway Coastway line.
Brighton & Hove has a very efficient network of local buses operating across the city and beyond. You can pay with cash or tap-on-tap-off with a contactless card. For the best value fares we recommend that you download the ‘Brighton & Hove M-Tickets’ app which allows you to buy tickets direct from your smartphone. B&H buses
Stagecoach bus 700 runs frequently between Brighton and Worthing via Shoreham; Brighton buses 12/12A/12X serve Eastbourne, Seaford and Newhaven; buses 28/29/29X serve Lewes.