Airports & Transports

Airports & Transports

Choosing an airport

Airports & Transports To Interactive EnglishIf you have a choice of arrival airports, please consider the cost and time involved in travelling from the airport to Brighton. For example, if it is a little more expensive to fly to Gatwick Airport than any of the other London airports, bear in mind that it is much cheaper and more convenient to travel from Gatwick to Brighton.

Booking a Taxi Transfer

We can book a taxi from the airport or station to take you directly to your accommodation on arrival and from your accommodation on your departure. This needs to be arranged before you depart your country, so contact us if you need this service.

Transport from London to Brighton

Trains from London to Brighton run from London Victoria and London Bridge stations. The journey time is normally 50 minutes. Please see the National Rail Enquiries website for fares, tickets and timetables.

Coach services to Brighton run from Victoria Coach Station approximately once an hour, and from all of London’s international airports. Please see the National Express website for fares, tickets and timetables.

Heathrow Airport

There are trains from Heathrow to central London, but the easiest way to get to Brighton from Heathrow is by coach. Several companies including National Express, operate frequent and direct services to Brighton. The journey takes approximately 2 hours from Heathrow central bus station, depending on traffic.

For more information about Heathrow, please see the official airport website.

Gatwick Airport

It is easy to get to Brighton from Gatwick airport by coach or train, and it is the closest airport to Brighton. The train takes approximately 35 minutes from the South terminal. For more information visit the National Rail website or call National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)8457 48 49 50.

National Express has a coach service to Brighton every half an hour, which takes 45 minutes. The bus station at Gatwick airport is by the South Terminal. Please see the National Express website for fares, tickets and timetables.

For more information about Gatwick, please see the official airport website.

Stansted Airport

Train services between Stansted Airport and Brighton take approximately two and a half hours, with two changes at Liverpool Street and Victoria stations. There are no direct bus services between Stansted and Brighton, but you can take a bus or train to London and continue your journey to Brighton from there. Stansted Express offers a fast and convenient service between the airport and London Liverpool Street every 15 minutes with a journey time of 45 minutes.

For more information about Stansted, please see the official airport website.

Map of UK Airports and distence from BrightonLuton Airport

The best way to get to Brighton from Luton Airport is by train. First Capital Connect has a direct and regular service to Brighton which takes approximately 2 hours. Luton airport train station is a short bus ride from the airport. Buses are outside the terminal building at the main exit.

There is no direct bus service to Brighton from Luton, but you may take a National Express Coach and transfer at Gatwick or Heathrow airports. The journey time is approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes. For more information about Luton, please see the official airport website.

Bus Travel inside Brighton

Brighton & Hove offers a great bus network stretching all across the city. For details of local bus routes and times please see A pass will cost up to £18 per week and £60 per month. The ticket provides unlimited travel around the City (except night buses). Night buses are available after midnight on selected routes.

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