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Brighton and Hove: How to Get Here

Visitors from around the world are drawn to the city of Brighton & hove in the UK for its famous seaside and fascinating history. Rising to fame in the Victorian period as a fashionable seaside holiday resort for the great and good of the time and just as popular today with a wide range of tourists.

There’s plenty to do with kids like the Brighton Pier and The Sealife Centre. Couples can enjoy pampering treatments or just spend quality time together staying in classic Victorian style hotels in Brighton & Hove. Not to mention the famous night life scene which truly caters for every breed of party animal.

Brighton Pier
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Here is a guide to getting to Brighton & hove for overseas visitors?

Its likely if you’ve just arrived in the UK you’ll come in at either one of the air, sea or train terminals.

Getting to Brighton from London airports

Brighton and Hove is very easy to get to from all the airports in and around London. Gatwick airport is only 30 minutes drive from Brighton making it the closest and easiest way to get to Brighton from overseas. You can reserve taxis to Brighton online you can get cheap transport to your door in Brighton- the fastest way to the city. Trains also run from Gatwick to Brighton all day and take 30-40 minutes.

London Heathrow airport is in the region of 90 minutes taxi journey from Brighton. If you don’t want to get a taxi or drive you can take the train to central London and then change to the train to Brighton. London’s Victoria station is the best for getting to Brighton by train.

Arriving in the UK by Sea

The main south cost ferry ports are Southamption, Dover and Newhaven, all are within easy reach of Brighton. Newhaven is the closest ferry port to Brighton and is only a short 20 minute drive away, local buses also operate the route which is usually the cheapest option.

Both Dover and Southampton are between 90 minutes to 2 hours from Brighton by road. Public transport links are not so good from Dover (as its mostly a car ferry port) but National Express coaches operate a coach service from Dover to Brighton.

Arriving by train

The Eurostar train will arrive at St Pancreas international in central London. The fastest route to Brighton from here is to take the tabe to Victoria station and change onto a train to Brighton (the express train will get you in just over 40 minutes). As well as the express trains which stop at just Gatwick and Brighton regular local trains also operate from Victoria to Brighton.

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