Brighton & Hove Tourist Information

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The Royal Pavilion

Easy to get to by road, rail, air, sea and tunnel, you can arrive unruffled ready to relax and enjoy your stay.

North of the town, the A23 connects to the M23/M25 motorway while East-West directions are served by the A27. For a clearer view of the road links to Brighton try Google Maps UK, Multi Map, Street Map or for route planning The AA.

National Express coaches run services from London and other major towns and cities around the UK. For more information call National Express on +44 0990 808080. Rail services to and from London Victoria are fast and frequent with Southern's 49 minute service. Thameslink trains also connect Brighton to London King's Cross and Bedford and there are direct Intercity trains to Birmingham, Manchester, Scotland and Wales. You can check the train times at

The lovely Brighton seafront

If you are thinking of catching a train from the continent to London and then to Brighton have a look at the Eurostar web site.

If you need to catch the underground through London (often called 'the tube') check out

Brighton & Hove's 'doorstep' airport, London Gatwick, is only 30 minutes away by direct train or 28 miles by road. With over 120 destinations by scheduled services from Gatwick, you can travel anywhere in the world. Or, the world can easily get to Brighton & Hove ... Gatwick Airport switchboard +44 (0)1293 535353.

Serving more international destinations than any other airport worldwide, London Heathrow is a little further - 60 miles, approximately 1½ hours by road - but still easily accessible with direct coach services from Heathrow to Gatwick to Brighton. Heathrow Airport switchboard +44 (0)181 759 4321.

Brighton beach

If you fancy renting a car when you're in the UK the companies Avis Car Rental rent you cars from Gatwick Airport. Possibly cheaper (judging by the name!) are Thrifty Cars.

Transmanche ferries operates from local ferry port Newhaven, 9 miles from Brighton & Hove, and offers regular sailings to Dieppe, France throughout the year. The journey takes 4 hours.
Call 0871 423 1002 or visit
Also LD Lines operates from local ferry port Newhaven offering regular sailings to Le Havre, France throughout the year. Call 0870 428 4335 or visit

Less than 2 hours from Brighton & Hove either via London Waterloo or Ashford International, the Channel Tunnel avoids delays caused by weather and Customs and connects the city to France, Belgium and beyond.

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