Travelling to Brighton

How to get to Brighton for the 2018 ASM

By Air

London Gatwick International is the closest airport and is only 45km north of Brighton. It can be reached in half and hour by road or rail. If coming by train, the station is located inside the South terminal and there is a frequent and direct service to Brighton (every 15 minutes during the day). Journey time is 30 minutes. If coming from the airport by coach, National Express offers a half hourly service direct to Brighton and journey time is approximately 30-40 minutes (The stop in Brighton is called ‘Pool Valley’ and is located on the seafront). 

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London Heathrow Airport has more International connections that any other airport in the World and is approximately 100 km north of Brighton. For 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. If coming by coach, the National Express offers a direct service to Brighton and journey time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. (The stop in Brighton is called ‘Pool Valley’ and is located on the seafront).  For more information, please go to:

By Rail

Travelling by train is often the fastest way to get to Brighton from other UK destinations. It’s also a greener option than driving or flying.

If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at St Pancras, London, where there are direct trains to Brighton. Journey time is approximately 90 minutes from St Pancras.

London is the hub of the UK’s rail network and it is easy to connect to trains to Brighton Station and the South Coast from the major London stations. The fastest direct travelling times from London to Brighton are: 

  • London Victoria: 52 minutes (direct)
  • London Bridge: 58 minutes (direct)
  • London St Pancras: 1 hour 16 minutes (direct)

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Central Brighton is easily walkable from Brighton station, but if you require a bus or taxi - these are both available at the front of the station. The Hilton Brighton Metropole is approximately 12-15 minute walk from Brighton Station.

By Road

By road there is excellent access to the rest of the UK via the M23 connecting Brighton with the M25 London Orbital. Journey time by car from the centre of London is about 2 hours and is about 50km


The closest public car park to the ASM is the Regency Square Multi-storey  (Regency Square, Brighton, BN1 2FG) which is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and is only a 4 minute walk from the Hilton Brighton Metropole. For more information, please go to: