Brighton is on the south coast of England, about 50 miles from London and 20 miles from Gatwick Airport.
Travelling from Mainland Britain By Car
Take the M23 to Brighton and follow the main signs for Brighton sea front. Local location map
Travelling from Mainland Britain by Train
The London terminus that serves Brighton is Victoria. Trains run about every 30 minutes and take about 60 minutes to reach Brighton. The single fare is £15.90. There are reductions for return tickets. Depending on your starting point, there may be a more convenient route to take than via London.
Travelling from Mainland Europe via Eurostar
The Eurostar arrives at London Waterloo station. It is probably easiest to travel on to Brighton by train. Take a train from London Waterloo to Clapham Junction and change. The journey takes about one hour. The single fare is £15.90. There are reductions for return tickets.
Arriving by Air - London Gatwick Airport
If there is a choice, this is the most convenient international airport for travel to Brighton. There is a coach service from Gatwick to Brighton (see Coaches to Brighton below) but the best way to travel is by train from Gatwick Airport train station, which is inside the airport complex. Trains are approximately every 30 minutes and take approximately 35 minutes to reach Brighton. The standard class single train fare is £6.90. There are reductions for return tickets.
Arriving by Air - London Heathrow Airport
It is anticipated that most delegates will arrive in Britain at Heathrow. The best way of travelling to Brighton from Heathrow is by National Express coach. See Coaches to Brighton below. For those arriving at Terminals 1, 2 or 3, there is an hourly service from the Heathrow Central Bus Station at 35 minutes past the hour from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. For those arriving at Terminal 4 the same coach leaves from the Arrivals Forecourt 10 minutes later. The return fare is £24.50 (with reductions for students, passengers over 60 etc.).
Coaches take two hours to reach Brighton. Advance booking is not usually needed.
Arriving by Air - Other Airports
Coaches are available from most of the main British airports. See Coaches to Brighton below.
Trains to Brighton
Train timetables are available online. Click here. Fare information is also available.
The train station in Brighton is a short taxi journey from the hotel (about ten minutes on foot, downhill all the way to the seafront).
Coaches to Brighton
Coaches are available from all the main airports (note that travel by train is recommended from London Gatwick). Full information is available from all the main British airports on the National Express Coaches website. Click here.
Coaches arrive at Pool Valley Coach Station, which is about 2 minutes walk from the Old Ship Hotel.
Further information is available on the Old Ship hotel website. Click here