Bournemouth to Brighton by Car (2hr 1min 98 miles)


Car parking

Brighton is 98 miles (157.78Km) from Bournemouth. If you are travelling to Brighton by car, you have several options on what to do with your car when you get there. If you are only visiting for the day then it is best to use the Bristol Park and Ride facilities located North, South, East and West of the city centre.


If you are just visiting for a few hours then you might want to use one of the car parks located near the City Centre. For more detailed information including maps see our guide to parking in Bristol. If you need to book a rental car when you get to Bristol there are several places to pick up a car.



 Bournemouth To Brighton by Bus (3hr 40min from 22.00 GBP)


Bournemouth Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station by Bus

Bournemouth Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station by bus

The Bus service between Bournemouth and Brighton runs 20 times a day. This service is run by NationalExpress with the first Bus starting at 01:00 and the last bus is at 17:40. You can book a return fare from 22.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times afer 09:00. The Bus to Brighton runs from Bournemouth Coach Station in Bournemouth to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station in Brighton. Brighton is 98 miles (157.78Km) from Bournemouth and the journey time on the Bus will take 3hr 40min.


The bus service from Bournemouth Coach Station to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station is not direct and requires 1 change: either in London (Victoria Coach Station) or at Heathrow Airport London.


Buses can be very crowded and there is no guarantee of a place unless you book in advance, to check times and prices of buses from Bournemouth to Brighton click the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by coach or public bus you will almost certainly start or finish your journey in the city centre at Bristol Central coach station, on Marlborough Street. The bus station is a 5 minute walk from Brighton City Centre. More detailed information on stops on this route can be found on this map. For more detailed information on national and local buses in Brighton see our guide to Bristol Bus and Coach Station.


Bournemouth to Brighton By Train (2hr 15min from 40.00 GBP)


Bournemouth to Brighton by Train

Bournemouth to Brighton by train

Trains from Bournemouth to Brighton run from Bournemouth. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Bournemouth and Brighton runs regularly up to 20 times a day. The first Train leaves Bournemouth at 05:15 and the last Train departing at 20:22. The journey time on the Train is 2hr 15min.


The train service from Birmingham to Brighton is not direct and requires 1 or 2 changes.


It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Bournemouth to Brighton for just 40.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 50.00 GBP if you just turn up at the station. Strange as it may seem you may also find it cheaper to book two single tickets rather than a return.


To check train times and prices from Bournemouth to Brighton click on the button below.



If you are arriving or departing from Brighton by Train, you will be using Brighton Train station on London Road. Brighton Train station is a 10 minute walk from the city centre and provides a good service to all national destinations. For more detailed information, including maps, national and local trains see our guide to Bristol Temple Meads Train Station.


If you are travelling to or from Europe you can connect by booking Eurostar tickets online from Paris or Brussels to London.



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Brighton Comedy Festival
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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
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The event takes place on the first Sunday of every November and features vintage cars driving from London to Brighton.