Brighton is 50 miles (80.5Km) from Portsmouth. 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.
The Bus service between Portsmouth and Brighton runs 10 times a day. This service is run by National Express with the first Bus leaving at 02:45 and the last leaving at 18:45. This can be the cheapest way to travel between the two locations with the lowest fares reserved for those who book online in advance. You can book a return fare from 14.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times. The Bus to Brighton runs from Portsmouth, The Hard to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station in Brighton. Brighton is 50 miles (80.5Km) from Portsmouth and the journey time on the Bus is approximately 1hr 40min.
The bus service from Portsmouth to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station is either direct or requires 1 change at Gatwick Airport (South Terminal).
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Trains from Portsmouth to Brighton run from Portsmouth Harbour. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Portsmouth and Brighton runs regularly up to 38 times a day. The first Train leaves Portsmouth at 04:30 and the last Train departing at 23:55. The journey time on the Train is 1hr 17min.
The train service from Portsmouth to Brighton is either direct or requires 1 or 2 changes.
It is advisable to book train tickets in advance online as they are cheaper. You can travel from Portsmouth to Brighton for just 30.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 30.00 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.
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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.
Brighton Half Marathon
(Sun 25th Feb, 2018)
Over 13,000 runners participate in the annual half marathon along the Brighton Sea Front.
(Sat 05th May, 2018)
Cultural festival annually taking over a variety of Brighton venues for three weeks in May.
London to Brighton Cycle Ride
(Sun 17th Jun, 2018)
Annual cycle event with over 25,000 cyclists making the 70 mile journey between London and Birghon.