Brighton is 80 miles (128.8Km) from Reading. 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 Reading and Brighton runs 16 times a day. This service is run by National Express with the first Bus leaving at 02:00 and the last leaving at 18:30. 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 20.00 GBP. To get cheap fares you need to book in advance and travel at off-peak times. The Bus to Brighton runs from Reading - Calcot to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station in Brighton. Brighton is 80 miles (128.8Km) from Reading and the journey time on the Bus is approximately 3hr 30min.
The bus service from Reading to Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station is not direct and requires 1 change: either in London (Victoria Coach Station) or Gatwick Airport (South Terminal) or Heathrow Airport.
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Trains from Reading to Brighton run from Reading Station. The train is normally quicker than taking the bus but slightly more expensive. The Train service between Reading and Brighton runs regularly up to 90 times a day. The first Train leaves Reading at 01:17 and the last Train departing at 21:34. The journey time on the Train is 2hr 3min.
The train service from Reading 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 Reading to Brighton for just 63.00 GBP if you book in advance online compared to 75.00 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.