Brighton Station is the city's main railway station constructed in 1840 to connect Brighton and Shoreham-by-Sea. It is now the region's principle station and it is where you will arrive if you are travelling south by train from London Victoria or from other stations such as Plymouth and Southampton. All northbound trains services stop at London Gatwick Airport for international travel.
Four train franchises operate from Brighton, namely Southern, Gatwick Express, Great Western Railway and Thameslink - please see their website for details of services or use the button below to see timetables and book.
Train fares are more complicated than they need to be in the UK due to privatisation of train companies. If you just turn up at the station without booking a ticket you are likely to pay more than double what you need too. To get the cheapest train fares it is better to book in advance and travel during non-peak times.
If you purchase your tickets online, you can either have them sent to you or collect them from the automated ticket machines at Brighton station, just remember to bring the credit or debit card you booked them with to the station.
Brighton station includes a large concourse area that features bathroom facilities, Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, a small bakery, and an independent flower seller.
A fully licensed taxi rank is situated at the front of the station as well as bus stops to various parts of the city. Parking can be found to the right of the building. The station building itself was designated a Grade II* listed building in 1973.
The short stay car park is to the right side of the station when facing the front of the station with a vehicle entrance from Stroudley Road. It is open 24 hours a day (600 spaces, 28 Free Disabled).
If you are using a sat nav use the postcode BN1 3PD to find it. At time of writing parking is 13.10 GBP per day with hourly rates from 1.25 GBP.