Brighton has been the south of England’s favourite seaside resort for hundreds of years. After the railway line from London opened in 1840, hotels sprang up along the waterfront to serve an ever-rising number of visitors. Today Brighton is far more than a summer resort. Its lively population of artists, musicians, students and young families keep local businesses buzzing year-round – and as a result Brighton is rightly renowned for its independent shops, pubs and restaurants. A blend of modern city life and old-school seaside charm, Brighton makes a perfect day trip from London – and with great rail links to the rest of the south coast, it’s a natural base for longer stays too.
Brighton station serves as a fast commuter route into London, calling at St Pancras International (via Thameslink), Victoria and London Bridge in the Capital, all of which call at Gatwick Airport along the route. The Gatwick Express, which runs between Victoria and Brighton, is a fast non-stop service to Gatwick Airport, that carries onto the end terminus is also served at Brighton. Southern Trains also run commuter services along the south coast, with stops in Eastbourne and Portsmouth among others. Great Western Railway also runs a service from Brighton, typically on routes to Bristol Temple Meads and onwards to Cardiff Central.
|Weekdays||03:45 - 01:45|
|Saturday||03:45 - 01:45|
|Sunday||03:45 - 01:45|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Shops note||A branch of Marks and Spencer 'Simply Food', as well as a passport photo booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
There is a coffee shop on the concourse, and also within the passenger lounge by the ticket office.
Located on concourse
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Staff are present and available to help 24 hours a day, although the station itself is closed from 01:45 to 03:45
|Customer Service notes|
Contact Southern Customer Services on 03451 272920
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||600|
|Cycle storage spaces||700|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Purpose built cycle hub by the car park. Also at station front.
|Cycle storage notes||<p>Please read Southern's cycle policy at www.southernrailway.com/cyclepolicy for information about travelling with your cycle onboard a train from this station</p> <p><br/></p>|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Whole station step free
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Please contact local taxi companies, details of which can be found at www.traintaxi.co.uk
Brighton has eight platforms and is easy to navigate – whichever platform you arrive on, the station exit is directly ahead of you. The station has automated ticket gates, so keep your ticket handy, and use the larger gates if you are travelling with bulky luggage or require wheelchair access. Visitors arriving from London should note that Brighton is outside London Transport zones and Oyster cards are not valid.