National Express operates a regular bus service from London to Brighton, setting off from London Victoria and the airports of Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. Several direct services operate from Cambridge, taking just over 5 hours, while routes from most other major town and cities across the UK bypass London before continuing on to Brighton, usually at either London Victoria or Gatwick Airport.
Which bus companies go to Brighton from the UK? National Express provide the majority of bus routes from cities in the UK to Brighton.
Which bus stations have direct buses to Brighton? There are a couple of direct routes that depart from London per day, although the majority still require a change. There are direct coaches that run from Gatwick airport daily.
How far in advance should you book buses to Brighton? The varying bus companies on this route release their tickets at different intervals. A general rule of thumb is to book at least a few weeks before, although price fluctuations aren't so extreme with buses on this route as they are for trains.
How much are tickets for buses to Brighton? Depending on when you book, you could get tickets for between £7 and £50.
What are the main bus stations in Brighton? Most buses travelling from within the UK arrive at Brighton Bus Station which is at the train station, making it easy for travellers to go forward with onward journeys.
How to get from Brighton bus station to the city centre? Brighton station is just a 15 minute walk to the city centre. Travellers can also change to a local bus at the station to get into the city centre which takes just 10 minutes.
With its long pebble beach, majestic pier stretching out into the English Channel and glamorous seafront, Brighton is one of Europe's most popular seaside resorts. It started life as a getaway for 18th century aristocrats living in the capital, and there are many historical sites which date from that period. Today, Brighton's a thriving, youthful city, boasting a great nightlife, live music scene, impressive museum selection and more restaurants per head than anywhere in the UK after London.