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Coach Information to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge

distanceDistance95 miles (153 km)
durationAverage coach duration6 h 55 min
priceAverage coach ticket price£26 (€29)
changesDirect coachYes
carriersCoach companiesNational Express

Coaches from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove cover the 95 miles (153 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 55 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct coach services available. You can get the cheapest coach tickets for this trip for as low as £16, but the average price of coach tickets is £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.

Coach companies

National Express between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove

National Express coaches will get you from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove from £16. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best coach times and tickets for your trip.

National Express

Enjoy a comfortable coach ride between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove with National Express, the UK’s leading long-distance coach operator. National Express connects hundreds of cities and towns throughout the country and even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol at affordable prices for the budget traveller in mind. All National Express coaches are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi access and onboard entertainment. Most coaches are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so charging your phone or laptop won’t be a problem.

Omio shows you the National Express coach timetable for the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove journey, so you can select the best times for your upcoming route. You can take a coach with National Express for the 95 miles (153 km) journey from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove with prices starting as low as £16. Select from three different ticket options: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily. Once you’ve picked your preferred ticket, book a cheap coach between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove on Omio today!

National Express has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by coach from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Coach from Cambridge to Brighton

Coaches from Cambridge to Brighton run regularly from Monday to Sunday, with a similar number of services on each day. There are no direct services from Cambridge to Brighton, and all of them have one change. Journey times can be shorter or longer depending on the day of the week and the time of day, but most buses take around 6 hours to reach Brighton. 

How long is the journey by bus from Cambridge to Brighton?

The fastest coaches from Cambridge to Brighton tend to leave late in the evening, and take around 5 hours and 35 minutes. During rush hour, such as at around 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., this can increase to around 7 hours and 10 minutes. Journey times may also increase due to the length of time between changes, usually at Heathrow Airport, and especially on Sundays.

How many coaches are there from Cambridge to Brighton?

There are around 13 coaches from Cambridge to Brighton each day, with the same amount of services on weekdays and weekends. The first coach of the day tends to leave at around 3:00 a.m., before more regular services start at around 5:00 a.m. There are more buses around breakfast time, lunchtime, and teatime, with reduced services in the midmorning and mid-afternoon. The last bus of the day usually leaves at just before 9:00 p.m.

What is/are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cambridge to Brighton? 

Departure bus station: Cambridge Parkside Bus Station. The bus station is located 0.4 miles from the city centre, around an 8 minute walk down Parker Street. Buses leave for the city centre every 30 minutes and take around 7 minutes. Cambridge Parkside Bus Station is about 0.8 miles from Cambridge Train Station, which can be reached on foot or by bus. There are various bus stops by the bus station, as well as a taxi rank. There are sheltered seating areas by the bus stops, and shops and cafés nearby. 

Arrival bus station: Brighton Coach Station. This station is situated right by the seafront, and is 0.8 miles from Brighton Train Station - around a 20 minute walk. There are multiple bus services that leave for the train station every hour, and these take around 10 minutes. There are also several buses that connect the bus station to the London Road Train Station. There are no facilities at Brighton Coach Station apart from a small bus stop with some seats, but there are public toilets and shops nearby.

Which coach providers travel from Cambridge to Brighton?

All of the coaches from Cambridge to Brighton are provided by National Express. 

National Express Cambridge to Brighton

Most of the National Express coaches from Cambridge to Brighton have one stop, usually at Heathrow Airport or London Victoria Bus Station. Services run every day of the week, from early in the morning until around 9:00 p.m., with the same number of services on Saturdays and Sundays. The journey time of coaches to Brighton can vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day but generally National Express coaches take around 6 hours.

Cambridge to Brighton Coach: Services on Board

Passengers are permitted to bring 2 - 3 pieces of luggage on board National Express coaches. Hand luggage bags must be soft and fit the maximum specified dimensions, and any hard cases or briefcases must be stored in the hold. Travellers can then bring two medium suitcases, up to 20 kg, or one large suitcase up to 20 kg, as long as they are below the dimension limits National Express specifies. Bikes cannot be brought on National Express coaches, unless they are folding bikes in a protective case, and they count as part of the baggage allowance. Passengers with extra baggage may be able to bring it but will need to pay an extra fee. Pushchairs are allowed onto coaches as long as they can be properly folded up. No pets are allowed on board, but assistance dogs are always welcome as long as they are secured on a lead. There are no first class seating areas on National Express coaches, but all of the seats benefit from free WiFi and inbuilt TV screens. Disabled passengers do not need to reserve assistance in advance but National Express recommend calling ahead 36 hours before travel to ensure there is space on the coach, and that all of the conditions for travelling with a wheelchair are met. 

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FAQs
How much do cheap coaches from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove cost?
You can find a cheap coach from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove for some dates and times for as low as £16  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the average price of coach tickets to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this trip in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Cambridge to Brighton and Hove coach prices are on average £26  one way.
How far is it from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove by coach?
The coach distance from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove is around 95 miles (153 km).
How long is the coach journey to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge?
On average the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove coach time is 6 h 55 min  covering the 95 miles (153 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
What station does the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove coach leave from? Which Brighton and Hove coach station do I come into from Cambridge?

There are a few coach stations in Cambridge to start your journey from including Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway, Cambridge, Jesus College and Cambridge, Madingley Park and Ride. In Brighton and Hove you have a few coach station options to choose from for your arrival including Brighton, Coach Station, Brighton, Patcham and Brighton, Preston Circus.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Cambridge   and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.

Where is the Cambridge coach station located? Where is the Brighton and Hove coach station located?

Passengers board their coach most frequently from Cambridge and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this coach station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Brighton, Coach Station and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the coach station to the city centre in Brighton and Hove.

Which coach companies should I travel with from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove?
If you're looking for coaches from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove, you can rely on National Express to get you to Brighton and Hove. It's also good to check out all possible coach companies for the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
When can I take the first coach from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove? When can I take the last coach for the day?
You can take the first coach from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove at 06: 05   or take the last coach from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove leaving at 21: 05. Look for the latest Cambridge Brighton and Hove coach schedule on Omio and book the best time to take the coach for this route.
When should I book Cambridge Brighton and Hove coach tickets to score the best deals?
If you book Cambridge to Brighton and Hove coach tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £26. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for coaches between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove. Look out for coach tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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