Getting there & away
Brighton is 53 miles from London and transport is fast and frequent.
Coaches leave hourly to London Victoria (£10, two hours 20 minutes) and twice hourly to Lewes (50 minutes) and Eastbourne (one hour 30 minutes). They also go twice daily to Chichester (2¼ hours) and Arundel (two hours). National Express (08705 808080; www.nationalexpress.com) has coach links to all London airports.
There are four hourly services to London Victoria and King’s Cross stations (£17.70, 1¼ hours). For £2 on top of the rail fare you can get a PlusBus ticket that gives unlimited travel on Brighton & Hove buses for the day. There are three services per hour to Portsmouth (£13.80, 1½ hours), twice-hourly services to Chichester, Eastbourne and Hastings, and links to Canterbury and Dover.