The local transport of Brighton & Hove is easy to use, there are only buses here, no trams or underground but that is sufficient for the basic needs. Anyway, to most places around the centre you can just take a walk.
Brighton does not have it's own airport. At least one that commerial flights use. Have no fear, Gatwick (pronounced 'Ga - wik' by the unwashed masses) is only just up the road towards London. 'London Gatwick', is in fact far closer to Brighton than it is to London. It also has excellent road and rail links with Brighton, direct from the terminal.
Brighton has excellent and frequent rail connections with London. The trip takes about 1 hour. Apart from that there are frequent train services along the coast to Brighton.
Brighton's train station is located at the end of Queen Street about 1 km north of the seafront.
There are no Tuk Tuks in brighton....seriously.
They run between hove, the station and the Brighton Marina. Cheaper than a taxi. chilli in winter but gotta be fun in summer.
even if you dont use one look out for the various designs...there was a Burberry style one called the CHav mobile or something, others are spotted, chinese dragons and loads of other designs...
Coach is the cheapest way, probably the fastest, to get from London to Brighton and vice versa. National Express and Mega Bus are the two major coach companies in the UK, though the first has a bigger inter-city net.
Mega Bus sometimes offers seasonal FREE seats and you got to watch their website so you can get them.
National Express offers FunFare seats ranging from £1-£4 for single journeys.
Average journey: 2 hours, usually via Gatwick Airport.
Average price: £8-£12.
The bus arrives at Pool Valley, a stop very close to the seaside within a walking distance.
Some buses have toilets and very well-maintained.
You can catch either bus from Victoria Coach Bus Station, next to Victoria Tube Station in zone 1...you can find it in the Tube map.
A fleet of 12 themed Tuc Tuc's have arrived recently in Brighton, carrying passengers along specific bus routes between the Marina and Hove.
These three-wheeled, eco-friendly vehicles are the sort of thing one is most used to seeing in India or Thailand, and are Europes first motorised rickshaw service.
See the website for Routes
Buses: 2.80 a day will get you an all day bus ticket, with unlimited trips. Seeing as it is 1.50 for a single trip, this is well worth the money, if you are thinking of taking a trip out of town.The ticket will take you as far as Shoreham to the west and Newhaven to the East.
For bus route info: www.buses.co.uk
Train: The mainline station is situated about 3/4 mile from the seafront. Trains to Victoria and London Bridge depart every half hour most days (4 an hour).
There are plenty of buses to take you around brighton and most of them go through western road opposite churchill square shopping centre avoid taxi's if you can as the tariff is high but this may be unavoidable at night as buses stop generally after 11.30
The bus drivers are generally friendly and helpful but have your money ready as it gets busy
I decided, without thinking, got on the commuter train back to Brighton from London...this is fine, and easy to do normally, it just happened to be Friday and 5pm! DO NOT DO THIS! The rate sky rockets to 15 pounds and it took twice as long, plus it was very crowded. With any slight lodgic this would have been avoided...but sometimes, I really forget the importance of time when I'm traveling...
Im a big fan of the train in brighton, its prompt, has a huge electronic sign telling u how little the wait is and often its so fast that you only have to blink and youve made it into the town centre.
If you got a railcard then you get a 1/3 off fares as well!!!
You only have to find a bus stop and within minutes you will be sitting on a bus heading somewhere. There is plenty of signages showing where the buses are going, how long before the next one, and things like that.
Buses are also dead cheap. You can get a Day rider for £2.60 which means that you can use the bus as much as you want for that amount which means you can get real value for money!! i once used it 5 times in one day!!! Single trips are £1.40 everywhere so... you dont have to worry if you dont have much change either cuz they drivers usually have plenty of it!!
The Brighton and Hove bus company are a good deal with buses for 1.20 single or a day ticket for the whole area for only 2.60. There are also tickets which cover the local region or include a train to London! Buying the tickets in advance from Post Offices or 1stop travel shops can save you money.
There are regular trains from London Victoria to Brighton running until just after 11. The journey takes 50 mins to 90 mins depending on the train. You arrive in the railway station located on one of Brightons many steep hills but just walk down to head into town and the seafront.
Buses run from Victoria Coach Station and also take around 90 minutes they arrive at the Poole Valley Coach station not far from the seafront to the East of the town centre.
I have travelled both my train and Car to Brighton.
From London the train took about 1 hour and the Car took about 2 hours.
Great if you want to get away from London and sit by the sea and eat fish and chips.
For Details on trains to Brighton visit http://www.thameslink.co.uk/
If you want to fly to Brighton, you have to go to London Gatwick Airport. This is the nearest airport to Brighton.
From London Gatwick, you can take a train to Brighton. This will last for 25 minutes.