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How to get there

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Getting to the city of Brighton:

By train

  • From London Victoria:
    Southern trains run to Brighton throughout the day. Journey times range from 50–90 minutes.
  • From London Bridge:
    First Capital Connect trains start in Hertfordshire and pass through the city of London and down to Brighton.
  • From east and west:
    Southern trains run along the south coast and link Brighton with Hove, Worthing and Portsmouth to the west and Lewes, Eastbourne and Hastings to the east.

By coach

National Express coaches depart for Brighton from London Victoria coach station 18 times a day. For coach details visit

By plane

  • Gatwick international airport is 30 minutes by road and rail from Brighton. The M23/A23 connects Gatwick to Brighton and the London–Brighton rail link passes through the airport which has its own station.
  • Heathrow international airport is on the M25 which connects with the M23 at junction 7. There is a direct coach link to Gatwick or you can take the underground ( from Heathrow to London Victoria.

By car

  • From London: the M25/M23 link provides road access from London and the rest of the country.
  • From east and west: the A27 and the A259 provide access to Brighton. The A259 runs along Brighton seafront. For Grand Parade from the A27 eastbound take the slip road towards Hollingbury, go straight over the roundabout then down Coldean Lane. There are signs to the University of Brighton at the bottom of Coldean Lane.

Getting to the exhibition venue in the city:

The Grand Parade site is in Brighton city centre. The site is easily accessible on foot, bike and public transport. Car parking in the area is limited.

On foot/train

From Brighton railway station: turn right to find Trafalgar Street and head down to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto Grand Parade. Cross to the other side of Grand Parade and keep walking towards the sea. The university's Grand Parade building is on the left, almost opposite the Royal Pavilion.

For train times and ticket information visit

By bike

The city centre cycle lane network provides easy access to the Grand Parade site. Cycle stands are provided at the rear of the Grand Parade, off William Street. There is a cycle cage in front of the Circus Street Annexe, accessed via Kingswood Street.

By bus

Grand Parade's central location places it at the heart of the Brighton and Hove bus network and makes it easy to reach the site from any area of the city.

For timetables and ticket information visit

By car

From the A23 or A27:
Follow signs for the city centre and seafront. As you enter the city, a one-way system will lead you towards the sea via Grand Parade. The university's Grand Parade building is on the left, almost opposite the Royal Pavilion.