Buses from London to Brighton

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Wed 24 Jan

11:00 13:15
02:15 hrs

Thu 25 Jan

08:00 10:25
02:25 hrs

Fri 26 Jan

21:30 23:25
01:55 hrs

Sat 27 Jan

15:30 17:45
02:15 hrs

Sun 28 Jan

09:30 11:35
02:05 hrs

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London to Brighton Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration2h 1m
Bus arrives inBrighton
Buses depart fromLondon
Coach Ticket Price£ 6.92
Distance76 km
Bus Companies
  • National Express

What bus companies travel from London to Brighton

Many companies operate modern fleets with comfortable, reclining seats, wifi and air-conditioning. Compare the services available.

What's on board National Express buses?

  • Power Outlet

  • Wifi

  • Refreshments

  • Mobile Tickets

  • Pets

  • WC

  • Seat Reservation

  • ID Required

  • Allows Bicycles

Further facilities and services may vary according to the transport company and country of operation.

What do I need to know about travelling on National Express buses?

    No, one child under 3 years old may travel for free when accompanied by a paying passenger 16+ years old. Any additional children under the age of 16 must purchase a child's ticket. Passengers under the age of 16 travelling on a child's ticket must be able to produce an official piece of identification bearing their photograph and date of birth.

    Check-in is required for international Eurolines buses travelling from London's Victoria Coach Station or Dover's Eurolines Travel Centre 1 hour before departure. No check-in is required for any other National Express bus routes; however, arriving at least 10 minutes before departure is strongly recommended.

    National Express offers Peak, Off-Peak, Child, and Restricted fares. National Express also offers special rates for groups (4-9 people) and passengers travelling to the airport.

    Economy single

    Ticket is valid for a single journey on any weekdays except Fridays and Sundays throughout the year or other standard fare days. Ticket must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    On The Day Single

    Valid where ticket is purchased on the day of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

    Standard single

    Travel is available on any day throughout the year. Tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of travel. Prices may include partner's fee.

Buses from London to Brighton

Average Price: £9
Buses per day: ~ 23
Changes: Direct
Departure Point: London Victoria
Fastest Route: 2h30
Arrival point: Pool Valley

Buses from London to Brighton are frequent throughout the day, as this is a popular route. There is roughly one bus an hour and at certain times of day, two buses an hour. The buses run throughout the night, with a break between 1:45 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. The later buses also take longer, around three hours and one transfer is required. The buses during the day are quicker and take between 1 to 2½ hours to arrive in Brighton. Buses on this route are operated by National Express.


Which bus companies travel from London to Brighton?

All London to Brighton buses are operated by National Express.

How long is the bus journey from London to Brighton

The average journey time for buses travelling from London to Brighton during the day varies from 1 hour to 2½ hours depending on train company, time of day and time of week passengers are travelling. Night buses can take up to 4h16 to arrive in Brighton.

When are the first and last buses of the day from London to Brighton?

Buses from London to Brighton begin running in the early morning and continue regularly throughout a 24 hour period. The first London to Brighton bus departs at 12:01 a.m. while the last leaves Manchester at 11:59 p.m.

Where do buses from London to Brighton depart from and arrive to?

Buses from London to Brighton depart from either London's Victoria Coach Station or Sutton Rail Station. All buses traveling from London to Brighton arrive at Brighton Coach Station.

London to Brighton Bus Cost

Prices for National Express Buses from London to Brighton when you book in advance

Booking Period

Average Price

Same Day


1 Day in Advance


1 Week in Advance


2 Weeks in Advance


  • autobus All London to Brighton Buses are run by National Express.
  • autobus All National Express Buses are direct, departing from London Victoria Bus Station and arriving at Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station.
  • autobus Most travellers book their London to Brighton tickets 1 week in advance of the travel date.

Based on GoEuro's travel data, as the table above clearly illustrates, ticket prices on London to Brighton National Express bus tickets decrease the further you book in advance:

  • It is 34% cheaper to book a London to Brighton bus a day ahead of time rather than purchasing a ticket at the station.
  • It is 60% cheaper to book a National Express bus ticket 1 week in advanced as opposed to the day you intend to travel.
  • Finally, London to Brighton Buses tend not to increase in price when booking further than 2 week in advanced

London to Brighton Buses


Buses from London to Brighton will set off from London Victoria Coach Station, in the west of central London, a short walk away from London Victoria National Rail station and its accompanying station on the London Underground. The tube station is on the Victoria, District, and Circle lines, whilst regional and local railway services from South London and beyond terminate at the train station. There is also a nearby bus terminus for local London buses, arriving in Victoria from all over the city. Night buses are available too.


Situated next to the sea and not far from London, Brighton has been a popular choice for a day at the beach or a short holiday. The famous Brighton Pier is the first stop for many tourists along with Brighton beach. But there is much more to Brighton than this, The Lanes are a group of old, narrow streets which contain many unique and independent shops that Brighton also has a very exciting and varied nightlife, with over 300 pubs, meaning there is something for everyone. Brighton is an interesting, quirky city that has been described as Britain's "San Francisco".

Buses from London to Brighton arrive at Brighton Pool Valley Bus Station, right near the seafront in central Brighton, just adjacent to Brighton Pier. Brighton Railway Station is approximately a further kilometre away inland to the north and is serviced by trains travelling along the south coast and to Gatwick Airport. Brighton has an extensive bus network and plenty of taxis are available for onward travel. Some night bus routes are also offered.

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