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How To Reach Brighton
Progressive, stylish and extremely fun to be at, Brighton could at best be considered England’s party destination that attracts party revelers for days of fun at the beach, shopping escapades and vibrant nightlife. With a flourishing arts and creative industry, Brighton’s repute for culture is enhanced with its Brighton Festivities every year and the city also has a large LGBT community with over 400,000 visitors in attendance each year for its Annual Pride Event. Located at the south coast of England, Brighton’s situated 47miles south of London. Its location’s popular for tourists owing to the diverse communities, large cultural, arts and music scene and quirky shopping centres.
Brighton is easy to reach, it has several train stations, ample bus routes, coach services and cabs. The closest airport which is the Brighton Airport is 9 miles west of the city near the Shoreham-by-sea town, while Gatwick Airport is 22 miles north, with regular rail and coach services that operate between the city and the airport.
There are approximately 8 ways to get from New Delhi to Brighton by flight and onward journeys in train. The best way to reach Brighton is to fly to London city and then take a train from London Bridge to Brighton which takes roughly 14 hours and 24 minutes inclusive of transfers. You can also fly from New Delhi to London Heathrow and then make the onward journey via train from London Victoria to Brighton, which will have you there in about 13 hours and 21 minutes, which is one of the fastest ways to reach the city.
The estimated fare from New Delhi to London City by flight is INR 25,000-37,000 one way with KLM, Swiss Air, Lufthansa, British Airways, Air India and Alitalia operating on the route. Alternatively, you can fly to London Heathrow, Gatwick, London Standsted, Birmingham, Southampton, London Luton or Southend and make the onward journeys in train.
When you arrive at London City, from the London City Airport DLR Station, a train leaves every 10 minutes for Canning Town DLR station, from where you can then take a tube, which leaves every 5 minutes for the London Bridge Station. You can then board a train for Brighton from London Bridge, which will have you there in about an hour and a few minutes. The estimated travel time between London City Airport and Brighton is 1 hour and 24 minutes.
Alternatively, if you arrive at London Heathrow by flight, from the Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3, there’s a train for London Paddington every 20minutes at an estimated fare of INR 490-2,900, a subway from Paddington to Victoria every 15minutes and then a train to Brighton, every 20 minutes. From London Gatwick Airport, a train leaves for Brighton every 15 minutes at an estimated fare of INR 750-2,200 and has you there in less than 30 minutes.
From Stansted Airport, a train for Tottenham Hale leaves every 20 minutes, from where you can take a tube train every 5 minutes for Victoria and then a train to Brighton that leaves every 20 minutes.
Getting to Brighton is relatively easy with a number of access routes. It is about 45 minutes by road from the M25 orbital motorway and accessible from both London Gatwick and Heathrow airports by regular coach connections. Brighton’s just 2 hours away roughly by motorway from the major ports of Portsmouth, Dover, and Southampton.
Brighton’s so compact that its best explored on foot, however, travel by other means is as easy and accessible. Most places in the city are within walking distance, with the railway station just 10 minutes from the city centre and the sea, just a stone’s throw away from its main attractions, restaurants, shops and more! Cycling in Brighton is quick, easy and enjoyable since it is a part of the National Cycle Network with an official route that runs from the beachfront (east to west), with several other free routes around the city that include bridleways and unsurfaced trails for off-road cycling.
The city’s committed to ensuring its buses are accessible for all its visitors with a number of services for easy assistance. All buses are equipped with ramps for wheelchairs, buggies or scooters, with a helping hands scheme that informs the driver of any special requirements. Brighton’s award-winning ‘Talking Bus Stops Scheme’ allows for visually impaired people to access travel information electronically, with high tech signs that help them become aware of the stops they’d be heading for and arrive at. Many city buses are named after Brighton’s celebrated residents, so lookout for a Max Miller, Earl of Egremont or Zoe Ball bus, depending on where you’re headed.
There are plenty of taxi and taxi ranks in Brighton with the main ones available at East Street, Hove Town Hall, and Queen’s Square, while the city cabs include a wide variety of vehicles for disabled access, estates, minibusses, chauffeur-driven luxury cars and MPVs.