Travelling to Brighton
Getting to Brighton is easy. It's just under an hour by rail from London and only half an hour from London Gatwick Airport.
The city is also served by a direct rail link from the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven. National Express coaches also regularly service the city.
Brighton is 23 miles from Gatwick Airport. Direct trains operate regularly and take around 30 minutes.
For trains from Heathrow to Brighton, take the London Underground to London Victoria and connect with a mainline train to Brighton. Trains to Brighton from Stansted take approximately 2 hours 30 minutes. Thameslink offers a regular and direct service to Brighton from Luton Airport, which takes approximately 2 hours.
Regular National Express coaches serve Brighton, arriving at Pool Valley Coach Station, which is very central and only half a mile from The DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Brighton Metropole is less than a mile from Brighton train station, so around a 15-minte walk. There is a taxi rank and bike hire point at the station.
Brighton is the last stop on a train line that links directly with London Victoria, Clapham Junction and East Croydon, as well as being linked with London Bridge, London Kings Cross and the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International on a different line. Journey times vary depending on the number of stops, but from London Kings Cross it takes around 1h 15mins, while from London Victoria it can take as little as 48 minutes.
Trains from other cities in the UK will connect to Brighton via London. Brighton is also very accessible by train from major towns along the South Coast and Kent.
Further information on travelling to Brighton can be found on the Visit Brighton website