Crawley to Brighton bus

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Crawley - Brighton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Crawley to Brighton. Traveling by bus from Crawley to Brighton usually takes around 35 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 28 minutes.

Distance20 mi (32 km)
Shortest duration0h 28m
Cheapest price$9.51
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Crawley to Brighton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Crawley to Brighton. National Express connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
National Express50h 35m$10.11
  • National Express is probably the UK's best-known bus company, offering intercity services to London, Manchester, Southampton, and Edinburgh. Onboard the single and double-decker vehicles, travelers enjoy a good amount of legroom – roomier than airlines have in coach class – alongside WiFi, restrooms, and air conditioning.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 35 minutes to cover the 32 kilometers from Crawley to Brighton. However, the fastest bus only takes 28 minutes. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

"Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Crawley to Brighton for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet."

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00am. To see the times for all buses from Crawley to Brighton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Crawley to Brighton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Crawley to Brighton without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Crawley to Brighton; ticket prices start at $22.13.

City Information


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Set between the countryside and the sea, Brighton is a colorful town that attracts visitors year-round, but especially in the summer. There are breathtaking landmarks as well as fantastic beachfront properties that ensure your Brighton vacation is as exciting or relaxing as you choose.

Two of the most iconic attractions in the city are the British Airways i360 and Royal Pavilion. The Royal Pavilion palace boasts Chinese- and Indian-inspired interiors and exteriors. The British Airways i360 offers a more modern view, serving as an observation tower and showcase of gliding engineering. Inside a glass-walled pod, you can glide 450 feet high and enjoy 360-degree views of Brighton.

Visit the Brighton Palace Pier and Sea Life Brighton for some outdoor family fun. Brighton Palace Pier offers beachfront rides and many other activities and food and drinks for the entire family to enjoy. Next door, Sea Life Brighton introduces kids to sea creatures of all types, including a shark that swims in an underwater tunnel.

Brighton is packed with fab restaurants, hip bars, and cozy pubs. What's more, Brighton is a Gold Award recipient for being one of England's most sustainable food places. Some of the top places to eat are Socialite, No. 1 Bar and Bistro, The Set Restaurant, and The Great Globalls.

There is a small Brighton City Airport, but the closest major airport is London Gatwick, located in Crawley; you can take a bus or train from Gatwick to Brighton. Brighton's train service is available on Gatwick Express, Southern, or Thameslink trains. If you prefer to take the bus, hop on National Express, which runs 40 routes in the area.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Crawley?

Main departure station: GATWICK Airport London North (LGW)

The bus stop at London Gatwick Airport is located at the covered entrance to the North Terminal. The stop is just steps away from the check-in desks and close to facilities including bag wrapping, ATMs, public restrooms, and several food options. Intercity buses depart from Gatwick, including National Express, whose most popular routes go to London, Brighton, and Oxford. Budget bus carrier Megabus also runs a route from the airport to London. An inter-terminal monorail shuttle arrives every few minutes to connect the North Terminal to the South Terminal. The South Terminal is where passengers will find Gatwick Airport Railway Station.

All bus stations in Crawley:

  • GATWICK Airport London North (LGW)

Where does the bus arrive in Brighton?

Main arrival station: Preston Circus

Buses arrive in Brighton at 4 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

Bus stations in Brighton:

  • Preston Circus

  • Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

  • Withdean Park - London Rd

  • Brighton (Preston Park)

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