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Buses from Brighton to London

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Journey Information

There are 49 intercity buses per day from Brighton to London. Traveling by bus from Brighton to London usually takes around 4 hours, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 38 minutes.

Distance47 mi (76 km)
Shortest duration2h 38m
Cheapest price$10.32
Trips per day18
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

What bus companies travel from Brighton to London?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Brighton to London. 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 Express494h 1m$16.05
  • National Express

    National Express

    Book National Express from Brighton to London from $10. There are 49 trips per day offered by National Express from Brighton to London and you can expect on average to pay for a National Express ticket to London. In Brighton, National Express departs to London from Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham) and 4 other stations. In London, National Express arrives at Stratford City Bus Station and 2 other stations.

    An average trip on National Express from Brighton to London takes 4 hours and 1 minutes , while the fastest available National Express trip will get you to London in 2 hours and 38 minutes .

    On weekends, National Express offers 50 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to London.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Brighton to London during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Brighton to London?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours to cover the 47 miles from Brighton to London. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 38 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Brighton?

The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 4:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Brighton to London, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus trips to London are there per day?

There are 49 scheduled buses that travel from Brighton to London every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 18 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Brighton to London; ticket prices start at $18.14.

City Information

Brighton

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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.

London

One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Brighton?

Main departure station: Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

Buses to London leave from 5 stations in Brighton.

All bus stations in Brighton:

  • Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

  • Withdean Park - London Rd

  • Brighton (Preston Park)

  • Pool Valley Coach Station

  • Preston Circus

Where does the bus arrive in London?

Main arrival station: Stratford City Bus Station

Buses arrive in London at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in London:

  • Stratford City Bus Station

  • Victoria Coach Station

  • Golders Green Bus Station

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