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London - Brighton Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 118 intercity buses per day from London to Brighton. Traveling by bus from London to Brighton usually takes around 3 hours and 58 minutes, but the fastest National Express bus can make the trip in just one hour and 48 minutes.

Distance47 mi (76 km)
Shortest duration1h 48m
Cheapest price$16.79
Trips per day23
Most frequent serviceNational Express
Bus lines1

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What bus companies travel from London to Brighton?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from London 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 Express1183h 58m$23.14
  • 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 3 hours and 58 minutes to cover the 47 miles from London to Brighton. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 48 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Brighton. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 6:00pm. To see the times for all buses from London to Brighton, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 118 scheduled buses that travel from London to Brighton every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 23 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 London to Brighton; ticket prices start at $19.06.

City Information


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.


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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 London?

Main departure station: London Marble Arch (Stop S)

Buses to Brighton leave from 15 stations in London.

All bus stations in London:

  • London Marble Arch (Stop S)

  • London Victoria

  • Elephant and Castle

  • Paddington Rail Station

  • Dunton Rd (Stop WN)

  • 251 Whitechapel Rd

  • London Liverpool St Station

  • Hammersmith Bus Station (Stop D)

  • London Stratford, Also for Westfield

  • London Mile End

  • Golders Green Bus Station

  • Bow Church Station

  • Hanwell Broadway (Stop J)

  • Dean Gardens / Bedford Rd (Stop R)

  • Ealing Broadway

Where does the bus arrive in Brighton?

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

The Black Lion Bus Stop is located along both sides of London Road in Patcham, a region in Brighton. Due to the stop's proximity to a local mansion, Patcham Place, transit maps sometimes label this stop as Patcham Place, as well. There are two small, covered waiting areas on either side of the street, so be sure to check which direction you're traveling to stand on the correct side. The stop is located on the outskirts of Brighton, so the city center is a local bus ride away, but a nearby steakhouse and inn are just steps from the bus stop. From Brighton, National Express buses depart for London, Portsmouth, Dover, and more cities throughout the United Kingdom.

All bus stations in Brighton:

  • Black Lion Bus Stop - London Rd (Patcham)

  • Withdean Park - London Rd

  • Brighton (Preston Park)

  • Preston Circus

  • York Place, St Peter's Church

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