Plan your travel for Pride – book tickets now!
As Oleta Adams once said,
“You can reach me by railway,
you can reach me by trailway,
You can reach me on an airplane,
I don’t care how you get here, just – get here if you can”
With the Pride festival on Saturday 3rd August closing at 10.30pm and the possibility of large crowds staying for the headline artists, we advise you to plan your journey in advance if you are leaving the City on Saturday night.
Pride have been working with Event Travel Hub to create a network of pick up locations across the South of the UK to transport Pride visitors safely to and from Pride 2019.
The travel service will pick up passengers from the selected pick up location and return to the same location after the event. Pick up times will be advised nearer the event but we expect to arrive at Preston Park for 11am.
We hope that many visitors use this travel service and we advise passengers to book ASAP as we expect high demand.
This is a pre-booked travel service and seats can be booked on-line via Event Travel Hub or by calling 0845 9011 442.
Please be aware that there will be significant road closures for part of the day of Pride. There is NO parking at Preston Park and its surroundings on the day. Parking is restricted on a large section of Madeira Drive. Parking in the centre of Brighton can be both limited and expensive, so we suggest you use public transport where you can.
Please allow plenty of time to get to Brighton Station as it may take up to 1 hour due to the large crowds leaving at the end of the festival. Make sure you have your ticket in advance to speed things up. Please note that there is a limited service on the east and west coast lines at night.
Please Note: Preston Park Station is closed each year during the Pride festival.
Brighton Station is centrally located and just a stroll from the parade route and a short walk from the Preston Park event, the seafront and all that the Brighton Gay Village has to offer.
Train services are provided by a number of companies including Southern and Thameslink who are the main providers of services to London. Please check their websites for timetables, extra trains and further information. Southern also communicate disruptions via their twitter account.
Last direct train times are advertised online
National Express run hourly services from London Victoria bus station and destinations throughout the UK.
Pride Campsite Bus Service
There will also be a bus service between Old Steine, Preston Park and the Pride Campsite.
Nearest international airport is Gatwick Airport, with frequent trains services to Brighton taking Approximately 20 minutes.
PARKING & TRAVEL ADVICE
Brighton & Hove City Council have created a page with advice for travelling and parking over the Pride weekend, including road closures. Check it out here.
There are number of licensed taxi firms operating in Brighton & Hove. If you are coming to the park and wish to get a taxi home on Saturday there will be a designated Pride taxi pick up on Stanford Avenue. Please check the road closures in the area if you are arranging a drop off/ collection.
You can plan journeys by all sorts of mode of transport, including foot!
But get here however you can…