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 6th August 2022 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 will be working once again with Event Travel Hub to create a network of pick up locations across the South & London & selected Cities to transport Pride visitors safely to and from Pride 2022.
Travel service to and from Preston Park – Book here
- Event Travel Hub are offering a pre booked coach service to enhance your Brighton & Hove 2022 Pride experience.
- Different travel options including just your journey to or your journey from Brighton & Hove Pride. Or, you may decide that want to travel using our return service travelling both ways with us!
- Over 50 pick up locations across the South including London.
- Seats starting from £15 per person plus £1.50 booking fee.
- Safe and convenient travel offering.
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 using the links above or by calling 0845 9011 442.
Please allow plenty of time to get to and from events in the city over the Pride weekend as trains will be very busy and you may not be able to board the first service.
Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) which runs Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services to and from Brighton, is working closely with the Brighton & Hove Pride organisers, Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council and other local partners on the arrangements for Pride weekend.
GTR have confirmed there will be more trains and extra carriages added to services to help visitors get to and from the city over Pride weekend.
Because of the large crowds who will be leaving the city after Pride, you should give yourself at least an hour to get to Brighton station from any of the festival sites. Make sure you have your train ticket in advance to speed things up. And remember that for safety reasons you won’t be able to take any glass bottles or containers into the station or on to trains.
In the spirit of Pride, the organisers and partners are working together to extend Brighton station’s rainbow queuing system outside, to direct passengers leaving the city into the appropriate queue for your train and destination, before you get to the station entrance. To help you on your way, remember:
- The green queue will be for trains on the East Coastway (services towards Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne)
- The purple queue will be for trains on the West Coastway (towards Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and Chichester)
- The blue queue is for stations on the Brighton Main Line (for stations towards Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport and to London)
Please bear in mind that there’s a limited service on the East and West Coastway lines late at night, so make sure you know the times of your last trains and give yourself plenty of extra time.
Preston Park station will be closed all weekend. London Road (Brighton) station will also be closed all day on Saturday 6 August.
Plan your journeys at National Rail.
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.
Brighton & Hove Buses’ rainbow-hued Diversity Bus will once again shuttle festival-goers between the city centre and the party at Preston Park for Pride on Saturday August 6.
Metrobus special service 500 will also provide fast and frequent links between Preston Park, Old Steine and Kemp Town’s fabulous pubs, clubs and bars on Saturday afternoon and evening. The bus stops at St Peter’s Church along the way, where it’s only a short walk to Brighton Station.
Metrobus special service 600 will carry festival-goers staying at the Waterhall Campsite to and from Old Steine during Pride weekend, from Friday right up until Monday morning. Timetable to follow.
Contactless payments are now accepted on all Brighton & Hove and Metrobus buses so getting on board couldn’t be easier.
National Express run hourly services from London Victoria bus station and destinations throughout the UK.
Nearest international airport is Gatwick Airport, with frequent trains services to Brighton taking Approximately 20 minutes.
PARKING & TRAVEL ADVICE
Brighton & Hove City Council usually have a web page with advice for travelling and parking over the Pride weekend, including road closures. Link to follow when available.
There are a 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…