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 4th 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.
LoveBN1fest on the park on the Sunday closes at 9.30pm, so we also advise you also plan your travel plans in advance as some Sunday services can be more limited.
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 click here for more details BHCC’s road closures & parking web page.
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 Sation 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 as advertised online (but please check online for latest info and updates on the day) on Saturday 4th August are:
23:24 – Brighton to London Victoria
00:04 – Brighton to London Bridge
00:04 – Brighton to London St Pancras
23:41 – Brighton to Eastbourne
00:04 – Brighton to Worthing
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. Full bus info here.
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…