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Plan your travel for Pride now!


GTR railways have cancelled all trains to and from Brighton on Saturday 5th August.
All official Pride events are going ahead as planned – Read our response to the GTR rail disruptions here.

Brighton & Hove Pride is calling for a show of unity and support for the LGBTQ+ community during this year’s Pride weekend, 5 and 6 August.


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 5th August 2023 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.

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.

**IMPORTANT UPDATE** Due to the fast moving nature of the situation, please check Thameslink and Southern websites for latest travel information

Brighton and all stations on the south coast will be closed on Saturday 5th August.

A football match is planned to take place at the Brighton & Hove Albion Amex stadium at Falmer on Sunday 6 August which may affect your travel plans, especially if you’re using the East Coastway route.
Keep checking the Southern or Thameslink websites for the latest information.  Any additional disruptions are also communicated via the Southern and Thameslink Twitter feeds.

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.

Buses will be running but with diversions and road closures in place. Check Brighton & Hove Buses’ website Facebook and Twitter closer to the date: and

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.


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…