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Plan your travel for Pride 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 3 August 2024 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.

By Train

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 all the other local partners on the arrangements for 2024’s Pride weekend.

The detailed plans to get the crowds safely to and from Brighton over Pride weekend are still being developed. As soon as more information is available, we’ll update this page, so keep checking back here.

You can also keep an eye on  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 in advance 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…