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.

BY COACH

Pride have been working 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 2019.

Travel service to and from Preston Park – Book here

  • Event Travel Hub are offering a new pre booked coach service to enhance your Brighton and Hove 2019 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 £12 per person plus £1.50 booking fee.
  • Safe and convenient travel offering.
  • Book before 31st May 2019 and benefit from our special introductory travel rate. Prices will increase by £5 per head when this deal expires.

Travel service from Madeira Drive – Book here

  • There is an additional travel service from Madeira Drive taking passengers back East or West from Brighton.
  • East
    Saltdean Lido / Peacehaven NatWest / Newhaven Elim Church / Seaford / Eastbourne near station / Polegate Harvester
  • West
    Hove Hove Park Tavern (which serves Hangleton) / Portslade Southern Cross Lights (serves Mile Oak) / Southwick Windmill Bus Stop / Shoreham Green Jacket (Tesco’s) Lancing Leisure Centre  / Worthing Broadwater Green / Worthing Teville Gate / West Worthing Train Station / Goring Rose Walk / Durrington Boulevard shops / Worthing North Star
  • The service will start at 11:30 pm Saturday night to 12:30 am Sunday morning, therefore the service will operate for one hour.
  • Cost: The flat rate fee will be £15 per person for advanced booking. ‘On the night booking’ will be £20 per person.

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.

BY CAR

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.

BY TRAIN –

PLEASE NOTE We are currently awaiting updated Station managment plans  from GTR and queue system into the Station.

Please allow plenty of time to get to Brighton Station as it may take up to 1 hour due to the large crowds leaving the City over Pride.  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 LGBT scene 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

BY BUS

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.

BY PLANE

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.

Taxi

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…