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.

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 TRAIN

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.

South Coast rail provider Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) has confirmed plans for extra Saturday train services to help visitors to the city get home from Brighton over the weekend.

The operator, which runs Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express services out of Brighton, is adding and lengthening services to bolster capacity throughout the weekend, particularly after the main Pride in the Park event finishes on Saturday evening when additional services will run late into the night.

GTR has been planning for the event since January, working closely with the Brighton & Hove Pride organisers, Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council and other local partners.

In the spirit of Pride, the organisers and partners have worked closely with GTR to extend the train station’s rainbow queuing system outside, to direct passengers leaving the event into the appropriate queue for their train and destination, before they get to the station.

Please check their websites for timetables, extra trains and further information – Southern / Thameslink. Southern also communicate any disruptions via their twitter account.

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 BUS

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 3.

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.

CAMPSITE BUS
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 here.

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: buses.co.uk and metrobus.co.uk

National Express run hourly services from London Victoria bus station and destinations throughout the UK.

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…