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Directions to Brighton

Map of Southern England with International entry points

Getting to Brighton

The nearest airport to Brighton is London Gatwick Airport, about 45 km away. The second nearest airport is London Heathrow Airport about 100 km away.

Taxi transfers

ELC can arrange individual airport transfers on arrival and departure. The journey from London Gatwick airport to homestay in Brighton will normally take 35-45 minutes and from London Heathrow to homestay in Brighton will normally take 75-90 minutes. (Please note these times can be longer in the case of heavy traffic). 


There are direct coaches to Brighton from Gatwick Airport (about 45 minutes) and Heathrow Airport (about 2 hours).

Check National Express for exact times and fares. You may wish to get the fully flexible ticket in case your flight is delayed and you need to get a later coach. Approximate costs one way including the booking fee are: Gatwick - £10.40; Heathrow - £25.   


There are direct trains to Brighton from Gatwick Airport (about 35 minutes) and Luton (about 2 hours). Note there is a free shuttle bus from Luton Airport to Luton station.

There are direct trains to Brighton from London Victoria station (about 50 minutes) and London Bridge station (about 1 hour). 

See thetrainline for exact times and fares. Approximate cost one way including the booking fee are: Gatwick -  £8 - 12; Luton - £23

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