Getting to Brighton is easy

We’re on the south coast of the UK, just an hour outside London. Our conference and training venues are conveniently located on the seafront in the heart of the city.

Brighton is a colourful city with lots to see and do so we recommend extending your stay and exploring!

You can easily compare your travel options using Rome2rio.

Staying in Brighton

There are LOTS of places to stay in Brighton.

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We’re less than an hour from London by train

Note that industrial action is planned on parts of the rail network on 1, 5 and 8 October which will cause disruption. Take a look at our update below.

Brighton is super easy to get to from central London: we’re less than an hour away by direct train from London Victoria.

If you’re coming from continental Europe, Eurostar is a convenient option as trains travel directly to Brighton from London St Pancras International.

The walk from Brighton train station to the conference venue is only a few minutes and takes you through the centre of the city so you can get your bearings or you can easily get a taxi from right outside the train station.

You can browse and book UK trains online. You can often save money by booking a ticket in advance.

We’re under 30 minutes from a major airport

If you’re looking at flights, choose London Gatwick airport to be under 30 minutes from Brighton by direct train.

Our venues are next to the coach station

If you’re travelling by long distance coach you’ll be pleased to hear that the Pool Valley coach station is adjacent to our seafront venues.

There’s parking nearby

If you’re driving to Brighton, there are several cark parks near our venues:

If you are a Blue Badge holder, the city council have an online guide to using your Blue Badge in the city and a list of accessible parking spaces [pdf] (our venues are located in Zone Z.

Try two wheels

Our venues are easily accessible by bicycle via the numerous cycle routes all over the city and you can easily hire bikes to nip around town on.

It’s easy to get around our city

Once you’re in Brighton you’ll find it’s easy to get around our compact city on foot or in a taxi.

There is a taxi rank on West Street, just round the corner from the Brighton Centre or you can hail one of the city’s distinctive white and teal licensed taxis.

VisitBrighton have some great guides of things to see in the city and nearby.

There are also plenty of local buses to take you to different parts of the city, along the coast or out into the nearby countryside.

October train travel

You might’ve seen that there is due to be industrial action affecting train journeys in parts of the UK on Wednesday 5 October (which may also have some knock-on impacts on early trains on Thursday 6 October) and Saturday 8 October.

If you were planning to travel by train on 5, 6 or 8 October we suggest you check your journey to see if you’ll be affected.

Train travel on Wednesday 5 October

Trains from London to Brighton and along the south coast should be unaffected but there is likely to be significant disruption on routes by Avanti West Coast, Chiltern, CrossCountry and West Midlands Trains, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, Hull Trains, LNER, London Overground, Northern, Southeastern and TransPennine Express.

Note that travel from Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Airport should be unaffected but there may be some disruption if you’re travelling by train from Stansted Airport. Eurostar and connections to Brighton should also be unaffected.

Train travel on Saturday 8 October

There is likely to be significant disruption including cancellations and timetable changes across the whole rail network. This looks like it will affect travel across the UK. Trains are due to be running to London (including directly to Gatwick Airport) but they will be less frequent and busier than normal.

Options if you might be affected

You could travel a day earlier or later and stay in Brighton or the wider area where there are plenty of places to stay, things to see (and places to work if you need to).

You could change your travel plans, e.g. pick a different departure station, get a lift with a colleague or persuade the boss to organise a minibus.

National Express run coach services to and from Brighton including directly to major airports (about two hours to Heathrow or an hour to Gatwick). The coach station is near to the conference venue but demand is likely to be fairly high so we suggest you book sooner rather than later if that’s going to be your plan. You could look for or offer a ride using #brightonSEORideShare on Twitter.

If you’re driving to Brighton there are plenty of options for parking near to the conference venue as well as good bus routes within the city if you’re staying outside the city centre. There are also plenty of taxi companies in the Brighton area with many offering fixed price airport transfers.

If you decide not to travel to Brighton you can reassign your ticket to someone else (we’ll miss you terribly but at least they’ll owe you a favour!) via lookup.tito.io. If you have a ballot ticket you can cancel it via lookup.tito.io and we’ll pass it on to someone on the waiting list.

If changing your travel plans means your ticket needs have changed, e.g. you will be in Brighton on different days, let us know and we’ll see how we can help – hey@roughagenda.com.

We are looking at how else we might be able to help people who are affected so you can tell us about your needs via this short form and we’ll be in touch.

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