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Britain’s beloved beachside city is located on the south coast of England, just an hour away from London by train. It became heavily associated with mod culture in the 1960s and 1970s, and has a wonderfully open and relaxed culture. Brighton is a favourite destination for both national and international visitors. Travelling to this British coast town is easy from London and certainly one not to miss if you're visiting from Ireland.
To get to Brighton by bus, visitors can take one of the many National Express and Megabus services that go straight to Brighton Coach Station, located centrally, right by the seafront. Many of these services come from London, so visitors coming from other parts of the country may have to change services in the capital.
Brighton’s central train station operates national services, particularly with Southern Rail trains. You could get first fly to Dublin and take the train from London. To access Brighton from most major cities in the UK, visitors need to change services in London, and from there it is just an hour away. There are also several smaller stations within the area, such as Preston Road and Hove, which both have services direct to London. These stations are around a half hour away from the city centre by foot.
To get to Brighton by plane you can fly to London from Dublin. The most convenient airport to fly into is Gatwick, which is just half an hour away from Brighton on the train. There is also a National Express coach service that runs between Gatwick and Brighton, which takes around an hour. Many airlines operate within Gatwick, and particularly those within Europe, such as EasyJet, Thomas Cook and British Airways.
Getting around Brighton is easy, as the city centre is rather small and the majority of places can be accessed by foot. The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach company operate many routes around the city and its outskirts, with direct routes to all major attractions, such as the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Pier and Churchill Square.