Whether you're visiting for the day, a short break or a longer stay you'll soon see there's plenty to discover in Brighton.

Take a walk along the Grade II* listed Brighton Palace Pier and look out over the English Channel. Thrill-seekers will love the amusements at the end of the pier.

The Royal Pavilion, one of the most dazzling and exotic building in Britain, should also be on your must-see list.

Brighton Pavilion focal point. Photo: Adam Farrell from Pixabay
Photo: Adam Farrell from Pixabay

See Brighton from the air as you take a ride on Brighton i360. Stretching 162 metres high you'll be treated to 360 degree views of Brighton and Hove, the city, coast and countryside.

Brighton also makes a great base to start your exploration of the stunning Sussex countryside including the South Downs National Park.

Explore further afield by train with a journey along the Sussex Downs Line. This scenic route takes you along the coast to Seaford and from there walk, cycle or bus to the iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs which are part of the beautiful landscape of the South Downs National Park.

Extend your trip and explore Brighton as featured in our Extraordinary artifacts itinerary.

Seven Sisters chalk cliffs. Photo: Roman Grac from Pixabay
Photo: Roman Grac from Pixabay
Accessibility assitance at the station. Photo: GTR
Photo: GTR

Accessibility at Brighton Railway Station

Step-free access is available to all platforms. A staff-operated ramp is required for step-free access between train and platform at this station. For more information and to book passenger assistance for your journey visit Thameslink assisted travel website.
For more station facilities please see Brighton Station website.

Getting to Brighton by train
Take a Thameslink service from London Blackfriars direct to Brighton in 1 hour 10 minutes. The trains run frequently throughout the day.

Ways to save

You can often save money on your train tickets by booking them in advance. Look out for Super Off Peak and Off Peak tickets, offering great value for money when traveling outside peak times. Tickets can be purchased online from Thameslink or at the station. Consider buying a railcard (Senior, 16-25, Family & Friends, Disabled Persons, Two Together, Veterans), to save 34% for most journeys.

Save money with 2 for 1 Days Out Guide. Download and print your vouchers from the Days Out Guide website, travel by train and show your voucher and train tickets when you arrive to get 2 for 1 entry into some of Britain's most favoured attractions.

To make your days out as enjoyable as possible, we encourage you to plan your trip in advance and check for disruptions before you start your journey. Visit our travel safe page to see what you can do to make planning easy.

More days out by train nearby

More places to explore by train


Jack and Jill Windmills in the sunshine
Hassocks is located along the Brighton mainline and the station provides easy access to the beautiful South Downs National Park.