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There are 4 ways to get from Brighton to City Road Station by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 38m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to Farringdon

£23 - £29

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Bus  •  3h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station National Express

£8 - £10

2 alternative options

Train, line 38 bus  •  1h 53m

  1. Take the train from Brighton to London Victoria
  2. Take the line 38 bus from Victoria Bus Station to Finsbury, Sadler's Wells Theatre 38 / ...

£17 - £43

Drive  •  1h 19m

  1. Drive from Brighton to City Road Station 54.7 miles

£8 - £12

Brighton → City Road Station
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The cheapest way to get from Brighton to City Road Station is to bus which costs £8 - £10 and takes 3h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Brighton to City Road Station is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1h 19m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brighton to City Road Station. However, there are services departing from Brighton and arriving at Finsbury, Sadler's Wells Theatre via Victoria Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Brighton and arriving at Farringdon. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 20m.

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The distance between Brighton and City Road Station is 49 miles. The road distance is 54.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Brighton to City Road Station without a car is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £23 - £29.

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The train from Brighton to Farringdon takes 1h 20m including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Brighton to City Road Station bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Brighton station.

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Brighton to City Road Station train services, operated by Thameslink, depart from Brighton station.

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The best way to get from Brighton to City Road Station is to train which takes 1h 38m and costs £23 - £29. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £8 - £10 and takes 3h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Brighton to City Road Station.
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  • Distance: 48.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 38m

What companies run services between Brighton, England and City Road Station, England?

Thameslink operates a train from Brighton to Farringdon every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £23 - £29 and the journey takes 1h 20m. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost £6 - £8 and the journey takes 2h 53m.

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London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

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0343 222 1234
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tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Victoria Bus Station to Finsbury, Sadler's Wells Theatre
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

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Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Brighton to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
National Express

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Brighton to City Road Station bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at London Victoria Coach Station.

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Brighton to City Road Station train services, operated by Thameslink, arrive at Farringdon station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Brighton to City Road Station is 55 miles. It takes approximately 1h 19m to drive from Brighton to City Road Station.

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There are 3862+ hotels available in City Road Station. Prices start at £75 per night.

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