There are 7 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove by train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Train, Tube  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the Tube from Paddington Underground Station to Victoria Underground Station
  3. Take the train from London Victoria to Brighton

$57 - $86

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Bus #2  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Brighton, Preston Circus National Express / ...

$12 - $16

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Bus via South Terminal Bus Station  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station 200 / ...

$27 - $54

Bus  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brighton, Preston Circus National Express / ...

$24 - $28

Bus, train  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station X26
  2. Take the train from East Croydon to Brighton

$22 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove 67.7 miles

$14 - $21

Towncar  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to Brighton and Hove 67.7 miles

$170 - $240

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station station and arriving at Brighton, Preston Circus. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and Brighton and Hove is 46 miles. The road distance is 67.7 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove without a car is to train and Tube which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove, including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove bus services, operated by National Express, arrive at Brighton, Preston Circus station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove is 68 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 11 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove.

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove.
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  • Distance: 46.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and Brighton and Hove, England?

National Express operates a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Brighton and Hove every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $19 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min. Oxford Bus Company also services this route every 3 hours.

Train operators
Southern
Website
southernrailway.com
Train from London Victoria to Brighton
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from East Croydon to Brighton
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
southernrailway.com
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Bus operators
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to South Terminal Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5 to Brighton, Preston Circus
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
nationalexpress.com
Oxford Bus Company
Phone
+44 1865 785400
Email
info@oxfordbus.co.uk
Website
oxfordbus.co.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Gatwick Airport, South Terminal Coach Station
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Schedules at
oxfordbus.co.uk
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to East Croydon Rail Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to Brighton and Hove
Estimated price
$170 - $240

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