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London To Brighton By Coach

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Vancouver, Canada
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London To Brighton By Coach

Has anyone travelled from London to Brighton by coach? National Express shows that the trip takes about 2 hours and we're hoping that this will give us an opportunity to take in the sights of the English countryside. It also seems to be quite reasonably priced. If anyone has any advice to share it would be great. Thanks!!!

warrensburg,MO
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1. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

Are you flying into Gatwick? It's just that the coach to Brighton will be travelling through exactly the same countryside as the bus or train from the airport to London, and it isn't really England's prettiest landscape at that. The last section of the bus journey as you leave the M23 and head around the chalk downland just before you get into Brighton is the nicest.

I would nevertheless take the train as the sights of the countryside can be seen just as easily and your exit out of London will be much quicker.

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

Thanks henneth, we've noticed that the airport (which we are flying into) seems to be smack dab in the middle of London and Brighton. I'll check to see the cost of the train; thanks for the tip!

Hove, United Kingdom
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3. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

Hi again Myrtle,

You would see more countryside on the train than the coach, as the coach will go entirely by motorway. Our motorways are often in cutaways, so you have large embankments either side of you a lot of the time. The countryside on the London to Brighton rail link is beautiful!!!! Also it's much quicker!

Brighton, United...
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4. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

Hi Myrtle, when you're in Brighton, why not do the hop-on/hop-off bus? This includes a stop at Devil's Dyke which has lovely views of the South Downs - this should satiate your countryside craving. You can catch the bus at various locations in town including (I think) the station.

Hove, United Kingdom
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5. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

The bus that goes to Devils Dyke is not the same as the one that does the city history, but they're both fantastic, both can be picked up all over (yes at the sattion) so why not just do them both!!!!

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6. Re: London To Brighton By Coach

To help you make your travel choice, trains depart Victoria at 6 and 36 minutes past the hour and the journey takes 52 minutes. Trains leave Brighton at 19 and 49 minutes past the hour and the cheap day return (round trip) fare (for travel after 9.30am) is 16.80GBP

National Express buses depart Victoria Coach station on the hour and the jourrney takes 2 hours and 10 minutes and the return fare is 9.80GBP. Buses depart Brighton on the half hour.

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