River Thames, London

Coach travel from Brighton to London

From £5 one-way*

Duration: 2 hrs 28 mins (fastest)
Departures: Up to 19 services per day

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Children under 14 years of age are not permitted to travel without being accompanied throughout the journey by a responsible person aged 16 years or over.
Children aged 14 - 15 years old may travel unaccompanied, as from 5am, arriving at their booked destination no later than 10pm. Unaccompanied children will be asked for proof of age or a signed letter of permission from their parent/guardian. (sms or chat based messages are not permissible)

One infant aged 0-2 travels free when accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket. Additional infants aged 0-2 must be paid for. If you are travelling with more than 1 infant aged 0-2, please book the additional infant as 'Children (3-15).

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Coach from Brighton to London in 2 hours 28 mins (fastest journey)

Our fastest coach from Brighton (Patcham) to our London Earl's Court stop will get you there in 2 hrs 28 minutes, giving you more time to explore this spectacular city.

Coaches leave for the capital throughout the day and with £5 single fares*, travelling doesn't have to break the bank.

Brighton to London journey information
Fastest journey time 2 hrs 28 mins (Patcham to Earl's Court)
Cheapest price From £5 *
Distance (approx) 102km
No. of stops 4 (other services may use further stops)
First & last journey daily 2:50am/22:45pm

Our Brighton to London services and stops

Click below to see the stops for each service and plan your journey with ease.

025 coach towards London

Our 025 service travels up to 18 times a day and calls at the following stops:

  • Brighton (Old Steine)
  • Brighton Pool Valley Coach Station
  • Brighton (Preston Circus)
  • Brighton (Preston Park)
  • Brighton (Withdean Park)
  • Brighton (Patcham)
  • Gatwick Airport (South)
  • Gatwick Airport (North)
  • Heathrow Airport (Terminal 5)
  • Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station
  • London (Earl's Court)
  • London Victoria Coach Station

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Departing from Brighton Coach Station

Brighton Coach Station is based just on the seafront, so it's only a short walk if you're already enjoying the town centre's attractions. 

The station is served by a taxi rank and several bus routes, making the start of your journey easy even if you're beginning from further afield. 

Arriving at London Victoria Coach Station

London Victoria Coach Station is just 300 metres from the tube network, and is served by the Victoria Line, the District Line and the Circle Line.

A bus stop is directly outside the coach station, and is served by many routes into the city centre.

Victoria Rail Station is also just 300 metres away, and there is a taxi rank outside the coach station on Eccleston Place.

Take a look at our London Victoria Station facilities.

Frequently asked questions

When is the first coach from Brighton to London?

The first coach leaves from Brighton at 2.50am, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 5.50am.

When is the last coach from Brighton to London?

The last coach leaves from Brighton at 22.45pm, arriving at London Victoria Coach Station at 1.50am.

How much is the coach from Brighton to London?

A one-way journey from Brighton to London is available from £5*.

How long does the coach take from Brighton to London?

Our fastest coach journey from Brighton to London takes 2 hours and 28 mins from Patcham to our Earl's Court stop.

What happens if I miss my coach from Brighton to London?

We have fare types available to give you more flexibility when you travel. Both our Standard and Fully Flexible fares are amendable, however, excess fees may apply. For more information, please visit our tickets page.

Alternatively, when buying your ticket you can add Change and Go to your booking. Change and Go allows you to board any available coach 12 hours before or after your original departure time for just £5 per journey. Find out more at our Change and Go page.


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