A world away from the archetypal British seaside resorts of yore, Brighton represents an odd, but endearing mixture of progressive idealism and Victorian glamour. With the capital only an hour away by train, it has always been a very popular day-trip destination with Londoners, but it also holds enough interest for tourists from further afield. Besides the iconic Brighton Palace Pier, which has been drawing in visitors since 1899, the city is famous for its fabulous nightlife, thriving arts scenes, world-class shopping and eclectic range of festivals.
The Palace Pier (often referred to simply as Brighton Pier) is an imposing sight and offers a wealth of activities for kids of all ages. From thrilling roller coasters to turn-of-the-century attractions, arcades, live shows and more, the pier is the perfect first or last stop on any day out in Brighton. A more recent tourist attraction drawing crowds on a daily basis, meanwhile, is the British Airway i360. A futuristic, glass cocktail bar which, as the name suggests, takes guests 162 metres into the sky, the i360 was designed by the team responsible for the London Eye, and offers an experience just as exhilarating.
For something more grounded, the Brighton Marina offers exceptional shopping and dining experiences and the Royal Pavilion, with its iconic Regency Palace and Museum, is a historic site that will entice even the most jaded history buff. Brighton is also a cultural gold mine. The Theatre Royal and Brighton Dome represent the old guard, but there is always something colourful, odd and beautiful happening somewhere in the city. It’s a place that really rewards exploring and the nightlife is legendary, so if you’re planning a visit, make it more than a day trip!
Our coach and minibus operators know Brighton well. Here are some popular coach pick up locations to inspire your trip:
Brighton Palace Pier
British Airways i360
Lower Kings Road
4/5 Pavilion Buildings
Coach Hire Brighton
If you’re planning on travelling to or from Brighton and are looking at your travel options, use our free coach hire comparison service to get you a series of quotes from local coach companies.
Offering a greater level of comfort for your party, as well as the flexibility of journey times, hiring a coach is often a more organised and affordable option for a large group than a train or the dreaded car convoy. We can put you in touch with a number of top coach companies who operate in and around the Brighton area and our system will make sure you’re getting the best service and the best price.
Arranging a coach to or from Brighton through our system is a remarkably simple three-step process. First, use our online quote system to send us the details of your trip, we’ll then match your information with the coach operators in the area who we feel best meet them and send you up to four quotes that you can use to book your coach online. The coaches and services will vary, but that’s why we give you options, so you can choose a vehicle and price that suits your requirements.
Travelling to and/or from Brighton in a smaller group and feel like a large coach might be a little too much? We offer the perfect alternative. We can provide you with up to four no-obligation quotes for minibus operators based in the area, using exactly the same process as our coach hire system. A minibus is a faster and more manoeuvrable alternative for groups of 30 or under, which can be particularly handy if you’re planning on doing a decent amount of inner-city travelling.