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By Plane

The nearest international airport is London Gatwick, which has direct train links to Brighton.   Heathrow airport is another option, with tube links to London Victoria, which has fast trains to Brighton.  National Express  coaches also travel to Brighton from both airports.


train on pageBy Train

Brighton station, built in 1840 is the 7th busiest station in the UK outside of London.  Around an hour from London from both Victoria and London Bridge stations, it is located on Queens Rd, just north of the Hilton Metropole Hotel and walk-able in about 15-20 mins.

View the National Rail website



By Taxi

Taxis are available day and night from a variety of taxi ranks across the city or visit Brighton taxis for more information.  The price is calculated by mileage on a meter, however there is a started tariff, which go up after midnight.

Brighton & Hove Radio Cabs Ltd
Phone: 01273 204060


brighton feet-984260_960_720By Foot

The city of Brighton is the perfect place to explore by foot with traditional shopping spots juxtaposed with the interconnecting streets and alleyways of the famous South lanes and North Laine.

Explore hosts of jewellery shops down winding cobbled paths, boutique clothing stores, artisan cafes and award winning restaurants and bars.  Stroll along the promenade, sample fish and chips on Brighton’s famous pier,  get a bird’s eye view from the top of the Brighton wheel or just sit on the beach and watch the sun dip into the English Channel.

Go to the Visit Brighton website for a host of downloadable city guides and maps.

By Car

If you are staying in Brighton for the Symposium, with good public transport, you won’t need a car. But if you want to visit the region or vineyards or wineries around the south-east of England or further afield, car hire is available from all reputable agents, including Enterprise and Avis. Other agents are available, but these two have rental locations at arrival airports and in Brighton itself.

Parking is relatively limited in Brighton, so enquire at your hotel or B&B about the best local parking. Check out this Brighton map for Car Parks, and this regional map to get your bearings.