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Travel

We recommend planning your travel to the event in advance, for Race Pack Collection in the days preceding, and/or on the morning of the event if collecting your pack and then returning on Race Day.

Below, we have provided some helpful information regarding parking, public transport and road closures. 
 

Parking

Runners and spectators can make use of our Park and Ride service on Race Day, which will offer shuttle buses to the Start and from the Finish. 

We thoroughly recommend using the park & ride service if travelling to the city on race morning, to avoid any potential queues or traffic.

However, there are also a number of NCP car parks accessible on race day, a full list of which can be found here.

PARK AND RIDE IS NOW SOLD OUT

 

PARK AND RIDE

 

Trains

Brighton mainline station is only a 15 minute walk from the start, while London Road station is 10 minutes. Thousands will be making the walk with you, which makes for a fantastic atmosphere and a good warm up for the legs.
 
Please check Sunday train times from where you will be travelling from, to make sure that you have plenty of time to get to the start. Services can be limited on Sundays for the earlier train services. For suggested train times from all UK stations, please visit nationalrail.co.uk
 
If you are staying close to Brighton, many local stations have routes into the main station with London offering various services into the city if you are coming from the capital or further afield and using connecting services
 
Travel Update for Race Day: We have been informed that Preston Park rail station will be closed on Sunday 9th April due to potential capacity issues on the platform. If travelling by train please go to Brighton mainline station or London Road station. These are the closest to Preston Park and are within walkable distances. Please check with National Rail for routes and tickets options.
 
Update 22.3.17: 

Southern Rail have planned to strike on Saturday 8 April, so this may effect your travel to the Event Village and Race Pack Collection. Please continue to check their website to find out if the strike goes ahead and whether you have to make alternative arrangements. If you do, please see details below coach services running from Central London offered by Zip Travel.

Buses / Coach

Bus services will be subject to diversion on Race Sunday, so please do continue to check the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website for the most up to date travel information and full timetables.

Zip Travel are also offering a coach service either for Saturday and returning Sunday, or for Sunday alone.

You can find out more and book here: https://www.zip-travel.com/events/running/brighton-marathon-weekend

Air

London Gatwick is the closest airport and is 30 minutes away by train (trains run direct from the airport to Brighton mainline station) or 35-40 minutes by car.

London Heathrow is about 2 hours away by train or coach. Visit National Express for details of drop off points in Brighton and to book coach tickets.

 

Taxis

If you are staying in or near Brighton taxis WILL be able to collect you and drop you close by to the Start area on Race morning. There will be road closures in place but routes are still possible across the city avoiding these closures and/or ahead of them being actioned. Road closure information is available below.

Streamline Taxis - 01273 747474 / 01273 202020

Brighton & Hove City Cabs - 01273 205205

You can find a list of further public transport available and full information via the Brighton & Hove City Council web site

 

Road Closures

There will be a number of road closures in place on Race Day.

Please check the map if you are travelling in and around the city on Race Day or plan to take a taxi to the start at Preston Park.

 

SEE MAP

 

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