The station in the south coast resort compliments the Regency architecture in much of the city it serves, as it has been little altered since opening its doors in 1841!
Brighton’s beautiful station is a terminus, so all of the main facilities at the station - the platforms (tracks) which the trains depart and arrive at, the main concourse, the taxi rank and the bus stops in front of the station, are all on one level.
Though the station is on the northern edge of the city centre, therefore the city’s main attractions – the Royal Pavilion, the pier, the Lanes old town area and the beach are some distance from the station.
If you want to head off on foot, then they’re all around a 15 minute walk from the station, though you will be heading downhill.
The road that leads down to the sea from the front of the station is named Queens Road and if your goal is to be on the beach as fast as you can, then the route to take is obvious.
Route 7 departs from stop A on the station forecourt and route 27 departs from stop B.
Both routes stop on North Street for the Royal Pavilion and route 27 also stops at the Sea Life Centre, which is by the pier.
A single Adult ticket to ride the buses costs £2 and can be paid for in cash or by debit card
Though to make the most of a day trip to Brighton, the trick is to take a diversion off of the direct route to the city centre and sea front and instead take the road, Trafalgar Street, which dives down beneath the front of the station into a short tunnel.
This tunnel houses the entrance to the Brighton Toy and Model Museum; which is a must visit if you have an interest in model trains.
Follow Trafalgar Street down until you come to Sydney Street which is around the seventh street on the right hand side.
Sydney Street is the gateway to North Laine, a charmingly quirky shopping and dining area where independent outlets massively outnumber the chain stores.
Follow the obvious path through North Laine and you will end up at main street named North Street – when you reach it you can turn left for the pavilion and the pier, or cross the street and enter The Lanes area, which is the utterly charming oldest part of Brighton city centre.
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