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Travel and transport

⚠️ Make your way to the stadium early

Many fans will be using the train to get to the stadium, so dodge the queues by making your way to the stadium early and don't miss a minute of the action. Consider using the bus 🚍 from Old Steine (lines 28, 29, 25) or Brighton Marina (line 23) instead of the train.

💡 You can choose to add bus travel to your train ticket, which will give you the option of bus or train tonight.

🚗❌ Do not drive to the stadium unless you have pre-booked parking. There will be nowhere for you to leave your car.


⚠️ Travel alert - 20 July

Despite the cooler temperatures, the rail network may still experience heatwave-related delays and cancellations today. Always check with your operator before you travel and allow for extra time when planning your journey to Brighton & Hove.

Post-match, engineering work is taking place between Lewes and Haywards Heath from 22:45 where buses will replace train services. After this time, please return to London via Brighton station.

Matchday travel

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The Community Stadium is served by nearby train and bus services, making it easy to get to from Brighton city centre (where the Fan Party will be hosted 😉). The Fan Party location is only a ten-minute walk from Brighton station and Old Steine bus stop.

Walking from the city centre takes approximately 90 minutes - great for getting your steps in but public transport is a much quicker option.

Top tip

If you're coming by public transport, don't forget to buy your travel ticket. Usual travel arrangements for Premier League matches at the stadium will not apply for UEFA Women's EURO.


🚆 By train

📍 Falmer station
🚶 Distance from venue: Two-minute walk
⌛ Journey times:

• Approx. 10 minutes from Brighton station
• Approx. 7 minutes from Lewes station

💡 Good to know

• Queue management will be in place at Brighton and Lewes station before the match.
• Staff onsite will be around to help if you need assistance or directions.
• After the match, queue management will also be in place at Falmer Station.
• Many fans will be using the train or the bus to get home, so there will inevitably be a queue. Make sure you keep that in mind when planning your journey.

🚌 By bus

Local buses from Brighton city centre take 20-30 minutes to get to the stadium.

From Brighton city centre:

Option 1:

• Take the 28 or 29 bus from Stop F, Old Steine
• Get off at Falmer Station bus stop
• It’s a short walk under the A27 and across the station bridge to the stadium

Option 2:

• Take the 25 bus from Stop F, Old Steine
• Get off at University of Sussex Sport Centre bus stop
• It’s a five-minute walk under the A27 and across the station bridge to the stadium

Option 3:

• Take the 23 bus from Brighton Marina
• Get off at University of Sussex Sport Centre
• It’s a five-minute walk under the A27 and across the station bridge to the stadium

More information on Brighton buses is available here.

To travel back to the city centre post-match, use bus lines 23, 25, 28 or 29 from the Falmer Station (westbound) bus stop. There will be a queue management system in place.

🚗 By car (All parking and Park + Ride sold out!)

Car parks:

Parking at the Community Stadium is very limited. Please only drive to the stadium if you’ve pre-booked a parking ticket.

Book matchday parking  - SOLD OUT for 20 July match

Streets close to the stadium only offer parking to local residents as part of the residents’ parking scheme. Here are the available car parks:

• Car Park B: Bridge car park (postcode BN1 9PW)
• Car Park C: University of Sussex car park (postcode BN1 9RB)

Both car parks are approximately 15 minutes' walk to the stadium. They get busy on matchdays so you might experience a wait to exit them after the match.

Park + Ride:

If you’re coming by car, we recommend you use the Park + Ride services and make the rest of your trip to the Community Stadium by bus. Please only use the Park + Ride if you’ve pre-booked a parking ticket.

Book matchday Park + Ride - SOLD OUT for 20 July match

Park + Ride sites:

1️⃣ Mill Road (postcode BN1 8ZF)
2️⃣ Brighton Racecourse (postcode BN2 9XZ)

All park and ride spaces must be booked in advance.
• Cost:
£7.50 per car
• Includes bus service to and from the stadium (journey time: 25 minutes from either site, last bus service runs 90 minutes after final whistle)
• Open: Three hours before kick-off
• Close: 1 hour 45 minutes after final whistle
• Strictly no overnight parking

⚠️ For your return journey, please make your way back to your initial drop-off point situated by the south-east corner of the stadium, opposite gate 6. Make sure you are joining the correct Park + Ride queue. Stewards onsite will be happy to assist with directions.

🚕 By taxi

Taxi ranks are located across the city and you can also hail some taxis in the street. You can also book a local taxi.

Please ask any taxis to drop you off in Car Park 5 at the University of Sussex, which is to the northwest of the stadium. Taxi pick up will take place from the same location after the game.

🚲 By bike

The Community Stadium is equipped with bike parking close by and there are cycle routes to the stadium from both Lewes (which takes about 30 minutes) and Brighton (which takes about 25 minutes), so if the weather plays its part, this is a great option to dodge the crowds.

Bike racks are located at the north concourse at Station Approach, which is off the A27, next to Falmer station.

Just make sure you get there extra early – cycling is popular, and bike racks may fill up quickly.

Limited motorbike parking is available at the stadium (BN19BL). Motorbike parking is free and allocated on a first come first served basis.

🚐 By coach or minibus

• All coaches and minibuses must be booked in advance. 
• Coach parking (car park F) is located on site at the stadium (BN19BL).
Cost: 25GBP per coach, 15GBP per minibus
• Please print and place your A4 pass in the front windscreen of your vehicle as passes will be checked at the entrance.
• After the match, make your way back via the coach park steps situated on the southwest corner of the stadium. Please return to your coach as soon as possible.

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Travelling to Brighton & Hove

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Top tip

Football is unpredictable which means that matches can go to extra-time and penalties. If you are planning to return on the same day, you may want to consider staying overnight to avoid missing the last trains or coaches out of Brighton.

✈️ From the airport

All the major London airports including London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted are within easy reach of Brighton.

London Gatwick is the closest airport to Brighton, at just 37 kilometres away, which equates to a 30-minute direct journey by train.

• London City Airport is 77 kilometres from Brighton, which is 95 minutes by train via London Bridge station
• London Heathrow
is 75 kilometres from Brighton, which is about two hours by train via central London
• London Luton
is 119 kilometres from Brighton, which is just over two hours by direct train
• London Stansted
is 145 kilometres from Brighton, which is about two and a half hours by train via central London
• Southampton Airport
is 87 kilometres from Brighton, which is about two hours by train

Visit National Rail’s Journey Planner to plan your travel from the airport.

🚆 By train

If you are travelling from Europe, the Eurostar train arrives from Europe at London St Pancras, from where there are direct trains to Brighton. London is the hub of the UK’s rail network, and it is easy to connect to trains to Brighton and the south coast from major London stations including:

• London Victoria – 52 minutes direct journey time
• London Bridge
– 58 minutes direct journey time
• London St Pancras
– 1 hour 16 minutes direct journey time

Check the National Rail website for the latest updates and to plan your journey.

🚗 By car

Driving to Brighton & Hove is simple with the A27 connecting the city to the east and the west and the M23 / A23 linking Brighton to London. If you are staying for a few nights, your accommodation will be able to assist with parking either at the hotel's own car park or by providing on-street parking vouchers.

If you are travelling for the day then please note that in common with many historic cities, parking in the city centre is limited. However, there are plenty of alternatives; you can park for free at the Withdean Sports Complex and then get a bus in to the city centre.

Brighton & Hove has more than 240 electric vehicle charging points, including more than 40 rapid and fast charging points. Many offer free parking while charging your vehicle. For more information see Electric Brighton.

🚐 By coach

Regular coaches serve Brighton from the main London airports of Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted. Coaches arrive at Pool Valley coach station, which is very central and just moments from the beach and Brighton Palace Pier.

Rough direct travel times to Brighton by coach, from London Victoria and key London and south-east airports, are listed below. Please note, times may vary depending on route and interchanges.

• London Victoria coach station to Brighton – 2 hours and 15 minutes
• Gatwick Airport
to Brighton – 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the airport terminal you are departing from/travelling to.
• Heathrow Airport
to Brighton – 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes depending on the airport terminal you are departing from/travelling to.
• Stansted Airport
to Brighton – direct coaches take around 4 hours.
• Luton Airport
to Brighton – coaches from Luton to Brighton go via Heathrow and the fastest journey time is 3 hours and 45 minutes. It is much quicker to travel by train, as there are direct connections which take just over 2 hours.
• Southampton Airport
to Brighton – fastest journey is 2 hours 50 minutes direct from Southampton coach station.

⛴️ By ferry

Brighton is within easy access of northern France from the nearby port of Newhaven. It is also only 1.5–2 hours by motorway from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth and Southampton.

The nearest port to Brighton is Newhaven which is around 30 minutes in the car. Ferries travel from Dieppe to Newhaven and take around 4 hours.

The quickest way to travel by ferry from Europe is from Calais to Dover. Crossings take between 75 and 105 minutes. Ferries run regularly throughout the day and night and can be cheaper than airfares.

Getting around Brighton & Hove

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🚶🏽‍️ By foot

Brighton & Hove is a compact city and most places are within walking distance, making it a great place to explore on foot. The railway station is only ten-minutes walk from the city centre which includes many of Brighton’s main attractions, shops, restaurants, hotels and nightlife. In fact, most of Brighton & Hove's key central areas are accessible on foot within just 15 minutes.

The seafront can be reached from the railway station by foot in about 20 minutes.

🚌 By bus

Brighton & Hove buses are very frequent, with many day, week, or monthly saver tickets available making them an easy and cost-effective way to explore the city and beyond.

Buses are award-winning and environmentally friendly, with some of the lowest bus exhaust emissions in the world. A Saver ticket gives you unlimited bus travel for the whole day of your visit.

For more ticket information, check out the Brighton and Hove bus website.

🚲 By bike

Cycling in Brighton & Hove is quick, easy and enjoyable. The city has a growing network of cycle lanes which connect you from north to south as well as along the seafront. You can find the best routes for you by using the city’s cycle map. 

You can hire a bicycle while you're here from one of the city's cycle hire shops or use the local bikeshare scheme. The scheme has more than 600 bikes available to hire from over 80 hubs around the city, and at just 3p per minute, it won’t break the bank. More information can be found on the Visit Brighton website.

🚕 By taxi

There are plenty of taxis in Brighton city centre including Hackney Carriages and private hire vehicles. See more information on taxi fares in Brighton.

Check out the full map to see all taxi ranks in the city.

Top tip

See our accessibility guide for details on travel in Brighton for disabled fans.