Travel


Getting to Brighton & Hove is easy but it’s a good idea to be prepared for race day by getting your travel arrangements sorted as soon as possible.

The city is served by a direct rail link from London, the Eurostar Service at St Pancras, as well as being easily accessible from the major ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Southampton and the local port of Newhaven.

The start and finish is situated on Madeira Drive on Brighton seafront between Brighton Pier and Brighton Marina.

Car

There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and the course will be closed from 8:15am. We run a Park & Ride service, which you can book in our Shop. The location of our Park & Ride will be confirmed ahead of race day, and the site will be fully stewarded. Please note, this service must be booked in advance.

Parking in the city: If you are looking to park in the city, there are NCP car parks in the centre of Brighton and roads close to race village where you may be able to park – please note however that these get busy so we advise arriving early. There are also private car parking spaces available to book at yourparkingspace.co.uk.

Park & Ride

Park and Ride is available in our Shop, which will go live over the summer of 2020.

Already booked? If you have booked our Park & Ride facility, your e-voucher will be on your registration confirmation email. Get in touch at half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk if it hasn’t arrived. The location for Park & Ride for 2021 is yet to be confirmed, and we will update this page as soon as the information is available. Directional signage will be in place on the A27 and A23 as you approach the site. The site will open at 7:00 am, with the first buses leaving for race village at 07:15. The last advertised service to race village will leave Mill Road at 08:30. The first bus returning from race village will depart at 11:30, and the last will leave at 15:00. The car park will close at 16:00. Any vehicles left on site after this time may be removed to enable the site to re-open. The Park & Ride site is fully managed by our stewarding company, so please follow their directions to your parking space. Please display your voucher in your car window before you arrive to avoid any hold ups.

Train

If you are coming to the race village from the train station, take Queens Road south to the seafront, turn left and head towards Brighton Pier. The start will be clearly visible on the East side of the pier.

Coach

Coaches into the city typically drop off at Poole Valley, which is very close to race village. Check the National Express website for coach services.

Road closures

In order for the Brighton Half Marathon to be safe for everyone involved we need to close some roads. We work closely with Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove City Council and The AA to ensure that there is minimum disruption across the city.

The following roads will be closed (timings are approximations only):

02:00-19:00 – Madeira Drive

08:15-12:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade, Richmond Terrace, St Peter’s Place

08:15-11:45 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive

08:15-13:30 – Kings Road to Grand Avenue (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

09:15 – 13:00 – Kings Road, Kingsway (Westbound lane only), Grand Avenue

Wherever possible, alternate routes will be advised and signed on the day of the event.

All the road closures will be staffed by event stewards.

Other roads adjacent to these roads may be affected.

All closure points will be marshalled. If you require more information please email: half.marathon@sussexbeacon.org.uk

IMPORTANT: Please note that the course and timings are provisional at this stage and may be subject to change.

Need a hotel?

See our list of hotels and B&Bs in the city, close to race village.