Travel


2022 event: Please be aware that there are planned engineering works on the train lines into Brighton on race weekend. Do check your travel arrangements before the day.

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

Travelling by train

To reach the race site from Brighton 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.

Travelling by car

Parking:
There is no parking on Madeira Drive, and road closures in the city start from 07.15am. We run a Park & Ride service, which you can book in our online shop. The location of our Park & Ride is just off the A23 coming into the city, and the site will be fully stewarded. Please note, this service must be booked in advance.

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 you can book in our shop.

Already booked? If you have booked our Park & Ride facility, you’ll find a QR code in your booking details on our registration platform. The location for Park & Ride for 2022 will be available soon. Directional signage will be in place on the A27 and A23 as you approach the site.

Everyone with a Park & Ride ticket will be emailed with location details and more information about the service ahead of race day.

The Park & Ride site is fully managed by our stewarding company, so please follow their directions to your parking space. Please show your QR code to the marshall from your car window to avoid any hold ups.

Drop off:
Site opens: 6:30am
First bus: 6:45am
Last bus to leave Mill Road: 8:00am

Pick up:
First bus: 11:00am
Last pick up: 2.30pm

Note the buses leave when they have reached capacity.

Travelling by 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

Please note the information below is from our 2021 event. This will be updated for the 2022 event as soon as possible.

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

07:30-12:00 – Old Steine, Marlborough Place, Gloucester Place, Grand Parade, Pavilion Parade, Richmond Terrace, St Peter’s Place

07:30-11:45 – Marine Parade, Marine Drive

07:30-13:30 – Kings Road to Grand Avenue (Westbound & Eastbound lanes)

07:30 – 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.