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Overview: Bus from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove

distanceDistance95 miles (153 km)
durationAverage bus duration5 h 25 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$42 (€35)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus providersNational Express

Buses from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove cover the 95 miles (153 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 25 min with our travel partners like National Express. There are direct bus services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $42 (€35), you can find the cheapest bus ticket for as low as $38 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Cambridge and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.

Bus providers: National Express from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove

Find the best buses to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge with Omio's travel partners National Express from $38 (€31). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

National Express

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance bus company operating over 550 buses per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates bus services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express buses have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most buses come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your bus between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

  • Average Price: $38

When purchasing your National Express bus tickets from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Verification of ticket with valid ID
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • For journeys between July 1st and October 31, 2020, the following change and refund policies apply:
    • Restricted ticket: One change is allowed free of charge
    • Standard ticket: Full refund or one change is allowed free of charge
    • Fully flexible ticket: Unlimited changes to time or date are allowed
    • All change and refund requests must be made at least 24 hours before the original outbound journey. Partial refunds are not allowed.

Bus from Cambridge to Brighton

Buses from Cambridge to Brighton run regularly from Monday to Sunday, with a similar number of services on each day. There are no direct services from Cambridge to Brighton, and all of them have one change. Journey times can be shorter or longer depending on the day of the week and the time of day, but most buses take around 6 hours to reach Brighton. 

How long is the journey by bus from Cambridge to Brighton?

The fastest buses from Cambridge to Brighton tend to leave late in the evening, and take around 5 hours and 35 minutes. During rush hour, such as at around 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., this can increase to around 7 hours and 10 minutes. Journey times may also increase due to the length of time between changes, usually at Heathrow Airport, and especially on Sundays.

How many buses are there from Cambridge to Brighton?

There are around 13 buses from Cambridge to Brighton each day, with the same amount of services on weekdays and weekends. The first Bus of the day tends to leave at around 3:00 a.m., before more regular services start at around 5:00 a.m. There are more buses around breakfast time, lunchtime, and teatime, with reduced services in the midmorning and mid-afternoon. The last bus of the day usually leaves at just before 9:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from Cambridge to Brighton? 

Departure bus station: Cambridge Parkside Bus Station. The bus station is located 0.4 miles from the city center, around an 8 minute walk down Parker Street. Buses leave for the city center every 30 minutes and take around 7 minutes. Cambridge Parkside Bus Station is about 0.8 miles from Cambridge Train Station, which can be reached on foot or by bus. There are various bus stops by the bus station, as well as a taxi rank. There are sheltered seating areas by the bus stops, and shops and cafés nearby. 

Arrival bus station: Brighton Bus Station. This station is situated right by the seafront, and is 0.8 miles from Brighton Train Station - around a 20 minute walk. There are multiple bus services that leave for the train station every hour, and these take around 10 minutes. There are also several buses that connect the bus station to the London Road Train Station. There are no facilities at Brighton Bus Station apart from a small bus stop with some seats, but there are public bathrooms and shops nearby.

Which bus providers travel from Cambridge to Brighton?

All of the buses from Cambridge to Brighton are provided by National Express. 

National Express Cambridge to Brighton

Most of the National Express buses from Cambridge to Brighton have one stop, usually at Heathrow Airport or London Victoria Bus Station. Services run every day of the week, from early in the morning until around 9:00 p.m., with the same number of services on Saturdays and Sundays. The journey time of buses to Brighton can vary depending on the day of the week and the time of day but generally National Express buses take around 6 hours.

Cambridge to Brighton Bus: Services on Board

Passengers are permitted to bring 2 - 3 pieces of luggage on board National Express buses. Hand luggage bags must be soft and fit the maximum specified dimensions, and any hard cases or briefcases must be stored in the hold. Travelers can then bring two medium suitcases, up to 20 kg, or one large suitcase up to 20 kg, as long as they are below the dimension limits National Express specifies. Bikes cannot be brought on National Express buses, unless they are folding bikes in a protective case, and they count as part of the baggage allowance. Passengers with extra baggage may be able to bring it but will need to pay an extra fee. Pushchairs are allowed onto buses as long as they can be properly folded up. No pets are allowed on board, but assistance dogs are always welcome as long as they are secured on a lead. There are no first class seating areas on National Express buses, but all of the seats benefit from free WiFi and inbuilt TV screens. Disabled passengers do not need to reserve assistance in advance but National Express recommend calling ahead 36 hours before travel to ensure there is space on the Bus, and that all of the conditions for traveling with a wheelchair are met. 

Travel Tips: Bus to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge

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FAQs

How much do cheap buses to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge cost?

Omio customers have found cheap bus tickets to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge for as low as $38 (€31)  for the next 7 days.

How much is a bus ticket from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove?

The Cambridge to Brighton and Hove bus ticket price is on average $42 (€35)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How many miles is it from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove by bus?

When traveling this route you should expect the distance between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove by bus to be approximately 95 miles (153 km).

How long is the bus between Cambridge and Brighton and Hove?

While the time it takes to travel 95 miles (153 km) to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove bus journey time is on average 5 h 25 min.

What is the departure bus station in Cambridge and arrival bus station in Brighton and Hove?

There are a few bus stations in Cambridge to start your route from including Cambridge, High Street / Gazeley Road, Cambridge, Railway Station (stop 9) and Cambridge, Fair Street / Maids Causeway. In Brighton and Hove you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Brighton, Coach Station, Brighton, Patcham and Brighton, Preston Circus.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Cambridge   and arrive in Brighton, Coach Station.

Where is the departure bus station in Cambridge located? Where is the arrival bus station in Brighton and Hove located?

You can find the most popular departure bus station for this route, Cambridge, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Cambridge. The most popular arrival bus station in Brighton and Hove, called Brighton, Coach Station, is located around 0.6 miles (940 m) away from its city center.

Which bus providers can get me from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove?

When taking a bus from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove, you can count on National Express for the best way to get you to Brighton and Hove. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service to Brighton and Hove from Cambridge and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.

When can I take the first bus from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove? When can I take the last bus for the day?

You can take the earliest bus from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove at 5: 00 AM   or take the last bus from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove leaving at 6: 05 PM. Look for the latest Cambridge to Brighton and Hove bus schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the bus for this journey.

How far in advance should I buy a bus ticket from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove to get the best deals?

If you purchase the Cambridge to Brighton and Hove bus within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $42 (€35). However, booking your bus ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for buses from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove. Look out for bus tickets for this trip to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.