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Brighton Pride

Brighton Pride 

Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 August 2024 

We’re really excited to be working with Brighton & Hove Pride to help people get to and from this spectacular event, which takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August. 

With huge numbers of people expected, our stations and trains will be extremely busy, especially on the Saturday. Please plan ahead and allow extra time for your journeys. We also suggest you re-check your journeys immediately before travelling for any on-the-day alterations. 

If travelling to or from any of the Pride events in the city, you will need to use Brighton station. Preston Park and London Road (Brighton) stations will be closed all weekend. 

Everyone must have a valid train ticket for their entire journey. We strongly advise you to  buy your train tickets in advance including for your return journey, as there may be long queues to purchase them on the day. Please bear in mind that Oyster cards and Contactless payments are NOT valid south of Gatwick Airport from London. If using barcode e-tickets on mobile phones, you'll need to be able to show the ticket on your phone so please ensure you have enough battery on your mobile device. Ticket checks will be taking place.

Because of the large crowds who will be leaving Brighton after Pride, you should give yourself at least an hour to get to Brighton station from any of the festival sites or the seafront. 

Remember that for safety reasons you won’t be able to take any glass bottles or containers into the station or on to our trains. 

A rainbow queuing system will be in operation at Brighton station from late afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. To help you on your way, remember: 

  • The GREEN queue will be for trains on the East Coastway, for stations towards Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne 
  • The PURPLE queue will be for trains on the West Coastway, for stations towards Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and Chichester 
  • The BLUE queue is for trains on the Brighton Main Line, for stations towards Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport and to London 

Make sure you know the times of your late evening trains home and give yourself plenty of extra time, bearing in mind you may have to queue. 

You can plan and check your journeys at

From all of us here at Southern, we wish you a safe and FABULOUS Pride!