Brighton is directly south of London and only a 1:30 hour drive or a 50 minute train ride. We recommend the train ride as the scenery is gorgeous heading south of the city. Train fares are quite cheap if you take the slow train. It’s barely a half hour difference on the ride but hey, the extra pounds you save can go into a delicious ice cream by the beach. Who wouldn’t want that? Buses are also readily available to head south, which also offers a nice hour and a half drive to the city.
The beautiful city of Brighton has a lot to offer for a day trip, or even a weekend there. The Royal Pavilion, the Lanes, the beach - of course -, and the pier are just a few of the things you’ll be able to enjoy there.