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Getting There

Fast trains (41 a day) leave from Victoria or London Bridge Station, making the trip in 55 minutes. For rail information, call tel. 0845/748-4950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk. Buses from London's Victoria Coach Station take about 2 hours.

If you're driving, the M23 (signposted from central London) leads to the A23, which takes you into Brighton.

Visitor Information

At the Tourist Information Centre, 4-5 Pavilion Buildings (tel. 0906/711-2255 only in the U.K., 50p per min.; www.visitbrighton.com) next to the Royal Pavilion shop, you can make hotel reservations, reserve tickets for National Express coaches, and pick up a list of current events. It's open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm; from March to October, there are also Sunday hours from 10am to 4pm.

Getting Around

Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company serves both Brighton and Hove with frequent and efficient service. Local fares are only £1.30 to £2.20; and free maps of the company's routes are available at the Tourist Information Centre . You can also call the company directly at tel. 01273/886200, or visit www.buses.co.uk.

Special Events

If you're here in May, the international Brighton Festival (tel. 01273/709709; www.brightonfestival.org), the largest arts festival in England, features drama, literature, visual art, dance, and concerts ranging from classical to rock. A festival program is available annually in February for those who want to plan ahead.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.