Pride 2022 – travel information

ByRochelle W. Stone

Jul 22, 2022

With thousands expected to pack Brighton & Hove for this year’s Pride celebrations, we urge people to plan their travel arrangements ahead of the big weekend.

Having missed out on the full Pride experience for the past two years, we anticipate large numbers of people will be flocking to the city to enjoy the festivities over the weekend of August 6-7.

With many downtown roads closed for the celebrations and limited parking spaces in the city, we ask people to avoid driving into town whenever possible. Many on-street parking spaces will also be suspended for the celebrations.

Trains are likely to be very busy and bus times change, this is a great time for those who can, to get around on foot or by bike.

Wherever you are traveling to or around town this weekend, please plan your trip. Please also see Pride’s travel advice.

Closed roads

For those who may be unfamiliar with Pride in Brighton & Hove, several roads will be closed in the city center on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th August for the Community Parade, Festival in Preston Park and Pride Village Party in Kemp Town.

The LGBTQ+ Pride Community Parade begins in Hove Lawns at 11am on Saturday August 6 and runs through the town center to Preston Park. Roads will be closed and parking spaces will be suspended along the parade route.

Roads will be closed around the Pride Village Party, including St James’s Street and Madeira Place.

There will also be road closures for the festival in Preston Park, including Preston Road between New England Road and Stanford Avenue and Stanford Avenue between Preston Road and Beaconsfield Road.

Roads may also be closed during weekends when indicated by the police for public safety reasons.

Full information on road closures for Pride weekend.

Road closures are also posted on the One Network website.

A city on foot

One of the best ways to get around Brighton & Hove is on foot, with most journeys being much shorter than you might think.

  • Brighton Station to Kemp Town (Pride Village Party) = 15-20 minutes
  • Brighton station to Preston Park (We are Fabuloso) = 15 to 20 minutes
  • Hove Station to Hove Lawns (parade start) = 20-25 minutes
  • Palace Pier to Hove Lawns (start of parade) = 25-35 minutes

Useful maps are available on the Visit Brighton website.

pedal power

Brighton & Hove’s BTN BikeShare scheme has over 530 bikes located in 85 hubs around the city.

By downloading an app and signing up to BTN BikeShare, you can cycle around the city for just 4p per minute, plus a £1 unlocking fee. This means that a 20 minute journey will only cost £1:80.

You can also find our network of cycle paths on our online cycle map.

Traveling by bus

Brighton & Hove Buses’ rainbow-coloured Diversity Bus will once again transport festival-goers between the city center and the party at Preston Park for Pride on Saturday 6 August.

During Pride weekend a shuttle service (Route 500 and Route 600) will operate to and from Preston Park from Old Steine ​​and Waterhall Campground.

Full timetable and fare information is available here. Special rates apply.

More information can also be found on the Brighton & Hove Buses website.

Service updates can also be found on their Twitter.

on the train

Anyone planning to use the train over the weekend should allow plenty of time to get to and from the city, as the trains will be very busy and people may not be able to board the first service.

Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR), which operates Southern, Thameslink and Gatwick Express, has confirmed that there will be more trains and extra carriages added to services to help visitors get to and from the city during the pride weekend.

Due to the large crowds that will be leaving the city after Pride, the advice is to arrive at Brighton station early. Everyone should plan to give themselves at least an hour to get to the station from any of the festival or waterfront venues.

Travelers are encouraged to get their train ticket in advance to speed things up. And remember that for security reasons, glass bottles or containers will not be allowed in the station or on the trains.

You can find more information here.

Rainbow queuing system at Brighton station

Brighton Station’s rainbow queuing system will also be in place to direct passengers leaving the city to the appropriate queue for their train and destination, before they arrive at the entrance to the station. To help everyone on their way, remember:

The green queue will be for east coast trains (services to Lewes, Seaford and Eastbourne)

The purple queue will be for trains on the West Coastway (to Shoreham-by-Sea, Worthing and Chichester)

The blue queue is for Brighton main line stations (for stations to Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport and to London)

More information can be found on the Southern or Thameslink websites.

Any disturbance is also communicated via the From South and Thameslink Twitter feed.

Routes can be planned with National Rail.

Make Your Pride Lasting Pride

Councilor Steve Davis, Co-Chair of the Environment, Transportation and Sustainability Committee, said: “I’m so excited to see Pride in full swing this year after such a long hiatus.

“Our roads and parking lots will be extremely busy all weekend, so I would ask everyone who can to leave their cars at home and choose sustainable travel this year.

“We are fortunate to have excellent public transport in Brighton & Hove and most places are easily accessible on foot or by bike.

“Along with our transportation partners, we’re working extremely hard to make getting around the city as easy as possible so everyone can enjoy safe and hassle-free Pride this summer.”