Start and Finish Locations

The Brighton Marathon will start in Preston Park at 9.45am. The BM10k will start from the same location at 9.00am.

You can see the location of Preston Park here on Google Maps.

The finish is situated on Madeira Drive, with a huge Event Village for runners and spectators to enjoy. This is situated here. Parking will not be available in the immediate vicinity due to road closures so we advise any spectators going straight to the finish to walk from Brighton Station or park outside of the road closures and walk in. Spectator walking routes and crossing points will be available in the Event Programme and on the website closer to the event.

Central London Race Day Coach Transfer Service

Brighton Marathon Race Day return coach transfer service  from Central London Sunday 14 April – departure 7.00 am PROMPT!!

Cost £25.00 return

Sunday 14 April  – from London Waterloo to Brighton Marathon start near Preston Park  departing London at 7am

Return coaches will depart on Sunday 14 April from Brighton Marathon finish area at 4.30pm


Parking / Park & Ride

Runners and spectators can make use of our Park & Ride service on Race Day, which will offer shuttle buses to the Start and from the Finish.

We strongly advise against travelling into the city centre on the morning of the event as there will be road closures in place and parking restrictions.

We thoroughly recommend using the Park & Ride service, to avoid any potential issues with getting to the start on time.

However, there are also a number of car parks accessible early on race morning, a full list of which can be found here. Please bear in mind access and egress to these during road closures.

Park & Ride will open for booking closer to the event


Brighton mainline station is only a 15 minute walk from the start, while London Road station is 10 minutes.
Preston Park rail station will be closed on Race Day due to capacity issues.  

Buses / Coach

Bus services will be subject to diversion on Race Sunday, so please do continue to check the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website for the most up to date travel information and full timetables.


London Gatwick is the closest airport and is 30 minutes away by train (trains run direct from the airport to Brighton mainline station) or 35-40 minutes by car.

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London Heathrow is about 2 hours away by train or coach. Visit National Express for details of drop off points in Brighton and to book coach tickets.


If you are staying in or near Brighton taxis WILL be able to collect you and drop you close by to the Start area on Race morning. There will be road closures in place but routes are still possible across the city avoiding these closures and/or ahead of them being actioned.

You can find a list of taxi firms in Brighton & Hove on Yelp.

By Bicycle

If you are cycling to the event on Race Day, there are bike stands by the café in the centre of Preston Park where you will be able to lock your bike up. There is also a bike storage system at Brighton Station called (n+1) which has storage for over 500 cycles. You will need a key card from Southern Railway to use this – more info is available here:

There is also a list of bicycle parking available on the Brighton & Hove City Council website here.