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Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

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Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

I have read previous posts but am still a bit confused how we can get to Brighton from Heathrow in early September. Is there a direct bus? Do we just purchase the tickets on the day? We will be flying in to Heathrow to begin a 3 week holiday touring from Canterbury west to Plymouth. Is it reasonable to stay 2 nights in Brighton and then rent a car to begin a driving holiday? We are 2 middle aged adults with 1 large and 2 small suitcases. Thank you.

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21. Re: Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

Cam, you seem to be looking for issues where none appear to exist. I think it's reasonable to take a default position if an OP doesn't mention something specific.

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22. Re: Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

#14 " There will also be a bus service Heathrow T5 roughly hourly 35 minute journey to Windsor."

Notice the "will"; this should be an excellent service for our frequent recommendations to use Windsor as a stop over for Heathrow. Also for tourists heading to Slough and Bracknell.

reading-buses.co.uk/articles/…

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23. Re: Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

Thank you for all the terrific advice. We move slowly on our vacation plans but will look into costs for returning a car to a different location. Husband wants to take it easy for a couple of days without driving because the last time he drove in the UK was 6 years ago. Confident of the the motorways but cautious. Now thinking of public transport to Canterbury from Heathrow and renting a car there. Dropping it off in Windsor(?) at the end of our holiday. Will be in UK for about 3 weeks. Have to see where Avis services.

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24. Re: Transport from Heathrow to Brighton

>>>Now thinking of public transport to Canterbury from Heathrow and renting a car there. Dropping it off in Windsor(?) at the end of our holiday.<<<

This is an excellent solution in my opinion!

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