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.