Brighton Trail Kids

Don’t wait until the morning of the event to decide how you will get to the Start at Stanmer Park, make sure you’ve planned your journey in advance. 

If you are coming from out of town and planning to stay the weekend, please also be sure to book accommodation in advance as the local hotels and hostels book up very quickly.

Please note we have arranged for participants to receive FREE bus tickets on the day for two routes – please see below for details.


City centre

There are many NCP car parks in the city, a full list of which can be found here. We also recommend the JustPark app, which is available in the iTunes Store and from Google Play. You can then take a bus to the event or train to Falmer station, which is a short walk away. See bus information below.

Event Village / Stanmer Park

Spaces are available to book at AMEX stadium for the event, which is a short walk to the Event Village in Stanmer Park for the Brighton Trail 10k, Brighton Trail Kids and finish of Brighton Trail Marathon. Parking in Stanmer Park itself is limited and chargeable.

Please note that this is parking only and NOT a park and ride service.

  • Price: £15 per ticket (one ticket per vehicle)
  • Location: Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL // Google Maps link
  • Times: 6am–6pm

Cars must be collected by the 6pm closing time. 

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As a guardian of a Brighton Trail Kids participant, you may wish to use this car park to get to your runner’s start line in Stanmer Park (please note you do not start at East Brighton Park with the marathon runners). The walk from the car park is roughly 20 minutes.

Buses & Free Bus Passes for Participants

We have worked with Brighton & Hove Buses to provide free access to two bus routes for participants on event day. (General public/supporters can also catch these buses with a paying ticket.)

Participants will be emailed a bus pass that is valid for 1 person on Sunday 26th June.

This pass MUST be shown to the driver upon boarding.

The routes are as below. We have worked to increase the bus service to 2 x buses per hour for each route.

BUS 78:

Serves stops between Stanmer Village and the Old Steine in the city Centre.

Who would use this?

  • Brighton Trail 10k or Trail Kids participants who wish to get from the city to their start
  • Any participants who wish to return from Stanmer Park into the city after they finish

See the route and timetable

BUS 79:

Serves stops between Ditchling Beacon (Upper Lodges Car Park) and the Old Steine in the city Centre.

Who would use this?

  • Any participants who wish to cheer marathon runners on at their highest climb at Ditchling Beacon
  • Any 10k participants who may miss Bus 78, can get Bus 79 to Upper Lodges and walk to the start in Stanmer Park (20 minute walk)

See the route and timetable

Please check the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website for the most up to date travel information.


Brighton mainline station is in the centre of town with good bus links and connecting trains which will take you to Falmer Station, which is a short walk to Stanmer Park and the Brighton Trail Kid’s start.
Please check the train services are running as expected in the days preceding the event in case of engineering works or reduced services.


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.

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

By Bicycle

There is a list of bicycle parking available on the Brighton & Hove City Council website here. There are bike racks at Stanmer Park and the University of Sussex for Brighton Trail Kids runners who wish to cycle to the start of the Brighton Trail Kids events.