Brighton Palace Pier

Brighton Palace Pier is a top seaside attraction for all the family with traditional fairground rides and games, great restaurants and gorgeous views of Brighton Beach to go with your fish and chips.

Where Brighton Pier Is & How To Get There

Brighton Palace Pier Address
Brighton Pier,
Madeira Drive,
East Sussex

Getting There By Train
The nearest train station to Brighton Pier is Brighton station, which is 0.9 miles away.

Below are the durations of some popular train journeys to Brighton from other cities:

London Gatwick - 29m
London Victoria - 52m
London St Pancras - 76m
Portsmouth - 1h 15m
Southampton - 1h 45m

Getting There By Car
Brighton Pier can be reached by car from the A27 and the M25, M20 and M23 motorways nearby to provide links to London and other cities.


There are two NCP car parks near to Brighton Pier - Brighton Theatre on Church Street and Brighton Centre Russell Road. Both of these car parks are open for 24 hours.

Prices for these car parks are as follows:

Up to 1 hour - £6
1-2 hours - £12
2-3 hours - £17
3-4 hours - £22
4-24 hours - £32
Early Bird (Mon-Fri before 9am) - £8.50

Opening Dates & Times - 2022

Monday - 10:00am-21:30pm
Tuesday - 10:00am-21:30pm
Wednesday - 10:00am-21:30pm
Thursday - 10:00am-21:30pm
Friday - 10:00am-21:30pm
Saturday - 10:00am-10:00pm
Sunday - 10:00am-10:00pm

Brighton Pier's side shows are open Monday to Friday from 11:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-20:00, and Sunday 10:00-18:30.

The Palm Court restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 10:00-17:00, Saturday from 10:00-21:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00.

Horatio's Bar is open every day from 12:00-17:00 Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and from 11:00 to 18:00 on Sunday.

The Palace of Fun is open from 10:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 10:00 to 21:00 on Saturday and Sunday. VR Dome is open from 10:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 20:00 on Saturday and 10:00 to 19:30 on Sunday. The Palace Play Area is open from 10:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday, and from 10:00 to 18:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

Booking Information & Cancellation Policies

You are not required to prebook to visit the pier, however wristbands must be purchased to go on rides and other attractions. Wristbands can be bought online here at least a day in advance or from kiosks on the day.

All wristband purchases are non-refundable, subject to Brighton Palace Pier's T&Cs.


Entry to Brighton Palace Pier is free.

Ride wristbands are Wristbands for rides are £25 (£20 online) for those 1.2m or above in height or £13 (£10 online) for those below 1.2m.

Other Useful Information

Student & NHS Worker Discount
There are currently no discounts for students or NHS staff.

What To Wear
Brighton Pier does not have a specific dress code, although they will reserve the right to refuse anybody deemed to be dressed inappropriately.

Age & Height Restrictions
Any Kiddies wristband holders (under 1.2m in height) and Supersaver wristband holders under 1.4m must be accompanied by somebody over 1.4m.

Things To Do - Rides & Attractions

Brighton Palace Pier has a wide range of fairground rides and attractions for kids to enjoy, including the Turbo Coaster, Mega Slide, Helter Skelter, I200, Cup 'N' Saucers and many more!

How Long Does A Trip To Brighton Pier Last?

There is no limit to how long you can spend on rides and attractions if you have purchased a wristband. Most people choose to spend the day at Brighton Palace Pier.

Restaurants Nearby

Ohso Social Beach Bar
Brighton Smokehouse
Kindling Restaurant

Hotels Nearby

Jury's Inn Brighton Waterfront
Queens Hotel Brighton
Royal Albion Hotel
The Old Ship Hotel

Other Attractions Nearby

Volk's Electric Railway
Brighton Fishing Museum
British Airways i360 Viewing Tower
Upside Down House