commuting from Preston Park - advice welcomed!

(3 Posts)
clare48 Sun 11-Aug-13 12:34:02


This is my first Brighton and Hove post; like many before us we are moving to Brighton, from London, in the next few months.

My husband works at home, so not a problem for him, but i'll be commuting to London four days a week.

We're going to be looking at houses in a few areas incl. Fiveways, Preston Circus & Hanover, so need to think about the pros and cons of Brighton vs Preston Park as starting stations, and i wondered if anyone has experience of the Preston Park commute that they would be willing to share? Will i need to buy a first class season ticket to be able to guarantee a seat if i get on the train at Preston Park?

Any guidance or info welcomed! smile

OnlyinBrighton Mon 12-Aug-13 20:07:46

The problem with Preston Park is that there are fewer trains than from Brighton. It also means you won't be able to get the excellent 50-odd minute off-peak trains that whizz past the smaller stops.

However, there is a "back route" to Brighton station so if you live in the right bit of Fiveways (bottom of Beaconsfield/ Havelock/ Waldegrave etc) it won't take much longer to walk than from PP

clare48 Mon 26-Aug-13 09:22:53

thanks OnlyInBrighton, that's really helpful to know!

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