BAFA Accounting Education SIG Conference

Location and travel

The conference will be held at the Hilton Metropole on Brighton seafront.


Kings Road
Brighton BN1 2FU
United Kingdom

TEL: +44 (0) 1273 775 432
FAX: +44 (0) 1273 207 764

View a map and directions on the Hilton Metropole site

Travel by air

Brighton is about fifty miles south of London, and may be accessed from any of the four London airports.

  • The nearest airport is London Gatwick, from where there are frequent direct trains to Brighton. The trains run every 15 minutes, and the journey time is 30-35 minutes. 
  • The transfer from London Heathrow is less convenient and the journey time is rather longer. National Express coaches run every hour via Gatwick Airport, and the journey time is about 150 minutes. A printable timetable is available from the website. 
  • The third possibility is London Stansted. From here, you will need to take the Stansted Express rail service to Tottenham Hale station, take the Victoria Line on the London Underground to Victoria station, and then transfer to a train to Brighton. The total journey time will be about three hours. 
  • The final and most complicated possibility is London Luton. First you will need to take a bus from the airport to Luton Airport Parkway rail station, then a train to London St Pancras International, then the underground to London Bridge station, and finally transfer to a train to Brighton. The total journey time will be about three hours. There are also occasional trains direct from St Pancras to Brighton.

An alternative is to fly to Southampton Airport. The airport rail station is Southampton Airport Parkway, and there are frequent trains every 30 minutes (most involving a change at Southampton Central) to Brighton. The journey time will be about 2 hours.

If you are coming from many cities in continental Europe, a more pleasant (and possibly quicker) alternative to air travel would be to use Eurostar. You will need to alight in the UK at either London St Pancras or at Ashford International station, and then use local transport to travel to Brighton.

Travel by rail

Information about train times and fares is available at There are frequent direct trains from London Victoria to Brighton. The trains run every 15 minutes, and the journey time is about 60 minutes. The Hilton Metropole is approximately 10-15 minutes away on foot.

  • It is generally possible to buy one train ticket from the airport to your destination, even if this involves changes.
  • It is generally cheaper to buy your train tickets in advance via the website.
  • It is generally cheaper to buy a return train ticket rather than two single tickets.

Travel by road

From London

  • Join the M23 motorway southbound at junction 7 on the M25.
  • The M23 becomes the A23 and continues into Brighton.
  • At the roundabout on the A23/A27, take the first exit, joining the A27 towards Worthing.
  • Take the next available exit off the A27, which is signposted for Hove.
  • At the top of the slip road, take the second exit off the roundabout and proceed down Dyke Road Avenue (which becomes Dyke Road).
  • After approximately 1.6 miles, turn right at the traffic lights into The Upper Drive.
  • Follow this road all the way to the end then turn left into The Drive (B2186).
  • Continue straight down to the seafront.
  • At the seafront, turn left, stay in the near side lane and proceed for approximately one mile to the Hilton Metropole.

From Europe

Visitors from continental Europe might arrive at Dover or Folkestone by ferry or the Channel Tunnel, and should then drive on the A259 towards Hastings and Eastbourne, before joining the A27 towards Lewes and Brighton. Travel time from Dover to Brighton will be about 2 hours depending upon traffic conditions.

Car parking

The hotel car park is located in St Margarets Place, Brighton BN1 2FD. Maximum height: 1.8m. Public car parking in Brighton is restricted and expensive so we advise using alternative means of transport where possible.