City Sightseeing Brighton Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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City Sightseeing Brighton Hop On Hop Off Tour

From $18.62

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 50 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover Brighton — the vibrant English seaside town famed for its quirky shopping lanes, bustling arts scene and Pride celebrations —with a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel around the city by open-top, double-decker bus and enjoy the freedom to hop on and off as many times as you like with your 1- or 2-day ticket. Visit Brighton Pier, SEA LIFE Brighton, Churchill Square and the Royal Pavilion, and listen to the onboard audio commentary as you ride.
  • City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour of Brighton
  • Visit Brighton Pier, the Royal Pavilion, Sea Life Brighton Centre, Churchill Square and more
  • Enjoy unobstructed city views from the open-top, double-decker bus
  • Learn about Brighton's sights and history from the onboard audio commentary
  • Your ticket is valid for one or two days, giving you time to sightsee at your own pace

What's Included

  • 1 or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months from travel date selected at check-out
  • Unlimited access to all Brighton & Hove Bus services
  • Audio guide commentary in 7 languages + free headphones
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Start time

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What To Expect

Red Route

12 Stops

11 Points of Interest

Duration: 50 minutes

Operating Schedule: First bus departs from Stop 1 at 10am, last bus departs from Stop 1 at 5pm. They operate every 60 minutes. Times subject to change at any time.

Palace Pier (Stop N)

British Airways i360

407 Grand Ave

Palmeira Square

Seven Dials

Brighton Station (Stop B)

Jubilee Clock Tower

Brighton Pavilion

The Level

Brighton Racecourse

Brighton Marina

Paston Place

Points of interest passed by on this route

Royal Pavilion

SEA LIFE Brighton

Brighton and Hove Museum

Odeon Brighton

Volks Bar & Club

Royal Pavilion

Genting Casino Brighton

Theatre Royal Brighton

Old Police Cells Museum

Brighton Dome

Brighton i360

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Red Route: Typically operates from April - October but dates vary each year
  • First bus departs from Stop 1 at 10am, last bus departs from Stop 1 at 5pm
  • Bus frequency is every 60 minutes
  • Full tour loop without hopping off takes 50 minutes
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months from travel date selected at check-out and can be redeemed at any of the stops along the route
  • Your ticket can be used for unlimited travel on all Brighton & Hove Bus services until 4:30am the morning after it expires, including bus journeys to Seven Sisters on routes 12X or 13X or the Devils Dyke on route 77. Vouchers will need to be redeemed at any of the 12 tour stops before travelling on other services.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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65 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Great way to see Brighton
Sally_B, Sep 2023
Being the brave one and still sitting up top in windy weather but the screen at the front made it pleasant enough. Great seeing all the sights with great commentary. Also good being able to take buses on the Brighton and Hove buses for free all day.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thanks for leaving a review! We are happy to hear that everything went smooth and that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you back soon! Yours sincerely, Customer support agent
Great day trip in Brighton
jean_c, Sep 2023
Bus stop easy to find just outside station. Given earphones and map so we knew where we were going. Only a few people on bus and had whole of upstairs to ourselves. Very hot day so lovely breeze upstairs. Lovely views and good road trip. Bus was very bumpy !!!!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Dear Customer, Thank you very much for writing your opinion and highlighting what you liked most. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the visit. We hope to see you again very soon in Brighton or in one of our more than hundreds of destinations. Kind regards, Customer support agent
Grand tour
EricRoy_H, May 2023
Found out a lot of Brighton history I didn’t know and my grandson found it fascinating. Running commentary was great.
Great tour recommended
Lora_E, May 2023
It was really lovely we enjoyed the tour recommended great service and friendly. Saw all of Brighton
The Best way to see Brighton
Roshan_T, May 2023
It is simply the best way to see the city and learn about its history and culture. The buses were comfortable and the drivers were friendly and knowledgeable. I especially enjoyed the commentary, which was informative and entertaining. The staff at the ticket office were very friendly and helpful. They were able to answer all of my questions. The driver was also very friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend City Sightseeing Brighton Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour to anyone visiting Brighton. It is a great way to see the city and learn about its history and culture.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are glad that you were able to discover and enjoy the city of Brighton with us. Also, thank you for your comments about our staff. Do not doubt that we will let them know. We hope to see you again if you ever return to the city! Best wishes,
City sightseeing of Brighton
Irina_L, Aug 2022
The hop on hop off tour gives you very good overview of Brighton history and landmarks. The reason I gave it 4 stars because many landmarks you cannot see from the bus.
Booking tickets online...
Maurette_M, Jul 2022
Booking tickets online proved to be a bad experience. QR code did not come through in an email. We had to pay again in cash to redeem a ticket to travel. We requested a refund, nothing has come back. Our original payment has been processed.
Great trip to see Brighton
Carl_B, May 2022
Good knowledge of brighton on this tour hop on and off when you won't and to use local busses to with the tour ticket
Best way to tour around Brighton, highly recommended!
Joanne_T, Apr 2022
You will be given access to use the local buses too! Great value for money and on time pick up at the designated bus stops.
Jade_H, Apr 2022
Very enjoyable and excellent value for money as can use the ticket on any local bus and takes you to very handy destinations
Shrisha_S, Apr 2022
Fantasy guides very helpful and best way to see whole of Brighton Excellent service Overall we had a good time
A comfy way to see Brighton
Maureen_S, Oct 2021
Lovely way to see Brighton with an informative commentary and many interesting places on the route. We liked having the chance to get off the bus at places where we wanted to explore more. The buses were clean and on time and the drivers were helpful and friendly. Well worth using this bus.
Great way to get around and use of other buses too
Rodney_D, Sep 2021
All very good 👍 Pavilion Pier Marina. Great way to get around x Clean and helpful staff. Earphones given and interesting information
Great fun, informative and a good way of exploring Brighton
Stephen_G, Jul 2021
Good value for money as your tickets are also valid for use on all buses within quite a range eg Eastbourne going further East. Weather was brilliant which obviously helps and all staff were helpful and informative at all times.
Terrible experience
Gergana_A, May 2021
You have to have only printable version of your tickets, otherwise your tickets won’t be accepted. This is 21 century! I booked it in the last minute and there was no facility for printing. Even though I explained the situation no money were refunded. I was charged again on the bus. Terrible 😞
Great value
buddykian, Aug 2019
You do get your money worth,3 difference hop on buses and the local blue bus what more can you ask for
Fantastic way to get around and see...
kim t, Aug 2018
Fantastic way to get around and see Brighton. Our driver was from Australia just like us.
Once we got on the bus, the tour was...
Lidia H, Aug 2016
Once we got on the bus, the tour was fine. The bus, however, did not stop to let us on, although we were waiting at the right place. He drove right by and when we ran after the bus and caught up to it at the next stop !, the driver said we should have waved him down!
A very good tour around Brighton...
EMMIE M, May 2016
A very good tour around Brighton, but not around Hove area. Enjoyable enough as my two friends from Canada enjoyed going around by bus , and knowing the history of Brighton especially when it was about Winston Churchill.
This was good but ran only hour which...
Glenda H, Sep 2014
This was good but ran only hour which isn't frequent enough.

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