Breeze up to the Downs!

Bus timetable leaflets for Ditchling Beacon, Devil's Dyke and Stanmer ParkBreeze up to the Downs is a network of three bus services 77, 78 and 79. The buses link the city with some of its most popular countryside destinations within the South Downs National Park.

These services are provided by a partnership between Brighton & Hove City Council, The National Trust, the South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton & Hove Buses.

The South Downs by bus

Did you know you can breeze up to the Downs every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday except Christmas Day?

The 77, 78 and 79 buses to Devil’s Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditching Beacon will get you out to the stunning South Downs from the city centre in fewer than 30 minutes.

Breeze timetables and travel guides

The summer 2017 timetable runs from 23 April until 16 September 2017.

  • All three Breeze bus services run every Saturday, Sunday and public holiday (except Christmas Day)
  • The 77 to Devil’s Dyke will run seven days a week from Sunday 11 June until Saturday 16 September 2017

 Full details of times, tickets and discounts at pubs and tea rooms can be found in the individual route guides.

 Fares

  • Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke: £3 single, £4.50 return
  • Service 78 to Stanmer Park: £2.50 single and £4.50 return
  • Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon: £3 single, £4.50  return
  • Return tickets can be used to return from Devil's Dyke, Stanmer Park or Ditchling Beacon: so they are ideal for walkers too!
  • Special return fare of £3 on Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon from any bus stop on Ditchling Road.
  • £2 single or return from Wild Park (Ditchling Road, Hollingbury) to Ditchling Beacon
  • £2 single or return from Tongdean Lane (on Dyke Road Avenue) to Devil's Dyke.
  • Bus Pass holders travel free.
  • Up to two children per adult travel free.
  • Discovery Tickets offer one day’s unlimited bus travel in Sussex, Surrey, Kent and East Hampshire. Issued and accepted by all bus companies: just buy on board the first bus you catch! Family (5 people, max 2 adults) £16, Adult £8.50, Child £7.
  • NetworkSAVER issued and accepted on all three routes. CitySAVER is not valid for travel to Devil's Dyke or Ditchling Beacon.

Train special offer

To encourage people from further afield not to drive to the area, people arriving by train can buy two single or return journeys for the price of one. If you're travelling on your own you can get a third off the bus fare. Just show your rail tickets to the bus driver to take advantage of this great offer.

Please note your train tickets must be valid for travel to Brighton or Hove. This special offer does not apply to 'SAVER' or Discovery tickets. 

Disruption Information

Saturday 6 May, North Street Closed for Brighton Festival Children’s Parade between 10.30 and 12.45:

Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke:  the 10.30, 11.15, 12.00 and 12.45 journeys from the Pier will instead start from Churchill Square:  stops between the Pier and Churchill Square will not be served.

Service 78 to Stanmer Park:  the 11.00 and 12.00 journeys from Old Steine will run direct to St Peter’s Church:  North Street, Clock Tower, Brighton Station, North Road and North Laine stops will not be served.

Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon:  the 11.15 and 12.15 journeys from Old Steine will run direct to St Peter’s Church:  North Street, Clock Tower, Brighton Station, North Road and North Laine stops will not be served.

Sunday 18 June, London to Brighton Bike Ride:

Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon will not run at all on 18 June, because of road closures for the event.

Services 77 to Devil’s Dyke and 78 to Stanmer Park will have amended routes and timetables:  please check this page nearer the date for more details.

To check how the buses are running, please go to the Brighton & Hove Buses website, or phone 01273 886200 or follow on Twitter at .

Visiting the South Downs

The South Downs National Park has produced a variety of publications that offer information on walks and cycle rides, places to visit and eat, and upcoming events. Check the South Downs National Park website for more information.

Please contact us if you would like us to send you a set of these leaflets at local.transport@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 01273 292480.

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