Breeze up to the Downs!

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Breeze up to the Downs is a network of three bus services linking 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 and the South Downs National Park Authority.The buses run every weekend throughout the year.

Breeze leaflets and timetables

Summer Times

Summer bus times are from 13 April 2014 to 30 September 2014.

The buses run every weekend and bank holiday. From 15 June to 31 August the 77 to Devil's Dyke runs daily and is usually open top!

The Summer edition leaflet for each route provides times, fares and information about special events and ideas for walks.

Disruption Information:

To check how the buses are running please go to or phone 01273 886200.

Service 77 on Diversion in Central Brighton

Due to road subsidence in Kings Road, service 77 is unable to serve the seafront bus stops (Brighton Pier, Ship Street, Brighton Centre and West Pier) and Clarence Square. Buses will instead start from Old Steine stop U (southwest side)

Buses will instead start from Old Steine stop Q (southeast side) and will also call at Old Steine stop U (southwest side). Old Steine is opposite Brighton Pier. The nearest alternatives for the other bus stops are Churchill Square stop H (Western Road) or the Clock Tower in Queens Road (stop L). Unfortunately this change of route will apply until the end of October 2014.  We’re very sorry for any disappointment or inconvenience it causes.


  • Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke: £2.80 single, £5.00 return or £7.00 "Network Saver".
  • Service 78 to Stanmer Park: £2.40 single and £4.70 return (a City Saver).
  • Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon: £2.80 single, £5.00 return or £7.00 "Network Saver".
  • Special return fare of £2.80 on Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon from any bus stop on Ditchling Road.
  • 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 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.

"Network Saver" tickets offer one day's unlimited travel on the 77, 78 and 79 - and on all Brighton & Hove Bus Company services.

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 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 bus "Saver" and "Explorer" tickets. 

Winter times

From 1 October 2014 until 18 April 2015 the Breeze buses will run every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday – including Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (but not Christmas Day).

South Downs Bus Walks

A series of six leaflets offering 18 easy-to-follow walks on the stunning South Downs around Brighton & Hove can be downloaded.  All walks are easily accessible from the city’s frequent main bus network (each walk description details the relevant bus info).

Or please contact us if you would like us to send you a set of these leaflets at or phone 01273 292480.

More ideas for walks by bus and train

The Big Lemon Sunday Walks

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