Breeze up to the Downs!

Breeze up leaflets

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

Winter 2014

From 4 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).

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

Spring & Summer 2015

The new and improved Spring/Summer Breeze bus timetables come into effect from 19 April.

Buses 77 to Devil’s Dyke and 78 to Stanmer Park will be running seven days a week, all year round!  A new leaflet for each Breeze route will be available here by mid April.

Disruption Information

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


  • Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke: £2.90 single, £4.50 Return
  • Service 78 to Stanmer Park: £2.40 single and £4.50 Return
  • Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon: £2.90 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 £2.90 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.
  • All SAVER tickets are accepted. You can also buy City SAVER (£4.70) and Network SAVER (£7) on board the bus.

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 bus "Discovery" tickets. 

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 - visit for more information. 

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

Useful links:

Comments or Questions about Breeze: or phone 01273 292480.

Journey planning and real time bus information in and around Brighton & Hove:

Journey planning and bus timetables: or phone traveline on 0871 200 22 33

Enjoying the South Downs: