Breeze up to the Downs!

Bus leafletsBreeze 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, the South Downs National Park Authority and Brighton & Hove Buses.

The South Downs by bus this festive season

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, Stamner Park and Ditching Beacon will get you out to the stunning South Downs from the city centre in fewer than 30 minutes.

 Full details of times, tickets and discounts at pubs and tea rooms can be found below.

The Breeze buses run weekends all year-round. Over Christmas and New Year they will run on Saturday 24, Monday 26, Tuesday 27 and Saturday 31 December, plus on Sunday 1 and Monday 2 January.

Breeze timetables and travel guides

Autumn/Winter 2016-17

8 October 2016 until 22 April 2017 timetables

The buses run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday (except 25 December). For full details of times and fares for each Breeze bus route, please follow these links:


  • 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

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

Special offers for bus passengers

Service 77: Unfortunately the Hiker's Rest tea rooms at Saddlescombe has closed down.

Please note that the Shepherd & Dog pub at Fulking is under new management and their special offer for bus passengers is no longer available.

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 or phone 01273 292480.

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