Buses

Brighton bus outside train station

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Bus services & timetables

Bus travel in Brighton & Hove is easy and convenient - most buses are the latest models with clean, comfortable interiors as well as easy access and priority seating for older people, disabled people and those with buggies or carrying children. Buses run every few minutes on main routes and there are plenty of city centre bus stops (five colour-coded metro lines run through central Brighton & Hove).

  • For people who find it difficult to use buses or get to bus stops Easylink is a door to door transport service.

Fares on Brighton & Hove Buses

  • Flat Single Rate Fare £2.40 (£2.00 within the city centre)
  • One day's unlimited travel costs £4.70 (‘citySAVER’ ticket from the bus driver) or £4.10 on ‘the key’ smartcard from www.smartbuses.co.uk/thekey or £4.10 as an m-ticket on your mobile from www.buses.co.uk/app
  • There are large discounts for children and teenagers
  • Senior citizens can travel free off-peak
  • Tourist fare £1.80 (between Brighton Station and Churchill Square, Brighton Pier or the Royal Pavilion)
  • Short hop fares £1.80 (Popular journeys include Hove Station to Hove  Town  Hall, Downs Park to Portslade and Fiveways to London Road)
  • For other bus companies’ fares and tickets please follow the links to their websites, at the bottom of this page.

New! The Discovery Ticket

The new Discovery ticket gives you the freedom to explore everything the region has to offer by bus, with unlimited travel across the South Downs National Park – and far beyond! From rambling and sports events to browsing local markets or enjoying picnics with amazing views, there are plenty of great days out in the region. And what better way to get there than by bus?

The new ticket can be bought on any local bus and will be accepted by bus companies for travel throughout East and West Sussex, Surrey and East Hampshire - simply hop on and hop off as you please!

The price of the Family version of the Discovery ticket is £16. Individual tickets are £8.50 per adult and £7 per child. To find out more visit www.discoveryticket.co.uk

Bus Passes

Find out if you could you receive free travel on any local bus service in England with a National Free Travel Bus Pass.

Breeze up to the Downs

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.: Devil's Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon.

Contact us

For general advice on your bus/rail travel options, contact the Public Transport Team on 01273 292480.

Get involved

brighton and hove bus company - link to the brighton and hove bus company website

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national express logo - link to the national express website

metrobus logo - link to the metrobus website

The Big Lemon logo

compass bus company logo

The Sussex Bus company logo

traveline logo - link to the traveline website