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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.
These services are provided by a partnership between Brighton & Hove City Council, The National Trust and the South Downs National Park Authority.
Breeze leaflets and timetables
To check how the buses are running please go to www.buses.co.uk or phone (01273) 886200.
The summer timetable will begin on Sunday 21 April and will run until Sunday 29 September.
Here are the links to the summer timetables:
- Service 77 to the Devil's Dyke
- Service 77 Leaflet (Devil's Dyke) - [PDF - 625KB]
- Service 78 to Stanmer Park
- Service 78 Leaflet (Stanmer Park) - [PDF - 691KB]
- Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon
- Service 79 Leaflet (Ditchling Beacon) - [PDF - 766KB]
Service 77 will run two journeys per hour on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 21 April to 16 June and throughout September.
From 22 June until 1 September the 77 will run seven days a week, with open top buses. There will also be two evening journeys, giving a last return bus from Devil’s Dyke of 8.35 pm.
On Pride Day, Saturday 3 August, there will be two earlier departures from Devil’s Dyke – at 9.35am and 10.05am, to cater for the large numbers of people who stay at camp sites in the area for Pride weekend.
There is a popular podcast of the 77 bus journey, available from the Visit Brighton website. The podcast highlights all the things you can only see from the top of a bus! As an alternative, a printed Route Guide will be available on the 77 bus.
Services 78 and 79 will run hourly on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, with the last return journey from Stanmer Park at 5.30pm - and from Ditchling Beacon at 5.45pm.
The Sussex Festival of Nature takes place in Stanmer Park on Sunday 2 June and the 78 bus will run every 15 minutes that day.
Following a successful trial, the 79 bus to and from Ditchling Beacon will continue to have two spaces for bikes on board.
On Sunday 16 June, service 79 will not operate, because of the London – Brighton Bike Ride road closure at Ditchling Beacon.
- Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke: £2.80 single, £5.00 return or £7.00 "Explorer".
- Service 78 to Stanmer Park: £2.20 single and £4.60 return (a City Saver).
- Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon: £2.80 single, £5.00 return or £7.00 "Explorer".
- 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.
- "Explorer" tickets offer one day's unlimited travel on the 77, 78 and 79 - and on all Brighton & Hove Bus Company services plus other companies' bus routes too. There is also a Family Explorer ticket costing £10 giving one day's unlimited bus travel for 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Rail special offer
To encourage people from further afield not to drive to the area, we are offering two single or return journeys for the price of one for people arriving by train. Just show your valid rail tickets to the bus driver. Individuals can get a third off the bus fare by showing a valid rail ticket.
Please note: Rail special offer does not apply to bus "Saver" and "Explorer" tickets. Rail tickets must be valid for travel to Brighton or Hove.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (01273) 292480.
- South Downs National Park Public Transport Guide 2012/13
- To plan any journeys (or check times) visit www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
- More ideas for walks by bus and train