Breeze up to the Downs!

Disruption information 

Sunday 25 February – city centre diversions during Brighton Half Marathon:

  • Until 2pm, service 77 to Devil’s Dyke will start from Churchill Square stop H. Bus stops at Brighton Pier, Ship Street, Brighton Centre, West Pier and Clarence Square will not be served before 2pm.
  • Until midday, service 78 to Stanmer Park will start from Brighton Station. Bus stops at Old Steine, North Street, Clock Tower, North Road, North Laine and St Peter’s Church will not be served before midday.
  • Until 11.15am, service 79 to Ditchling Beacon will start from Brighton Station. Bus stops at Old Steine, North Street, Clock Tower, North Road, North Laine and St Peter’s Church will not be served before midday.

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

The South Downs by busBreeze bus timetable leaflets

Breeze up to the Downs is a network of three bus services 77, 78 and 79. The buses link 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.

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

Breeze timetables and travel guides

Autumn / Winter timetables from Sunday 17 September 2017 to 21 April 2018

All three Breeze bus services will run every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday (except Christmas Day).

Full details of times, tickets and discounts at pubs and tea rooms can be found in the individual route guides. Please see below:


  • Service 77 to Devil’s Dyke: £3 single, £5 return
  • Service 78 to Stanmer Park: £2.60 single and £5 return
  • Service 79 to Ditchling Beacon: £3 single, £5  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. 

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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