A great time to Breeze up to the Downs by bus

With lockdown restrictions easing, spring in full bloom and summer just around the corner, why not explore what Brighton & Hove and the South Downs National Park has to offer by bus?

The city’s Breeze Buses run every weekend to and from the city centre to Stanmer Park, Ditchling Beacon and Devil’s Dyke, making travel even more convenient to some of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of our countryside.

The 77, 78 and 79 Breeze Bus services are run in partnership between the council, South Downs National Park Authority, the National Trust and Brighton & Hove Buses. 

Prices are just £5 return for adults, with up to two children per adult travelling for free. Concessionary bus pass also travel for free.  All types of B&H Buses ‘Saver’ tickets are also accepted on the Breeze services. More information on the services, including details of pricing can be found on our Breeze Buses page

Exploring Stanmer Park

The 78 bus takes you right into the heart of Stanmer Park and up to Stanmer Village while the 79 allows you to access the park from Ditchling Road. They run every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday (except Christmas Day).

The Stanmer Park Restoration Project continues and the restored Walled Garden ‘One Garden Brighton’, is open to the public.

A children’s playground at the south end of the park is now open and a new information and welcome kiosk will be opening later in the summer.

Read more about the Stanmer Park Restoration Project.

The 77 to Devil’s Dyke

From 13 June until 30 August the 77 to Devil’s Dyke will also run Monday to Friday - making it seven days a week, with later evening buses too. 

A great chance for everyone to enjoy the stunning views, a walk or even a drink or two at a local pub.

Out and about in the city’s green spaces 

Joint Chair of our Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, Martin Osborne said: “We have so many wonderful green spaces in the city and we’re so lucky to live on the doorstep of the South Downs National Park.

“The Breeze Buses are a convenient and affordable way to get to Stanmer Park and Devil’s Dyke for everyone living and visiting the city and I’m sure they’ll be extremely popular destinations for people choosing to holiday in the UK this year.

“As we begin to safely come out of lockdown, it’s important we continue to enjoy as much fresh air and green space as we can for both our physical and mental wellbeing and we have some of the best places a short bus ride away.”

More information

Breeze Route 77 to Devil’s Dyke from 25 April to 30 August 

Breeze Route 78 to Stanmer Park from 25 April to 4 September 

Breeze Route 79 to Ditchling Beacon from 25 April to 4 September 

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