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For the latest post Corona Virus information- see below.

As far as possible, we will try to keep you up to date on our website.

Click here- for our latest March/April'24 Buswatch newsletter-

Our latest Buswatch Newsletter includes:-
  • New service 701.
  • More frequent service on 7 & 49 routes.
  • New service 1X likely.
  • Coaster buses arrived, North Street closed etc.
  • Our next public meeting in July.

Post Coronavirus update: It is passengers' choice whether to wear a mask, or not. However, safety enhancements such as keeping windows open, and enhanced cleaning; have been maintained.

To find Brighton Buswatch's Facebook page- Click here.
For an excellent place to find up to the minute Transport information, for an extended Newhaven area, see Nash's facebook page.

Good news: The promotional £2 maximum single fare, has been extended until at least the middle of 2024.

All our information is thought to be correct to 7th May 2024.

Brighton & Hove Bus Co. : See our Newsletter for improvements to the 7 and 49, from 28th April '24.
As well as the £2 maximum single fare, there is a maximum £5 unlimited travel fare, within the city (including cash fares), and special offers for people under 19. If you use Tap-on, Tap-off; then the cost of the second and subsequent days 'Saver' is reduced, within that week. This makes it cheaper than 'The Key' daily fare, and sometimes cheaper than the 24 hour fare on the app!
Although if you want to make use of a £5 ticket in East Sussex you must use the B&H app.

Brighton & Hove has its all encompassing app. While Apple Express (on iphones) is available; but please keep your phone separate from debit cards, or the system may not know which one to charge!
Click here for Brighton & Hove's main website.

Stagecoach: Covering the area between Littlehampton, Worthing, and Brighton.
There is news of a new service 701 from Eastbourne- via Lewes Bypass- to Brighton. Serving the Lewes Road and Newhaven
Click here-for the Stagecoach website.

The Big Lemon: Services 16, 47 & 52 paper timetables are now available from One Stop Travel, in North Street, Brighton. For the latest information, visit the Big Lemon website. or phone 01273 681681.

Metrobus, south and mid Sussex:
The big news is from 21st May 24, the service has been upgraded, and now basically offers a fast hourly service beween Crawley and Brighton (Old Steine), Monday to Saturday. With a new Sunday services. It has been made limited stop within Brighton (south of Carden Avenue). And only certain journeys serve Hickstead and Bolney (to further speed up the service), but Hurstpierpoint and Handcross (serving Nymans Gardens) are still served. At often less than an hour journey time from Crawley to Brighton, this is nearly 40 minutes quicker than using the 271, and should greatly encourage usage. For the latest information click here- for the Metrobus website.

Compass Travel: Earlier this year, Compass Travel saw a number of its services in East Sussex enhanced, using BSIP money. As with other operators, you can travel further for the maximum price of a £2 single ticket. Click here for the Compass Travel's website. The service 37/37B timetable is now available from One Stop Travel,in North Street.

CTLA & Cuckmere bus services: Click here for their website Or phone 01273 517332.
We do not generally list changes to Cuckmere bus services.