Brighton Area Buswatch
Representing Bus Users
Brief overview of local bus services
Brighton, Shoreham etc:
The Brighton area has one of the best bus services in the south-east (with almost all local bus services listed in Brighton & Hove Bus Company's Comprehensive timetable 'Bus Times').
The main bus company is the Brighton & Hove Bus Company, which runs frequent bus services to most parts of the city (including 10 minute services towards Lewes and Eastbourne). There is a fairly comprehensive evening & Sunday service, including several night services (mostly running 6 nights a week). Stagecoach runs the 10 minute service 700, towards Worthing, and beyond; and the half-hourly service 17 to Horsham. Compass Bus has taken over a number of supported bus services, within the area. The Big Lemon runs the service 52 and term-time services for Brighton University and City College Brighton & Hove. Metrobus and SussexBus.com run services to/from mid Sussex and Crawley/East Grinstead (where services have been greatly enhanced). Brighton & Hove local bus map : : Shoreham/Southwick map
Lewes, Newhaven, Seaford:
In addtion to Brighton & Hove Bus Company's main services, there are a number of less frequent services (mostly run on a tendered basis), run by- Compass Bus and Cuckmere Community bus. Many are detailed in the comprehensive Brighton & Hove Time bus timetable.
Worthing, Lancing, Littlehampton:
Now outside our main area. Most services are run by Stagecoach, based in Worthing- including the service 700 and the 10 minute 'Pulse' service. The former through service 700, from Brighton to Portsmouth has been split into three, to improve reliability. Locally the Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton/ Arundel service runs every 10 minutes. Changes are required in Littlehampton and Chichester, for those continuing from Brighton to Portsmouth (you masochist!).
While there are many Sunday bus services in the Worthing area; however
apart from the service 700, many bus services terminate before 8.30pm,
on Monday to Saturday evenings! (although Stagecoach should be praised
for improvements to some evening services, including later buses on the
700, on Sunday Evenings.
Compass Bus runs several bus services (including 8/8A, 16 and the new service 7), and Metrobus mostly runs the Worthing-Horsham-Crawley service.
Worthing bus map (April 12). Please note: since this map was produced: the service 7 has been reduced to an hourly service and replaced the service 6.
time information is now available in Worthing etc. on
Mid Sussex (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath).
Within our area; both Metrobus and SussexBus.com run services in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath. For the latest information, it is best to look at both companies websites (or use their contact numbers) to find out the latest bus information, as they have previously updated their services more than usual.
The summer '16 timetable has brought major changes to Metrobus services through mid Sussex. It still runs 2 to 3 buses per hour through mid-Sussex- through Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Hassocks, to Brighton. Its weekday version of the 40X, the 'official' link between the Princes Royal Hospital (Haywards Heath), and the County Hospital (Brighton), is now called the 271 & 272 (giving a combined hourly service). Also serving Crawley. There is also the hourly 270 to East Grinstead, and irregular service 273 to Crawley.
Sussexbus.com runs two buses an hour through Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Hassocks, to Brighton- the 40 & 40X. The later continues from the Princess Royal Hopital in Haywards Heath, directly to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, at a similar time to Metrobus services, and can also be free to patients.
Everything changes on Saturdays. The 271 and 272 combine to give a near hourly combined service. This doubles to twice hourly when the 270 is included. For SussexBus, The service 33 & 40 also combine to give a twice hourly service (no service 40X).
On Sundays, the only service to Brighton is the Metrobus 271 (from Crawley), offering a ridiculously infrequent 2 hourly service.
Real time information on Metrobus services in mid Sussex, Crawley etc. can be found on Metrobus real-time information.
Compass Bus also runs the service 100, in Burgess Hill.
As previously mentioned the former 700 through service, has been split into three:-
All areas: Comprehensive Bus/Public Transport Infomation for outside the Brighton conurbation, can be obtained from Traveline on 08712 00 22 33 or www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Coach Services: There are regular direct coach services from Brighton to London, Gatwick and Heathrow. There is also a daily direct service from Brighton to Cornwall (starting in Eastbourne), calling at many locations along the south coast! National Express is on 08717 818181 or www.nationalexpress.com
For Contact details of Brighton Area bus
user group press here:
For Contact details of Brighton Area bus user group press here:
19-20 Marine Parade Tel:
0345 121 190
19-20 Marine Parade
0345 121 190
Metrobus Tel: 01293 449191
01444 246693 enquiries@theSussexBus.com/
other bus numbers:
Community Bus: :
Brighton line Commuters
The voice of the rail commuter
councillor for Transport on the Environmental Committee
councillor for Transport
on the Environmental Committee
Transport Officer Richard
County Council: :
Please note: This information on this website is provided in good faith, and while every effort is made to provide the correct information, Brighton Area Buswatch can not be held responsibe for any errors.