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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 services listed in Brighton & Hove Bus Company's Comprehensive timetable).

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 (particularly at weekends). Stagecoach runs the 10 minute service 700, towards Worthing, and beyond; and the 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 now runs the service 44 commercially, which has been extended from the Universities to Saltdean. Metrobus and run services to/from mid Sussex and Crawley/East Grinstead (where services have recently been greatly enhanced). Brighton & Hove local bus map : : Shoreham/Southwick map

Brighton area Real-time bus information sites (choose which site):
Brighton & Hove Bus Company Bus Information
OR City Council website


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 Travel, Cuckmere Community bus, and Renown Coaches/Travel. Many are detailed in the comprehensive Brighton & Hove Time bus timetable.

Worthing, Lancing, Littlehampton:

Most services are run by Stagecoach, based in Worthing- including the major Brighton-Worthing-Arundel-Chichester-Portsmouth service 700, and the 10 minute 'Pulse' service. However, while there are many Sunday bus services; apart from the service 700, most bus services terminate before 8.30pm, in the evening. Compass Travel run several bus services (including the new service 7), with Metrobus mostly running 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.

Real time information is now available in Worthing etc. on
West Sussex's real-time information website.


Mid Sussex (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath).

Both Metrobus and 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. runs up to three buses an hour through Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and Hassocks, to Brighton. Metrobus runs upto two buses per hour. One service from each company directly serves the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Real time information on Metrobus services in mid Sussex, Crawley etc. can be found on Metrobus real-time information.

CompassTravel also runs the service 100, in Burgess Hill.


Horsham/Crawley/East Grinstead/Gatwick.
While outside our main area, most services are run by Metrobus.


Eastbourne, Hastings, Chichester.
While outside our main area, most services are run by different sections of Stagecoach (also see East & West Sussex websites).


All areas: Comprehensive Bus/Public Transport Infomation for outside the Brighton conurbation, can be obtained from Traveline on 08712 00 22 33 or


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



Contact details


For Contact details of Brighton Area bus user group press here: 

Bus Companies

Brighton & Hove Bus Co.
43 Conway Street,
Hove, BN3 3LT
Tel: 01273 886200
More Brighton area maps

19-20 Marine Parade
Worthing, BN11 3PT

Tel: 0845 121 190

Big Lemon CIC
Protran House,
Boundary Road,
Brighton, BN2 5TJ
Tel: 01273 681 681

Compass Travel
Faraday Close, Durrington,
Worthing. BN13 3RB
Tel: 01903 690025

Tel: 01293 449191
Tel: 01444 246693


Some other bus numbers:

Community Transport: :
01273 677559

Cuckmere Community Bus: :
01323 870920

Renown Travel: :

01424 210774

Brighton line Commuters

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Brighton & Hove City Council
Lead councillor for Transport on the Environmental Committee
Cllr Ian Davey

Public Transport Officer
Richard Johnson
Email: richard.johnson@
Tel: 01273 292480

East Sussex County Council: :
0345 60 80 190
East Sussex transport website

West Sussex County Council:
01243 777100
Available West Sussex Bus Maps


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.