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Public transport routes and timetables

Travelling by bus or train allows you to go where you like, when you like – without having to beg your mum or dad for a lift!

Travelling by bus

How can I work out which bus to catch?

There are a lot of buses which run throughout East Sussex. All of the bus routes and timetables in the county are shown on the East Sussex interactive bus map – Cartogold

To work out which bus you need, you can enter your destination or simply look at the bus routes on the map.

Bus companies in East Sussex

Different bus companies run different routes in East Sussex. If you want to find out particular information about fares or timetables, visit the bus company website.

Brighton and Hove buses

The main bus company in Brighton and Hove also runs buses to Tunbridge Wells via Lewes, Uckfield and Crowborough, as well as the coastal route between Brighton and Eastbourne. Visit the Brighton and Hove buses website


Stagecoach runs most routes in Eastbourne and Hastings plus a coastal link between the towns. Also operates services from Eastbourne to Uckfield and to Tunbridge Wells, both via Heathfield. Visit the Stagecoach website


Renown runs services in Bexhill and some of the Rider buses which cover rural areas – great if you live out in the country. Visit the Renown website


Countryliner Sussex Ltd has gone into administration. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has arranged replacement services to and from schools. For more details, call the Public Transport team on 01273 335080.

10/10/12: A full replacement service is now up and running.


Metrobus operates routes in the North Wealden area connecting Uckfield, Haywards Heath and Tunbridge Wells to East Grinstead. Visit the Metrobus website


Arriva runs a service between Crowborough and Tunbridge Wells. Visit the Arriva website

How much will a bus ticket cost?

The price will depend on which bus company you are using, how far you are travelling and how old you are. Check with the bus company for more details.

To find out about discounts you can get, go to Bus travel discounts

Travelling by train

Getting around East Sussex by train is quick and easy. There are regular services to Brighton, London and along the coast.

Train routes

Most trains in East Sussex are run by Southern. You can look up routes, timetables and more information on the Southern railway website.

Some other rail services are run by South Eastern trains.

Plan a train journey

To plan a journey outside of East Sussex and find out fares and times, go to the National Rail website.

Travel discounts

Find out how to save money on bus services.

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