The Breeze buses have now moved onto increased summer timetables every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday until the end of September.
If you’re travelling in from outside the city, take the train and get 2 single or return Breeze bus tickets for the price of one! Just show your valid train ticket to the bus driver.
‘Breeze’ bus services 77, 78 and 79 are funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and the National Trust. Together with the South Downs National Park Authority, they form the award-winning ‘Breeze up to the Downs’ Partnership, whose mission is to improve access by bus to popular downland destinations.
Taking the bus to the Downs has a far lower carbon footprint than driving and you’ll be doing your bit to help reduce the impact of traffic on the countryside.
During high summer (22 June to 1 September) the Devil’s Dyke bus will run every day – usually with open top buses.
A new set of three leaflets is now available giving details of each of the three bus routes.
The leaflets give details of times and fares for buses between the city centre or Brighton Station and Devil’s Dyke, Stanmer Park and Ditchling Beacon (buses, 77, 78 and 79).
The number 77 Devil’s Dyke bus even has its own Visit Brighton podcast – all about the things you can only see from the top of a bus on your scenic journey.
There’s 10% off for Breeze bus passengers showing their ticket on a range of refreshments near Devil’s Dyke and Stanmer Park.
Each of the leaflets has ideas for beautiful walks and details of special events. For example, take the 79 bus to Ditchling Beacon and walk across the Downs to either Patcham (2.5 miles) or Lewes (5.5miles).
You can then return to the city centre on frequent buses from either Patcham or Lewes. All this can be done on one ticket – the Explorer – or free if you have a bus pass!
Just phone 01273 292480 and the council’s Public Transport Team will be happy to post you a set of ‘Breeze’ leaflets.
They can also be downloaded from www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/breezebuses or you can be pick them up from libraries, visitor information centres and bus company offices.
See also Brighton & Hove Buses’ latest ‘Bus Times’ book or www.buses.co.uk for even more ideas for trips out on the South Downs – including the 13X bus…which offers a fast weekend link from Brighton to Birling Gap and Beachy Head!