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UB1 university free bus

Student discounts and benefits for travel in Brighton

The University of Brighton works to support students, staff and visitors to travel as sustainably as possible to and from campus; to help cut carbon emissions and pollution, improve health and wellbeing and you could save yourself some money!

With the new academic year just around the corner, now is a good time to assess your travel options and kick-start good habits for the year ahead.

We particularly encourage active travel such as walking and cycling, as well as the use of public transport, car-sharing and avoiding the need to travel by using online meetings or conference calls where practical.

Check out the facilities available and info on your travel options:


All university campuses are located within walking distance of town centres and of train stations. Visit the c-change webpages for more information and walking times


Rented cycles outside Grand Parade, City Campus

The university actively supports cycling, and facilities are available at all campuses and halls of residence. This includes bike share bikes, bike storage, showers, pumps and repair kits. Check out the interactive map of facilities and lots of other information about travelling by bike on our c-change webpages.

Free bike maintenance checks are provided throughout the year. Follow c-change on social media to keep up to date with where and when! You can also take advantage of free ‘FIX IT’ bike maintenance classes for students from Evans Cycles. Email Christian Bolton to reserve a place on a session.

Brighton Bike Share bikes

BTN BikeShare bikes are available across our Brighton campuses, as well as across the city. Hire costs 3p per minute + £1 unlock fee, or sign up with your university email address and take advantage of the discounted annual membership fee of £65 which gives you 30 minutes of ride time every day.


UB1 Shuttle bus

In Brighton the free university shuttle bus, UB1, runs on weekdays during term time along the Lewes Road between the Old Steine (City campus) and Falmer campus, via the Moulsecoomb campus and Varley Park. The bus is equipped with free Wi-Fi and charging points, and is accessed by showing your Unicard.

See the UB1 free shuttle bus timetable

Brighton & Hove Buses

Brighton and Hove bus number 25

As a student you can get great savings on your bus fare with a valid Student ID card when using the Brighton & Hove Buses mobile phone app, m-ticket, or key smartcard. Buy a day ticket for £3.30, or longer tickets for discounted prices. Visit Brighton & Hove Buses’ student information page for ticket options, prices and route information. Also stay up to date on the go with the Live Times App, allowing you to look at live departures, timetables and journey information on your phone.

During the first two weeks of university, Brighton’s roads and buses will get very busy as new and returning students commute into our campuses along the Lewes Road. Our advice is to plan ahead, use alternatives or expect delays. Brighton and Hove Buses will be adding extra number 25 and 25X buses during the start of term.


Southern Train for Unizone travel

Southern Railway connects the university campuses along one train line, serving the Brighton campuses (Brighton, Moulsecoomb and Falmer stations) and Eastbourne.

Get 1/3 off train tickets by investing in a 16-25 Railcard: £30 a year, and get 5% off with a TOTUM card (formerly NUS extra/ISIC card), or £70 for 3-years. Available to anyone aged 16-25, or over 25 and in full time study. Visit for rail discounts.

The discounted Unizone train ticket is also available to students travelling anywhere between East Worthing and Eastbourne, covering the Brighton and Eastbourne campuses. Tickets cost from around £20 a week and are available to students with student ID and a 16-25 railcard, in weekly, monthly or quarterly tickets. Buy from staffed ticket offices in the Unizone area.

Car sharing – travel smart

If you need to travel by car, cut costs and reduce carbon emissions by car-sharing. Find a car-share partner though the university’s car-sharing platform, Travel Smart, a third-party service operated by Liftshare.

Sign up: and view Liftshare’s T&Cs.

Further information & contact:


Robin Coleman • September 3, 2019

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