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A Stagecoach bus in Eastbourne

Student discounts and benefits for travel in Eastbourne

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, and make sure you’re aware of the current Government guidelines for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with advice from the Government students are encouraged to walk or cycle to campus where possible. Where active travel isn’t possible, public transport can be used and you are required legally to wear a face covering and should follow the Government advice on safe travel, maintaining social distancing and washing or sanitising your hands regularly.

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


All university campuses are located within walking distance of town centres and train stations. For Eastbourne it takes 20 to 30 minutes to walk between the campus and the station.

Visit the c-change webpages for more information and walking times.


The university actively supports cycling, and facilities are available at all campuses and halls of residence. This includes bike parking, bikeshare bikes, 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 including discounts and offers for students.

Free bike maintenance checks are provided throughout the year. Follow c-change on social media to keep up to date with where and when!

Eastbourne App Bikes

Eastbourne App bike

App Bikes are available for rent across Eastbourne for £2.50 an hour or from £15 a month, using your smartphone.

Find out where these bikes are located and how to register


Stagecoach buses – Eastbourne and Hastings

Visit for information on travelling by bus in Eastbourne, Hastings and the surrounding areas. Tickets available include dayrider tickets for £4.20, weekly megarider tickets for £14.50 a week and 11 month student tickets. Download the Stagecoach app (available on Android and Apple devices) to buy discounted mobile tickets, view real time bus information and plan your journey.

See the latest information on travelling with Stagecoach during the COVID-10 pandemic.​  Allow extra time for your journey and check how busy buses are on the Stagecoach Bus App. Users are reminded that capacity is restricted and of the legal requirement to wear a face covering.


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 the 16-25 Railcard website 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.

See the latest information on travelling with Southern during the COVID-10 pandemic as well as National Rail for travel beyond the south east.

A reduced service of 87% is currently operational so you are advised to check train timetables before travelling and are reminded of the legal requirement to wear a face covering.

Train travel guidance from Southern Railways

Car sharing

Only students with a valid car-park permit can park on campus. Find out more about parking on the blog.

If you normally share a vehicle with people from other households or support bubbles for essential journeys, the Government recommends you find a different way to travel so that you can maintain social distancing. For example, consider walking, cycling or using your own vehicle if you can.

Car sharing within your household is permitted. See the Government advice for car sharing with people outside your household.

Further information & contact

c-change website for travel and sustainability


Robin Coleman • 10 September 2020

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