Advice for using public transport during COVID-19 pandemic
All students should follow the Government guidance and rules of current national lockdown.
For travel, you are encouraged to walk and cycle. You can continue using the public transport network if you need to travel for an exempt reason.If using public transport please view the Government advice on safe travel, including the legal requirement to wear a face covering, unless exempt for medical reasons, maintain 2m social distancing where possible and wash or sanitise your hands regularly: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
Visit https://www.buses.co.uk/coronavirus for the latest information on travelling with Brighton & Hove Buses during the pandemic and their infographic below of guidance, and sign up to their weekly news updates for up to date information about their services: https://t.email.buses.co.uk/webApp/brighton_and_hove_signup
Stagecoach (serving Eastbourne) is maintaining essential routes where possible during the pandemic. See their webpages for temporary timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus#
View the Southern Rail page for updates on their services: https://www.southernrailway.com/travel-information/plan-your-journey/coronavirus-information as well as National Rail for travel beyond the south east: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/coronavirus.aspx. A reduced service of 87% is currently operational so you are advised to check train timetables before travelling. Passengers are also required to wear a face covering at all points of your journey – from when you enter the station to when you exit the station at your destination.
There are good public transport links serving the University of Brighton campuses in Brighton and Eastbourne.
Travelling by bus in Brighton
Visit https://www.buses.co.uk/coronavirus for the latest information on travelling with Brighton & Hove Buses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brighton and Hove buses run several services to the Brighton campuses. This map shows the Brighton and Hove Buses serving our campuses.
Find out about the Brighton & Hove student bus fares and visit the the dedicated student portal.
Students can also buy cheaper bus tickets from any Student Union campus shop.
M-tickets & real time bus info:
M-tickets are discounted bus tickets bought via the Brighton and Hove Buses app. Download the app, purchase tickets and show your phone to the driver when you get on. More info and download the app here.
Also plan your journey, check live bus times and track your bus on the Brighton and Hove buses app.
Travelling by bus in Eastbourne.
Stagecoach is maintaining essential routes where possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. See their webpages for temporary timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/coronavirus#
Brighton and Hove buses run a regular services between Eastbourne and Brighton, the 12, 12A and 13, with an approximate travel time of 1h30 mins. See the Brighton and Hove Bus company website for more information.
Stagecoach buses run regular services in Eastbourne, you can catch the number 3 and 3a bus every 15 minutes from the Terminus Road bus stop outside Eastbourne train station to the Eastbourne campus at the Darley Road, Hillbrow and Welkin sites.
The Stagecoach dayrider ticket offers a day’s unlimited travel in the Eastbourne and Hailsham or Hastings and Bexhill areas and can be bought directly from the bus driver. Stagecoach also offers a range of megarider tickets that can be purchased online from www.stagecoachbus.com. Plus, get the Stagecoach Buss App for journey planning, live bus information in real time and mobile bus tickets. A years student bus ticket can also be purchased.
The University of Brighton campuses are well served by train routes, with Southern Railway operating a services between the Brighton campuses and Eastbourne.
See our student discounts page for information on how you can get reduced train fares using Trainsplit or with a 16-25 Railcard, 26-30 Railcard, Network Rail card or the Unizone ticket, and visit the Southern Railway website for train times and routes.
Students living in a London borough during term time can also get 30% of travel cards in London with the Transport for London 18+ Student Oyster scheme, giving you a discount on tube, bus, DLR and trams, for day passes or longer travel cards. Find out more and the application details on the University’s Money Advice Blog.