Including information on schooldays services and updates to Brighton & Hove Buses, Compass Travel, Hams Travel, Metrobus and Stagecoach services. Bus services will be affected by Government announcements on Covid-19 travel restrictions.

The extra school/college buses which commenced in September have been temporarily suspended. Transport arrangements required for children of keyworkers will be communicated by individual schools. Please try to avoid busy bus journeys used by keyworkers and students who still need to travel to school or college.

If you can wear a face covering then you must do so when travelling by bus. Some people may be exempt from wearing a face cover.

Arriva

We advise you to check their social media or the Arriva website for further updates.

  • 286 – this service is suspended.

Autocar

Please contact Autocar on 01892 833830 or by email for further updates.

  • 256 – Normal school holiday timetable.
  • 293/299 – normal service.
  • 354 (Ticehurst-Wadhurst rail link) – Special timetable to connect with amended Wadhurst train times. The morning journey departs 0705 from Ticehurst (Steelands), arrive Wadhurst Station 0720 to connect with 0729 train to London. Return buses to Wadhurst and Ticehurst runs at 1855 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1849 arrival from London) and 1925 from Wadhurst Station (connecting with 1919 arrival from London).

Battle Area Community Transport

Please continue to check their social media or the BACT website for further updates.

  • All services are currently suspended.

Bexhill Community Bus

We advise you to check the Bexhill Community Bus website for full details.

Brighton & Hove Buses

We advise you to check their social media or the Brighton & Hove Buses website for full details.

Currently operating schoolday timetables on most routes, though some school services are suspended.

Routes 11X, N12 and N29 are not running on any days. Special timetables on other services in East Sussex as follows:

  • 12/12A – Revised temporary timetable from 18 January on weekdays, similar to Saturday service though with additional morning journeys.
  • 12X – Revised temporary weekday timetable from 18 January, similar to Saturday service.
  • 13X – Service suspended.
  • 14/14A/14C – Revised temporary timetable from 18 January on Mondays to Saturdays, with a 20 minute daytime frequency. A normal timetable operates on Sundays.
  • 28/29 – Revised temporary Monday to Saturday timetable from 18 January, similar to Saturday level of service. A journey at 0745 from Tunbridge Wells will continue to be available for Beacon Academy students. The following journeys on schooldays only: 0702 Uckfield to Tunbridge Wells, 0755 Tunbridge Wells to Brighton, 1521 Uckfield to Tunbridge Wells (suitable for Beacon Academy students), 1545 Tunbridge Wells to Uckfield, 1625 Tunbridge Wells to Brighton. No changes to Saturday and Sunday timetables.
  • 76A – Service is suspended.
  • 79 – Service suspended.
  • 92 – Service suspended.
  • 492/494 – Service suspended.

Compass Travel

We advise you to check their social media or the Compass Travel website for full details.

Transport arrangements required for children of keyworkers will be communicated by individual schools.

  • 31– Schooldays service.
  • 119– Schooldays service from 11 January.
  • 120– Normal Saturday afternoon timetable is in operation. Cuckmere Buses is now running its morning and afternoon service on Tuesdays and Thursdays plus its Saturday morning service (see Cuckmere Buses section).
  • 121– Non-schooldays service with some minor revisions. The 0808 journey from Lewes and 1509 from Newick will additionally serve Chailey School from 11 January.
  • 122– Normal service.
  • 123 – Non-schooldays service.
  • 125 – From 24 January this service will temporarily run on Fridays only. On Fridays the 125 will run to their normal school holidays timetable from Lewes at 0930 and 1230, and from Eastbourne at 1040 and 1330. The 1530 journey from Lewes will not run. Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA) have, by special arrangement with East Sussex County Council, agreed wherever possible to assist passengers of any age who are affected by the suspension of this bus route on the other week days. Those who still need to make vital journeys should contact CTLA to see if they can be accommodated. Bookings can be made by phoning CTLA on 01273 517332 between the hours of 0800 – 1600 on Mondays to Fridays.
  • 126– Non-schooldays service on Compass Travel journeys. See the Cuckmere Buses section for news of their route 126 journeys, and Compass Travel service 119 (above) for journeys between Seaford and Alfriston.
  • 127– Normal service
  • 128, 129 – Non-schooldays service with the exception of the 0855 service 129 journey, which is temporarily suspended from 24 January. Other 128/129 journeys are unchanged.
  • 143– Non-schooldays service.
  • 145– Normal service.
  • 166– Schooldays service.
  • 167– Schooldays service.
  • 168– Normal service.
  • 228/229– Non-schooldays service.
  • 231– Non-schooldays service with some revisions to cater for pupils attending Heathfield Community College. The 0735 from Uckfield and 1515 from Heathfield serves Heathfield Community College The 1340 journey from Uckfield and the 1515 journey from Heathfield operate to schoolday timings. The 0745 from Etchingham will serve Heathfield Community College on request of any passengers on the bus. Seaford and District are providing their afternoon schoolday journeys at 1435 from Uckfield to Hurst Green (calling at Heathfield Community College at 1514) and 1553 from Hurst Green to Uckfield.
  • 261– Non-schooldays service.
  • 492/493 – Service 492 suspended. 493 will re-start from 11 January and additionally serve South Heighton both morning and afternoon.

Community Transport for the Lewes Area (CTLA)

We advise you to check their social media or the CTLA website for full details.

  • 131 – service suspended.
  • 132 – normal service.
  • 246/248/249 – normal service.

Cuckmere Buses

We advise you to check their social media or the Cuckmere Buses website for full details.

  • 25 – This Saturday service is suspended from 17 January.
  • 26– Tuesday service suspended. The Friday service operates normally.
  • 36/37– Service suspended.
  • 38– Service suspended.
  • 40– This Tuesday and Friday service is running normally.
  • 41– Tuesday service suspended. Thursday morning service operate throughout with return from Eastbourne retimed to 1210 and running from Friston via Jevington and Wannock back to Eastbourne. Thursday afternoon service suspended.
  • 42– Normal Wednesday only service.
  • 43– Service suspended from 19 January.
  • 44– Tuesday service suspended. Thursday morning service operating with one bus from Stud Farm at 0920, then 0927 Glen Close. Return journey retimed to depart Eastbourne at 1310. 1130 return remains suspended. Thursday afternoon service suspended.
  • 45– This Friday only service is running between Hailsham Lion House Park and the Hampden Park supermarkets only to allow for essential shopping. Departs Lion House Park 1000, Hampden Park Sainsbury’s 1155 and Hampden Park Morrisons 1200.
  • 47– This seasonal only service is now suspended.
  • 49– Service suspended.
  • 120– Running on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings only. The Tuesday and Thursday afternoon service is suspended (Compass Travel are providing the Saturday afternoon service). Cuckmere Buses 120 service suspended on all other days.
  • 126– Running on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays mornings only. The Tuesday and Thursday afternoon service is suspended (Compass Travel are providing the Saturday afternoon service).  See also Compass Travel section for details of its service 119/126 journeys between Alfriston and Seaford on Mondays to Saturdays.
  • 195/196– This Wednesday only service is operating throughout from Waldron but then runs as a 196 via Herstmonceux. 195 via Bodle Street Green suspended.
  • H1/H3/H4 – Running on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings. The afternoon service is suspended

Go Coach

We advise you to check their social media or the Go Coach website for full details.

  • 234/238 – school service suspended.

Hams Travel

We advise you to check their social media or the Hams Travel website for full details.

Transport arrangements required for children of keyworkers will be communicated by individual schools.

  • U1/U2/U4/U5
    • U2 (Hawkhurst-Flimwell-Ticehurst-Uplands College) is running normally.
    • U1/U4/U5 are suspended.
  • U3 – This school services is suspended.
  • U19– Normal service.
  • 258–This school service is suspended.

Metrobus

We advise you to check their social media or the Metrobus website for full details.

Normal schoolday services are currently operating on most routes.

  • 270 – Revised hourly service on Mondays to Fridays from 18 January. No changes to Saturday and Sunday timetables.
  • 271/ 272 – Normal services.
  • 291 – Revised hourly service on Mondays to Saturdays from 16 January. No changes to Sunday timetable.

North Wealden Community Transport (Wealdlink)

We advise you to check their social media or the Wealdlink website for full details.

  • 224, 225, 226 – Normal services.
  • 262 – Normal service.

Wealdlink are operating a limited shopping delivery service for their service users. Contact Wealdlink on 01892 771332 if you need help.

Rambler Coaches

We advise you to check their social media or the Rambler website for full details.

Transport arrangements required for children of keyworkers will be communicated by individual schools.

  • 304– Service suspended. Stagecoach’s route 304/305 continues to provide an alternative service between Hastings and Claverham College.
  • 342– Normal service. Stagecoach 342 journeys are also running normally.
  • 355 – Service suspended.
  • 360, 361– These Bexhill College services are suspended.
  • 381– Service suspended.
  • 382 – Normal service.
  • 383 – Service suspended.

Rye & District Community Transport

  • 326 – Normal timetable on Mondays to Fridays. No service on Saturdays until further notice. The Rye and district dial a ride service continues to operate for those still needing to make vital journeys. For bookings telephone 01797 227722.

Seaford & District

We advise you to check their social media or the Seaford & District website for full details.

Transport arrangements required for children of keyworkers will be communicated by individual schools.

  • 142 – Service suspended. Compass Travel’s route 143 is providing alternative journeys between Hailsham, Ringmer and Lewes.
  • 149 – Service suspended.
  • 150 – Service suspended.
  • 227 – Service suspended.
  • 265 – Service suspended.
  • 266/267/268/269 – Replaced by revised route 268. Departs Boreham Street 0745, Herstmonceux 0750, Hailsham Tesco 0810, Roebuck Park entrance 0820, Horsebridge Mill 0823, Hellingly 0825, Horam (Merrydown) 0835, Sandy Cross 0840, Hailsham Community College arrive 0850. Departs Hailsham Community College 1515.
  • 318 – Service suspended.
  • 331 – Morning journey suspended and partly replaced by revised Compass Travel route 231 journey. This departs from Etchingham Station at 0745 and additionally calls at Heathfield Community College at the request of passengers already on board. Seaford and District are providing their afternoon schoolday journeys at 1435 from Uckfield to Hurst Green (calling at Heathfield Community College at 1514) and 1553 from Hurst Green to Uckfield.
  • 468 – Service suspended.
  • Eastbourne Sightseeing Service– suspended for the Winter period.

Stagecoach

We advise you to check their social media or the Stagecoach website for full details.

The following services are operating from 17 January:

Eastbourne area, including Polegate, Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield, Mayfield and Rotherfield.

  • Loop – Special timetable running up to every half an hour.
  • 1, 1A – Special timetable running up to every 15 minutes combined.
  • 1X – Special timetable running up to every 30 minutes.
  • 3 – Special timetable running up to every 30 minutes between Meads and Eastbourne Town Centre only.
  • 4 – Special timetable running up to every 60 minutes between DG Hospital and Eastbourne Town Centre only.
  • 5, 5A – Special timetable. Up to hourly between Sovereign Harbours and Eastbourne Town Centre. Special timetable between Eastbourne Town Centre and Beachlands via Langney.
  • 6 – Special timetable running about every few hours. See route 57 for Willingdon School journeys.
  • 51, 252 – Special timetable with the following frequencies:
    • Up to twice an hour between Eastbourne and Hailsham
    • Hourly between Eastbourne and Heathfield
    • Every two hours between Heathfield and Tunbridge Wells. Most trips via Sainsbury’s.
    • Additional school journeys for Heathfield College from/to Tunbridge Wells.
    • Additional schoolday afternoon journey from Tunbridge Wells at 16:20 to Heathfield for Eastbourne.
  • 54 – Special timetable running up to hourly. See routes 6 and 54A for Stone Cross and Dittons Wood service.
  • 54A – Sunday timetable during Monday to Saturday (hourly). See route 6 for additional Dittons Wood service, including morning peak journeys.
  • 57, 58 – Return journey serving Willingdon School maintained. School journeys on routes 6 and 58 suspended.
  • 98 – Special timetable. About every 2 hours between Bexhill and Hailsham.
  • 99 – Special timetable up to every 30 minutes.

Hastings area, including Bexhill, Ninfield, Battle, Robertsbridge, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, Bodiam, Westfield, Northiam, Peasmarsh, Rye, Camber, Winchelsea.

  • 2 – Special timetable running about every 2 hours between Hastings and Tenterden, via Pilot Road in Hastings. No through journeys beyond Tenterden. Separate route 2 linking Rolvenden, Tenterden and Ashford.
  • 7 – Special timetable.
  • 20 – Special timetable. Up to every 30 minutes to and from Ore Down Farm. More journeys running between Hastings Station and Hollington.
  • 21/21A – Special timetable running up to every 30 minutes.
  • 22 – Special timetable with four buses an hour on the core route and up to 30 minutes where the 22 and 22A separate.
  • 23 – Special hourly timetable between Hastings Station and Hollington via Filsham Valley. For journeys via Elphinstone Road and Pilot Road, please see route 2.
  • 24 – Route suspended.
  • 26/26A – Special timetable running up to every 20 minutes.
  • 27 – Special timetable.
  • 28 – Special timetable running up to every 60 minutes.
  • 70, 73, 74 – These school/college services are suspended.
  • 95, 96, 97 – Normal school/college day service on weekdays and normal service on Saturdays.
  • 98 – Special timetable:
    • Up to hourly between Hastings and Sidley via Pebsham and Bexhill.
    • Additional journeys between Bexhill Town Centre and Sidley.
    • About every 2 hours between Conquest Hospital and Bexhill via Hollington.
    • About every 2 hours between Bexhill and Hailsham
  • 99 – Special timetable up to every 30 minutes.
  • 100 – Special timetable about every 2 hours (hourly combined with route 101).
  • 101– Special timetable about every 2 hours (hourly combined with route 100).
  • 254, 304, 305 – Special timetable running about every 2 hours with additional journeys catering for school movements (Claverham College, Robertsbridge College and Tunbridge Wells).
  • 293 – Service suspended.
  • 312, 313, 342 – Normal school/college day service on weekdays and normal service on Saturdays. Rambler Coaches 342 journeys are also running normally.
  • 320 – Normal schooldays timetable.
  • 347 – Special timetable.
  • 359 – Schooldays timetable. The additional duplicate journeys are suspended.
  • 384 – Schooldays timetable. The additional duplicate journeys are suspended.
  • 553 – Service suspended.

The Big Lemon

We advise you to check their social media or The Big Lemon website for full details.

  • 47– normal timetable
  • 57– normal timetable