Sussex Estates and Facilities

Bus travel

The 23, 25, 25X, 28 and 29 buses run between the centre of Brighton and the campus.
  • The 23 route runs from Brighton Marina in the east, through Hanover, into the campus.
  • The 25 and 25X buses run from Palmeira Square in Hove, through Churchill Square and the Old Steine in Brighton, into the campus.
  • The 28 and 29 go from Churchill Square and stop outside the University campus.

Some 5B (Hollingbury) and 50/50U (Hollingdean) buses also run to the campus. The 84 route starts at Whitehawk and terminates at Park Village on campus.

Travel time between the campus and central Brighton is about 20 minutes. See bus timetables and information.

Bus services on campus

All students and staff can travel for free by bus within the University campus.

Due to ongoing construction works on campus affecting Refectory Road, the Bramber House bus stop is closed indefinitely, and bus services to Park Village and Northfield are limited.

Bus tickets for students

For more information on buying bus tickets, see or visit the bus company's office in Conway Street, Hove.

Students can buy one-week, three-month and yearly tickets from; One Stop Travel, North Street, Brighton; or Brighton & Hove Bus Company office, Conway Street, Hove. One-week tickets can also be purchased from USSU shops on campus.

More information about student bus travel is available at the Brighton & Hove Bus Company website. They have asked us to remind students that when showing a 'student mticket' they must also show appropriate student ID to the bus driver. Failure to do so will mean the full adult fare will have to be paid.

Bus tickets for staff

Sussex staff can obtain a 10% discount on Brighton & Hove networkSAVER bus tickets (7 day, 28 day, 90 day and annual) using the key smartcard. This discount is also obtainable by registering for the easit scheme. Note that 1 day, Pay Monthly networkSAVERS and citySAVER tickets are not included.

Easit membership also entitles staff to free Stagecoach Day Rider gold tickets for travel across Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire, as well as discounted tickets on Stagecoach services in the Brighton area.

Improvements to the bus service

As a key 'customer', the University liaises with the bus companies to look at ways they can improve existing services and provide new ones.

Ongoing discussions are held between the Transport Manager and the bus companies to try to ensure that bus services bus routes are reliable and frequent, and that they meet the needs of our staff and students.

For the summer timetable 2019, Brighton & Hove Buses announced a revised timetable for key routes to the University of Sussex campus, to better match lecture times.

Please be aware that, with the exception of most rural bus routes, bus services in Brighton are operated on a commercial basis. This makes it difficult for the University to control fare levels or provide new services.


To help accommodate members of the University and the general public with hidden disabilities or mobility issues that may not be immediately apparent, Brighton & Hove Buses have introduced the Helping Hand scheme - a yellow card or badge that quickly advises of any assistance the user may require in a discreet manner.

This can include a mobility issue, visual impairment, a hidden medical condition, or anything else that may affect your journey that the driver can help you with. The card also has space for your name and emergency contact in the case of an emergency.

Helping Hand is used on numerous local transport services, and is quickly expanding to a variety of businesses and services across the UK. For more information, visit the Brighton & Hove Buses website.