This page provides links and information related to bus travel in Wealden.
Cuckmere Community Bus changes name to Cuckmere Buses
Cuckmere Community Bus has undergone a change of name to Cuckmere Buses to make sure members of the public are aware that their services are available to everyone. More information about this and important changes to the 41, 43 and 45 services can be found on the new Cuckmere Buses website (external link).
Get Bus Times on your Mobile Phone
NextBuses is a service which makes it possible to get bus times on your mobile phone.
You can text the bus stop code you can see on bus stop signs (a list of letters directly under the stop name) as a text message to 84268 and you will be sent the scheduled times of the next buses at that stop.
Alternatively, follow the steps below:
- Visit: Mobile Internet Bus Times Search (external link)
- Select a bus stop close to your location.
- View the next bus times for the selected stop.
Please note: Scheduled bus times are shown if live times are not available. Normal data charges from your mobile phone operator apply. Speed and access to the service is subject to your network connection.
Save money on a Smartcard
Smartcards offer bus passengers more ways to save money and offer greater flexibility into the bargain. Smartcards can be purchased from the following providers
Bus Timetables and Journey Planners
Search for local bus timetables and information from the Stagecoach bus operator.
Search for local bus timetables and live bus information from Brighton and Hove buses.
Metrobus operates local bus services in Greater London, Surrey, Kent, East & West Sussex.
National Express Daily Service to Gatwick and London
As a result of a petition by local bus users, in July 2012, National Express introduced a daily service to London via Gatwick Airport.
Use the Traveline journey planner to find public transport options available to you in the South East region. You can also select which means of transport you wish to use.
You can select a different region from the main Traveline - Public Transport Information (external link) site.
A concessionary bus pass is available to those who are eligible for the state pension or with certain disabilities to travel free throughout the district and England during off-peak times
This interactive system, provided by East Sussex County Council displays bus routes across the county, providing relevant timetable information and details of Community Transport schemes in operation.
Rail stations are included on the map, along with visitor attractions and links to their websites.
East Sussex County Council apologise, but this interactive map is not accessible to people using screen reading software. For accessible bus timetables, please use the Traveline South East - Plan Your Journey (external link) service.
Wealden Bus Alliance is committed to promoting and encouraging the greater use of sustainable public transport, throughout the Wealden area and its environs.
The Hailsham Bus Alliance is an informal body which aims to organise, facilitate and deliver improvements to bus services and bus service facilities in Hailsham and surrounding villages.
Bus User Groups
The East Sussex Bus User Group is an independent group set up in late 2011. Their aim is to take the views, concerns, suggestions and comments of the bus users in the Wealden area and voice them to the bus companies and local councils.
Bus Users UK give bus passengers a voice. They fight for measures to help to improve bus services for everyone.
Community Buses and Transport
Community transport provides services in areas where there is no public transport or existing public transport cannot be used, for example because of limited wheelchair access.
East Sussex County Council work in partnership with a range of organisations including Primary Care Trusts, local people, community groups and operators to ensure that community transport schemes meet local needs. Find out more Community Transport (external link).
Use the links, or click on the map to find information and contact details for community transport services in your area.
Weald Link operates door-to-door shopping services to Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough.
This bus service runs throughout the Cuckmere Valley and also operate town bus services in Hailsham and Seaford, taking village people to their nearest towns for shopping, doctors appointments, or just pleasure. Their services are provided entirely by volunteers, keen to look after you.
The bus services run in and around Westham and Pevensey, including Beachlands, Pevensey Bay, Hankham, Stone Cross, Langney and Hailsham.