Cash and Contactless Fares

From 16 January 2018

Standard Fare

Paying for bus travel is as easy as possible. There's a standard single journey fare of £2.60 throughout the Brighton and Hove conurbation, stretching from Shoreham in the west to Falmer and Saltdean in the east, but with £2.20 fares available for short hops or in the central area of the city. Cash and contactless fares to out-of-city destinations vary (Peacehaven, Newhaven, Seaford, Eastbourne, Lewes, Ringmer, Uckfield, Crowborough, Tunbridge Wells, Upper Beeding, Bramber and Steyning) for details click on the fares pdf link on each individual route page, full route listing here.

On Bus Adult Fares

For student prices click here, for young people prices click here and for national concessionary passes click here.

City single £2.60
Short hop £2
CentreFare ~ Map showing all CentreFare stops £2.20
citySAVER ~ Map of citySAVER area £5
networkSAVER ~ Map of networkSAVER area £7
Family networkSAVER £10

citySAVER tickets are not valid on Night Buses. All networkSAVER tickets are valid on our night buses.

Route 23/25/25X/N25 Ticket

This allows you travel all day on any route 23, 25, 25X or N25 bus.

1 day £4.40
7 days £17

Woodingdean and Lower Bevendean Special Off-Peak Returns

These are available on selected routes after 9am on Mondays to Fridays and all day at weekends for £4.40

  • Routes 2, 22 and 22A to/from the city centre from any stop between Cowley Drive and Downland Road in Woodingdean.
  • Route 48 to/from the city centre from any stop in Lower Bevendean.

Discovery Ticket

Our Discovery ticket gives you unlimited travel on any Brighton & Hove bus as well as travel on selected operators in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Brighton & Hove and East Hampshire.

For more information on which operators accept this ticket and prices, click here.

Southern & Thameslink

You can purchase Southern & Thameslink SAVERs direct from our bus drivers. Both tickets offer unlimited travel within the citySAVER zones and are also valid for a return train journey.

For more information and prices click here.


PLUSBUS tickets are rail tickets with an add on that allows you to travel on any Brighton & Hove bus for the day but only within the area stated on the ticket. Commuters can add the PLUSBUS facility on to their rail season ticket too and can also be purchased online from most train company websites.

For more information, including restrictions and prices, click here.

For more information on the best ticket option for you please call our customer services team on 01273 886200.

Phone lines are open:

Mondays - Fridays ~ 7am - 7pm

Saturdays ~ 8:30am - 5:30pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays ~ 9:30am - 4:30pm

night bus map