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With England in a national lockdown, the Government advice is to stay at home. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

Public Transport

Public Transport

Our absolute priority remains the safety of our visitors as well as the 117,000 people living and working within the National Park.

Before travelling to the South Downs National Park, please read our latest guidelines on staying safe and exercising the “3 Rs” – Restraint, Responsibility and Respect

Because of the National Park’s close proximity to London and a number of major urban centres including Brighton and Portsmouth, public transport is the ideal way to travel around the National Park. 

You can use the Traveline journey planner to find the best way to get to the National Park from your door.


Train is the easiest, quickest way to get to the South Downs National Park. With regular trains departing from London Waterloo and London Victoria, it takes 60 – 90 minutes to get into the National Park. 

Check National Rail for times, fares and locations. 

By bus

There’s also a good network of bus routes which links stations, villages and local visitor attractions. 

You can buy a Discovery ticket for individuals or for families, and have unlimited travel for the day across the South Downs National Park.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "