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Following Government advice to stay safe and protect the NHS, we are working hard to continue to deliver for you. Find information here on how to enjoy the National Park virtually, and how our services are operating during this time.

South Downs Discovery Ticket

South Downs Discovery Ticket

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


With a Discovery ticket, you’re free to explore everything the region has to offer by bus. Offering unlimited travel across the South Downs National Park and beyond in the South of England, the Discovery ticket is all you need to make the most of the amazing spaces and places the area has to offer.

The ticket covers the majority of bus operators in the area* – simply hop on and hop off as you please!  To plan your journey visit Traveline.

Buying Your Ticket

A family day ticket for up to five people* is just £17.50 and individual tickets are £9.00 per adult and £7.20 per child, so there’s no better time to leave the car at home and explore the South Downs by bus.

* Terms and conditions apply – check with the operator. A family is up to 5 people, with a minimum of one adult and a maximum of two adults. The new Discovery ticket is valid on the services of all the main bus operators in West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Hampshire, Surrey, Kent & Medway.


Discovery tickets will be issued and accepted by the following operators in West Sussex, East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, East Hampshire, Surrey, Kent & Medway (subject to exclusions at the bottom):

Excluded services

  • Services operated on behalf of Transport for London
  • City Sightseeing Brighton
  • Winchester Park & Ride
  • Guildford Park & Ride
  • Tenterden Hopper Service operated by Tenterden Social Hub
  • Sandwich Taxi Bus operated by Britannia Coaches
  • Sevenoaks Taxi Bus operated by Express Cars
  • Occasional and special services including Ardingly showground specials, Goodwood Racecourse & Motor Racing specials, nightclub services and football services.

Other exclusions may apply. Check with operator.

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