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Eastbourne buses

Home to gorgeous seaside views, a listed Victorian pier and contemporary art museums, Eastbourne offers hours of fun for both children and adults alike. Visit for a summer day out or make a week of it and travel along the South Coast for less. With Stagecoach, you can cruise from A to B on unlimited bus journeys.

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Eastbourne bus tickets and passes

Make your way around Eastbourne and further afield in Kent and East Sussex by bus.

You’ll make great savings with unlimited journeys around the Eastbourne with our DayRider tickets. These are available to buy on the bus or when you download our mobile ticketing app – the perfect solution for fuss-free travel.

For longer stays and even better discounts, try our 7-day Eastbourne MegaRider ticket. Simply buy on the app or order yourself a smart card online.

Staying for up to four weeks? That smart card comes in handy once again with our 28-day MegaRider ticket, covering areas such as Polegate, Hailsham and Stone Cross. You can also turn these into a rolling monthly ticket to carry those savings on into the next month. Just sign up for a recurring ticket monthly direct debit, and stop whenever you like.

You may qualify for free travel if you hold a concessionary pass, for example if you’re of State Pension age or have a disability. Simply ask your local council for a pass. If you’re not eligible, you can still get great savings with our DayRider, EveningRider and MegaRider tickets.

You can find out more about all our tickets in the South East in our guide to tickets here.


Popular Eastbourne routes

Go with Stagecoach to nearby areas like Hailsham, Uckfield, Heathfield, Tunbridge Wells, and Hastings.


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Travel from Eastbourne to Hastings

Need somewhere to take the kids for the day? Head for a day out in Hastings and explore the seafront and Old Town. The number 99 leaves from Eastbourne Town Centre, Gildredge Road, every 20 minutes.

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Alternatively, if it’s just picking up groceries or indulging in a little retail therapy in the town centre, hop on the LOOP bus route around Eastbourne. It departs from Gildredge Road, stop G2, every half an hour from 21 minutes past.


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Explore the local area

Other treasures come in the form of Knockhatch Adventure Park and Seven Sisters, which you can get to from Eastbourne on the number 51 to Heathfield. It leaves Gildredge Road at 23 and 53 minutes past the hour.


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Travel from Eastbourne to Tunbridge Wells

Take the route 51 bus from Eastbourne, Gildredge Road to Tunbridge Wells via Hailsham and Heathfield. Buses depart every 30 minutes.

Eastbourne bus station

While some Stagecoach buses depart from the depot on Birch Road, it’s easier to pick up all Stagecoach routes closer to the city centre in Gildredge Road. This is opposite Eastbourne Train Station if you’re travelling from further afield. It’s also adjacent to The Beacon shopping centre, which offers coffee shops, toilet facilities and parking.

Make sure you arrive at your bus stop a few minutes before your bus is due to leave. If you’re not sure, you can always check our live timetables on the Stagecoach mobile app.

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