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Hastings buses

From the sights of the pier to the legendary Smugglers’ Tunnel, Hastings is steeped in history and offers the perfect seaside getaway. Whether you’re here with a partner or giving the kids a summer term treat, there’s lots of fun to be had. You stick to the fun parts – we’ll take care of the travel. Get to Hastings stress-free with Stagecoach. 

Hastings bus tickets and passes

Look around Hastings and the rest of the South East with Stagecoach.

Whether you’re going solo or travelling as a group, you can make the most out of discounted day travel fares on the bus. Our DayRider tickets offer unlimited journeys in Hastings and further afield in the South East. Buying your tickets is easy – just pay contactless on the bus, or download the Stagecoach mobile app

To take these savings over into a longer stay, try our week-long MegaRider tickets for adults. Again, you can pay for these on the mobile app, or carry your savings around with you with your very own smart card. Just tap in, and you’re away!

You can travel for up to four weeks on our 28-day tickets, making each journey even cheaper. Alternatively, you can extend these savings with a recurring monthly ticket. Just sign up to a direct debit and travel for as long as you like. Better value savings can be as flexible as your schedule. 

If you live in the area, you can turn these four-week discounts into a rolling direct debit. Simply top up your smart card and travel for as long as you like with our MegaRider Xtra options. 

Student travel comes with its perks, too. You can buy a Hastings or South East StudentRider ticket on the smart card and travel for less throughout the year. All you’ll need is your smart card and a valid student ID.

If you’re of State Pension age or have a disability, you may be eligible for free bus travel. Ask your local council for a concessionary past and we can sort this out for you. Alternatively, you may still qualify for discounts on our DayRider, EveningRider and Discovery tickets.


Popular Hastings routes

Head to Eastbourne, Hawkhurst and more with unlimited journeys.

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Explore Eastbourne from Hastings

See 200-year-old monuments juxtaposed with modern art in Eastbourne. You can cruise along the coast on the number 98 from Hastings to Eastbourne - it leaves at 4 and 24 minutes past the hour from Hastings railway station. 


Travel from Hastings to Tenterden

For National Trust properties and gorgeous greenery, head to Tenterden. You can get there on the number 2 from Hastings railway station, which leaves at 20 minutes past the hour.


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Travel around Hastings

Running errands or just getting from A to B? Take the stress out of getting to the hospital with the number 26A, which runs a loop route from Conquest Hospital every 20 minutes. Alternatively, sort the weekly shop or explore the town centre on the number 349 to Cranbrook and Hawkhurst. It leaves Hastings railway station at 37 minutes past the hour.

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Benefit from the wide variety of bus passes on offer and save your taxi money. From MegaRiders to singles and discounted concession fares, there’s an affordable ticket for every Stagecoach customer in the Hastings area.  


Hastings bus station

While there is no bus station in Hastings, many buses leave from outside the railway station. This area is well equipped with public toilets, Wi-Fi and refreshments.
t’s best to get to your bus stop around 10 to 15 minutes before your bus is due to leave. For up to date live timetables, download the Stagecoach mobile app.

Travel in Hastings

As a commuter route into London, Hastings railway station can become very crowded. It’s also located slightly outside of the main centre, so for connections to all the shops, it’s better to travel by bus. Enjoy unlimited journeys and savings. The more you travel, the more you save.

There’s no need to worry about carrying paper tickets. You can download the mobile app or get yourself a smart card. Discounts also come for families and students, so see how much you could save. With quick, safe and hassle-free travel, it’s always better to get there with Stagecoach.

Buy your Hastings bus ticket