Discover the South East

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

Please note: All operators Discovery Fares will rise from 1st May 2018

Standard fares: £8.50 adult £9 from 1st May 2018; £7 child* £7.50 from 1st May 2018.
Family ticket £16.00— up to 2 adults and 3 children £17.50 from 1st May 2018

The new Discovery ticket is valid on the services of all the main bus operators in West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Brighton & Hove and East Hampshire.

The new Discovery ticket replaces the previous Explorer ticket. The existing Explorer Ticket will continue to be available only within East Sussex for local travel within the county boundaries, on Compass Bus and certain other operators’ services.

The new Discovery ticket is an excellent way to explore the South Downs National Park.  A new network of additional Sunday and Public Holiday services operated by Compass and some other operators in both East and West Sussex now make the attractions and beautiful countryside of the National Park even more accessible by bus.

You can buy your ticket from the driver of any Compass Bus service, there are no time restrictions, buy your ticket as early as you like for a full day of discovery and exploring!

*aged 5-15

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

  • Abellio Surrey
  • Arriva – Services in Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex
  • ASD Transport
  • Autocar Bus & Coach Services Ltd
  • Brighton & Hove (also including services in Kent)
  • Buses Excetera
  • Chalkwell Garage and Coach Hire Ltd
  • Compass Travel
  • Cuckmere Community Bus
  • Emsworth & District
  • Go -Goach Hire Ltd
  • Farleigh Coaches
  • Metrobus
  • North Wealden Community Transport Partnership
  • Nu-Venture Coaches Ltd (Invictabus and Bzee Bus)
  • Regent Coaches
  • Renown Coaches
  • Rye & District Community Transport
  • Southdown PSV
  • Southern Transit
  • Stagecoach South
  • Stagecoach South East
  • Sussex Coaches
  • The Big Lemon
  • Xelabus

Excluded services: Services operated on behalf of Transport for London, City Sightseeing Brighton, Winchester Park & Ride, Guildford Park & Ride. Also 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.