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From 4 May 2015 these tickets will be inter-available with Brighton & Hove Buses and also valid on the weekend services of CTLA within Lewes.

Fares will increase by up to 10p per single Adult Single ticket on Stagecoach contracted service 7/7A as from Sunday 3rd May.  Some fares below £2.85 will only rise by 5p.

East Sussex timetable changes as from 20th April 2015 – click here for details of changes

East Sussex fare increases from April 2015. Details here



Following the decision of Arriva to relinquish this route, Compass will be operating the service in partnership with Surrey County Council from 1 June 2015 to a revised timetable. Click here for details.


From 4 May 2015 these tickets will be inter-available with Brighton & Hove Buses and also valid on the weekend services of CTLA within Lewes.

East Sussex CC Bus Cuts Update 4/04/2015
Revised timetables wef 20 April 2015 are now on the website. Individual route faretables are being finalised. Details will be circulated to schools so that pupils can be advised when they return week commencing 13/04/2015.

East Sussex CC Bus Cuts

Following the calling in of the Cabinet decision to proceed with the bus cuts from April 2015, we are awaiting news from the County Council as to what will now happen. We therefore have no information available as to services, fares etc. but hope that the situation will be clarified in the very near future. We thank all passengers who responded to the public consultation.

Route 42 – Godalming College

The morning schoolday duplicate Route 42 bus to Godalming College is withdrawn from the end of the Autumn Term 2014. This journey was part funded by the College but this funding has now ended.

PRESS RELEASE, 11 December 2014

India Bus Appeal Success
The appeal which local bus operator, Compass Travel, recently launched to raise funds for a school bus for deprived children in India has been a complete success.
All the money needed was raised with the support of other bus operators, suppliers and members of the public. The bus was delivered to the school a few weeks ago, to the delight of the teachers and children. This was their reaction –
“The long-awaited bus arrived today. So thrilled to be gifted this extravagant gift. We truly appreciate the efforts taken to collect the huge amount and grateful to the individuals who have given for the benefit of these under -privileged children”
Chris Chatfield, Managing Director said, “I would like to thank everyone who supported us in raising money for this much-needed bus. Without it, many children would have many miles to walk to get to school. The children are so eager to learn and are thrilled to have this facility available to them so they can attend school.”



New Timetables for West Sussex and Surrey from 1st September 2014.  Click for details

Fares Revision –West Sussex and Surrey, May 2014

Fares on Compass Bus services in West Sussex and Surrey will be revised from Monday 19 May 2014.

We appreciate there are many who rely on our services and trust you will understand that, due to rising staffing and insurance costs, an increase has become inevitable.

This is our first fares revision on these services for around a year, and we have done our best to keep changes to a minimum.

The Explorer ticket is also being replaced by a new ticket called DiscoveryFares are £8.50 for an adult, £7.00 for a child, or £12.50 for a family (2 adults and up to three children).  This will be valid on most bus services in West Sussex and Surrey, including those operated by Stagecoach.

Please remember Compass bus services continue to offer a greener, smarter and better value way to travel.

South of England Show
Compass Bus have published their timetable for the South of England Show, 5th – 7th June 2014.  See out timetables listings or download a flyer here

New East Sussex Bus Routes start 30th December

We are pleased to announce that East Sussex County Council has awarded Compass a new contract to operate services on Routes 317, 318 and 355. This is to replace services being withdrawn by Renown. Please note that the timetables have been specified by the County Council and in some instances other operators will be providing extra journeys, notably on Route 355 and also between Uckfield and Heathfield. Full details of the replacement services on these and other routes may be found on the County Council’s website

 Changes from 6 January 2014

Service 7

Minor timing changes to improve reliability – first two journeys from High Salvington and first journey from Lancing on Mondays-Fridays leave slightly earlier. New later journey from Lancing at 1830, which terminates at Durrington Tesco.

Service 769

We are pleased to advise that service 769 will continue running after the end of October until Sunday 10 November (inclusive). This is by popular demand to encompass the Autumn Colours at Sheffield Park.

Compass Shortlisted in UK Bus Awards!

We are delighted to announce that Compass is one of just five companies that have been shortlisted for Top Independent Operator in the 2013 UK Bus Awards.

This award is for bus companies with fleets of up to 100 vehicles that are not owned by a Public Limited Company or groups containing three or more operating subsidiaries.  UK Bus Awards.

Changes from 30 Sep 2013

Service 11     Minor timing changes to improve reliability.

Service 127   Minor timing and route changes to improve reliability.

Rider Bus fares from Sunday 22 sep 2013

Most fares on East Sussex County Council Rider Services are increasing from Sunday 22 September. The increases have been kept to a minimum, but are necessary due to the cost of providing these services.

In general, adult single fare below £2.75 increase by 10p, and single fares above £2.80 by 20p. Day return fares, weekly tickets and child fares change too.

The weekly East Sussex Freedom ticket, for unders 19s with a valid ChoiceID card, increases by 50p to £14.50.

An Explorer bus ticket offers almost unlimited travel for a day in the East Sussex area, Brighton and West Sussex*. The new prices are:

£  6.20 for an adult
£  3.10 for a child (travelling after 8:45am on weekdays)
£10.50 for a family of up to 2 adults and 3 children travelling together

* Please note that Explorer tickets are no longer issues or accepted on Stagecoach buses in West Sussex or Hampshire.

For further information, please contact East Sussex County Council:
01273 335080, or email

Changes from 16 Sep 2013

Brighton Routes

Service 16
Service 66

Minor timing changes to improve reliability. Additionally serves stop G in Portland Road at Portslade Station.

West Sussex & Surrey Routes

Service 7

Extended to serve Tarring, Durrington (including Tesco Store). Salvington & High Salvington – replacing Service 6. Service 7/7A combined. Operates at an hourly frequency throughout.

Service 11

Brand new service linking Worthing Town Centre with the new Worthing College at The Warren. College Days only.

Service 16

Now operates to/from Lancing all day. Re-routed through West Street to serve Sompting Village instead of Busticle Lane and A27.

Service 42

Tuesdays only journey withdrawn due to lack of patronage.

Service 69

Service reverts to serving Clapham & Patching (return journeys only on request).

Service 70

Minor changes to service required for operational reasons.

Service 74A

Last journey from Storrington operates slightly later.

Service 75

Last journey from Horsham operates slightly later.

Service 85
Service 85A

No longer serves Clapham or Patching (see service 69). 1112 journey from Arundel to Worthing withdrawn due to lack of patronage.

Service 99

1310 journey from Petworth to Chichester now runs 5 minutes later. Passengers requiring to board the service at Chichester Sainsbury’s MUST now prebook. We regret that the late night Fridays only journeys have been withdrawn due to the ending of the “Section 106” funding that had been subsidising these journeys.

Service 99A

Please note that during November 2013 – February 2014 inclusive the journey via Bignor Roman Villa will operate via Duncton as the Villa is closed for the winter.

Service 106

Saturday service withdrawn. Due to parking problems, will no longer serve St Cuthman’s Road in Steyning, but instead operate via Middle Mead, and reverse at the stop by Steyning Grammar School.

Service 619 Morning service to be operated by Heritage/The Sussex Bus. Afternoon service unchanged.
Service 719 Afternoon service to be operated by Heritage/The Sussex Bus.

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