Bus it!

Get onboard for new adventures!

Welcome to our Bus it! site where you can keep up-to-date on the latest news, offers and improvements to your local bus services.

There are plenty of exciting locations in our beautiful county just waiting to be explored. Bus travel is cleaner, with no parking hassles or petrol costs, it’s never been a better time to go by bus! For some great ideas and inspiration for your travels visit Experience West Sussex.

Don't forget - until December 2024, the single bus fare will be fixed at £2.00 due to the Government price cap, so hop on!

Check your most convenient bus routes and timetables using our route planner.

Free bus passes in West Sussex

Flexible on-demand bus travel

Providing essential transportation in rural areas, enabling you to conveniently book reliable journeys to key destinations such as your nearest town, train station, hospital and more.

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16 to 20 Bus Saver

Travel around West Sussex with our 16 to 20 Bus Saver!

The scheme enables young people aged 16 to 20 to access discounted bus fares and tickets from participating bus operators.

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Tell us what you think at #WestSussBus

#WestSussBus is our online engagement site for bus travel in West Sussex. It’s been set up for you to share your experiences, comments and ideas about local buses and to help us decide where improvements are needed.

Anyone can post on #WestSussBus. You can celebrate what’s good about local buses and point out what isn’t working in your area. Or go one step further and create your own bus journal!

You can also keep up-to-date with local news, events, offers and sign up to receive our regular #WestSussBus Newsletter.

Get involved at #WestSussBus (external link)

If you don't want your views or journal to be public, then you can email us at westsussbus@westsussex.gov.uk.

Fares and tickets

Book-a-Bus uses a simple fare structure to make it easier to understand and budget for. The cost will be clearly displayed on the app or stated when booking over the phone.

Until December 2024 Book-a-Bus fares will be fixed at lower prices due to the Government price cap. More information on the price cap is available from Help for Households – travel costs.

Fare structure

Concessionary pass holder

  • Free (usual time restrictions apply)

Under 5s

  • Free

Child (Age 5-18)

  • Single - £2.00 fare price cap (normally £2.60)
  • Return - £3.75


  • Single - £2.00 fare price cap (normally £3.30)
  • Return - £4.00 fare price cap (normally £5.00)

Bus it! is part of the wider Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) which is funded by UK Government.