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* Revised timetables commencing 10 September 2016 *

*NEW* Saturday service 125 between Lewes and Eastbourne
via Alfriston, will be operated by Cuckmere Buses.

Minor revisions will be made to Thursday's service 44.

and don't forget...
The Cuckmere Valley Ramblerbus operates until 30 October and
Wednesday service 49 from Eastbourne to the Science Centre
operates until 26 October,

when they are withdrawn for the winter.

For full details please see our
timetable page

Our Vision is being the Community Bus Service of choice in our area.

Our Mission is providing a safe, reliable and courteous local bus, serving those rural and urban communities in our part of East Sussex not served by the commercial bus companies.

Our buses have been serving the communities of the Cuckmere Valley in beautiful East Sussex since 1976, taking people to their nearest towns for shopping, for appointments, or for pleasure. We provide transport links to many villages including Alfriston, Ripe, Waldron, East Dean and Polegate and we also operate Town Bus services in Hailsham & Seaford as well as Leisure Services through the South Downs National Park. Everyone in our organisation is a volunteer and keen to look after you - try us one day!

Our 16-seater minibuses are available for Private Hire at very competitive rates.

Cuckmere Buses fleet

Latest News

Service 125 Lewes to Eastbourne, via Alfriston, from 10 September
We are pleased to announce that from 10 September we are operating the Saturday service 125 to a revised timetable. Compass Buses continue to operate the Monday to Friday service.

Other service and timetable revisions from 10 September
Service 44 Thursdays will operate with two buses and will serve Stud Farm, Polegate, 30 minutes later on the first morning journey to Eastbourne.
Services 40 and 44 will operate to Chilver Bridge by request on the return journeys.

New timetable booklet
Download our new timetable booklet valid from 10 September: Timetables from 10 September (2.2 MB)

Fares increase from 5 September
We have managed to hold our fares at their current level since April 2015, but regrettably, most of our fares will be increased by between 10p and 20p on single tickets.

Charleston Small Wonder Short Story Festival 28 September to 2 October
We will be operating our usual shuttle service from Lewes Rail Station for the 2016 Charleston Festival.

Cuckmere Community Bus awarded Power to Change grant
Read our press release.

Service Disruptions

Hailsham Town Centre
Hailsham High Street is closed for improvement works until November and all of our services will divert via Vicarage Lane and Vicarage Road, with a temporary bus stop outside the Wealden Council Offices.

Severe Weather
Please check Traveline for disruption to our services during severe weather.
Site last updated
13 September 2016

Discovery ticket

Queens Award for Voluntary Services.

We are very pleased to have been awarded the
Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
Community Transport Association's Quality Mark

We are very pleased to have been awarded the
Community Transport Association's Quality Mark
Cuckmere Buses is the trading name of Cuckmere Community Bus Ltd
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