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Transport Partners

Use public transport to earn rewards

Brighton & Hove has one of the best public transport networks in the country with the highest bus use per head outside of London, while the city-wide BTN BikeShare scheme celebrated its one millionth journey in 2020, less than three years after it was launched. Find out more about the different providers available to you below:

BTN Bikeshare

BTN Bikeshare is a public bike hire scheme and one of the best ways to see Brighton and Hove. BTN Bikeshare makes it easier to get around Brighton and Hove whether you are a commuter, resident or just visiting. To get riding create an account on the BTN Bikeshare website or through the Social Bicycles mobile app.

Brighton & Hove Buses

Brighton & Hove Buses operate 289 buses across a network of 73 routes with 2,000 bus stops, serving the urban area of Brighton and Hove and connecting the city to Crowborough, Eastbourne, Lewes and Tunbridge Wells. They do this safely and comfortably, reliably and consistently. And they do this sustainably, too, on a fleet of buses designed and built to have the lowest possible impact on air quality. Combined with Metrobus, from June 2018 to July 2019 Brighton and Hove Buses were responsible for 67.5 million passenger journeys around our region. That’s roughly the equivalent of one journey for every person in the U.K. Brighton & Hove Buses took people to work and to school, to gigs and to hospital, on first dates and to interviews. To give birth, to graduate, and to celebrate Pride. They move to the rhythm of life.

Stagecoach

Stagecoach run safe, reliable, clean, punctual, and comfortable local bus services across Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex. They operate the 700 and 17 buses in the Brighton and Hove area. Their vision is for a greener, smarter, safer, healthier, and fairer country. Greener: helping people lead more sustainable lives. Smarter: Harnessing new technology to make travel simpler and easier for their customers. Safer: Protecting the safety of customers, communities and colleagues. Healthier: Improving the health and wellbeing of the country through their public transport services. Fairer: Improving equality of access to their public transport services.

Big Lemon

The Big Lemon was born in 2006 when a group of people got together in a pub in Brighton. They chatted about public transport and decided to set up a Community Interest Company to provide affordable and environmentally-sustainable bus services in the local area. They now operate six local bus services in the Brighton and Hove area and a wide variety of coach services both locally and nationally. Their mission is to enable everyone to get around their community in an affordable, enjoyable and environmentally-sustainable way. Originally running all the buses on recycled waste cooking oil from local restaurants, The Big Lemon launched the UK’s first solar-powered electric bus in 2017 and are now converting their entire bus fleet to electric. Electricity to power the buses is provided by solar panels on the roof of the bus depot.

Compass Travel

Compass Travel has been serving Sussex for over 20 years, from small beginnings they are now the largest independent operator in South East England with 90 buses serving Brighton, East and West Sussex and Surrey. In Brighton they operate their CityBuzz branded vehicles on services 37 and 37B linking Meadowview and the Bristol Estate with the city centre, railway station and Royal Sussex County Hospital. Their CityBuzz buses use the latest technology with environmentally friendly Euro 6 engines, next stop announcements and USB charging points. They accept contactless payment as well as all the Saver tickets offered and accepted by the other bus companies in Brighton.

Metrobus

Metrobus operate 4 key services into Brighton from Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill, with frequent services between Royal Sussex and Prince Royal hospitals. They do this safely and comfortably, reliably and consistently. And they do this sustainably, too, on a fleet of buses designed and built to have the lowest possible impact on air quality. Combined with Brighton & Hove Buses, from June 2018 to July 2019 Metrobus were responsible for 67.5 million passenger journeys around our region. That’s roughly the equivalent of one journey for every person in the U.K. Metrobus took people to work and to school, to gigs and to hospital, on first dates and to interviews. To give birth, to graduate, and to celebrate Pride. move to the rhythm of life.

Southern Railway

Southern Railway services cover routes between central and south London and the south coast, through East and West Sussex, Surrey and parts of Kent and Hampshire. Southern Railway manages 156 stations and operate around 300 new or refurbished trains, with over 4000 staff – most of whom work at their stations or on their trains. With Southern Railway and BetterPoints you can earn rewards for train journeys that start or end in Brighton, Hove, Worthing, Eastbourne and Haywards Heath.

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