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Sussex Art Shuttle

Hop-on-hop-off art bus linking Towner Eastbourne, Charleston and Seven Sisters Country Park.

The Sussex Art Shuttle is a hop-on-hop-off minibus running between Towner Eastbourne, Charleston, Seven Sisters Country Park and Charleston’s new arts space in central Lewes. Following a successful first season in 2023, the bus is set to return in 2024, with dates to be announced soon.

During its periods of operation, the arty bus service, operated by Cuckmere Buses, sets off four times a day (Fri – Sun) and links up three major Sussex arts venues via a spectacular route that takes in the iconic Seven Sisters cliffs, Cuckmere Valley and the picturesque villages of Alfriston and Litlington, where guests can hop off to enjoy a range of food, drink and independent shops. The Star at Alfriston, the Long Man Brewery, Cadence Cycle Club, Rathfinny Wine Estate and spectacular South Downs beauty spots are all accessible along the way, bringing the full Sussex experience to life and allowing visitors to Eastbourne to easily explore the wider region in a day or two.

Where does the bus stop?

The bus stops at Towner Eastbourne, East Dean, Seven Sisters Visitor Centre, Litlington, Alfriston, Charleston in Firle and Charleston in Lewes. It operates on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, running four times a day. A hop-on-hop-off day ticket costs £2.50. 

Service updates and enquiries

Find latest service updates and disruptions affecting this route at Cuckmere Buses. For enquiries related to the running of the service, please contact Cuckmere Buses at 01323 870920.

Bus timetable

See below for the Sussex Art Shuttle timetable. The Sussex Art Shuttle is not currently operational, but 2024 dates will be announced soon

About the Sussex Art Shuttle

The Sussex Art Shuttle is a joint pilot venture between Towner Eastbourne, Charleston and South Downs National Park. It is operated by Cuckmere Buses. A hop-on-hop-off day ticket costs £2.50. The bus runs four times a day from Towner Eastbourne (College Road), departing at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A round trip takes two hours. The bus service number is 39.

The first season of the Sussex Art Shuttle ran from September to December 2023. Look out for announcements in early 2024 about the new season of the Sussex Art Shuttle.

Cuckmere Buses is currently recruiting volunteer drivers. Find out more about how to get involved.

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