The Sussex Art Shuttle is a new hop-on-hop-off minibus running every weekend from 15 September 2023 between Towner Eastbourne, Charleston, Seven Sisters Country Park and Charleston’s new arts space in central Lewes.
The arty new bus service, operated by Cuckmere Buses, sets off four times a day (Fridays to Sundays) 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.
There is an emergency road closure south of Litlington village which means that the Sussex Art Shuttle will be unable to serve Litlington and will divert via Exceat and the Chyngton estate in Seaford to Alfriston. There are also roadworks with traffic lights at North Street, Alfriston causing considerable delays which is on the diversion route. Please be aware that these services are likely to run late as a result.
Please check for further updates to our weekend services if the road closure is not on lifted Friday evening.
Find latest service updates and disruptions affecting this route at Cuckmere Buses.
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Towner to Charleston Lewes:
Towner Eastbourne, 10.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 4.00pm
East Dean Bus Shelter, 10.09am, 12.09pm, 2.09pm, 4.09pm
Seven Sisters Visitor Centre, 10.15am, 12.15pm, 2.12pm, 4.15pm
Litlington Plough & Harrow, 10.20am, 12.20pm, 2.20pm, 4.20pm
Alfriston Coach Park, 10.28am, 12.28pm, 2.28pm, 4.28pm
Charleston in Firle 10.38am, 12.38pm, 2.38pm, 4.38pm
Charleston in Lewes, Southover Road, 10.51am, 12.51pm, 2.51pm, 4.51pm
Charleston Lewes to Towner:
Charleston in Lewes, Southover Road, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm
Charleston in Firle, 11.13am, 1.13pm, 3.13pm, 5.13pm
Alfriston Coach Park, 11.23am, 1.23pm, 3.23pm, 5.23pm
Litlington Plough & Harrow, 11.31am, 1.31pm, 3.31pm, 5.31pm
Seven Sisters Visitor Centre, 11.36am, 1.36pm, 3.36pm, 5.36pm
East Dean Bus Shelter, 11.42am, 1.42pm, 3.42pm, 5.42pm
Towner Eastbourne, 11.51am, 1.51pm, 3.51pm, 5.51pm