Community Buses


CTLA (Community Transport for the Lewes Area) runs Dial a Ride Community Bus services which can be used by anyone unable to easily access public transport. This could be due to unsuitable scheduled times, mobility issues, additional need requirements, location or other reasons. All you need to do is register with CTLA (registration is free) and book your trip (subject to availability) up to the day before travel. For more information see http://www.ctla.org.uk/dial-a-ride/ or 01273 517332

Patients registered at Newhaven or Peacehaven surgeries can request free and accessible transport from their home to local GP practices, Lewes Victoria Hospital, The Downs Polyclinic and clinics at School Hill Surgery, Lewes. This service is provided through a transport partnership between NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG and CTLA.


In addition to this, the Four Towns Dial a Ride service operates 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays and covers Newhaven, Piddinghoe Village, Denton, The Mount, South Heighton, Peacehaven, Telscombe Cliffs, Seaford and the East Saltdean area. The service is jointly funded by Newhaven, Peacehaven, Seaford and Telscombe Town Councils and can be used for any purpose – to go shopping, visit friends, cafes, local attractions and much more.

Newhaven town bus services 145 and 123 within the Newhaven boundaries are now subsidised for everyone all day on a Saturday. All travel on both services on a Saturday is half price within the town’s boundaries (or free if you have an English National Concessionary Bus Pass) and the 145 service runs hourly (rather than two hourly as it did before the subsidy). The more frequent service on the 145 and the reduced fares on 145 and 123 have been made possible by funding from Newhaven Town Council working in partnership with East Sussex County Council, Compass Bus and CTLA

The Saturday timetable can be downloaded here.

Useful links:
CTLA: http://www.ctla.org.uk/dial-a-ride/ or 01273 517332
Compass Bus: https://www.compass-travel.co.uk/ or 01903 690025