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Downlander tickets are being discontinued

From Monday 8 September 2014 Downlander tickets will no longer be available for travel on Southern Railway.


Downlander tickets will remain available for purchase up until Friday 5 September, with the final available travel date of 7 September 2014.


Customers who wish to purchase tickets for unlimited Off-Peak travel on Southern Railway only, will be able to do so from our main website at


DaySave tickets are not valid for travel on any bus services or the services of any other rail company.


What is Downlander?

Downlander is an all-inclusive Off-Peak day travel ticket, giving great value travel across the South Downs.


From only 15, travel to as many places in the South Downs in one day as you wish using train services provided by Southern and bus services from these companies: Brighton & Hove Buses, The Cuckmere Community Bus, Eastbourne Buses and East Sussex County Council ‘rider buses’. With Downlander tickets, discounts are also given to a number of great attractions.


Downlander e-tickets are sold exclusively online and cannot be bought at stations. Downlander comes in two types; the South Coast Downlander and All Network Downlander, both giving different ranges of travel.







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Conditions of Travel

Downlander Tickets are only available from this website and are not available at stations.


Downlander Tickets must be booked online at least 2 days in advance of travel and are subject to terms and conditions.



South Coast Downlander

Cost of Tickets

Adult: 15.00

Child (5 - 15yrs): 3.00


Time of Travel

Anytime after 09:30 weekdays and all weekend.


Range and Type of Travel

Travel to and from any location in the South Downs area by Southern train services (including Brighton, Southampton, Portsmouth, Bognor Regis, Haywards Heath, Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Rye and Ashford) and have unlimited bus travel within the Downs area.



All Network Downlander

Cost of Tickets

Adult: 17.50

Child (5 - 15yrs): 3.00


Time of Travel

Anytime after 10:00 weekdays and all weekend (Weekday evening peak restrictions apply from London stations).


Range and Type of Travel

Travel across the whole Southern network and South Downs area with Southern train services (including Crawley, Horsham, Redhill, East Croydon and London Victoria) and unlimited bus travel within the Downs area.





About the South Downs

The magnificent stretch of coastline between Seaford and Eastbourne and inland to the A27 is designated and protected as a ‘Heritage Coast’, one of the finest examples of unprotected chalk cliffs in Britain which includes the famous Beachy Head and Seven Sisters cliffs.  Inland, the rolling landscape of the South Downs and the meanders of the Cuckmere Valley offer beautiful views and delightful walks.


Leave your car behind so you can really explore and experience the tranquillity of the South Downs by bike or on foot, in the knowledge that you are also helping to reduce traffic congestion and protect the Heritage Coast’s special landscape.  Travel around the Eastern South Downs and enjoy spectacular scenic walks, easy access trails and some of the most superb cycle routes in the country.


Download the South Downs National Park guide


Download the South Downs National Park map




Family and Longman




Downlander Affiliate Companies

Southern Logo  Cuckmere Community Buses


Rider Bus Scheme


East Sussex County Council - providers of Rider










Brighton and Hove Buses