East Chiltington

Public transport

East Chiltington is served by only limited public transport. This page provides information on what is available.



The nearest train stations are at Plumpton and Cooksbridge, with direct trains to London Victoria and Lewes/Eastbourne. For details of times please visit the Southern Rail website.



A public bus service is provided by Compass Travel.

Service 167 to Lewes operates on Monday and Thursday. It stops at the end of Chapel Lane at 10.32am and arrives in Lewes at 10.55am. It leaves Lewes bus station at 1.00pm and returns to Chapel Lane at 1.20pm.

Service 168 to Burgess Hill operates on Tuesday and Friday. It stops at the end of Chapel Lane at 10.53am. It leaves Bus stop A – Church Road in Burgess Hill at 1.05pm, returning to Chapel Lane at 1.34pm.

Service 166 between Lewes and Haywards Heath stops on the B2116 at the northern end of Novington Lane. The timetable is accessible on the Compass travel website.


Voluntary drivers’ scheme

The Plumpton voluntary drivers scheme covers East Chiltington and can take you to a doctor or hospital appointment. Trips must be booked in advance and a donation is required to cover fuel costs. Details are available from:Mrs G Medhurst

Telephone: 07855 213947

CTLA: Transport for the community

Lewes Area Community Bus (Dial-a-Ride) is a door to door transport service available to people living in East Chiltington who might find it difficult to use ordinary bus services, due to mobility problems or just because there are no services available at the times they are needed.

 Give them a call and they will collect you from home and take you to Lewes for shopping, college or appointments. Registering to use the service is easy and free. Transport must be booked inadvance and a little flexibility is useful.

Call 01273 517332 for more details.


Travel club

Anyone registered to use the CTLA service can also join the travel club. Outings are arranged several times each week and may include trips to the coast, shopping trips or visits to local places of interest.CTLA say “Feeling physically fit and mentally well are important at any age and the two areclosely linked. People who feel fit and well often have a more positive outlook on life, and the reverse can be true too."


About CTLA

Community Transport for the Lewes Area Ltd (CTLA) is a registered charity and a not-for-profit company providing affordable, accessible transport for individuals and groups who find it difficult to access normal forms of transport. They operate a fleet of minibuses and most vehicles are wheelchair accessible. All are easily accessible for all people with mobility problems.

The service is not just for those with difficulties, anyone, young or old, can join the scheme for free and can use the service to supplement the limited transport services in the parish.

Buses are available for hire by the hour (including driver) for eligible Groups and individuals who wish to make their own arrangements, for example, theatre trips, lunch outings meetings or days out. Eligible groups include schools, clubs and voluntary organisations. All CTLA drivers are regularly tested using MIDAS (Minibus Driver AwarenessScheme). In addition they are all DBS checked.

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