Easylink Shopping Service

People getting on the busOur Easylink Shopping Service serves Brighton and Hove from Portslade to West Saltdean, taking passengers to their nearest supermarket.

Easylink is a door to door transport service for people that find it difficult or impossible to use the normal bus service, including wheelchair users.

Most Easylink services are run by Community Transport on behalf of Brighton & Hove City Council.

How Easylink works

Help to the busThe buses run Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays. The price for a return journey is £5. Our Easylink buses serve all parts of Brighton and Hove from Portslade to West Saltdean.

  1. The driver will collect you from your front door or as near to it as possible, you will not need to wait at a bus stop.
  2. We will take you to a pre-arranged local supermarket or shopping centre.
  3. You will have about an hour and half to complete your shopping.
  4. The driver will meet you at the arranged time outside the supermarket or shopping centre and help you and to carry your shopping back to your front door.

Destinations and timetable

To find out more about where our buses go from your area and on what days, you can telephone us on 01273 677559 or complete our online contact form and we will be happy to talk through the options with you.

The buses travel in the morning, picking people up between 9am and 12am depending where you are on the route. We will let you know an approximate time and can arrange for the driver to phone you 5 or 10 minutes before arrival so you have time to prepare for departure.

Accessibility

Access to the bus with a wheelchairAll of our minibuses have a passenger lift or low level floor, so they are ideal for people who cannot manage steps or who travel in a wheelchair. Every driver has been trained to help passengers on and off the bus and to make sure the journey is as smooth and comfortable as possible. There is room on the bus to take a zimmer frame, walker or shopping trolley with you.

Carers and essential companions

A carer or an essential companion can help and assist you coming with you on the bus. He/she will have to pay a discounted fare.

Wheelchairs

All Easylink minibuses are wheelchair accessible. They will have a ramp or lift to access the bus, and we safely secure you and your wheelchair into the bus.

Book a ride

Telephone the office on 01273 677559 or complete a contact form online and we will contact you.

Tell us if you want to travel regularly – for example every week or every fortnight – and you will only need to contact us again if you want to change or cancel your regular booking (for example for an doctor’s appointment or holiday). If you only want to go once in a while you can just phone us when you want to go. You should give as much notice as possible as some routes are very busy.

Other trips and destinations

We run a variety of special trips every month, going to such places as Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, Worthing and garden centres. To find out more take a look at our Shoppers’ Special Bus information or give us a call on 01273 67755

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