There are a number of ways to ensure you get to see our beautiful country and get around the local area.
The BISC runs a free minibus service. This is to ensure students can get to their volunteering commitments, Field Studies, local towns and sites of interest. These minibuses may also take students to train stations for ventures further afield and, where possible in the schedule, to sports clubs, societies, local concerts and events. A weekly timetable is published and students can sign up to guarantee a seat on the bus. For regular commitments please contact Student Services and we will do our best to accommodate you. Due to Field Studies and Volunteering commitments, it may be the case that the minibus is unable to take you to where you want to go. Don’t be disheartened, there are other ways.
The village of Herstmonceux is a 30 minute easy walk. From Herstmonceux there is a regular public bus system connecting you to, amongst others, Eastbourne, Hailsham and Pevensey. From there you may get connecting trains or buses further afield. View the travel timetable.
The village is also home to an award winning coffee shop, two pubs, a Doctor's Surgery (office), Pharmacy, Post Office and General Store.
Taxis can be expensive (approx. £20 to Eastbourne, £15 to Polegate train Station, £50 to Brighton) and students are encouraged to group together where possible for economy and safety. The BISC has a discount deal with a local firm who will do late night pick-ups from the local hotspots. There is a free phone in Bader Reception.
Polegate and Battle stations are both approx. 15 minutes from the Castle with regular trains to London, Brighton and further afield. Battle station for eg, takes you to London Charing Cross while Polegate serves Gatwick Airport and London Victoria. Train times and tickets can be checked with these sites and remember: it is always cheaper to book in advance.