Ticket bargains for Car Free Day

Brighton & Hove Buses is encouraging people to leave their cars at home and take advantage of discounted family and duo tickets for Car Free Day this Saturday.

You can get a 25% discount on family and duo Network SAVER tickets bought using the m-ticket app on Metrobus and Brighton & Hove buses this Saturday, 22 September.

Passengers just need to buy m-tickets using the discount code CARFREE. The discount ticket can only be used on Saturday 22 September.

Car Free Day originated during the 1956 Suez Crisis after an oil shortage led to rationing. The first British Car Free Day was held in 1994 in Bath.

Brighton & Hove Buses' Managing Director Martin Harris said the day was meant to show people how short trips in cities can often be reached more quickly by bike or by bus, rather than using a car.

"The challenge is to ditch your car for the day and use sustainable modes of transport instead: like walking, cycling and catching the bus.

"There are lots of places to visit and things to do, whether it's for families, groups of friends or couples - or you just want some time out on your own.

"The city has a wealth of shopping, dining and cultural opportunities or you can venture further afield to the Downs, neighbouring beaches, historic houses and adventure parks."

Five easy day trips by bus

Devils Dyke - Take the 77 to Devil's Dyke. Go for a walk and explore some of the South Downs National Park. Escape the city and enjoy the fresh air. it's a fantastic place for a picnic too.

Brighton Marina - Take Route 7 to the Marina for the cinema, bowling, mini golf, children's play activities and scores of restaurants.

Lewes - Lewes is just a short trip on the 28 or 29 from Brighton and is filled with antique shops, quaint cafes, bakeries and craft shops. You can visit Lewes Castle or pop into Anne of Cleves' house.

Brighton City Sightseeing Tour - visit sights such as the Royal Pavilion, the seafront, British Airways i360 and North Laine on our Red City Sightseeing Bus. Tickets last 24hrs and you can hop on and off as much as you like.

Eastbourne - Take the number 12 to Eastbourne for one of the most scenic bus trips in England. Explore the town, stop off at Seven Sisters Visitors' Café to find out more about the area or enjoy a clifftop walk along Birling Gap.

For more ideas of places to visit by bus, go to: http://www.buses.co.uk