Route 47

The Big Lemon operates Service 47 on a contract with Brighton & Hove City Council.  The service operates Mondays – Saturdays (except Bank Holidays).

Service 47 runs all the way between Saltdean and West Hove Sainsbury’s via Rottingdean, Brighton Marina, County Hospital, Kemptown, Old Steine, Brighton Station, Seven Dials, Old Shoreham Road, the Knoll Estate and Hangleton. Currently it has also been extended to serve Portslade Station.

There is currently a reduced service operating due to the Covid-19 pandemic, please click on the timetable below:

We estimate the current timetable will be in place until September 2020 when we will post an update. We hope to be able to return to our usual timetable (click here to view) but that depends on circumstances at the time.

For Sunday services between Saltdean and Brighton Station please see the 57 timetable.


All our public bus services in Brighton & Hove have the same fares as Brighton & Hove Buses and Compass Bus, and CitySaver tickets bought on The Big Lemon are valid on all Brighton & Hove Buses and Compass Bus services in Brighton & Hove. We also accept CitySaver tickets issued by other bus companies, as well as: