Royal Sussex County Hospital. Princes Royal Hospital. Hove Polyclinic. Sussex Universities

Public & Private Transport

M23 to A23 to the outskirts of Brighton – follow signs for town centre/seafront travelling past Fire Station on left at Preston Circus.Turn left at Fire Station into Viaduct Road, turn right at the traffic lights at the top and follow the road down. Bear left at the traffic lights and right into Grand Parade.
Head towards the seafront until you see a sign directing you to the left to the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Turn left into Edward Street.Continue up the hill, passing the American Express building on the left, through one set of traffic lights brings you into Eastern Road. Continue along Eastern Road passing the Gala Entertainment Centre on your left, then Brighton College. The main entrance to the hospital is on the left hand side of the road.

Click the link for a printable map of the hospital. Map
Click the link to help you plan your journey: Road Map


The multi-storey car park is situated on the North Access Road which is accessed from Bristol gate third entry on the left travelling up Bristol Gate (immediately after the A & E entrance).   This car park is a pay-on-foot car park. Take a ticket to enter and when ready to leave pay at the machine, return to your vehicle and use the ticket to exit.  The multi-storey has 20 disabled bays located on Level 6 which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients.  There are 4 drop off/pick-up bays located next to the multi-storey car park (these are primarily for the use of parents/guardians dropping children off for the Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital). There is limited access to the A&E forecourt with 4 drop-off bays and 2 disabled bays. At the front of the main hospital site there is a pay and display car park for patients and visitors only - this has 12 disabled bays outside the Physiotherapy Department (Latilla building) and 5 disabled bays by the car park entrance.  
Income from car parking charges is re-invested in patient care, as well as the management and maintenance of the Trust’s car parks and in green travel plan initiatives, including the 40X bus inter-site service between RSCH and PRH, cycle loans and bus pass loans for staff.

Please note car parking charges apply to all users, including disabled.

Time parked

RSCH tariff

PRH tariff

Less than 2 hours



2 - 4 hours



4 - 6 hours



6 - 12 hours



12 - 24 hours



Over 24 hours

£18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

£18.00 plus the appropriate tariff above for the excess time parked

The main cycle parking areas on this site are located to the west of the main Barry Building, to the east of the Jubilee Block on the A & E forecourt outside the multi-storey car park and inside the multi-storey car park by the entrance. There is no charge for parking a motorbike. Bicycle racks are available too.

The main motorcycle parking areas are to the west of the main Barry Building, to the east of the Jubilee Block on the south side of the car park, on the A&E forecourt and in the multi-storey car park on Level 6A. 

Disabled Bays
There are 2 disabled parking bays in St Georges Road outside Sussex House. An additional disabled parking bay is in Abbey Road to the right of the main Sussex House entrance.
The multi-storey has 20 disabled bays located on Level 6 which gives direct access into the hospital and 6 dedicated renal bays for regular renal patients. 

By Bus
Routes 1, 1a, 7, 14b, 14c, 25c, 37, 47, 52 and 57 all stop outside the hospital. Details of bus times can be obtained from Brighton and Hove bus company 01273 886200 or Traveline on 0870 608 2608

Click the link to view the bus timetables: Local Bus Information

The 40X bus runs from Haywards Heath, Princess Royal Hospital to Royal Sussex County Hospital hourly, Mondays to Fridays between 7am and 7pm.

For bus prices press HERE

To view the 40X timetable please select the link below:

Countryliner Bus Service

By Train
Brighton is served by South Central and Thameslink Trains. For information about train times and services, call National Rail Enquiries on 08457 74850. The 14b, 14c, 37, 47, 52 and 57 buses from the station go to the Royal Sussex County Hospital.
Click the link for local train stations and services: Local train information

By Taxi
A taxi rank is located in Paston Place opposite the main entrance to the hospital.

Concessionary fares and taxi vouchers
A Sussex County Card entitles residents over 60 in Mid Sussex or Brighton to free travel on all buses weekdays after 9am and all day Saturdays and Sundays. Alternatively, Mid Sussex residents with restricted mobility who are travelling to hospital by taxi are entitled to taxi vouchers totalling £30 for the year. To be eligible you must:

Be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Attending Allowance. Hold a diabled persons parking permit or have a doctors signature.

For more information contact 01444 477304

Royal Sussex County Hospital,
Eastern Road,
East Sussex,