Sussex Cancer Centre

How to get to the hospital

The Sussex Cancer Centre is situated at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, which is in Eastern Road, Brighton.  The main entrance is in Bristol Gate, off Eastern Road. Please refer to the enclosed map. Please report to The Sussex Cancer Centre reception desk on arrival.

There are limited spaces available for patients attending The Sussex Cancer Centre, located at the front of the main entrance for The Royal Sussex County Hospital. A parking fee of £2.40 daily will apply payable at the pay & display machines. A permit must also be displayed which will be issued at The Sussex Cancer Centre reception desk on request. Due to the limited parking spaces available we advise using alternative methods of transport where possible.

Patient Transport Service
The non-emergency Patient Transport Service (PTS) is only available for patients who are unable (for medical reasons) to use private or public transport services for their journey to and/or from our hospitals. A clinical need for treatment does not necessarily imply a medical need for transport.  Please be advised that hospital transport can also extend the time spent within the Cancer Centre as collection times can not be specified when booking (we can only inform the PTS of the time of your appointment). Therefore, where possible it is recommended that you make alternative travel arrangements. 

Public Transport
Pay-and-display car parking is available on site however this is over-subscribed and long waits are common. There is limited short-term on-street pay-and-display parking in the vicinity of the hospital, however we recommend that you use public transport if at all possible.

By bus
There are several bus stops that serve this site on Eastern Road.
Routes 1, 1A, 7, 14B, 14C, 23, 37, 37A, 37B, 40X, 47, 52, 57, 71, 73, 94A, N7 all stop outside the hospital. Bus times can be obtained from Brighton and Hove Bus Company on 01273 886200 or online by clicking the links below.

Brighton bus times

For real time bus information click here

Metrobus route 270 provides an hourly link to Royal Sussex County Hospital from East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Princess Royal Hospital and Burgess Hill. For more information call Metrobus on 01293 449191 or visit their web site by clicking on the link below.

Metrobus infomation

For travelling between hospital sites, there is the 40X bus service that runs between the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Sussex County Hospital sites on an hourly basis. This service is free to patients carrying their appointment letter. Please note, the date of the appointment must be the same as the date you are travelling.For more information about this service call Sussex Bus on 01444 246693 or visit their web site by clicking the link below:

The Sussex Bus information

By train
The nearest train station to the hospital is Brighton Station. From outside the station you can catch a bus (see details above) or get a taxi. There is a taxi rank directly outside the front of the station.

Click here to view details of the Patient Transport Service

By car: directions from M23

  • M23 to A23 to the outskirts of Brighton – follow signs for the town centre/seafront until the fire station on your left at Preston Circus.
  • Turn left at the 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 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. This brings you into Eastern Road. Continue along Eastern Road, passing the Gala Entertainment Centre and then Brighton College on your left.

The main entrance to the hospital is on the left hand side of the road.

Disabled parking bays are available in the car parking areas.

Taxi Rank:
This is situated opposite the main hospital entrance which is on Eastern Road.


Click here to view a map of the location of the Royal Sussex County Hospital.

The map is provided by Google Maps UK and you can use the same link to get directions to and from the hospital.


Sussex Cancer Centre

Help with Travel Costs

Patients on Income Support are able to reclaim bus fares and petrol allowance. Tickets should be produced and claim forms requested from Reception. 
Taxi fares are not refundable.