South of England Bus Festival

Original price was: £10.00.Current price is: £7.99.


An Enthralling Journey Through the Evolution of Buses

Join us for a day of nostalgic reverie and modern marvels at the South of England Bus Festival, brought to you by London Bus Experiences in partnership with the Bromley Bus Preservation Group. This extraordinary event celebrates the rich history and vibrant future of bus travel in London and the South of England.

Event Details

Date: 1st September 2024
Time: 10am – 4pm
Venue: South of England Showground, Selsfield Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 6TL

Prepare to be transported through time with our stunning array of vehicles, from the beloved RTs and Routemasters to the cutting-edge Enviro 400s.

Exclusive Attractions

  • London Bus Driving Experience: Take control of a piece of history! For just £15, you can get behind the wheel of a former London bus and have a go driving with an instructor.
  • A unique bus lineup: Come and see many buses that are rarely displayed or have never been displayed before. We have a wide range of vehicles from many different areas and eras that will be on display. Many will also be available to ride on via our free bus services.


Entry cost: £7.99 per person online – £10 on the day.
Children under 11 are free with an accompanying adult.
Tickets available online on this page – secure your spot and step aboard for an unforgettable experience!

Getting Here

Please note that parking is extremely limited at the showground. To accommodate, we’re offering a complimentary bus service to the festival site from Haywards Heath Railway Station. A full timetable is available by clicking here.

On-site Facilities

  • Gourmet food and beverage stalls
  • Licensed bar area
  • Fully accessible toilets and amenities

Accessibility: We are proud to provide a fully accessible event for our guests with disabilities. However, some of the vehicles used on the shuttle bus service might not be wheelchair accessible. If you are using a wheelchair and wish to board the bus please let us know in advance and we will try our best to ensure a PSVAR vehicle is allocated. If this is the case, please email with the details.

Participant Information

Bus owners interested in showcasing their vehicles can register via the form here.

To see a list of current entries please click here. Note that this list will be updated periodically as further entries are received.

Traders and Sponsors

If you’re interested in trading at the event or discussing sponsorship opportunities, please reach out us using this form.

Press Inquiries

Media representatives are invited to contact for press releases, high-resolution images, or to arrange interviews.

Contact Us

Should you have any general questions, feel free to email

Event Details

Date: 1 September 2024

Start time: 10:00 BST

End time: 16:00 BST

Venue: South of England Showground, Selsfield Rd, Haywards Heath RH17 6TL