A few trivia to travel by suburban buses are relatively slow, from the bus stop to the monument can be relatively far for example, Herstmonceux castle about 4 km on foot and it is not recommended walking on the roads, there is even on smaller roads relatively heavy traffic and there is not much to jump in because the roads are often lined with high thorny fences. Also, check the timetable well, even if the bus runs once an hour, after 6 pm, the frequency of departures may drastically decrease. You may have look at the https://pressat.co.uk/releases/1-megabus-ads-banned-by-uk-advertising-regulator-789a32f4c74f1d267fcd414f90c7007b/ for the best idea of cheap transport here.
The most expensive way of transport is Rail Transport, again here is known, the sooner you decide, the cheaper it is. E.g. Virgin Train offers tickets from London to Glasgow with a monthly departure of 30 GPB for the first train at 5.30 in the morning but for other trains already for 60, 80 GPB. If you want a ticket that you can travel on any train without having to book in advance you have to empty the whole pig 180 GPB. Rail Transport moreover, it has been franchised frantically so that individual companies operate a coherent network of lines in certain areas, for example, Southern is operating south of London.
Trains from Victoria to Brighton about 80 km run every 15 minutes and again, tickets cost around 25 GPB, but some trains can be purchased for up to 5 GPB. However, it is necessary to register on the website of the company, after clicking the link and entering the payment card, you got an e-mail with the code. When choosing, you should have decided whether you want to send the ticket which is for an additional fee and it probably would take or whether you want to print it in the machine at the station. The slot machine only wanted me a card for verification, after about 2 seconds you took it out and tapped the code. Then the tickets were printed.
There is another option, the Inter-rail network ticket, which can also be purchased in our country, separately for the UK for 3 days for 203 €, for 4 days for 223 €, it is the number of days in a month when it can be used or variants Global Pass for the whole Europe, where you can ride for 264 € 5 days out of ten and there are many other options.
Trains are relatively fast and convenient in the UK. It is necessary to keep the ticket carefully, not only for the conductor but also after the exit you pass through the turnstile and the ticket will “eat” you. And just to remind you, if you go through London, there are a number of terminal stations that are not interconnected by rail and you have to use urban transport. Take a good look at where and from where the train goes and especially if you use land transport, reserve enough time because you can get stuck in traffic.
This article is not intended to map all the discounts in the United Kingdom, but only to show that options exist for those who would like to travel and are discouraged by the high price of tickets. It just takes a little time to sit on the net and look.