First Southampton

Routes and timetables

First Southampton operates services between the city centre and local Southampton districts - including Bitterne, Lordshill, Portswood, Shirley, Sholing, Townhill Park, Woolston and Weston. Many of these services are branded as City Reds. They also operate a cross city frequent service to Southampton General Hospital and local towns including Hamble, Hedge End, Fareham, Gosport and Portsmouth. See the full list of First Southampton maps and timetables for each route on their website.

Ticket options

Full details for the First Southampton ticket options including daily, weekly, monthly and unlimited travel tickets can be found on the First Southampton website.

The First Bus App allows you to purchase a wide range of tickets in advance and simply scan your mobile ticket when you hop on board, avoiding the need to have the right change.

Contactless payment is also possible on board the First City Red buses with your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.


Solent Go

The Solent Go travelcard allows travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel operators: Bluestar, Unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach, Wheelers and Xelabus.