Operators and timetables


 

Bus Timetables and services

For detailed timetable and route information, use the links below to visit the website for each bus operator.

Bluestar 

Bluestar operates services to Aldermoor, Bitterne, Lordshill, Portswood, Shirley, Sholing, Southampton General Hospital, Townhill Park, Woolston, and a frequent service between Millbrook and Thornhill via Shirley, the City Centre and Bitterne. Bluestar also operates the Quayconnect bus between Southampton Central Station and Town Quay via the City Centre. Bluestar also operates non-frequent services from the City Centre to local towns outside Southampton.

First Southampton 

First Southampton operates frequent and non-frequent services between the City Centre and local Southampton districts - including Bitterne, Lordshill, Portswood, Shirley, Sholing, Southampton General Hospital, Townhill Park, Woolston and Western. 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.

Unilink  

Unilink operates a frequent service between the City Centre and the University (via Portswood) which also stops at Southampton Airport, Southampton Central Station and the Oceanography Centre. They also operate non-frequent services from the City Centre to Southampton General Hospital (via Portswood and the University) and from the City Centre to Bassett (via the University).

Xelabus

Xelabus offer local services around Freemantle, Shirley and Lordshill and the Bitterne Hoppa shopping services. Xelabus also operates a service from Southampton to Bishops Waltham along with buses between Eastleigh and Hedge End via Mansbridge.

Wheelers

Wheelers operate a local service between the City Centre and Romsey.

Salisbury Reds

Salisbury Reds operates a non-frequent service between the City Centre and Salisbury (via Totton).

Marwell Zoo bus service

For 2019 the First bus service (M1) from Southampton to Marwell Zoo is running from 6 April until 1 September. View the First M1 timetable.


Coaches

Several national and local coach companies operate in Southampton, providing long distance travel options as well as local excursions. Please visit the coach operator’s websites via the links below for specific timetable and route information.

National Express

Megabus

There are also a number of local coach operators providing services for regional travel and excursions. See the City Council's page for more information.


 

Southampton Public Transport Map

Southampton doesn't have a central bus station but there are several locations commonly served by buses. The public transport map shows bus stops and routes in the city.