COVID-19 updates

This page contains updates to public transport provision, parking and other travel information for Southampton, Portsmouth and Hampshire as a result of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

During the current national lockdown, to help stop the spread of the virus, you are required to stay at home, observe social distancing if you do have to go out, and practise thorough hand washing. 

Concessionary bus passes can be used at any time

From Monday 25 January, concessionary passes can be used at any time on Southampton’s buses. This is to support older and vulnerable bus pass holders making essential journeys, such as travelling to receive a COVID vaccination when one is offered to them and to access essential shops and services at quieter times. Here is some advice on how to protect yourself and others on public transport.

Note: Some bus timetables are currently reduced so please check before you travel: Bus operators and timetables.

National Express

Due to the introduction of the national Covid 19 lockdown on 5th January 2021, National Express will be temporarily suspending its UK coach network. Coaches will operate to end of service on Sunday 10th January 2021 to facilitate customers returning home from trips made before the lockdown announcement.

Customers are urged to check the National Express live updates page on their website for more information.

Southwestern Railways

In order to maintain a reliable service for those who need it, from Monday 11 January 2021, Southwestern Railway will be reducing the number of weekday services.

Amended timetables are available on their website at However, as changes may need to be made at short notice, passengers are strongly urged to check their journey details closer to the time of travel at