With six bus companies operating services in Southampton, it can be confusing knowing which bus to catch to your destination. Our Public Transport map shows the bus routes which pass through Southampton and a summary of the main destinations served by each operator is given below. Please visit the bus operators websites via the links below for specific timetable and route information.
For information regarding Concessionary bus travel please see the Smartcities pages
Bluestar operates a frequent service between Millbrook and Thornhill via Shirley, the City Centre and Bitterne and the free City Link bus between Southampton Central Station and Town Quay via the City Centre. They also operate regular services from the City Centre to local towns including Totton, Hythe, Marchwood, Lyndhurst, Romsey, Winchester, Eastleigh, Hedge End, Chandlers Ford and Botley.
First Bus operates frequent services between the City Centre and local Southampton destinations including Millbrook, Lordshill, Shirley, Bitterne Park, Townhill Park, Bitterne, Thornill, Woolston, Weston, Sholing, the General Hospital, City College and Taunton's College. They also operate regular services from the City Centre to local towns including Totton (via the Hospital), Hedge End, Fareham and Portsmouth.
Unilink operates a frequent service between the City Centre and Southampton Airport via the University and Portswood. This service also calls at Southampton Central Station and the Oceanography Centre. They also operate regular services from the City Centre to Southampton General Hospital (via Portswood and the University) and from the City Centre to Bassett (via the University).
Velvet operates an hourly service between the City Centre and Shirley / Freemantle. They also operate a regular service between Eastleigh and Hedge End via Mansbridge and run 6 buses a day between Southampton General Hospital and Winchester.
Wilts and Dorset operates an hourly service between the City Centre and Salisbury (via Totton).
Brijan operates an hourly between the City Centre and Bishops Waltham (via Bitterne)