Local bus route directory

This is a directory of all bus services in our region. Click on the destination names or arrows next to major places en route for live departure boards. Some are being updated so apologies where links don’t work.

Bus routes serving Southampton City Centre

Timetables and route maps here


Unilink U1

Dock Gate 4 – City Centre – Central Station – Stag Gates – Portswood – University – <Swaythling – Airport

Every 7/8 mins between Docks and Swaythling Station, every 15 mins to the Airport termtime weekday daytimes, 10 mins all Saturdays and weekdays during university holidays. Last bus leaves town at 0005.

Certain journeys continue to Eastleigh.

Unilink U2

City Centre – Stag Gates – University – Glen Eyre – Bassett Green

Every 30 mins university term daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 0003 (2303 Sun, 1903 daily during university holidays)

Unilink U6

City Centre – Bevois Valley – Portswood – Swaythling – University – Bassett – Upper Shirley – General Hospital

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town for General Hospital at 2240, for University at 2340.

Wheelers W1

City Centre – Stag Gates – Portswood > – Highfield – Bassett – Chilworth – North Baddesley – Whitenap – < Romsey > – Woodley – Cupernham – Abbotswood

Roughly hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1715. No evening or Sunday service.

Wheelers W2

City Centre> – Central Station - Shirley – Bellemoor – Sports Centre – General Hospital – Aldermoor – Lordswood – <Lordshill - Lordshill North

Hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. Shirley is served between the peaks only. Last bus leaves town 1740 (1400 Sats). No Sunday service.

First X4

City Centre – Ocean Village – Woolston – Wright's Hill – Lowford – Sarisbury Green – Park Gate – Locks Heath – Titchfield – <Fareham - Portchester - Port Solent - Portsmouth

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus from town to Portsmouth at 1755 (1720 Saturdays, 1715 Sundays), to Fareham at 2000 (1945 Sats, 1915 Suns).

First X5

City Centre – Ocean Village – Woolston – Wright's Hill - Lowford – Sarisbury Green – Warsash - Locks Heath<Fareham – Stubbington – Lee on Solent – Gosport

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus from town to Gosport at 1930 (1920 Saturdays, 1745 Sundays), to Fareham at 2030 (2020 Saturdays, 1845 Sundays).

Salisbury Reds X7

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – <Totton> – Testwood – Ower – West Wellow – Plaitford – Landford – Whaddon – Alderbury – Salisbury

Hourly with X7R Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1735 (1715 Saturdays). No Sunday service.

Some journeys run via Paultons Park.

Salisbury Reds X7R

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – <Totton> – Testwood – Ower – <Romsey> - Shootash - Sherfield English – Whaddon – Alderbury – Salisbury

Hourly with X7 Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1410 (1610 Saturdays). No Sunday service.

Xelabus X10

City Centre – Northam – Bitterne> – West End – Moorgreen Hospital – Horton Heath – Durley – Bishops Waltham

Hourly weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1820. No Sunday service.

Xelabus X12

City Centre – Bedford Place – Freemantle – Regents Park – Millbrook Tesco/Shirley

PART TIME/Infrequent: 3 to 4 journeys 0930-1430 Tuesdays and Thursdays only. Last bus leaves town at 1345.

Bluestar 1

City Centre – Stag Gates – Bassett – Asda – <Chandlers Ford> – Fryern Hill – Otterbourne – Compton – St Cross – Winchester

Every 15 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2350 (2320 Sun)

First 1

Adanac Park - Lordshill> – Coxford – Maybush – Shirley – Central Station - City Centre

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town for Adanac Park at 1835 (1830 Sats), for Lordshill at 1910 (1855 Sats). No Sunday service.

Bluestar 2

City Centre – Stag Gates – Portswood – Swaythling – North Stoneham – <Eastleigh> – Bishopstoke –Fair Oak

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2320 (0025 Fri/Sat to Eastleigh only, 2235 Sun)

First 2

Millbrook – Shirley – Central Station City Centre

Every 7/8 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2342 (2315 Suns)

Bluestar 3

City Centre – Northam – Bitterne – Thornhill Park – Hedge End Superstores> <Hedge End Centre – <Oaklands – Botley – Boorley Green

Hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2110 (1715 Sun).

First three

Lordshill – Aldermoor – General Hospital – Shirley Warren – Shirley – Central Station – <City Centre> – Ocean Village – Woolston – Sholing – Thornhill

Every 7/8 mins weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town for Lordshill at 2350 (2244 Suns), for Thornhill at 2347 (2352 Suns).

Bluestar 4

City Centre – Central Station – Shirley – Maybush – Lordshill – Rownhams – North Baddesley –Romsey

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2320 (1820 Sun).

Bluestar 6

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – <Totton> – Rushington – Ashurst – <Lyndhurst – Brockenhurst – Setley – Lymington

Hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1845.

First 6

City Centre – Ocean Village – Woolston – Wright's Hill – Netley – Hamble

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2235 (1950 Suns).

Bluestar 7

Central Station - City Centre – Chapel - Woolston - Wrights Hill - Sholing

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1910 (1705 Sundays).

First 7

City Centre – Bevois Valley – Portswood – St Denys – Bitterne Park – Townhill Park/Midanbury

Every 7 mins weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2310.

Bluestar 8

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – <Totton> – Hounsdown – Pooksgreen – Marchwood – Applemore – Hythe Hospital – Hythe – Netley View – Hardley – Holbury – Blackfield – Fawley - Calshot

Hourly daytimes. Last bus leaves town for Calshot at 1635, Hythe at 1830 (1640 Suns) and Marchwood at 2100 (1740 Suns). No buses beyond Hythe on Sundays.

First 8

City Centre – Northam – Bitterne – Chartwell Green – West End – Moorgreen Hospital – Hedge End Superstores/Hedge End Station

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2030 (1800 Sundays).

Bluestar 9

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – Applemore – Dibden Purlieu – Hythe – Netley View – Hardley – Holbury – Blackfield – Langley

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2310 daily. Late evening journeys from Southampton also serve Marchwood.

First 9

City Centre – Chapel - Woolston - Merry Oak – Bitterne – Sholing

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1930. No Sunday service.

First 10

City Centre – Northam - Bitterne - Thornhill - Hightown

Every 7/8 mins weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2325 (2300 Suns).

Bluestar 11

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – Totton – Totton College - West Totton

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes (Every 10 mins to Totton with route 12). Last bus leaves town at 1905. No Sunday service.

First 11

City Centre – Ocean Village – Woolston – Weston

Every 7/8 mins weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2325 (0025 Fri/Sats, 2245 Suns).

Bluestar 12

City Centre – Central Station – Millbrook Roundabout – Totton – Testwood – Calmore

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes (Every 10 mins to Totton with route 11). Last bus leaves town at 2325 (2105 Sundays)

First 12

Lordshill - Aldermoor> - General Hospital - Maybush - Millbrook - Shirley - Central Station - <City Centre

Every 30 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1920 (1915 Sats, 1815 Suns).

First 13

City Centre> – Chapel - Woolston - Peartree - Bitterne - Harefield

Half-hourly weekday daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 1955. No Sunday service.

Bluestar 16

City Centre – Northam - Bitterne - Midanbury/Townhill Park

Every 15 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2030 (1735 Sundays)

Bluestar 17

City Centre – Central Station - Shirley - Shirley Warren - General Hospital - Aldermoor - <Lordshill - Hillyfields

Every 15 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town at 2330.

Bluestar 18

Millbrook – Shirley – Central Station – <City Centre> – Northam – Bitterne – Thornhill – Hightown

Every 7/8 mins Mon-Sat daytimes. Last bus leaves town for Millbrook at 0020 (2320 Suns) and for Hightown at 0005 (2305 Suns)



Night buses from Southampton on Friday and Saturday nights

Unilink U1N

Leisure World – City Centre – Bevois Valley – Portswood – University – Swaythling – Airport - Eastleigh


Bus routes serving Eastleigh

Timetables and route maps here

Stagecoach E1

Eastleigh – Boyatt Wood – Colden Common – Twyford – St Cross –Stanmore - County Hospital - Winchester

E1/E2 combined run hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. No buses after 1930 or on Sundays.

Stagecoach E2

Eastleigh – Boyatt Wood – Otterbourne – Compton – St Cross – Stanmore – County Hospital – Winchester

E1/E2 combined run hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. No buses after 1930 or on Sundays.

Xelabus X4

Eastleigh – Airport – Mansbridge – West End – Moorgreen Hospital – Hedge End Superstores / <Hedge End Centre / Oaklands

Hourly weekday daytimes. No buses after 2000. Evening journeys do not serve Barton Peveril College

Xelabus X6/X7

Eastleigh – Velmore – <Chandlers Ford> – Fryern Hill – Hiltingbury

Every 30 mins weekday daytimes. Hourly Thurs-Sat evenings and Sunday daytimes. Hiltingbury is not served evenings or weekends. No Sun-Weds evening service.

Xelabus X8

Eastleigh Boyatt Wood

PART TIME: Hourly 1900-2330 Thurs-Sat evenings, hourly Sunday daytimes 1100-1530. No service on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays.

Xelabus X9

Eastleigh – Allbrook - Colden Common – Fair Oak – Horton Heath – Hedge End Station – Hedge End Superstores <Hedge End Centre – Botley – Curdridge – Waltham Chase – Swanmore – Bishops Waltham

Hourly weekday daytimes. No buses after 1930 or on Sundays.

Xelabus X15

Eastleigh – Fair Oak – Horton Heath – Boorley Green - Botley - Hedge End Superstores <Hedge End Centre – Lowford - Windhover Tesco - Hamble/Netley

3 or 4 journeys a day each weekday. No weekend service.

Bluestar 2

City Centre – Stag Gates – Portswood – Swaythling – North Stoneham – <Eastleigh> – Bishopstoke – Fair Oak

Every 20 mins Mon-Sat daytimes.

Bluestar 5

Boyatt Wood - <Eastleigh> – North Stoneham – Asda – North Baddesley – Romsey

Every 30 mins between Eastleigh and Boyatt Wood, hourly between Eastleigh and Romsey weekday daytimes. No buses after 1900 or on Sundays.


Other bus routes in the region

Timetables and route maps here

Xelabus Hoppa 1

Bitterne Midanbury

PART TIME/Infrequent: 3 journeys 0900-1400, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. No weekend service.

Xelabus Hoppa 2

Bitterne Sholing - Thornhill - Bitterne

PART TIME/Infrequent: 3 journeys 0930-1430, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. No weekend service.

Xelabus Hoppa 3

Bitterne – Thornhill Park – Sholing

PART TIME: 2/3 journeys 1000-1430, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only. No weekend service.

Bluestar H1/H2

Applemore – Dibden - <Hythe> – Hollybank - Dibden Purlieu – Netley View – Langdown –

2-hourly Monday, Wednesday & Friday daytimes only. No buses after 1730 or on other days.

Bluestar T3/T4

Totton – West Totton – Netley Marsh – Woodlands – Bartley – Cadnam> – Winsor – Tatchbury Mount – Calmore – West Totton – Totton

PART TIME: 4-5 2-hourly journeys in each direction 0900-1800 Tues, Thurs and Sat only.

Unilink U9

Townhill Park/Midanbury – Bitterne Park – St Denys – Portswood – University – Bassett – Bellemoor – Upper Shirley – General Hospital

PART TIME: 2 journeys towards General Hospital before 0830. 1 journey towards Townhill Park in the afternoon. No weekend service.

More X1/X2

Lymington – New Milton – Highcliffe – Hinton Admiral – Mudeford – Christchurch – Bournemouth

2 buses an hour Mon-Sat daytimes.

Xelabus X17

Bishops Waltham – Waltham Chase – Swanmore – Droxford – Corhampton – Warnford – West Meon – East Meon – Langrish – Stroud – Petersfield

2 journeys each way on Wednesdays only. No service after 1500 or on other days.

Salisbury Reds 35

Romsey <Halterworth - Braishfield

PART TIME: Infrequent: No buses after 1530 (1430 on Saturdays & school holidays) or on Sundays

Salisbury Reds 36

Romsey – Timsbury - Michelmersh - Mottisfont - Dunbridge - Kent's Oak - Newtown - Carter's Clay - Lockerley

PART TIME: Infrequent: 1-2 buses a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays only. No buses after 1400 or at all on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays.

Salisbury Reds 39

Romsey – West Wellow – Plaitford – Nomansland

PART TIME: Operates Mon, Wed & Fri only. 2 journeys towards Romsey, 1 towards Nomansland.

Stagecoach 46

North Baddesley - Valley Park - Hiltingbury - Hursley - County Hospital -Winchester

PART TIME: Infrequent. 3/4 weekday journeys. No buses after 1900 or at weekends.

Stagecoach 66

Romsey <Woodley – Ampfield – Hursley – County Hospital – Winchester

Half-hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. No buses after 2200 on Saturdays or 1800 on Sundays

Stagecoach 69

Winchester – St Cross – Twyford – Colden Common – Fair Oak – Lower Upham – Bishops Waltham – Swanmore – Waltham Chase – Shedfield – Wickham – Fareham

Hourly Mon-Sat daytimes. No buses after 2000 (1930 Sats) or at all on Sundays.

More 112

Hythe – Dibden Purlieu – Beaulieu> - East Boldre – East End – Norleywood – Boldre – Lymington

PART TIME: Infrequent: Non-schools services only run on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No service after 1600 Tues/Thurs, 1500 Sats or at all on Sundays

More 119

Lymington – Pennington - Everton - Hordle - Ashley - New Milton

PART TIME: Hourly 0900-1500 weekdays only. No weekend service.



Bus routes serving Winchester
Most bus services in Winchester are provided by Stagecoach. Click here for a map of their network and here to find timetables for their routes.
Stagecoach Winchester map.JPG

Other bus routes in Winchester:
Bluestar 1 to Southampton
Wheelers 16 to Stockbridge
Mervyns 95/95A/96/96A to Micheldever and East Stratton



Bus routes serving Portsmouth
Most buses in Portsmouth are operated by First. See their route map here and find timetables here. Other routes are provided by Stagecoach - route map here and timetables here.


Bus routes serving Fareham & Gosport
Almost all bus routes are operated by First - route map here and timetables here.
Other operators’ routes:
Stagecoach 69 to Winchester


Bus routes serving Havant
Most routes are operated by Stagecoach - route map here and timetables here.
Other operators’ routes:
First 27 to Rowlands Castle or Emsworth
Emsworth 28 to Southbourne


Bus routes serving Bournemouth & Poole
Most local routes are operated by Yellow Buses - route map here and timetables here. Other local routes and longer distance services are provided by More - route map here and timetables here.
Other operators’ services:
First X54 to Weymouth


Bus routes serving Salisbury
Most local routes are operated by Salisbury Reds - local route map here, regional route map here and timetables here.
Other operators’ service:
Stagecoach 5 to Swindon
Wheelers 10 to Bemerton Heath
Wheelers 12 to Stratford-sub-Castle
Wheelers 14 to Harvard Heights
Dorset 20 to Blandford Forum
Wheelers 29 to Shaftesbury
Wheelers 66/67 to Shipton Bellinger
First 265 to Bath