Services

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...catch a First service near you

Many of our services pass near the universities in Southampton and Portsmouth. Here's a list that you might find useful, although we have many other services in the surrounding area. Pick up one of our timetables, or search on our website by clicking here.

Our services can help bring you to clubs and pubs all over Southampton and Portsmouth, as well as both stadiums for matches and concerts and many, many other music venues and great places to visit for a day (or night) out!

Hampshire and Dorset: Universities

Solent University / Solent Halls of Residence students

Many of our services depart from Pound Tree Road / Vincent's Walk throughout the day and evening.

Walking distance from Pound Tree Road / Vincent's Walk.

  • Solent University (New Road) = Less than 5 minutes' walk
  • Kimber + DM Annex = 2 minutes' walk
  • Deanery and Chantry student halls = Less than 10 minutes' walk
  • Hamwick student halls = 5 minutes' walk

N.O.C and Lucia Foster Welch students

Loads of buses go via Queens Terrace every hour, less than 5 minutes' walk from Lucia Foster Welch and 10 minutes from the N.O.C. You can catch a bus to the city centre, Thornhill, Sholing, Woolston, Bitterne or even Gosport and Fareham (yes, they'll also take you to the shops.)

Solent University

The 8/8A/8B and 9 service the main Solent Campus.

Southampton University (Burgess Road) and Halls

The 7/7A services are particularly useful to students attending the main campus. The 7/7A runs beween Archers Road halls and Burgess Road (next to the main campus).

Archers Road students also benefit from the number 5 service, which connects you to the city centre, central station and general hospital.

Portsmouth University

Portsmouth University students will be happy to know that we connect the University the city and surrounding areas, including the Hard Interchange (where you can catch trains, other buses and even boats like the Gosport Ferry) with frequent buses throughout the day.

Pick up one of our timetables or return to the homepage to view details for the 13 service which stops outside the Furze Lane Halls of Residence, or any of these services which run past the University main campus: 7/7C, Zip 8, 15, 19/19A, X40.

A number of other services stop nearby in Commercial Road South, a few minutes walk away from the main city centre campus. These include: 1, 2, 3/3A, X4, X9, 13, 14 and X41.

You can view the most recent timetables and route information for these services here.

Hampshire and Dorset: Colleges

Southdown's College

There are a number of services operating to or very close to South Downs College:

  • Service 7: Wecock Farm - Waterlooville - Crookhorn - Cosham - North End - Lake Road - City - University - Southsea Shops - South Parade Pier.
  • Service 7C: South Downs College - Cosham
  • Service X9: Hambledon - Denmead - Sunnymead Drive - Waterlooville - Stakes - QA Hospital (one journey serving South Downs College)
  • Service 52: Fareham - Portchester - Cosham - South Downs College (from 2 September 2013)
  • Service 145: Hambledon - Denmead - Waterlooville - South Downs College - Havant - Emsworth
  • NEW Service SD4: Bishop's Waltham - Wickam - Cosham - South Downs College (from 2 September 2013)
  • NEW Service SD4: Gosport - Bridgemary - Fareham - South Downs College (from 2 September 2013)
  • NEW Service SD6: Warsash - Locks Heath - Fareham - South Downs College (from 2 September 2013)

Fareham College

Services 4A/4B/X4, 5/5A, 9 and some service 20 journeys all stop right outside the college and can take you to Fareham bus station, Gosport, Stubbington, Portchester, Lee-on-the-Solent, Warsash, Locks Heath or Southampton and all the stops in-between.

To view the most recent timetables for these services and details of their routes, click here.

Portsmouth College

Services 14, and 19/19A both serve the College and can take you to Gunwharf/The Hard, City Centre, Southsea, Old Portsmouth, Stubbington and North End.

To view the most recent timetables for these services and details of their routes, click here.

Bay House (6th form college)

Regular buses run past Bay House School throughout the day (so you'll have to find a better excuse if you're late!) Services 4, 5 and 6 will pick you up from Fareham bus station, Gosport, Stubbington, Locks Heath and many other areas.

To view the most recent timetables for these services and details of their routes, click here.

Taunton's College

Service 4 serves Taunton's College at least twice an hour, bringing you to and from Southampton City, Lords Hill, Shirley and Millbrook and all the areas in-between. Service 5 also travels close to the college.

Itchen College

The new service 12 serves Itchen College with up to three buses an hour between Lord's Hill, Millbrook, City Centre, Bitterne and Townhill.

Southampton City College

Southampton City College is just a few minutes walk from the bus stops at Pound Tree Road and Vincent's Walk, where you can catch First buses to stops all over the city and surrounding areas. Service 5 serves the college direct with up to a half hourly service.

St Vincent's College

The college is served by service 4 with a term time morning journey between Warsash, Titchfield, Stubbington Green, Lee High Street, Gosport Ferry and St Vincent's College. And an afternoon journey between St Vincent's College, Gosport Ferry, War Memorial Hospital, Lee West Point, Stubbington, Titchfield and Locks Heath.