The Star

The Star – Plain sailing into Portsmouth

With brand new buses that have comfortable leather seats, free Wi-Fi, next stop announcements and on-screen BBC news updates, you can rely on The Star to sail you into Portsmouth in style.

Here you can:

  • view and download timetables and route maps
  • read more about The Star
  • sign up for news and special offers

In a hurry?

With real-time travel information online and at many stops along the route, you can plan your day with ease. And with a bus up to every 10 minutes between Waterlooville and Portsmouth, you know you'll never have to wait long for one of our Star services 7 and 8.

New to the bus?

If you haven't tried the bus before, or it's been a long time, just ask our friendly drivers for help. Each one of our uniformed Star drivers has been specially selected for their customer care skills and local knowledge. They'll be delighted to assist you.

Enjoy a challenge?

We think you'll enjoy Star travel. Each bus is named after a naval vessel or historic ship, to reflect Portsmouth's proud maritime heritage. We had a lot of fun collaborating with the Royal Navy and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard to come up with a unique design for the exterior of each bus – hopefully you'll have a bit of fun spotting them all. And look out for the interesting snippets of naval slang on the inside of the bus (bet you didn't know why we call dinner a 'square meal' or why children are sometimes referred to as 'nippers'!).