Public Transport

Page last updated at 13 July 2015 at 13:28

Public Transport

News and Changes to Public Transport Services

Click this link to find out more about the above news and for information on other upcoming changes to public transport services in the Borough. 

 

Network Maps

Click the links below to view maps of the Borough's public transport network.

 

Train services

Rail stations serving the Borough are located at:

Click each link above to view live train departures at each station. 

A wide variety of rail services operate from these stations. For all rail journey planning and information, please visit National Rail Enquiries or call them on 08457 48 49 50. 

Trains serving Eastleigh Borough are operated by South West Trains, Cross Country Trains, Southern and First Great Western.

Eastleigh Borough Council is working with the Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership to promote rail services and make improvements at stations in the Borough. For more information visit: Three Rivers Rail website 

 

Bus Services  Bbwl20wide20on20white M

A network of regular bus routes connects all parts of the Borough to Southampton, Eastleigh and other major destinations in the area. 

Most bus services in South Hampshire are now equipped with free on-board Wi-Fi internet access and operated with low floor buses.  This means most buses are accessible to people with pushchairs, buggies or mobility scooters and whilst on the bus, you can use your time to go shopping online, use facebook or twitter, or do work- whilst you let someone else take care of the driving. 

The new Solent Go travelcard can be used on buses across Eastleigh.  This new travelcard helps make bus travel easier:  Solent Go

  • The card makes it easy to hop-on and hop-off public transport, saving you time and speeding up bus journeys 
  • The card avoids you needing to carry the correct change or multiple paper tickets
  • The card covers both bus and ferry travel across the Solent area 

More information on this new travelcard is available at the Solent Go website 

Some of the bus stops on the main Bluestar 1 route (Southampton-Chandler's Ford- Winchester) have cycle parking at the stop to make it easier for you to cycle to the bus stop, saving time compared to walking from further afield.  More information about bus stop cycle parking 

Route and timetable information on all bus services operating in the Borough is shown below.

Click the link on each route to view current route and timetable information. 

First Hampshire

First Hampshire operate the following services:  Firstbus

Timetable information for all First routes is available from their website, or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday). 

Bluestar

Bluestar operate the following services:     758 26 6 07 S

Timetable information for all Bluestar routes is availablefrom their website or or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).  Bluestar can also be contacted by phone 01983 827 005 (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). 

Uni-Link

Uni-link operate the following services:   Unilink20new20bus S

Timetable information for all Uni-link routes is available from their website or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).  Uni-link can be contacted by phone on 023 8059 5974 (9.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday – term time and 9.30am to 2pm during university vacations). 

Brijan

Brijan operate the following services:  XIL 8584 MI7559 S

Timetable information for all Brijan services is available on the Brijan website or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).

Stagecoach

Stagecoach operate the following services:  Stagecoachbus S

Timetable information for all Stagecoach services is available on the Stagecoach website or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).   Stagecoach can be contacted by phone on 0845 121 0190.  

Xelabus

Xelabus operate the following services:  Xelabus S

Timetable information for all Xelabus services is available on the Xelabus website or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).   Xelabus can be contacted by phone on 023 8064 4715. 

Wheelers Connect  Photo S

Wheelers Connect operates the following routes:

Timetable information for Wheelers Connect services is available on theWheelers website  or from Traveline through their website, or by phone on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, lines open 7am to 10pm everyday).   Wheelers Connect can be contacted by phone on 023 8047 1800. 

Taxi Share Services

A shared taxi service with fares similar to bus services is operated in some areas. Passengers  need to book in advance and the journey will be operated by a taxi. Some taxishare services receive financial support from EBC. The links below provide more information on these services. 

 

Coach services

Megabus operate scheduled coach services from Southampton Airport to Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham airport, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle. Please visit the Megabus website for more information on this and other services. 

 

Community Transport Services in Eastleigh Borough

Dial-a-Ride  Onecommunity

For information about the EastleighDial-a-ride service visit: One Community Transport website  or telephone 023 8090 2450 or 023 8090 2432. 

For information on transport services provided by One Community such as HedgeEnd Park mini bus, Parish Link minibus service and Eastleigh Shopmobility visit One Community Transport Services  or telephone 023 8090 2400. 

Good Neighbour Schemes

Good neighbours schemes provide support for people with special needs living in their local community, including transport to essential appointments and shopping. For more information on Good Neighbours Schemes in the Eastleigh area,please click here, or for local information please use the contact details below:

Bishopstoke Good Neighbours scheme – 023 8061 6916 or 023 8069 3094

Botley Neighbour Care – 07857 242 218

Bursledon Good Neighbours – 08456 447 506

Chandler’s Ford Good Neighbours – 07914 757 380

Eastleigh Good Neighbours – 023 8064 2420

Hamble Good Neighbours – 023 8045 2164 or 023 8045 2273 

 

Ferry servicesHamble20ferry

The Hamble-Warsash ferry provides a service across the River Hamble. Foot passengers and bikes are carried.  Operating hours are 9am to 6pm in summer and 9am to 4pm in winter.  There is no timetable or need to book in advance as the ferry  operates on demand. 

Up to 12 passengers can be carried at a time. Wheelchair passengers can be also carried as a ramp is available- please call in advance to arrange.

Operator: Hamble–Warsash Ferry; The Ferry Hard, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4JB

Telephone: 023 8045 4512 or 07720438402 

 

Supported Public Transport Services

Some bus services in the Borough operate with financial support from Eastleigh Borough Council.  For more information on these services, please click here

 

Further Information

Journey Planning and Advice

Numerous online journey planners exist to help you plan your journeys. Links to some of these are shown below. 

The My Journey Planner provides travel advice for bus, rail, coach,ferry, cycling and car journeys- or any combination of these. 

Traveline is an online public transport journey planning service. If you have a query regarding the times of public transport services both locally and nationally then contact traveline on 0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 10p per minute, mobile charges may differ, open 7am to 10pm everyday). 

Finally, Google Maps offers a good journey planner option- just enter where you want to travel from and to (eg "Fryern Hill shops to Fair Oak Square" and click the icons for bus/ driving/ cycling and walking to view possible options for your journey). 

Mobile Journey Planner Apps

There are several journey planner apps available for smartphones so you can plan your trip on the go.  These include:

Southampton Buses https://itunes.apple.com/th/app/southampton-buses/id866563559 

Bluestar:   http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/app.shtml

Firstbus: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/leeds/journey_planning/app/ 

Contacts

If you have any comments or queries regarding bus services in the Eastleigh area then your first point of contact should be the Passenger Transport Team at Hampshire County Council on 0845 603 5633 

If you wish to make a formal complaint about bus services in the local area you should contact the Traffic Commissioner at the Western Traffic Area Office, 2 Rivergate, Temple Quay, Bristol. BS1 6EH Telephone 0870 606 0440. 

Queries and comments regarding the concessionary fare scheme should be directed to Hampshire County Council , telephone 0845 045 8355. 

Bus Users UK

Bus Users UK represents bus passengers. They aim to help communication between bus users and the people that provide your bus service. They organise Bus Users' Surgeries around the country, set up local groups of bus users and campaign on behalf of bus passengers. You can join Bus Users UK as an individual member; further details on their website

Bus Users UK can also help out if something unsatisfactory happens on your bus journey, whether you're a member or not. If you have a problem on a bus journey, please let the bus company know first. If you don't feel they have resolved it to your satisfaction, contact Bus Users UK giving them as much detail as you can. They will take things further for you. If they can't resolve it, they are partners in the Bus Appeals Body who will issue a decision about your difficulty. 

Bus Users UK PO Box 119 Shepperton TW17 8UX 

Tel: 01932 232574

Email: enquiries@bususers.org 

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