First Bus

Routes and timetables

First Bus operates services in and around Southampton and local districts and Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport.

The First bus service from Southampton and Eastleigh to Marwell Zoo (M1) runs from 6 April until 1 September (2019). Download the timetable.

Ticket options

Full details of ticket options including daily, weekly, monthly and unlimited travel tickets can be found on the First Southampton or first Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport web pages.

The First Bus App allows you to purchase a wide range of tickets in advance and simply scan your mobile ticket when you hop on board, avoiding the need to have the right change.

Contactless payment is also possible on board the First City Red buses with your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.


Solent Go

The Solent Go travelcard allows travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel operators: Bluestar, Unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach, Wheelers and Xelabus.