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For information on the concessionary bus pass please visit help with travel.
Portsmouth bus routes are covered by two bus operators: Stagecoach and First Bus. Long-distance journeys coach operators National Express and Megabus operate from the coach and bus interchange at The Hard in Portsea, next to Portsmouth Harbour train station.
Portsmouth City Council operates a Park & Ride bus service providing a quick, easy way for visitors and out-of-town shoppers to get to Portsmouth city centre, Gunwharf Quays, the Spinnaker Tower and the Historic Dockyard.
The Public Transport Map shows which buses to use for all three Portsmouth hospitals: Queen Alexandra, St Mary’s and St James’.
Portsmouth has strong rail links with London, Southampton and both the south east and south west coastal routes with four mainline railway stations. The direct rail link to London takes one and a half hours.
Three train companies operate services from Portsmouth:
National Rail has more information about rail travel.
Providing services to UK, Channel Islands, French and Dutch destinations, Southampton International Airport is just 22 miles (35 km) away, with Bournemouth International Airport 50 miles (80 km) away flying to European destinations.
The Portsmouth International Port is wholly owned by Portsmouth City Council. 3.5 million people travel through the port each year. It also serves freight ferries sailing to and from destinations across the world. In fact, 70% of all bananas eaten in Britain pass through Portsmouth International Port.
Its geographical position makes it the closest UK port to London and Paris.
International ferry services operating ferry services from Portsmouth to the Channel Islands and Europe are:
To contact Portsmouth International Port, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 9229 7391.
Local route ferries operate from other Portsmouth sites to:
We have installed over 200 Real Time Information units across the city to help people plan their journeys.
RTI units display a countdown estimated time of arrival of bus services calling at that stop. It uses GPS data from detectors installed in each bus to calculate how far away the bus is from the stop and how long the bus will take to arrive.
The new pole-mounted and bus-shelter units includes technology which, when activated, announces bus arrival times to assist those with visual impairments.
Travelling by bus has been made easier for passengers with visual impairments thanks to new Real Time Information (RTI) technology available in some of Portsmouth’s bus stops. Real Time Information works with GPS data from detectors installed in each bus to calculate how far away the bus is from the stop and how long the bus will take to arrive.
This information is displayed at the bus stop. The new pole-mounted and bus-shelter units include technology which, when activated, announces bus arrival times. The word ‘info’ is written in braille on the push button unit, which can be found on the bus stop pole. Once pressed, the bus times will be announced. RTI units in bus shelters work with a special audio fob.
Find more information about the audio fob, including details about locations and instructions on how to use it on our audio fob information page.