Ticket Information

Bargain Tickets for single and return journeys

Day Returns

Cheaper than paying two single fares, avaliable after 0900 Mon - Fri, or anytime at weekends and public holidays for most single fares of 80p and over. Available without time restriction for local journeys within Southampton or Hythe areas and longer journeys on bus 7.

Under 16s

Children 5 - 15 years inc. travel at half fares up to 2230 daily. Child Day Return, Day Rover and Getaway tickets are valid until close of service

Over 60s

Solent Blue Line Faresaver tickets allow travel at half single fare. Holders of local authority Hampshire Farepass tickets may travel at half single or Day Return fares. Special discounts for over 60s are available on Explorer Day Out and Day Rover tickets. Southampton City Council concessionary passes are welcome as are Borough of Eastleigh tokens, National Transport Tokens, and other local concessionary passes covering the area.

Bargain Tickets - travelling for the Day:

Solent All Zones Rover

Unlimited travel after 0900 for the day on Solent Blue Line buses throughout Southampton and Eastleigh and across the area from Fareham and Petersfield to Romsey and West Totton, Winchester to the Waterside, Hedge End and Hamble.
Not available West of Woodlands, West Totton on 30/30A or on services X33, X34, X35, 31, 31A or First Provincial journeys on 8 and 26/26A.
Day Rover tickets also available for the Southampton and Eastleigh areas .
Special rates for under 16s, over 60s and families
Buy Solent Day Rover on the bus or from offices.


Almost unlimited travel without time restriction on most Solent Blue Line, Stagecoach in Hampshire, Hants & Surrey, Coastline, Wilts & Dorset and First Provincial and other participating operators' buses for the day. Special rates for under 16s, over 60s and families. Buy Explorer in advance from offices and agents or by Freepost.

Southampton Day Rover

Unlimited travel for the day without time restriction on Solent Blue Line, Stagecoach in Hampshire and Wilts & Dorset services throughout Southampton including West End and Moorgreen (Home of Hampshire Cricket Club Rose Bowl). Special rates for under 16s and families
Buy Southampton Day Rover on the bus or from offices.

Eastleigh Day Rover

Unlimited travel after 0900 for the day on Solent Blue Line services in Eastleigh and Chandler's Ford including Colden Common, West End/Moorgreen (Home of Hampshire Cricket Club Rose Bowl) and Valley Park.
Buy Eastleigh Day Rover on the bus or from offices.


Buy Getaway tickets from the driver - almost unlimited travel, no time restrictions. Welcome on Solent Blue Line and most Stagecoach Hampshire Bus and Wilts & Dorset buses. Sorry not valid on First Provincial services.

For The Week Or Longer:

Freedom & Season Tickets

Solent Blue Line FlexiCARD Freedom tickets offer almost unlimited in the area you choose for periods from a week to a year.
We offer a choice of seven zones

Southampton including West End and Moorgreen.

Eastleigh including Chandler's Ford, Colden Common, Horton Heath, Valley Park, West End and Moorgreen.

Eastleigh South including Southampton and Hedge End and travel to and from Eastleigh Bus Station, and Leigh Road/Bournemouth.

Hythe including Applemore, Dibden Purlieu and Netley View (Monthly tickets and over only.)

Chandler's Ford-Winchester Shuttle including Otterbourne.

Inner Zone including Southampton, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Colden Common, Horton Heath, Hedge End and Botley, Hamble, Calmore, Totton and Hythe.

All Zones the freedom of most Solent Blue Line services form Fareham and Petersfield to West Totton and Romsey, Winchester to Hamble and the Waterside.

Additional Benefits:

As well as travel in the area you choose, Freedom tickets offer additional travel benefits at weekends and Bank Holidays:

Southampton Freedom tickets- take a second person FREE on the same city area journey.

Inner Zone & All Zones Freedom- take a child FREE on the same journey in your zone.

All Season & Freedom tickets- travel outside your ticket area for HALF SINGLE FARE on most Solent Blue Line, Stagecoach in Hampshire and Wilts & Dorset services

Tickets can start any day and be purchased for immediate use or in advance on the bus and from offices and agents.

Buying your Ticket:

Weekly Freedom tickets may be bought on the bus or from local offices and agents to start any day. Ask for advance purchase if you don't want your ticket to start today.

Monthly tickets, for which a passport size photograph is required, are available from offices and local agents throughout the area (see below) and by Freepost.

Tickets for periods up to a year are available by Freepost and from offices.

Solent Blue Line offices at 169/170 High Street, Southampton and Bus Station, Eastleigh are open 0830-1700, Monday to Saturday and welcome payment by cash, cheque with valid guarantee card, Switch and major credit cards.

Season tickets offer A to B travel where a Freedom ticket does not suit.

Faresaver tickets offer half single fare travel for periods from a month to a year to all over 60 and to registered disabled persons on Solent Blue Line and Wilts & Dorset buses, travel tokens welcome.

Buying your Ticket Locally:


Bitterne H M Newsmart, Bitterne Precinct
* City Centre Bus and Coach Shop, 169/170 High Street
Harefield Post Office Esgro, Exford Avenue
* Millbrook Post Office Esgro, Kendal Avenue
Portswood Newsmaster, Portswood Road
* Shirley Shirley Road Post Office, Foys Corner
Shirley City News, Park Street
Swaythling Wide Lane Post Office, Westfeild Corner
* Thornhill Estate Post Office Esgro, Hinkler Road
Thornhill Post Office, Thornhill Park Road
Weston Post Office, Wallace Road
Woolston Bridge News, Portsmouth Road

Surrounding Areas

Bishopstoke Post Office Spring Lane
a Bishop's Waltham Post Office, High Street
Blackfield Post Office, Hampton Lane
Chandler's Ford Post Office, 5 Bournemouth Road
Chandler's Ford Post Office (Alldays), Oakmount Road
* Eastleigh Bus Station, Upper Market Street
Eastleigh The Echo Shop, 17 High Street
Fair Oak Certa Travel, The Square
* Fawley Post Office, The Square
* Hedge End Post Office, St John's Centre
* Hiltingbury Post Office, Ashdown Road
* Holbury Post Office (Alldays), Long Lane
Horton Heath Post Office, Botley Road
Hythe Hythe Post Office, High Street
* Hythe Marchwood Motorways, Marsh Parade
* Hythe White Horse Ferries Ticket Office, The Pier
Marchwood Post Office (Alldays), Village Center
Netley Post Office, Station Road
* Romsey Bath Travel, The Hundred
* Swanmore Post Office, New Road
* Testwood Marchwood Motorways, Salisbury Road
Testwood Post Office, Salisbury Road
b Totton Post Office, Rumbridge Street
* Totton Post Office, Water Lane
Velmore Post Office, Falkland Square
* West End Post Office, High Street
c Winchester Bus Station, The Broadway

Tourist Information Centres

Southampton Leisure and Visitor Centre, Civic Centre Road
Romsey Church Street (off The Square)

All agents sell - Explorer Day Out Tickets.
Agents marked * also sell - Busabout, Faresaver, Freedom and Season Tickets.

a - Bishop's Waltham Post Office - Explorer, Faresaver and Freedom Tickets only.
b - Totton Post Office Rumbridge Street - Explorer and Freedom Tickets only.
c - Winchester Bus Station - Freedom and Season Tickets only.

Pop in to see us:

Our offices are open 0830-1700, Monday to Saturday
except Bank Holidays,
fax us on

023 8033 9192
or write to

Solent Blue Line
SO14 2WU
no stamp required.

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