Travel within the City boundaries or further afield could not be easier, to find out more about getting to Southampton visit the Travelling to Southampton page.
Southampton's excellent south coast location means that travel links by road, rail, sea and air are unmatched in the region. The major trunk road and rail networks (link to visit section) enable fast and efficient travel to all major centres in the UK. Southampton International Airport on the outskirts of the City provides links to a number of European Capital Cities and the cross channel ferry services from Portsmouth provide links to France and Spain.
Public transport in Southampton offers a wide range of services to many destinations within the city and neighbouring towns. The Public Transport map shows all of the bus, rail and ferry services that operate within Southampton, including those serving destinations outside of the city. A broad summary of the services available is given below;
There is a comprehensive bus network in Southampton and frequent services are available to/from most locations in the city, including all district centres. There are also half hourly services to most neighbouring towns. Most bus services depart from and travel to the city centre (see our Public Transport map for bus stop locations).
Direct local rail services run to Totton, Romsey, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh and Southampton Airport from Southampton Central. There are also 7 local stations at Redbridge, Millbrook, Swaythling, St. Denys, Bitterne, Woolston and Sholing where you can catch trains to Southampton Central or other destinations.
There are two ferry services to the Isle of Wight leaving from Town Quay; a high speed service for foot passengers and a ferry for vehicles, cyclists and foot passengers. There is also a half hourly service to Hythe carrying foot passengers and cyclists which leaves from Town Quay.