things to do in Southampton by bus

It's not just about great shopping by day and a busy bar and club scene by night... there's more to this city, it's steeped in maritime history and home to a premier league football team you can get to them all with bluestar!



West Quay, IKEA and city centre shops

There are plenty of shops in Southampton to keep the shopaholic in you satisfied.

bluestar drop you off right outside West Quay which is home to John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. Walk through West Quay and you're on Southampton high street which is home to Topshop, TK Max, HMV and much more!

DIY heaven Ikea is just a 5 minute walk away from West Quay too.


walk the walls, Sea City museum, Tudor House

Southampton has plenty for you to discover from the medieval walls which protected the city, to the Sea City Museum which tells the of story of the Titanic and its maiden voyage from Southampton.

You can also wander around Tudor House Museum. It holds over 800 years of history and tells the story of the ancient residents of Southampton.


dine, drink, dance and more

Leisure World is just a short walk away from West Quay and is home to a 13 screen cinema, superclub Oceana as well as Frankie & Benny's and Ask. Bedford Place is host to a varitey of bars and clubs for you to dance the night away in.

The South's biggest theatre, Mayflower Theatre is located on Commercial Road less than a five minute walk away from Southampton Central Station where you can catch most bluestar services at. 


get to the theatre

Mayflower Theatre

You can catch the Bluestar 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 12 or 18 to the theatre, just get off at Southampton Central Station and it's less than a 5 minute walk away.

The Mayflower is the largest theatre south of London and hosts many hit shows, to see what is coming to the theatre soon click here

tickets & fares +


get to Southampton Football Stadium 

Southampton Football Club

Southampton is home to premiership club Southampton FC. St Mary's Stadium is based in Northam. Bluestar 18 drops you right outside. Pay the quick way with contactless!

Hold a season or match day ticket? We offer match day travel discounts.

Southampton Saints dayrider £3

valid for travel in the Southampton area (noramlly £3.60) - when you show the driver your match day ticket

Solent Saints dayrider £6

valid for network travel (normally £7.20) - when you show the driver your match day ticket

the big wheel in Southampton


The UK's tallest mobile Ferris wheel opens in Southampton

The Big Wheel has now arrived in Southampton City Centre, and is located just across the road from our Travel Shop. The 115ft attraction is great for thrill seekers or anyone who simply wants a unique aerial view of the city.Hop onto any Bluestar bus heading to the City Centre and go for a ride - all our buses stop within 5 minutes walk to the entrance of the Big Wheel.Why not pop into our Travel Shop after your ride to discover more day trips with Bluestar?




Southampton Boat Show


Britain's great boating festival

Will you be attending the Southampton Boat Show this year? then why not head over there on a Bluestar Bus. We've got your travel needs covered for a stess free and enjoyable journey. Simply catch your nearest Bluestar bus into town and then head to the show!