Christmas and New Year bus times

5 months ago Fri 24th Nov 2023

Christmas and new year bus times 2023/24

Our services will be running slightly differently over the Christmas and New Year period. Please see below for details:

Day Level of service
Christmas Eve Normal Sunday service on all routes. For routes that don't usually run on a Sunday, there will be no service.
Christmas Day

Special timetables will apply on Bluestar 1X, Bluestar 17X and Bluestar 18X (amended routes*). Only these routes will run.

Bluestar 1X Christmas Timetable

Bluestar 17X Christmas Timetable

Bluestar 18X Christmas Timetable

Boxing Day Sunday service will apply on all routes except Bluestar 6 which will not operate. For routes that don't usually run on a Sunday, there will be no service.
Wednesday 27 December Saturday service on all routes except Bluestar 6, 35, X7/X7R, Quayconnect, H1 & H2 which will run to a normal Wednesday timetable. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on Bluestar 5 - 0705 Eastleigh to Romsey & 0750 Romsey to Eastleigh.
Thursday 28 December Saturday service on all routes except Bluestar 6, 35, X7/X7R, Quayconnect, T3 & T4 which will run to a normal Thursday timetable. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on Bluestar 5 - 0705 Eastleigh to Romsey & 0750 Romsey to Eastleigh.
Friday 29 December Saturday service on all routes except Bluestar 6, 35, X7/X7R, Quayconnect, H1 & H2 which will run to a normal Friday timetable. Additional earlier journeys will be provided on Bluestar 5 - 0705 Eastleigh to Romsey & 0750 Romsey to Eastleigh.
Saturday 30 December Normal Saturday services on all routes.
New Year's Eve Normal Sunday service on all routes. For routes that don't usually run on a Sunday, there will be no service.
New Year's Day

Sunday services will apply to Bluestar 1, 2, 4, 7, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19 & 20 Quayconnect (except the 0730 from Central Station and the 0747 from Town Quay, which will not operate). A special service will operate on Bluestar 9, 12, 17 & 18. No other services will operate.

Bluestar 9 New Year's Day Timetable

Bluestar 12 New Year's Day Timetable

Bluestar 17 New Year's Day Timetable

Bluestar 18 New Year's Day Timetable

Tuesday 02 January Normal services resume across all routes.

*Amended routes for Bluestar 1X, 17X and 18X are as follows:

1X - Follows the Bluestar 2 route between Southampton and Swaythling McDonalds, then goes direct via Southampton Road to Eastleigh Bus Station. Then via Leigh Road to Chandlers Ford and follow a diverted route to Winchester City Centre via Bushfield Roundabout, Badgers Farm Road and Winchester Hospital.

17X - Same as the normal Bluestar 17 route.

18X - Follows the Bluestar 18 route from Thornhill to Millbrook where it is then extended to Maybush Corner, General Hospital and Aldermoor Turning Circle.

 

Click here to view our Christmas and New Year bus times leaflet.

On Christmas Day, all single fares (adult and child) will be £2. Returns will be £4.

Phone line/travel shop opening times will be as follows:

  Phone Lines Travel Shop
Friday 22 December 0830 - 1300 0930 - 1500
Christmas/Boxing Day Closed Closed
Weds/Thurs 27/28 December 0830 - 1700 Open as usual
Friday 29 December 0830 - 1400 Open as usual
New Year's Day Closed Closed
Tuesday 02 January onwards Open as usual Open as usual

Don't forget, single fares are capped at just £2, plus our evening fare offer is here to stay! All fares are just £1 after 6pm (excluding Christmas Day), ideal for nights out over the festive period. Don't pay for expensive car parking or taxis, simply catch the bus. Plan your journey today...

We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!