University of Portsmouth U1 student bus service

Getting around by bus

Travelling to and around campus is easy with our free University buses

Term-time bus services

The U1 and U2 services are currently running. Face masks are compulsory on public transport until Thursday 27 January.

We run 2 free bus services to campus – the U1 takes a circular route around Portsmouth, and the U2 goes to the Langstone sports site and back at certain times of year.

The University bus service is free if you show your University ID card. If the bus is full, you'll need to wait for the next one. No alcohol is allowed on the bus service.

U1 – Circular around Portsmouth

The U1 University Bus is convenient and frequent. Buses run every 15 minutes during weekdays in term time. The U1 bus doesn't run at weekends, during the academic holidays or on public holidays.

The bus takes a one-way circular route, stopping at: 

  • Bransbury Park, Eastney
  • Prince Albert Road
  • Francis Avenue
  • Fratton Bridge
  • Winston Churchill Avenue
  • Cambridge Road
  • Elm Grove
  • Kings Theatre
  • Festing Road
  • Eastney Health Centre

View the route map.

U2 - Langstone Sports Bus

The U2 Sports Bus makes travel to Langstone Sports Site simple. It runs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, with an extended timetable on Wednesdays for BUCS games. The route stops are:

  • University
  • Albert Road traffic lights (by Bodrum restaurant)
  • Langstone campus

On the return to University, the bus drops off at Albert Road traffic lights bus stop, but doesn't pick up passengers. This service is for students doing sporting activities at Langstone Campus only – not for local journeys to Albert Road.