University of Portsmouth U1 student bus service

Getting around by bus

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

University term-time bus services

The U1 and U2 services have now ended for the summer break, and will return in the autumn for the new academic year.

Due to the Covid outbreak, bus services are operating in term time at reduced capacity on the usual timetable. Face coverings must be worn, in line with Government advice on social distancing.

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.

The University bus service U1 is free if you show your student card. The buses run on a first come, first served basis and will be operating at 50% capacity during 2020/21 to comply with social distancing guidelines. If the bus is full, you'll need to wait for the next one.

Every bus will be equipped with hand sanitisers for passengers to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Face coverings must be worn and no alcohol is allowed on the buses. 

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.

View the U1 Monday-Friday term timetable

U2 - Langstone Sports Bus

The U2 Sports Bus makes travel to Langstone Sports Site simple. The Sports Bus is free to use for students, you just need your student card to get on. The Sports Bus runs Monday to Wednesday, with an extended timetable on Wednesdays for BUCS games.

The bus picks up passengers from Albert Road traffic lights bus stop (by Bodrum restaurant), and doesn't drop off passengers until Langstone.

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.

View the U2 bus timetable

The U1 bus app

Select your stop to see when the next U1 bus is arriving. Developed and run by students, the online app makes your university travel simpler. 

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