University Travel Guide

Welcome to the Students' Union travel guide

This is your essential webpage to help you get around University and the beautiful island city of Portsmouth

From Southsea

All travel times are to the Students' Union and based on standard travel times analysed by Google Maps. First Buses operate every 10 minutes with the Route 1 and Route 2 nearest stops at the Civic Offices (Guidhall Square) or Cambridge Road Junction (Portsmouth Grammar School). 

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Cycling: 4 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 33 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Star 7 Route): 8 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 3 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 21 minutes
  • Cycling: 6 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 29 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • Taxi Journey: 5 minutes
  • There is no nearby or simple bus route

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Cycling: 9 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 25 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 20 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 8 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Cycling: 11 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 22 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 23 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 9 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Cycling: 12 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 19 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 2): 25 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 8 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 37 minutes
  • Cycling: 10 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 14 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 19 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 9 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 26 minutes
  • Cycling: 7 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 11 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 15 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 6 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 21 minutes
  • Cycling: 6 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 8 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 12 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 3 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 4 minutes
  • Cycling: 2 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 4 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 4 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 2 minutes

From University

All travel times are from the Students' Union and based on standard travel times analysed by Google Maps. First Buses operate every 10 minutes with the Route 1 and Route 2 nearest stops at the Isambard Brunel Road (Priory School) or Cambridge Road Junction (Portsmouth Grammar School). 

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Cycling: 4 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 4 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Star 7 Route): 9 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 3 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 21 minutes
  • Cycling: 6 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 8 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • Taxi Journey: 5 minutes
  • There is no simple bus route to here

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 30 minutes
  • Cycling: 9 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 12 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 2): 18 minutes
  • Taxi Journey: 8 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Cycling: 11 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 15 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 20 minutes
    [From Cambridge Road Junction]
  • Taxi Journey: 8 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 40 minutes
  • Cycling: 12 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 18 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 19 minutes
    [From: Isambard Brunel Road]
  • Taxi Journey: 8 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 37 minutes
  • Cycling: 10 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 23 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 17 minutes
    [From: Isambard Brunel Road]
  • Taxi Journey: 9 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 26 minutes
  • Cycling: 7 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 26 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 14 minutes
    [From: Isambard Brunel Road]
  • Taxi Journey: 6 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 21 minutes
  • Cycling: 6 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 29 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 13 minutes
    [From: Isambard Brunel Road]
  • Taxi Journey: 3 minutes

Free Travel Options:

  • Walking: 7 minutes
  • Cycling: 4 minutes
  • Uni Bus: 32 minutes

Paid Travel Options:

  • First Bus (Route 1): 7 minutes  [From: Isambard Brunel Road]
  • Taxi Journey: 3 minutes

Service Changes

Please note: The Students' Union does not operate the University bus service

The Students' Union are currently lobbying the University for:

  • Langstone sports travel solutions
  • A Somers Town bus stop for night time safety
Where to rack your bike

Bikes can be securely stored around campus at:

  • Richmond Building
  • Eldon Building
  • Dennis Sciama Building
  • Anglesea Building
  • Mercantile House