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!



Westquay, 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 Westquay which is home to big names such as John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. Walk through Westquay 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, SeaCity 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...

Westquay South has a lot to offer - a 10 screen Deluxe cinema, 16 lane Hollywood Bowling and a whole host of top class food establishments. Plus Leisure World is just a short walk away and is home to a 13 screen cinema, superclub Oceana, as well as Frankie & Benny's and more. Or maybe Bedford Place is the Place for you. It's 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 almost every Bluestar bus to the theatre, just get off at Southampton Central Station or Southampton City Centre and it's 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 £3.70) - when you show the driver your match day ticket

Solent Saints dayrider - £6

valid for network travel (normally £7.50) - when you show the driver your match day ticket