First Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport

Routes and timetables

First Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport operates services throughout the region as well as to Southampton and local towns. See the full list of network maps and timetables and route maps on their website.

Solent Ranger Services

The Solent Ranger buses travel between Southampton and Fareham, with the X4 going onwards to Portsmouth and the X5 to Gosport. Here is the X4 and X5 route map.


Eclipse buses use the dedicated off-road busway between Redlands Lane in Fareham and Tichborne Way in Gosport, providing a faster, more comfortable alternative to car travel. Find out more about Eclipse on the First Bus website. 

The Star

Running every 10 minutes between Waterlooville and Portsmouth along the A3 corridor (also known as the Zip bus priority corridor) the Star services 7 and 8 provide another level of bus travel with comfortable leather seats, free Wi-Fi, next stop announcements and on-screen BBC news updates. See the Star timetables and fares here.

Ticket options

Full details for the First Portsmouth, Fareham and Gosport ticket options including daily, weekly, monthly and unlimited travel tickets can be found on the First website.

The First Bus App allows you to purchase a wide range of tickets in advance and simply scan your mobile ticket when you hop on board, avoiding the need to have the right change.

Contactless payment is also possible on board the First buses with your contactless card, Apple Pay or Google Pay.

Solent Go

The Solent Go travelcard allows travel in the South Hampshire area on any of the following travel operators: Bluestar, Unilink, Salisbury Reds, First, Stagecoach and Xelabus.