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Southampton CityLink FREE shuttle bus

CityLink Shuttle Bus service - FREE service for Red Funnel customers

The CityLink bus service operates every 30 minutes between Southampton's Central station (South Side*) and Red Funnel's ferry terminals via the West Quay shopping centre. The journey time (Southampton Central <> Town Quay ferry terminals) is approximately 7 minutes.  The service is FREE for Red Funnel customers and a £1 fee per direction applies to non-Red Funnel customers from 12 May 2014.

National Express: The closest CityLink bus stop to Southampton's Coach Station is The Marlands/Asda stop on Portland Terrace. The stop is a just short walk (5 mins) from the coach station, follow the path/steps along the side of Asda's building to the right of the store entrance.

CityLink Route Map

Southampton CityLink Bus Route

CityLink Bus Timetable to 11 May 2014

Southampton CityLink bus timetable

CityLink Bus Timetable from 12 May 2014

Travel times from
Southampton Central
(South Side)
 Travel times from
Town Quay
(Red Jet & Vehicle Ferry)
Asda/The Marlands
(National Express)
2 mins
WestQuay4 mins
3 mins
Asda/The Marlands
(National Express)
5 mins
Town Quay (Red Jet & Vehicle Ferry) 7 mins
Southampton Central Station
7 mins

Departures from Town Quay - Red Jet and Vehicle Ferry Services

Mon to Fri (ex. Bank Hols)
 Saturday & Bank Hols
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Departures from Southampton Central Station

 Mon to Fri (ex. Bank Hols)
 Saturday & Bank Hols
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  • * The 06:45 and 07:15 (Mon-Fri) from Town Quay bus drops off at the North Side of Southampton Central Station only.  All other services arrive and depart from the South Side of Southampton Central Station.
  • CityLink bus service is free for Red Funnel passengers, a valid Red Funnel ticket, Red Funnel Season Ticket or onward rail ticket (to or from West Cowes/East Cowes) must be shown on boarding the bus. National concessionary passes are also valid for free travel on this service.
  • There is a charge of £1 (per direction) for non-Red Funnel customers payable to the driver.  This charge applies to all ages and there are no concessions.
  • All times correct at time of publication (April 2014)
  • Red Funnel reserve the right to alter or amend this timetable at any time.
  • This service is operated on behalf of Red Funnel by BlueStar a part of Go South Coast.

CityLink is funded by Red Funnel and operated by Blue Star

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Red Jet Hi-Speed service
Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight
There are currently dense fog patches in the Solent which may cause delays.

The 0745 from Soton will be on time with the 0745 from West Cowes being approx. 10-15 mins late.

Passenger Vehicle Ferry service
Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight
Service is operating normally

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