This article provides details about the costs of travelling around Portsmouth. 


University bus service

The University bus service is provided to help both Staff and Students travel to and from the University. The circular route runs with stops at Bransbury Park in Eastney, Prince Albert Road, Francis Avenue, Fratton Bridge, Winston Churchill Avenue, Cambridge Road, Elm Grove, Kings Theatre, Festing Road and Eastney Health Centre.

Portsmouth is a flat city, and all the areas where students live are within walking or cycling distance from the town centre.


Budgeting for further travel

    • You will need to budget for trips home and occasional taxis to make sure you get home safely from nights out. The average student spends about £10 a week on travel.
    • If you use public transport, consider getting a monthly ticket or a season ticket. This will be cheaper than buying daily tickets.
    • Ask yourself if you really need to bring your car to University. It could create a big dent in your budget and it will be difficult to find parking in Portsmouth. See this article for further driving information.
    • Cycling is a great cheap option, but do bring lights, a helmet and a strong lock. See this article for cycling routes.
    • If you travel by coach, you can buy a National Express Young Persons Coachcard, providing up to 30% discount.
    • Try to book your travel tickets in advance. If you know you're going home for the holidays, you may be able to get cheaper fares by booking in advance.
    • Walk to lectures if you can – it is definitely the cheapest form of transport and a great way to keep fit!
    • If you travel by rail, you can buy a 16–25 Railcard and you'll receive a third off the fare.


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