Bluestar started life under the Solent Blue Line name, as a subsidiary of Southern Vectis, in 1987. With its striking yellow and blue colour scheme, it offered the people of Southampton a fresh and new alternative in bus travel. We’ve changed a lot since then as we keep on evolving.
Our current network of bus services in Southampton, Winchester and the Waterside makes Bluestar the main inter-urban bus operator in Southern Hampshire.
We continually invest in our buses and technology. From the latest modern fleet to offering our customers enhancements like free wifi and USB chargers so they can make the most of their journey time with us. Our buses, with their striking star design, are easy to spot - and they certainly stand out amongst the crowd.
Our investment in off-bus ticketing technology makes bus travel available to buy online from the comfort of an armchair with our smartcard the key. Tickets can also be bought instantly through our mobile app.
Our strong relationship with the University of Southampton means we can offer joint-ticketing across our Unilink and Bluestar networks - giving all our customers a much wider choice.
It is a goal to remain the leading friendly operation throughout Southampton - shining across your city