What's coming up from September 2017
We are pleased to be providing advanced notice on some changes which have included many from our customers and set out below the brief details. New timetable booklets will be available from Mid-August and then the web site will be updated with full details. Service X4 Minor timetable changes for weekdays. NEW Sunday and P...Read more
EASTLEIGH College - Autumn Update
A new bus guide for students from the autumn term is now available from the College. Xelabus are delighted to be working in a partnership with Eastleigh College to attract more bus users and a special college pass will be available for the academic year at £575 and a term pass at £200. These will give unlimited travel on all Xelabus services at any...Read more
ITCHEN College - Autumn Update
A new bus guide for students from the Autumn term is now available from the College transport office. There will be minor changes to services 191 and 195 (now starting from Portchester Crossroads) A NEW Service 190 will provide an off peak service for students travelling in later but this will be a fare paying service of £2 single. Itchen College ...Read more
BARTON PEVERIL College - Autumn update!
A new bus guide for students from the autumn term is now available from the College Transport Office. There will be changes to services 401, 402, 404, 405 and 408. New services 411, 412, 413 and 414 replace Bluestar 602, 617, 619 and 620. A NEW later service from Stubbington (Service 410) will be introduced and an earlier return trip will also op...Read more
Let's Rock and let's use the bus!
On Saturday 8th July 2017 Lets Rock is back in Southampton on The Common and we are providing once againService X80Runs from the Central Station south side from 0930 and every 10 minutes until 1530 then as required.Service X80ARuns from Civic Centre bus stop from 0930 and every 10 minutes until 1530 then as requ...Read more
Service X11 returns!
As a result of Wheelers Travel wishing to not continue operating the Service W2 on behalf of Southampton City Council, Xelabus will be taking back the service and re-number X11. The service will commence from Monday 8th May with Wheelers finishing on Saturday 6th May. Timetable leaflets will be available on bus and displayed at bus stops along the route.Read more
Last days of Asda Havant free bus
Asda have decided to withdraw the free bus service for Havant store and therefore we regret that last day of operation will be FRIDAY 5th MAY 2017.Read more
NEW X5 service for Boorley Park!
Starting Monday 20th March, a new peak time bus will operate from Boorley Park new development to and from Hedge End Station for residents who need the train for work. The bus service provides a 30 minute frequency from 0615 to 0845 and also from 1545 to 1945 Monday to Friday. Gareth Blair, Managing Director of Xelabus said "We are delighted to have been awarded this...Read more
Service X15 - Revised timings
From 20th March, our Service X15 will have revised journey times along its route. This is as a result of traffic congestion causing delays to the service. Find the timetable by clicking here.Read more
Xelabus awarded new development bus service!
We are delighted to report here that we have been awarded a new bus service for the consortium of developers at Boorley Park. The bus service will operate peak times only between Boorley Park and Hedge End Station and although new housing is in small numbers at the moment, as the development extends across the new site the bus service will operate further into the lo...Read more
Service X10 - Durley
From 20 February for five days the section of road between Ashton Corner and Denhams Corner on our Service X10 will be closed for road repairs. As a result our Service X10 will be unable to serve this section of road and will be diverted from Ashton Corner non-stop via Winchester Road, Lower Upham, Mortimers lane, Fair Oak, Winchester Road to Horton Heath Crossroads ...Read more
Grange Road, Netley
From 20 February for five days Grange Road in Netley will be closed for road works. As a result our Service X15 will not be able to use Grange Road, Victoria Rd, Netley, Station Road and St Marys Road. Instead the service will run from Hamble to Hound Road then Ingleside, Woolston Road, Butlocks Heath back to Hound Road and normal route. We apologise to cust...Read more
Hedge End, Barleycorn Bus Stop
From 17 February for a short period, the bus stop at The Barleycorn PH layby will be closed for road repairs and Services X4, X9 and X15 will not be able to stop at this point. As a result the alternative stops are: Service X4 - Upper Northam Road outside shops Service X9 and X15 - In Wildern Lane outside shops We apologise to customers for a...Read more
Barton Peveril Service 404
Please be aware we have adjusted the times of this service. The departure time is the same but we have made the arrival times along the route better. This will hopefully assist students with timing of arrival at their bus stop. Call us for more details or look on the College web site.Read more
Barton Peveril students notice
If you use services 407, 408 or 409, please note that from Monday 30th January 2017 there will be some very minor timing and route alterations. See more by clicking here.Read more
Service X4 diversion in Hedge End
Owing to major work bring carried out on Bursledon Road in Hedge End, our Service X4 will divert on all journeys via Freegrounds Advenue, Lower St Helens Road, Upper St Helens Rd rejoining its route at Heath House Lane. It is expected this diversion will run from Wednesday 11th January for 3 months. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused wh...Read more
A student reminder!
Can Barton Peveril Students who have Term Passes please be aware that they are only valid until Friday 16th December 2016. Our Customer Service Team will be in College on Thursday 15th December as well as Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th January and students can purchase their new term pass between 0930 and 1400 on any of these days. They are £225 for travel from ...Read more
Xelabus rallies the stars to sign their bus!
With Southampton General Hospital building a new emergency and trauma Department it will provide care for youngsters from nine counties. The £4.9 million project received the backing from ex chancellor George Osborne with a Say Yes campaign where it was promised to match fund the campaign to the tune of £2 million. Now Southampton Hospital Charity and Eas...Read more
Christmas and New Year services
During the festive season we will be operating our services as follows: Saturday 24 December - Normal Saturday Service with last X7 at 2015 and X8 at 2000 from Eastleigh Bus Station Sunday 25 December - NO SERVICE Monday 26 December - NO SERVICE Tuesday 27 December - Sunday Service Wednesday 28 December - Week...Read more
Flying Santa comes to Southampton
During the hours that Santa will be flying into Southampton our Service X10 after 1600 each day will not be able to stop at Bargate Street. Don't worry we will drop you off and pick you up from Castle Way stop just across the road from Bargate Street.Read more
TESCO Free Shopper Buses
Will customers please be aware that the last day of Tesco Free Bus for Stoke Common will be Thursday 24th November. For Tesco Havant it will be Friday 25th November and for Tesco Bursledon it will be Thursday 24th November.Read more
Some Revised Fares from 3 January 2017
Our first revision of fares takes place early January. Not every fare has changed but we have simply brought certain fares into line within our network. If you are unsure if your fare will change ring 02380 644715. Day, Week and Monthly passes remain unchanged.Read more
Some Barton Peveril College Bus services change from 3 January 2017
As a result of a review of student travel we have, in conjunction with Barton Peveril College made some minor changes from this date. Please make sure you are aware of these changes. A revised timetable for college services will be available from the College Transport Office from early December. Routes and times will affect Service 403, 407, 408 and 409Read more
X11 Change of Operator
From 3 January 2017 there will be another bus company operating the popular Service X11 between Southampton City Centre and Lordshill. Our last day will be Saturday 31 December 2016. Southampton City Council had re-tendered this service and Wheelers will be taking over the route. We would like to thank all our regular passengers for their support and go...Read more
FIVE New Buses for the New Year
It's great news for passengers with the announcement of FIVE brand new Enviro 200 single deck buses for Xelabus. Operating on most routes the £900,000 investment by a small independent bus operator is a major commitment to the local area. Gareth Blair, MD of Xelabus said "We have been operating Enviro 200 buses on most services and these have been goo...Read more
Xelabus supports Southampton Hospital Charity Appeal with £5,000 cheque!
Gareth Blair, Operations Director for Xelabus recently donated a cheque from the company for £5,000 to the Piam Brown Ward at Southampton General Hospital. Gareth said "Xelabus is proud to be supporting Southampton Hospital Charity's appeal to raise £2 million and will continue to find ways to help towards the target of Summer 2018." You...Read more
Some more changes from 31st October 2016
Following customer requests we are also making these minor changes: X9 - The 0657 departure from Bishops Waltham will not serve Eastleigh Bus Station At 0811 but set down at Eastleigh Railway Station instead at 0811. X10 - The Monday to Friday 0741 departure from Waltham Chase Crossroads will now depart 10 MINUTES EARLIER at 0731 and operate 10 minu...Read more
Upcoming Service Updates
Minor changes from Sunday 30th October Following a major review of local Eastleigh area services, Xelabus has retained through tender process: Service X6/X7 - Service extended from Fryern Hill to Hiltingbury Monday to Friday Service X6/X7 - Evenings Service X8 - Evenings Service X9 - Existing timetableRead more
Barton Peveril Students - more days!
We will be in College following demand on Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th September between 0930 and 1300 to sell passes.Read more
College passes & service update
On Thursday 1st September and the Friday 2nd September the following Barton Peveril services will only be running in the morning and afternoon...401402403404405407408409 The following services will not be operating... 09.25 403 from Fareham Sainsbury's to Barton P...Read more
A gentle reminder...
From Monday 5 September there will be some important changes and here is a quick reminder although you can read back under "News" on more details: Service X3 - Withdrawn Service X4 - Revised timetable Service X6 and X7 - Off peak route and timetable change at Velmore with some buses serving ASDA. Service X9 - First journey into ...Read more
Barton Peveril Students!
We are in College on Friday 26, Tuesday 30, Wednesday 31 August, Thursday 1 and Friday 2 September answering your questions about student travel as well as selling passes. Pick up your travel guide as well as talk to our team about the best bus for you! Term Pass is £225 and Annual is £590.Read more
Bank Holiday Buses
Please note that for the Late Summer Bank Holiday weekend we will be operating our services as follows:Saturday 27 August - Normal Saturday ServiceSunday 28 August - Sunday ServiceMonday 29 August - A Sunday service will operate.Read more
Further Changes from 30th October 2016
Hampshire County Council and Eastleigh Borough Council will announce possible changes to various services operated by Xelabus. This will come into effect from 30th October 2016.Read more
Changes from Monday 5th September
Please note that we will be making some changes from Monday 5th September 2016 and we can announce them here. A new timetable booklet will be available from middle of August. Individual Schools leaflets are being distributed to all Schools and Colleges affected. X3 - To be WITHDRAWN&nbs...Read more
Service disruption - Thursday 23rd June 2016
Following last nights storms and consequent flooding on various parts of our network w ehad to make some major diversions for our services and we do apologise to customers if they were inconvenienced by changes or sections of route being missed out. The routes affected were X9, X10 and X15 following closures of roads at Butlocks Heath, Botley, Horton Heath, Bu...Read more
Spring Bank Holiday Buses
Don't forget its bank holiday next Monday so we will be running just our Sunday timetable for routes X7 and X8. See our timetables for details.Read more
Student Service 505 and 505A
We wish to advise parents of children attending Wyvern School and Stoke Park Schools that the Hampshire CC funded service 505 and 505A will NO LONGER operate from the September term this year.The last day of operation will be 19th July 2016.Parents with concerns should speak to Hampshire CC direct for alternatives.This has no...Read more
Lets Rock is back!
The fabulous 1980's Lets Rock will be back on Southampton Common on Saturday 9th July 2016.We are pleased to have been awarded the transport management for the event and will be running two special services to and from the Common. Service X80 will be from Holyrood (High St) and call at City Centre, Central Station South and Service X81 will ru...Read more
Heading for the Cricket at Ageas Bowl?
On days when there are T20 fixtures we will be running later buses back from the stadium to Parkway Station and Eastleigh so you can make the most of your day enjoying the cricket!Please call 02380 644715 for more informationRead more
Rods at the Ageas Bowl!
Another major event to put in your diary is ROD STEWART on tour and he will be appearing at the Ageas Bowl on Friday 10th June 2016.You can either hop on our X4 service from Eastleigh Bus Station or Parkway Station or take the Park and Ride bus from Wide Lane Playing Fields near Parkway.Watch the local press for more de...Read more
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016
Just a reminder that we will be running a Sunday service on this date.That's the X7 and X8 only.Please see the timetable for more details.Read more
Minor service changes and NEW Bitterne Hoppa
From Tuesday 29th March we will be making some changes to services as follows: Service X1/X2/X3 - will only operate Tuesdays and Thursdays with revised timetable on routes X1 and X2. Service X9 / X10 - This timetable will be further changed to allow for more running time. Service X12Read more
Please note we will be running Sunday service on Good Ffiday 25th March, Easter Sunday 27th March and Easter Monday 28th March. The services operating will be Service X7 and X8. On Saturday 26th March normal Saturday service will operate.Read more
Changes to Saturday Service X4
We will be making changes to our Saturday X4 service from 27th February 2016 and you will find details here.Read more
Some services change from 4th January
Don't forget to check the new timetables for routes X6, X7, X9, X10, X11 and X15 which change from the 4th January.Read more
NEW and revised timetables from 4th Jan 2016!
Please see the new and revised timetables for Xelabus services X6, X7, X9, X10, X11 and X15. Click here to see the new timetables.Read more
Hamble Lane, Hamble - Road Works
From 7th December for approximately 6 weeks there will be road works along Hamble Lane south of Hound Road to the Square and this will affect routes X15 and college services 196, 406 and 616. Please allow extra time for your journey.Read more
Network changes from Monday 4, January 2016
The following changes will be made to Xelabus services from 4th January 2016: Service X6/X7 – First Wessex are funding additional early morning Monday to Friday departure at 0705 from Eastleigh Bus Station to Fryern Hill. The return journey will operate via Barton Peveril College arr 0750 (...Read more
Christmas and New Year bus services
Our services will operate as follows over the festive period: Christmas Eve (24th December) – Normal weekday services with last departures at: Service X4 – 1845 from Eastleigh Bus Station Service X7 – 2015 from Eastleigh Bus Station...Read more
We are so sorry
We realise that our services have been struggling lately to keep to their schedules following the many road works in the Eastleigh area. As at the beginning of November, we had NINE sets of roads works to contend with affecting our entire network. We have complained to Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire CC and urge you, our customers to do the same!We ...Read more
Flying Santa comes to Southampton!
The bus stop at Bargate St for our services X10 and X11 will be out of use after 1645 (before this time normal departures will continue) 14th November until 23rd December. Alternative bus stops for both X10 and X11 to Hedge End/Bishops Waltham will be in Castle Way. Towards Lordshill our Service X11 will stop at the bus stop ...Read more
Coffee break for good cause
Staff at Xelabus had a great Cake and Coffee morning last Friday the 2nd October when over £250 was raised for the Macmillan Cancer Charity.Philip Blair, MD of Xelabus said "Many members of staff brought in home made cakes and everyone paid towards slices of some seriously delicious baking. We are pleased to send a cheque for this very worthy cause and I...Read more
From MONDAY 28th SEPTEMBER Barton Peveril College Bus times change
Services 403 and 406 lunchtime services will now leave the college at 1425. This change has taken place to ease congestion on evening services.Click here to view the amended timetable.Read more
Come and meet us...
Come and visit us... We are holding a week of Customer Surgeries and want to hear from you. We will be at the following locations so come along and meet us. Monday 19th October - Chandlers Ford, Oakmount Rd outside Waitrose between 10am and 1230pm Tuesday 20th October - Bishops Waltham Square between 10am ...Read more
Xelabus go mobile with My Mobile Tickets
Hampshire based operator Xelabus have gone mobile with their student passes by partnering with My Mobile Tickets. The new mobile ticketing partnership means Xelabus are now offering students the convenience of a secure term time pass on their mobile pho...Read more
Last BRIJAN bus service - Saturday 5th September 2015
For those wishing to take a ride on a BRIJAN bus for the last time we are putting in service for one day only N5 BJT the Dennis Dart. The bus will (subject to availability) operate these journeys with normal fares: 0702 Bishops Waltham to Eastleigh 0811 (Route 8) 0816 Eastleigh to Bishops Waltham 0926 (Route 8) 0930 Bishops...Read more
Late Summer Bank Holiday Buses & New Timetables from 7th September
Late Summer Bank Holiday Buses Xelabus services will operate as follows over this coming Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 29th August - Normal Saturday services Sunday 30th August - Sunday services with only X7 and X24 operating Monday 31st AugustRead more
Service changes from 7th September 2015
Don't forget we are making some changes to routes from 7th September 2015 and details are as follows: Service X1 - Revised timetable. No change to route Service X2 - Revised timetable. Route change will be from Eastleigh Bus Station, Romsey Rd, Twyford Road, Shakespeare Rd, Woodside Avenue, Broadlands Avenue c...Read more
5th BIRTHDAY Open Day - Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015
It is regretted but the planned Open Day and birthday celebrations planned for Bank Holiday Monday have had to be postponed. We promise to celebrate out 5th birthday in the Spring next year. Sorry to disappoint and cause any inconvenience.Read more