An aerial view of spinnaker sports centre

Finding Us and Travel

Keeping you safe during your workout

Find out how we're protecting you while you workout – as well as the steps you need to take to book a session, and what you'll need to before, during and after exercising with us.

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Finding our facilities

Our facilities are split over three sites, our two indoor sites are in a Central Campus location, with our outdoor site a short journey away. If you're in the library, pop over, have a workout and re-energise your brain ready to study again.

St. Paul's Gym

The historic St. Paul's Gym is right in the heart of the campus. At most, a 10 minute walk from all halls and university buildings, your warm up and cool down is sorted. A quirky four floor gym has all the kit you'll need to get active and stay healthy while in Portsmouth. With a four-court sports hall in tow as well, we've got all your needs covered for badminton, futsal, basketball, netball and volleyball. Why not book yourself in for a game of badminton with some mates?

Location: St. Paul's Gym, St. Paul's Road, Portsmouth, PO5 4AQ

Opening times (core): Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-6pm

Opening times (non-core): Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-1.30pm

Female student using ropes in exercise class

Spinnaker Sports Centre

A stone's throw away from St. Paul's Gym, Spinnaker Sports sits opposite the student's union on Cambridge Road. With two large studios that host a range of activities from our fantastic taught fitness classes, to our virtual classes and club training sessions. With a four-court sports hall offering badminton, table tennis, futsal, basketball and volleyball as well half court options for basketball and volleyball in addition to our classes. Get yourself booked in to a class and get fit in a friendly social group.

Location: Spinnaker Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2ER

Opening times (core): Monday-Friday, 7am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-6pm

Opening times (non-core): Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9pm, Saturday-Sunday, Closed

People lifting bars with colours weights on the end in a fitness class

Langstone Sports Site

Set on the picturesque Langstone Harbour, Langstone Sports Site hosts training and matches for our sports clubs. We have a FIFA and RFU accredited full size 3G pitch, a full size FIH accredited sand based Hockey Pitch, Netball courts, 5 a-side cages, Tennis courts as well a multitude of grass pitches ranging from 5 to 11 a-side football pitches and two rugby pitches.

If you want to get a bit of extra training in, you can hire these yourself and play with your friends. If you're heading down to Langstone, check out our travel guide for the easiest way to get there. For block booking enquiries please visit our bookings page.

Location: Langstone Sports Site, Furze Lane, Portsmouth, PO4 8LW

Opening times (core): Monday-Friday, 7.30am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-6pm

Opening times (non-core): Monday-Friday, 7.30am-9pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8.30am-1.30pm

Goal keeper and players playing a hockey match on astro turf

Travel

There are many ways to find us, from our central campus locations at St. Paul’s and Spinnaker Sports Centre to our outdoor site across the city. We get that travel can be tricky to Langstone, so why not keep things easy and use our Sports Bus. The Sports Bus is FREE to use for students, you’ll just need your student card to get on. The Sports Bus runs Monday-Tuesday with an extended timetable on Wednesdays for BUCS games. Take advantage, get your friends along to support you, show your #PurplePassion and get behind #TeamUOP.

For general travel around the city, including the student bus running throughout the week, please visit the Students' Union travel guide. Please note if you decide to get on the regular university bus, you’ll need to get off at the Prince Albert Road bus stop and walk down Locksway Road, Langstone Sports Site is about a 15-20 minute walk from the bus stop.

aerial view of the rugby and football outdoor pitches

Langstone Sport Site

U2 bus timetables

Mondays

University of Portsmouth Albert Road Traffic Lights
COLLECTION ONLY
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
4.15pm 4.23pm 4.33pm
5.00pm 5.08pm 5.18pm
5.45pm 5.53pm 6.03pm
7.05pm 7.13pm 7.23pm
7.50pm 7.58pm 8.08pm
8.35pm 8.43pm 8.53pm
9.50pm 9.58pm 10.08pm
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
Albert Road Traffic Lights
DROP OFF ONLY
University of Portsmouth
4.37pm 4.47pm 4.55pm
5.22pm 5.32pm 5.40pm
6.07pm 6.17pm 6.25pm
7.27pm 7.37pm 7.45pm
8.12pm 8.22pm 8.30pm
8.56pm 9.06pm 9.14pm
10.12pm 10.22pm 10.30pm

Tuesdays

University of Portsmouth Albert Road Traffic Lights
COLLECTION ONLY
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
4.15pm 4.23pm 4.33pm
5.00pm 5.08pm 5.18pm
5.45pm 5.53pm 6.03pm
7.05pm 7.13pm 7.23pm
7.50pm 7.58pm 8.08pm
8.35pm 8.43pm 8.53pm
9.50pm 9.58pm 10.08pm
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
Albert Road Traffic Lights
DROP OFF ONLY
University of Portsmouth
4.37pm 4.47pm 4.55pm
5.22pm 5.32pm 5.40pm
6.07pm 6.17pm 6.25pm
7.27pm 7.37pm 7.45pm
8.12pm 8.22pm 8.30pm
8.56pm 9.06pm 9.14pm
10.12pm 10.22pm 10.30pm

Wednesdays

University of Portsmouth Albert Road Traffic Lights
COLLECTION ONLY
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
11.15am 11.23am 11.33am
12.00pm 12.08pm 12.18pm
12.45pm 12.53pm 1.03pm
1.30pm 1.38pm 1.48pm
2.15pm 2.23pm 2.33pm
3.00pm 3.08pm 3.18pm
4.15pm 4.23pm 4.33pm
5.00pm 5.08pm 5.18pm
5.45pm 5.53pm 6.03pm
7.05pm 7.13pm 7.23pm
7.50pm 7.58pm 8.08pm
8.35pm 8.43pm 8.53pm
9.50pm 9.58pm 10.08pm
Langstone Campus
Furze Lane, PO4 8LW
Albert Road Traffic Lights
DROP OFF ONLY
University of Portsmouth
11.37am 11.47am 11.55am
12.22pm 12.32pm 12.40pm
1.07pm 1.17pm 1.25pm
1.50pm 2.00pm 2.08pm
2.37pm 2.47pm 2.55pm
3.22pm 3.32pm 3.40pm
4.37pm 4.47pm 4.55pm
5.22pm 5.32pm 5.40pm
6.07pm 6.17pm 6.25pm
7.27pm 7.37pm 7.45pm
8.12pm 8.22pm 8.30pm
8.56pm 9.06pm 9.14pm
10.12pm 10.22pm 10.30pm
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