Courses are run from two entirely separate venues, which are about 25 minutes apart by car, please check which centre you are at.

Chieftain Training – Bitterne Park, Southampton

  • All RYA Courses
  • All Yacht and Boat Maintenance Courses
  • All HSE Courses
  • Master 200 Courses
  • All correspondence

Fire Aid- Hythe, near Southampton (scroll down)

  • All STCW Courses (except Master 200)

OUR SOUTHAMPTON TRAINING CENTRE & OFFICE

Chieftain Training

Chieftain House

11 Harourt Road

Bitterne Park

Southampton

SO181GN

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (To Southampton Centre)

The simplest option is to get yourself to Bitterne Rail Station, however various other options are given below, times are average and do not allow for “rush hour.”

To the Bitterne Park Centre Walking 

By Bus & short walk

By Taxi or Driving
Bitterne Rail Station 4 minutes Not Available 2 minutes
St. Denys Rail Station 16 minutes 10 minutes 6 minutes
Southampton (Central) Rail Station 50 minutes 30 minutes 10 minutes
Red Funnel Ferry Terminal 54 minutes 30 minutes 13 minutes
Southampton Coach Station 46 minutes 23 minutes 10 minutes
Southampton Airport 52 minutes, rural and parks but flat Take the train 11 minutes
London Heathrow Airport* Are you mad? Take the train or coach 1 hr 20 minutes
London Gatwick Airport* You are mad! Take the train or coach 1 hr 45 minutes

*  If arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick, you can take the train, coach, taxi or hire car. If pre booked, Airports Specialist Taxis of Petersfield are very competitive and are who we use. You can contact them on +44 1730 231479  or www.airportspecialist.co.uk

If you opt for a one-way car hire then the Bitterne Park branch of Enterprise Cars is less than 10 minutes walk away.

BY SEA (To Southampton Centre)

Take your pick between Town Quay Marina, Ocean Village Marina, Ocean Quay Marina or Shamrock Quay Marina and take a taxi.

Alternatively Quayside Marina is within walking distance of us and is much cheaper (but shallow, possibly drying and has very basic facilities).

If you have a shallow draft vessel then you can pre arrange to stay on our pontoon or versa dock, £10/day (up to 9m LOA), however arrival and departure times may be restricted by both depth and air draft. Sailing vessels will not be able to navigate to our pontoon due to low bridges. Power vessels may be on a mud birth (at springs). RIBs and similar may use one of our floating versa docks. Our pontoons are at 50° 55.305’N, 001° 22.663’W and visitors MUST be pre arranged.

BY ROAD – SO181GN (To Southampton Centre)

From the West – On M27 Eastbound, exit Junction 5 and follow sat nav directions.

From the East – On M27 Westbound, exit Junction 7 and follow sat nav directions.

From the North – On M3 Southbound, at M27 junction use right hand two lanes to filter into M27 Eastbound (towards Portsmouth, then exit M27 Junction 5 and follow sat nav directions.

PARKING (At Southampton Centre)

Parking is free and on-street, we are in a largly residential area. There is plenty free on-street parking nearby, particularly in Whitworth Crescent. Please don’t worry, you will always get a space within a minute or two walk from us.

FIRE AID’S HYTHE TRAINING CENTRE

Hythe Marine Park

Shore Road, Hythe

Southampton

SO456HE

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (To Hythe Centre)

The simplest option is to get yourself to Southampton and make your way to the Southampton to Hythe Ferry at the Town Quay, however various other options are given below, times are average and do not  allow for “rush hour”. A return ticket is about £7, The Hythe ferry timetable is at

www.hytheferry.co.uk/hythe-pier-to-town-quay/

To the Fire Aid Centre (in Hythe) Walking  By Bus and short walk By Taxi or Driving
Southampton-Hythe Ferry, Hythe Pier 12 minutes 10 minutes 5 minutes
Southampton (Central) Rail Station 1 hr (via Hythe Ferry)

55 minutes (via Hythe Ferry) or 40 mins with Bluestar Bus 9 or 70 mins with Bluestar Bus 8

25 minutes, (approx £30+)
Totton Rail Station Too far! 41 minutes (12 minute walk, Bluestar Bus 9, then 7 minute walk) 19 minutes
Southampton Coach Station 55 minutes (via Hythe Ferry) 53 minutes (via Hythe Ferry) 23 minutes
Southampton Airport Too far but you can catch a train to Southampton Central 1 hr 30 minutes (via Hythe Ferry) 30 minutes
London Heathrow Airport* Are you mad? Take the train or coach 1 hr 20 minutes
London Gatwick Airport* You are mad! Take the train or coach 1 hr 50 minutes

*  If arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick, you can take the train, coach, taxi or hire car. If pre booked, Airports Specialist Taxis of Petersfield are very competitive and are who we use. You can contact them on +44 1730 231479  or www.airportspecialist.co.uk

BY SEA (To Hythe Centre)

Stay at Town Quay Marina and catch the Hythe Ferry each morning or stay at Hythe Marina Village and walk (14 minutes) or bus/walk (12 minutes)

BY ROAD, SO45 6HE (To Hythe Centre)

From M27 junction 2, take A326 for Fawley / Marchwood / Hythe.

After 5 miles, take left exit sign posted Hythe at roundabout into Main Road and continue into Southampton Road, passing a Shell filling station on your left hand side.

Take third left into Mousehole Lane (a short road) and at the end go left into South Street. At the junction by ‘Beyond the Fringe’ take the right turn (continuation of South Street) and then at the end, go right into Shore Road.

After half-a-mile, Hythe Marine Park is on your left (just before the 40 mile limit) and report to the security office by the barriers. Parking is free.