Where is Fire Aid

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

The following course are run from our HQ, Chieftain Training – Bitterne Park, Southampton, click here for address and directions.

  • All RYA Courses
  • All World Sailing courses
  • All Yacht and Boat Maintenance Courses
  • All HSE Courses (& Outdoor First Aid)
  • Master 200 Courses
  • All correspondence

STCW courses (except Master 200) are run at Fire Aid, Hythe, address and directions are below;

FIRE AID’S HYTHE TRAINING CENTRE

Hythe Marine Park

Shore Road, Hythe

Southampton

SO456HE

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT (To Fire Aid, Hythe)

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 Fire Aid, Hythe)

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 Fire Aid, Hythe)

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.

%d bloggers like this: