Getting to Victorious Festival

Getting here

Getting Here Map

On foot

Portsmouth is a beautiful seafront city and is very flat! If you are able to walk to the festival we fully recommend strolling to the event on Southsea Seafront.

There are 4 entrances to the festival site.

A.) Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, PO5 3PB (near Clarence Pier)

B.) Clarence Parade, Southsea, PO5 3RJ

C.) Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT (opposite Meat and Barrel – Restaurant/Bar)

D.) Jack Cockrill Way, Southsea, PO5 3ST (next to the Pyramids Leisure Centre)



Cycling has never been so popular! Why not cycle to the festival? The site will have bicycle parks for those of you wishing to ride that will be guarded during festival opening hours… But please remember – don’t drink and cycle!

**please note while guards will be patrolling the area – bikes are still left at the owners risk**

A bike park is located near to the following entrance:

Entrance C, Palmerston Road, Southsea, PO5 3PT (opposite Meat and Barrel – Restaurant/Bar)


Whether you’re coming for the weekend to camp up, or just for the day to watch your favourite acts, Big Green coach have loads of coach services to help you get to and from Victorious!

Weekend campers

Coaches will drop you at the campsite on Friday in time to find the perfect spot and then bring you home on Monday (not too early don’t worry). Forget that minging drive home on Monday!

Pick-up Points – Bristol, Bath, Bognor Regis, Brighton, Chichester, Guildford, London (Victoria), London (Croydon), Salisbury and Worthing. 

Seats from £27 return

Day Returns

All coaches will arrive before the music starts and will wait around until the bitter end to get you home, in fact you can sleep all the way!

Running on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August. 

Party hard – you’re not designated driver!

No expensive hotels!

No leaving early for the last train!

Pick-ups – Basingstoke, Bath, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Chichester, Guildford, London (Victoria Coach Station), London (Croydon), Oxford, Poole, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Winchester and Worthing

Seats from £23 return

Skint? No worries – secure your travel straight to the festival with only £10 deposit – pay the rest later!

Choose to buy travel only or together with your Official day entry festival ticket.

Book here


Portsmouth has 3 train stations in walking distance of the festival site;

  • Portsmouth & Southsea – 25 min walk
  • Fratton – 27 min walk
  • Portsmouth Harbour – 30 min walk

If walking isn’t for you there are regular buses and many taxis in the area that can take you direct to the seafront from these stations.

Please check train options before you make your travel plans


Boats & Ferries

The festival is on the Seafront after all! Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight and Gosport on a regular basis.

From the Isle of Wight:


The closest crossing to the festival site. You can travel from Southsea back to Ryde at the following times:

Hovertravel operate every 30 minutes throughout the date between Ryde and Southsea and evening services from Southsea include 1930, 2000, 2100, 2130, 2200, 2230, 2300, 2330.
Plus on Saturday and Sunday they will also be operating extra late night crossings at 12:00am and 12:30am!

We expect these to be very busy so we recommend pre-booking!

Hovertravel are also letting everyone with a Victorious Ticket jump on their ‘Hoverbus’ for just £1! With pick ups at the Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth and Southsea Train Station this is a great way to get to the festival site!

Wightlink Ferries

  • Day returns available from just £10!
  • Short Stay standard returns available from just £16!

Book early to avoid disappointment
Limited time offer. Available online only.

 Visit their website for timetable information and to book your tickets now!

From Gosport:

Gosport Ferry

30 minute walk away but near very good bus routes and taxi services. The Ferry runs until midnight with a smaller late night boat operating until 4am.

From Hayling Island:

Hayling Ferry

Over the festival weekend, Hayling Ferry will be running a special festival ferry travel ticket! The ticket will be £10 and includes a complimentary bus on both sides!

The service will run from early afternoon until 8pm, then start again to take people home between 10pm and midnight!

The Hayling bus will run from Eastoke to the ferry, while on Southsea it will run from the ferry to the Pyramids.

For full details check the Hayling Ferry website.


By Car

We are trying to be as green a festival as possible so if you can use public transport, walk or cycle then please do. If you simply must drive then please see below for East and West approaches into the city as illustrated in the ‘getting here map’ at the top of the page. There will also be yellow highway signs along the way to assist you.

Over the weekend we will have live updates on the best sites for parking on our Facebook and Twitter pages so please do subscribe/like to these to keep up to date.

Please explore the Getting Here page tabs for information on:

Pre-booked parking

Park & Ride


 Other local car parks

Getting dropped off

Car Sharing / Go Car Share


Pre-book Car Parking


PLEASE NOTE – If you do not have pre-booked parking tickets, please do not head to this car park. Please use our park and ride service or Lakeside or other Portsmouth City car parks. 

The Victorious Festival Pre-booked car park is located conveniently right next to the festival site.

All tickets MUST be booked by the lead driver & they will be required to show their drivers licence at the gate on arrival along with the PRINTED ticket.

Car Park Opening Hours:
Friday:  12noon – 1am
Saturday:  8am – 1am.
Sunday:  8am – 1am.
Monday (after event) : 8am – 12noon.

All cars must be removed by 10am the following day. If you have pre-booked parking for 2 or more days, for example both the Saturday and Sunday – your vehicle may remain for the duration and must be removed by 12 noon on the Monday.

If you have booked for the Friday and Saturday, your vehicle must be removed on the Sunday by 10am.

If you book pre-booked parking and wish to leave and return again on the same day, please let the exit point know so they can stamp your printed ticket.

Car Park Sat Nav Postcode:
Clarence Parade, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 3LJ (Opposite The Queens Hotel)

Pre-booked parking tickets are on sale now and available here.

Park & Ride


Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN


Days of Operation: Friday 24th, Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August 2018.

Frequency: Based on load up and go. (About every 4 minutes peak 8 minutes off-peak)

The service runs between:

Friday: 12 noon – midnight

Saturday: 9am – midnight

Sunday: 9am – midnight


We offer a continuous bus service that travels between the Park and Ride at Lakeside, the campsite and the festival taking approximately 30-40 mins.


On all three the service will consist of all double-decker buses that are wheelchair accessible. (1 x wheelchair spaces per bus)


  • Adults: £5 return
  • Children (under 12): £3 return
  • Under 5s: free

Tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket selling team at the Park and Ride site at Lakeside (located by the bus stops and/or the bus driver depending on the time of day). Please try to bring the correct change along.


Buy your ticket on arrival.
Tickets can be purchased from the bus ticket selling team at the Park and Ride site at Lakeside – located by the bus stops and/or the bus driver depending on the time of day.

The tickets will be valid for the date of issue only
Only return tickets are available.


Other parking

For a list of all the public car parks in Portsmouth please click here. 

If you are driving to Victorious Festival why don’t you add any potential spare seats you have on GoCarShare? They connect you with people looking for a ride who contribute to your journey costs. See the section ‘Getting there by road’ above for more details.

Getting Dropped Off

If you are getting dropped off by friends or family there will be two General Public pick up and drop off locations:

Pick Up and Drop Off Point A at Clarence Pier


Pick Up and Drop Off Point D at Pyramid Centre

When you arrange to get picked up please make sure you arrange to be collected from one of these two locations.

Go Car Share


Victorious Festival we are committed to making the festival as green as possible and ask you all to consider your environment and the effect your travel has on it.

Therefore we have teamed up with the friendly peeps at GoCarShare to help encourage as many of you as possible to share car journeys by offering lifts. Just click on our page and add your journey, whether you are driving or looking for a lift, and they will match you with someone going the same way.

Go on, not only will you be saving the planet a little at a time, but you’ll be saving pennies too!



Below is a list of taxi numbers for the local area. Sharing taxi costs with friends can work out to cost a lot less than you think!

• Aqua Cars – 023 92 666666

• City Wide – 023 92 833333

• Andi Cars – 023 92 696969

• Uber – App available to download to your smart phone

There will be two drop off and pick up locations for taxis;

Point A at Clarence Pier


Point D at Pyramid Centre

When getting your pre booked Taxi home please make sure you arrange to be collected from one of these two locations, these are also pre set UBER pick up locations.  

 General Public pick up and drop off point are located at the same places.

Hackney Cabs

There will be two hackney cab rank’s located outside the festival site.

  • At Pick Up and Drop Off Point A near Clarence Pier on the standard rank
  • A short walk from Entrance / exit B near the entrance to the pre-booked carpark



The Solent Go Travel Card

The Solent Go Travel Card makes travelling around Portsmouth by bus and ferry even easier! For more information and to sign up for your card visit the Solent Go website.

You can also explore ways to travel around the city with this very handy Hampshire Journey Planner.