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.
The site will have a bicycle park for those of you wishing to ride, but please remember – don’t drink and cycle!
Please note: while guards will be patrolling the area during festival opening hours – bikes are left at the owners risk.
As part of our Greener Travel Strategy and support for Portsmouth’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) initiative, we’re investing heavily in our Lakeside Parking and Shuttle Bus service. This is the best way to travel to the festival if you plan on driving to Portsmouth.
- No stops – direct route straight from Lakeside to the Festival & back again! Approx 15-25mins
- Closest drop off/pick up – Our shuttles (and Big Green Coaches) get you the closest to the action!
- Bus Lanes – shuttles equal quicker travel by utilising bus lanes!
- Open late – no need to leave early, travel back after the headliners!
- Green – great for the environment and congestion!
LAKESIDE CAR PARK
Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN (not the Portsmouth Park & Ride at Tipner!)
Open from 8am each day
£5 per vehicle, per day
£15 per vehicle, per weekend
Leaving Your Vehicle Overnight
You may leave your vehicle overnight providing it is collected by 9am the following day. However please note, there is no sleeping in your car.
LAKESIDE SHUTTLE BUS
Days of Operation
Friday 25th, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August 2023
8:30am – midnight each day
Direct route to festival site – approx. 15-20 mins
One wheelchair space per bus
Tickets are available via our booking flow. We strongly recommend booking in advance due to limited availability.
Day return tickets only
Standard – £13.50
5-12years – £7.50
Under 5’s – free
Please note booking fees apply.
BIG GREEN COACH TRAVEL
Let Big Green Coach transport you to right outside the festival gates! With 18 pick-up points to choose, brilliantly priced returns from £34 and carbon-neurtral coaches, they’re the perfect festival travel option!
PICK UP LOCATIONS
Basingstoke, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Chichester, Eastleigh, Emsworth, Fareham, Guildford, Havant, London Victoria, Petersfield, Poole, Reading, Southampton, Waterlooville, Winchester and Worthing.
Coach tickets are available as an extra when you purchase your day ticket.
If you’ve already purchased your festival tickets, you can add Big Green Coach travel to your order, by loging on to your Kaboodle account. You can find out more information on how to do this HERE under ‘Adding more tickets or extras to your order.’
For more information and to view all our departure points and the coach timetable or to book direct with Big Green Coach, head HERE.
SPECIAL FESTIVAL BUS SERVICE
A special festival bus will be running from the Hard Interchange. More details including the timetable will be released closer to the event.
LOCAL TRAIN STATIONS:
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 directly to the seafront from these stations. A special festival bus will be running from the Hard Interchange. More details including the timetable will be released closer to the event.
See South Western Railway’s website for more info on these services.
Please check train options before you make your travel plans.
The festival is on the Seafront after all! Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight, and Gosport on a regular basis.
The closest crossing to the festival site. Hovertravel operates every 30 minutes throughout the day between Ryde and Southsea.
50% early bird discount* on flights!
Book by 31/03/2023 enter code VICTORIOUS2023
We expect these to be very busy so we recommend pre-booking!
For crossing times and bookings & some great travel deals see their website – HERE
Live on the Isle of Wight? Wightlink ferries also some fantastic deals on weekend travel to the festival.
For crossing times and bookings please see their website.
The Gosport Ferry runs until 12:30 am with a smaller late-night boat operating until 4 am. The terminal is next to The Hard Interchange, a 30-minute walk away from the festival. Here there are very good bus and taxi services. For more information see their website.
There is a 64 passenger ferry operating between Hayling Island and Eastney. They also operate a bus service taking people from Eastney down towards the festival on the Saturday and Sunday. For more information please see their website.
Drop-off and pick-up points for pre-booked taxi’s will be announced closer to the event. Please ensure you only arrange to be picked up and dropped off at the allocated points.
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 one hackney cab rank located outside the festival site. Located on the junction of Osborne Road / Clarendon Road / Palmerston Road.
PARKING AT THE FESTIVAL
Victorious Festival will no longer have an onsite car park due to updates to our site and improvements towards our Green Travel Strategy.
The reason for this positive change is that travelling to and from the festival site makes up a huge percentage of event emissions, so we’re making improvements to support our Greener Travel Strategy and hopefully have a positive impact on traffic too!
Portsmouth is now a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and it’s important for us to work together to tackle air pollution and climate change in the city. (You can find out more about Clean Air Zone’s – HERE.)
The stunning seaside location of Victorious Festival means that we are well served by a public transport network and have plenty of brilliant greener travel options including Big Green Coaches, Local Buses and Trains, Park & Ride, Cycling and more.
BLUE BADGE PARKING
Blue Badge parking will still be available onsite. It is free to those with a current blue badge. To use these bays please bring a valid blue badge to display in your vehicle at the event.
Please note these are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information on this and our other accessible services, click – HERE
LOCAL CAR PARKS
For a list of all the public car parks in Portsmouth please click here.
Please use public transport where possible. If you must drive, we recommend using the Festival Park and Ride Service.