Getting to Victorious Festival
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Directions to Victorious Festival

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

Big Green Coach

Let Big Green Coach transport you to right outside the festival gates so you won’t miss a minute of action! Come for the day and forget leaving early for a train or being designated driver.

All our coaches to Victorious Festival will be carbon neutral!

With 20 pick-up points to choose from, travel with other festival-goers and get dropped right in the heart of the festival. Enjoy the party and forget that terrible drive home!

Pick up locations: Basingstoke, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Chichester, Eastleigh, Emsworth, Fareham, Guildford, Havant, London Croydon, London Victoria, Petersfield, Poole,
Portchester, Reading, Southampton, Waterlooville, Winchester, and Worthing.

Seats from £18 return. 

To Book
Coach tickets are available as an extra when you purchase your day ticket.
For more information and to view all our departure points and the coach timetable please click here.

Xela BusFirst Group and Stagecoach offer bus services within & around Portsmouth.

Their timetables can be found on their websites. Please check before making travel plans.

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.

South Western Railway:

Popular train routes to Victorious Festival include WokingWinchesterHavantFareham and Cosham.
SeeSouth 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.

From the Isle of Wight

The closest crossing to the festival site. Hovertravel operates every 30 minutes throughout the day between Ryde and Southsea.

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

For crossing times and bookings & some great travel deals see their website.

Wightlink Ferries
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

From Gosport

Gosport Ferry
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.

From Hayling Island:

Hayling Ferry
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.

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.

Please explore the Getting Here page tabs for information on:

  • Pre-booked parking
  • Park & Ride
  • Coaches
  • Other local car parks
  • Getting dropped off
  • Car Sharing
  • Taxis

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

Please note this is for pre-booked cars only. You cannot use this car park if you just show up on the day.

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 available here.

Information coming soon.

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

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 Victoria Avenue (Near the Holiday Inn Hotel)

Pick Up and Drop Off Point B at The Dell (Near the Pyramids Leisure Centre)

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

Pre-Booked Taxis

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;

Pick Up and Drop Off Point A at Victoria Avenue (Near the Holiday Inn Hotel)

Pick Up and Drop Off Point B at The Dell (Near the Pyramids Leisure 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 one hackney cab rank located outside the festival site. Located between Debenhams and Knight & Lee on the junction of Osborne Road / Clarendon Road / Palmerston Road.

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.