Getting to Victorious Festival

Getting here

Getting Here Map

Directions to Victorious Festival

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)


The wonderful Big Green Coach are our official Coach Partners for Victorious Festival 2019!

They will be running both Weekend Services and a Day Return Coach service to the festival, so whether you’re coming for the whole weekend or just for the day to see your favourite acts, they can get you there and back.

Deposit Scheme – secure your seat for just a tenner and pay the rest later!

Day Return Coaches

They will have a network of coach services operating directly to the festival arena entrance on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Coaches are scheduled to arrive before the music and depart only after the main headliner has finished. You won’t miss a minute of the action!

Party hard knowing you’re not designated driver. No expensive hotels, no leaving early for the last train.

Seats from £20 return

Weekend Services

There will be a network of coaches arriving on the Friday and departing Monday that operate directly both to the Official Campsite and to the Main Festival Site (in the heart of Southsea near the hotels). There’s loads of room for your stuff and of course they don’t leave TOO early on Monday morning!

Seats from £20 return

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

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




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.

Hovertravel operate every 30 minutes throughout the day between Ryde and Southsea. Evening services from Southsea Southsea run until 11:30pm on Friday and 12:30am on the Saturday and Sunday!

EARLY BIRD DEAL: 50% off standard day return crossings!
That’s 50% off a standard day return fare – get booking now to secure these amazing prices.
Limited Availability. See Hovertravel website for full T&Cs

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

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

The Gosport Ferry runs until 12:30am with a smaller late night boat operating until 4am.

The Gosport Ferry terminal is next to The Hard Interchange, a 30 minute walk away from the festival. Here there are very good bus and taxi services.

From Hayling Island:

Hayling Ferry

There is a 64 passenger ferry operating between Hayling Island and Eastney.

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.

We recommend following twitter feeds @portsmouthtoday and @portsmouthroads for live traffic updates across the weekend

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 23rd, Saturday 24th August and Sunday 25th August 2019.

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 15-25mins


All services 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.

park and ride

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 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.

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 Victoria Avenue (near the Holiday Inn hotel)


Point D at The Dell (just past 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

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.