Getting Here Map
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)
We’re delighted to be working with Big Green Coach as our Official Coach Travel Partner to Victorious 2020.
They will be running Day Return Coach services on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
All coaches are timed to 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 back!
No hotels, no leaving early for the last train home, no being designated driver! Don’t miss a minute of action when you book low-cost return coach travel.
Skint? No worries – secure your travel straight to the festival with only £10 deposit – pay the rest later!
Choose coach travel only or get your Official Day Entry ticket with travel as a package.
Pick-ups – Basingstoke, Bath, Bognor Regis, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Chichester, Fareham, Guildford, Havant, London (Victoria Coach Station), London (Croydon), Oxford, Poole, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Waterlooville, Winchester and Worthing
Not only is Big Green coach an affordable and convenient way to travel to Victorious – Big Green Coach is green! They work with Cool Earth and will protect 5 square foot of rainforest for EVERY customer that travels with us. They have already protected more than one million square foot!
Xelabus will be operating a 15 minute bus service X27 between The Hard Interchange (Stand N) and Clarence Pier connecting with most buses from across the city and rail services from Southampton, Chichester and London directions. Buses start at 0930 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Last buses back to The Hard will be at 2330. Its only £2.50 Return
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.
From Portsmouth Harbour train head The Hard Interchange where Xelabus will be operating a 15 minute Service X27 from Stand N DIRECT to and from Clarence Pier for the Festival. Buses run from 0930 until last bus from Clarence Pier at 2315 on each day.
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 operates every 30 minutes throughout the day between Ryde and Southsea.
We expect these to be very busy so we recommend pre-booking!
Live on the Isle of Wight? Get to Victorious Festival 2021 for less with our ferry discount. Foot passenger day returns are just £10 and, for those of you looking to stay over in Portsmouth, period returns are just £16.
The offer is valid until Sunday, 22 August – a week before the festival begins.
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:
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.
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
• Other local car parks
• Getting dropped off
• Car Sharing / Go Car Share
Pre-book Car Parking
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 on sale now and available here.
Lakeside Park & Ride
Lakeside North Harbour, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN
Days of Operation: Friday 27th, Saturday 28th August and Sunday 29th August 2021.
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.
Portsmouth Park & Ride
Please note this car parks opening times as it closes early and is locked overnight.
Portsmouth Park & Ride is operating two bus routes: the PR1 to Gunwharf Quays/The Hard Interchange and the PR3 to Southsea. Portsmouth Park & Ride buses only run during the daytime – please note the bus and car park times below.
Portsmouth Park & Ride, Tipner Interchange, M275 Junction 1, Portsmouth, PO2 8AN
PR1 to Qunwharf Quays/The hard Interchange
Buses Run every 15 minutes
First Bus from Tiper: Friday 7am, Saturday 8am, Sunday 9am
Last Bus from destination: Friday 7:15pm, Saturday 7:15pm, Sunday 6pm
PR3 to Qunwharf Quays/The hard Interchange
Buses Run every 30 minutes
First Bus from Tiper: Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 9:05am
Last Bus from destination: Friday, Saturday & Sunday – 6:35pm
A £4 day ticket gives unlimited bus travel and parking for one car with up to 5 people. You can be dropped off at Tipner and make the rest of your journey into the city on a Park & Ride bus.
The car park is open between 6:30am and 8pm. Please note there is a height limit of 2.1m. There is no overnight parking – gates are locked overnight.
For a list of all the public car parks in Portsmouth please click here.
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.
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 B 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.
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.