Buses will not be stopping at St Agatha's Church for the next 8 weeks. More info.


St Agatha's Church stop closed

15 September 2023

Buses will not be stopping at St Agatha's Church for the next 8 weeks during the South East Hampshire Rapid Transit road works.

These works are part of the plans to improve bus travel and active travel (walking and cycling) across the city.

PR3 diversions for Victorious Festival 24-29 August

23 August 2023

Due to Victorious Festival this weekend and the road closures in place, there are some diversions on the PR3 Southsea Park and Ride route between 24 - 29 August, which will terminate at Clarence Pier and will not stop at the D-Day Museum & Avenue de Caen.

Our Park and Ride is perfect for a day trip, but there is no overnight parking, so is not suitable for festivalgoers planning to stay at Victorious Festival all evening. The last PR1 departs from the Hard Interchange at 7.15pm Monday - Saturday, and at 6pm on Sunday. The last PR3 bus departs from Clarence pier at 7.32pm.

Summer Sorted - Park and Ride Has You Covered, Rain or Shine!

25 May 2023

Southsea Park and Ride makes a welcome return this Saturday, 27 May* offering a route directly to the seafront!

Whether you drive in for work or leisure, park with ease at our terminal located off the M275 then either catch a bus to Southsea or alternate with the daily PR1 bus to the city centre or Hard Interchange. Hop on and off between the two routes and make the most of your ticket whether you’re shopping at Gunwharf Quays, visiting one of Portsmouth’s many museums, heading over to the Isle of Wight or relaxing on the beach!

This year, the service will be run by Xelabus. Commercial Manager Philip Blair said “We are delighted to be operating the Southsea Park and Ride service on behalf of Portsmouth City Council. Travelling by bus is very much a green alternative to driving in by car, helping to reduce the number of vehicles and emissions in the city.”

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Transport, also shared his excitement, remarking, "We know that Southsea seafront is a popular destination for everyone in the summer, and the Portsmouth Park and Ride service is a great option for people to avoid parking stress and fees. I'm pleased to see this popular park and ride service back this year, and I look forward to seeing lots of people travel by bus to Portsmouth's wonderful seafront and attractions."

*Weekends and bank holidays only from Saturday 27 May then daily from 22 July throughout the school holidays until 3 September.

Check out bus times here.

"This is not the bus (droids) you’re looking for”- Obi-Wan, Star Wars, “Yes, it is!” - Park and Ride

25 May 2023

If you’re a Star Wars fan, you may recognise the above line from the movie, which Obi-Wan says to Stormtroopers when avoiding detection by the Empire.

Star Wars and many more fan favourites from film, TV and pop culture will be celebrated at Portsmouth Comic Con, returning to Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 June.

Special features for this year include a Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Celebration featuring the Doctors, Colin Baker and Peter Davison, with their companion Nicola Bryant (Peri), a Star Wars Zone and a Jurassic Experience complete with a cheeky T-Rex and stage show, plus the chance to handle real dinosaur bones and more.

Meet the creators behind your favourite comics, delve into the works behind films, and explore some of the biggest franchises around through an exciting range of panels, displays, workshops and exhibitions, and shop an incredible selection of merch. Join the colourful cosplay parades and enjoy a host of interactive fun including retro gaming, AR, VR and XR.

Make sure you park and ride it to Comic Con and arrive with ease, at just £4 per day or even less with a smartcard. Think of all the treats you could buy with the spare cash left over! There are two frequent bus routes to choose from, stopping at either Victoria Park or the Civic Offices, both close to Portsmouth Guildhall. Check first and last bus times here.

Click here for more information on Portsmouth Comic Con.

Park & ride to the seafront could be back this summer

16 March 2023

Visitors wanting to visit the D-Day Story or Portsmouth’s gorgeous seafront could be enjoying a relaxing bus journey to the beach again this year if plans are approved to bring back the Southsea park and ride service for the summer.

After careful review of last year's summer bus services, Portsmouth City Council is proposing to run the Southsea Park and Ride service again this year on weekends between May to September and daily throughout the summer holidays.

Sightseers, and locals alike will be able to park stress free at the Portsmouth Park & Ride for just £4 for up to 5 people, and then catch a regular bus into Southsea for a visit to the beach or to Southsea's shops, all the while helping to improve noise and air pollution in Portsmouth.

Cllr Lynne Stagg, Cabinet Member for Traffic and Transportation, said: "The Portsmouth Park and Ride is really important to our community, and is valued by day-trippers, visitors and locals alike, who all want to avoid driving into the city centre and struggling to find a parking spot. We know the park and ride has huge benefits including reducing congestion and air pollution in the summer. I look forward to discussing the recommendations to extend park and ride services for summer 2023 at the decision meeting".

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