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The Park and Ride scheme at Portsmouth

The Portmouth Park and Ride scheme is run by Portsmouth City Council and has easy access directly from the M275 motorway, with buses running straight into the heart of the city centre.

The Park and Ride service operates from the brand new Tipner Interchange, just follow the signs from the motorway, and costs just £4 per vehicle for parking all day, including bus transfers.

You can download printable maps for the Park and Ride service in .pdf format here.


Buses leave the park and ride site frequently during peak times and drop off at stops in the heart of the city. There are two routes, the PR1 and the PR2.

PR1 The Hard Interchange.
Travelling from the Park and Ride terminal at Tipner, the PR1 stop at the following locations:

PR2 University of Portsmouth.
The PR2 stops at the following locations:

  • Portsmouth Park and Ride terminal, Tipner.
  • City Centre south, for the Commercial Road shopping area.
  • Civic Centre, for Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth and Southsea station, Civic Offices and the New Theatre Royal.
  • Winston Churchill Avenue, for the Law Courts.
  • The University of Portsmouth, Students Union.

The Portsmouth Park and Ride runs every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day, with buses leaving the Tipner Interchange site between:
Mon to Fri - 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturdays - 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays - 8:30 am - 6:45 pm

* Overnight parking is not allowed. The car park closes 30 minutes after the last bus gets back. You should call 023 9282 4244 for assistance in case of a problem.


  • Park in a marked bay at the Park and Ride site.
  • Buy a ticket from a machine.
  • Show the ticket to your bus driver.


Access to the Park and Ride site is directly from the M275 motorway just follow the Park and Ride signs. You can access the site in either direction, south bound or north bound, it couldn't be easier.