This page is a guide to the different charges for street parking in Portsmouth and when these charges apply. There will be signs when you park to check exact charges and hours of operation.

For more information contact us at Parking. Office opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Paying for parking 

You can pay for parking on your mobile using RingGo or with cash at one of our ticket machines.

RingGo lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card using your mobile phone.

When you park your car in an area featuring the RingGo service, contact RingGo using the iPhone or Android app, by calling, texting or online, and pay for your parking by phone.

RingGo allows you to top up your parking fee to extend your stay, and print off VAT receipts.

Ringo location codes are listed in the second table and on all parking machines. 

Appy Parking

Finding on-street pay and display parking in Portsmouth is set to become easier with the introduction of a new smart parking system, AppyParking. Visitors using the AppyParking app will be able to drive straight to a pay and display parking space which will help to reduce congestion on the roads and reduce air pollution. 

Please read our FAQs to find out more about how the new system works.

What is AppyParking?
It is a new mobile app that enables drivers to find available on-street pay and display spaces thanks to smart sensors being installed in bays across Portsmouth. Drivers can also start pay-as-you-go parking sessions with a single click.

How does AppyParking work?
The AppyParking app displays real-time availability of spaces, so people looking for a vacant on street pay and display bay can easily find one. By reducing the time people drive around looking for a space the scheme can help reduce road congestion and help to improve our air quality.

What if I park on a pay and display space? Do I need to use the AppyParking app to pay for parking?
If you park in an on street pay and display parking space you will have the choice of paying the usual way using the meter with cash or Ringo, or through the AppyParking app. You will only be charged by AppyParking if you use their app.  One Click Parking is only available through the AppyParking app, enabling you to pay by the minute once the minimum stay at that location as been reached.

Will AppyParking know if I am parked on a pay and display space?
If you park over a sensor, it will only know that a car is present.  If you pay using AppyParking the system will know you have parked at the location. This is no different from the current system which provides the ability to pay by phone.  Subject to a minimum charge you will pay for the time you are parked within the bay and the sensor will recognise when you leave and stop charging from that point.

How much has it cost the council to install AppyParking?
AppyParking have funding from VISA to pay for the sensors and will also pay for other equipment to be installed and maintained during a two year pilot period.  During this time we will evaluate the benefits of the system and decide whether or not to continue to use it.

When will AppyParking be available to use?
The scheme is planned to go live later this this year and we will issue full details about how it will work ahead of the launch. AppyParking is part of a two-year trial.

Coaches

Coach parking charges at apply 8am-6pm, seven days a week including bank holidays and cost £1 per hour up to four hours, or £5 all day parking. There is parking for coaches in Cascades Approach, St Georges Road, Museum Road and Clarence Esplanade. The RingGo code for coach parking is 1337.

Cars

Different areas of the city have different car parking charges. The first table shows charges in various areas of Portsmouth. The second table shows which area applies to which street. This information is a guide to hours of operation and charges. Please refer to signs at location for exact charges and hours of operation.

Charging areas and parking costs

AreaDuration of stay / cost
City Centre

Up to 1 
hour 
£1.60

Up to 2 
hours
£2.60

Up to 3 
hours 
£3.50

Up to 4 
hours
£4.50

Up to 5 
hours 
£8

Over 5
hours  
£12

  n/a

District

Up to 1
hour 
£1.10

Up to 2 
hours 
£2

Up to 3 
hours 
£3

Up to 4 
hours 
£4

Up to 6 
hours 
£6.20

Up to 8 
hours 
£8.20 

24 hours £10

Prime

£1 per 20 minutes

Seafront

Up to 1 
hour
£1.80

Up to 2 
hours 
£3.10

Up to 3 
hours 
£4.10

Up to 4 
hours 
£5

Up to 6 
hours 
£6.50

Up to 8 
hours 
£8.50

24 hours £12

Cosham / 
Fratton
Up to 1 
hour 
90p
Up to 2 
hours
£2
Up to 3 
hours
£3 
Up to 4 
hours
£4
Up to 6 
hours
£6.20
Up to 8 
hours
£8.20
24 hours £10

 

The table below lists all streets covered by parking charges, their RingGo location codes and which charging area applies. Users of this services will be charged a 20p transaction fee.

Charges apply seven days a week unless stated otherwise.

 LocationCharging AreaHours of
operation
RingGo
Location
Code

Alec Rose Lane

City centre

24 hours

1301

Anglesea Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1302

Arundel Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1303

Avenue de Caen

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1335

Bellevue Terrace

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1336

Bishop Crispian Way (charges do not apply on a Sunday)

City centre

24 hours

1312

Bridport Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1348

Broad Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1320

Burnaby Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1306

Cambridge Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1307

Canal Walk

City centre

8am - 6pm

1308

Charles Dickens Street

City centre

24 hours

1301

Clarence Esplanade - Part prime and part seafront parking

Prime
Seafront

8am - 6pm

1294
1345

Clarence Parade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1335

College Street - maximum stay of 2 hours

Prime

8am - 6pm

1295

Dugald Drummond Street

 City centre

24 hours

1253

Duisburg Way

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1333

Eastney Esplanade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1356

East Surrey Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1349

Elm Grove (1 hour free with a non-paying ticket from a pay & display machine)

City Centre

8am - 6pm

1365

Exchange Road (west side)

City centre

8am - 5pm

1548

Exchange Road (east side)

City centre

24 hours

1313

Flathouse Road

District

24 hours

1347

Fratton Road

Cosham /
Fratton

8am - 6pm

1200

Grand Parade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1343

Greetham Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1316

Guildhall Walk 

City centre

8am - 5pm

1362

Gunwharf Road

City centre

24 hours

1254

Hampshire Terrace

City centre

24 hours

1318

Heathfield Road - charges apply Monday - Saturday

District

8am - 6pm

1350

Henderson Road

Seafront

8am - 6pm

June to August

1251

High Street, Cosham

Cosham /
Fratton

8am - 6pm

1319

High Street, Old Portsmouth

City centre

8am - 6pm

1320

Jack Cockerill Way

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1335

Jubilee Terrace

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1336

King Henry 1st Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1324

King Henry 1st Street

City centre

24 hours

1543

Kings Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1357

Kings Terrace

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1336

Kingston Crescent - charges apply Monday - Saturday

District

8am - 6pm

1350

Lake Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1326

Landport Terrace

City centre

8am - 6pm

1327

Landport View - maximum stay of 1 hour

Prime

8am - 6pm

1296

London Road

 District

8am - 6pm

Mon to Sat

1328

Long Curtain Road

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1333

Lower Church Path - maximum stay of 2 hours

Prime

8am - 6pm

1297

Melbourne Place

City centre

24 hours

1358

Museum Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1547

Nancy Road

District

8am - 6pm

1252

Paradise Street - maximum stay of 1 hour

Prime

8am - 6pm

1299

Pembroke Road

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1343

Pier Road

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1333

Portland Road

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1255

Queen Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1330

Selbourne Terrace

District 

8am - 6pm

1314

Slindon Street -  maximum stay of 1 hour

Prime

8am - 6pm

1300

South Parade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1335

Southsea Esplanade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1356

Southsea Terrace

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1336

Stanhope Road

City centre

24 hours

1341

Station Street (north side)

Prime

8am - 6pm

1298

Station Street (south side)

City centre

24 hours

1544

St Georges Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1306

St Georges Square

City centre

24 hours

1353

St James's Road 

City centre

8am - 6pm

1340

St Michael's Road

City centre

24 hours

1338

St Pauls Road

City centre

24 hours

1339

St Vincent Street

City centre

24 hours

1355

The Hard (eastern end)

City centre

24 hours

1344

The Hard (western end)

City centre

8am - 6pm

1330

Trimmer's Court

City centre

8am - 6pm

1250

Upper Arundel Street

City centre

8am - 6pm

1342

Victoria Avenue

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1343

Waltham Street

City centre

24 hours

1354

Western Parade

Seafront

8am - 6pm

1541

White Swan Road

City centre

8am - 6pm

1317

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