This page gives you information about getting to the D-Day 75 events in Portsmouth.

Driving

There is limited parking in the city, especially with the closure of all seafront car parks on 5 June. To make your journey easy, park outside of the city and use one of the following options. You can follow us on twitter @portsmouthroads to keep up to date with traffic and travel news.

D-Day 75 Park and Ride (5 June Only)

The D-Day 75 Park and Ride is Free.

Portsmouth Park and Ride

Portsmouth park-and-ride is at the entrance to the city on the M275. The cost is £4 per vehicle and buses run into Portsmouth every 15 minutes. Up to five people can travel using one ticket. The nearest stop to the event is The Hard Interchange and there will be signs and volunteers to help you follow the route. For veterans and those with a disability, there wlll be a free shuttle bus from The Hard.

Driving from the west

If you are driving from the west, park in Gosport and take the 4 ½ minute ferry journey from Gosport to The Hard Interchange at Portsmouth Harbour. There are a large number of public car parks in walking distance of the ferry terminal at Gosport.  Ferries run every 7 ½ minutes during peak times (every 15 minutes off-peak) from 5.30am until midnight. This is subject to any harbour movement restrictions or closures on the day. More details can be found at gosportferry.co.uk. Local parking information can be found at gosport.gov.uk.

Driving from the east

If you are driving from the east, park to the south-west of Hayling Island and take the ferry to Eastney. You can also take your bike on the ferry to make your onward travel easy. You could also take the bus to Commercial Road and get a connecting bus or walk to the event site.

D-Day event parking (6-9 June only)

Parking will be available on Castle Fields from 6-9 June. The car park will cost £10, and is free for veterans and blue badge holders with proof of identification.

Opening times

  • Thursday 6 June: 8am - TBC
  • Friday 7 June: 9am to 10pm
  • Saturday 8 June: 8am - 11.30pm
  • Sunday 9 June: 8am - 6.30pm

Train

The closest train station to the event site is Portsmouth Harbour, which is a 22 minute walk away. Volunteers with high-vis jackets will be located at the Harbour Station and on the walking route to help guide you on your way.

On 5 June there will be a shuttle bus for veterans and people with disabilities. This will run from The Hard Interchange (located next to the station).

Portsmouth and Southsea Station is a 25 minute walk to the event site.

You can plan your route with National Rail and keep up to date with the impact on any services.

By sea

Hovercraft

Hovertravel is offering 75% off travel for veterans for D-Day events, and free tickets for D-Day 75 veterans (you can apply for free tickets here).

There will be changes to services on 5 June, please check with Hovertravel for the latest information.

The car park opposite the terminal will be closed from 00:01 on Monday 3 June. We have to remove all cars that are left in these car parks once they are closed. Car parks will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so on Wednesday 5 June, but they could be in place for the whole day.

Isle of Wight Ferries

Check the Wightlink website to plan your journey and for service updates.

Gosport Ferry

Travel to Portsmouth in just 4 ½ minutes from Gosport to The Hard Interchange at Portsmouth Harbour. There are a large number of public car parks in walking distance of the ferry terminal at Gosport. Ferries run every 7 ½ minutes during peak times (every 15 minutes off-peak) from 5.30am until midnight. This is subject to any harbour movement restrictions or closures on the day.

Check the Gosport Ferry Twitter for the latest on travel information.

Hayling Ferry

Travel to Portsmouth in just 10 mins via the Hayling Ferry for footpassengers and bicycles. Check the @HaylingFerry Twitter for the latest on travel information.

Coach

Regular daily direct coach services run to Portsmouth from London, Bristol, Birmingham, Heathrow and other locations around the country.

All these services call at The Hard Interchange by Portsmouth Harbour railway station.

You can find out coach times and routes that maybe altered on 5 June with National Express.

Travel within the city

Local bus services

Portsmouth has excellent city bus services. You can catch local buses from the main bus station at The Hard Interchange, next to Portsmouth Harbour railway station.

You can plan your route with Stagecoach and First Bus

Bike or foot

Portsmouth is fairly flat so the best way to attend the events is on foot or by bike. You’ll find plenty of footpaths and cycle ways to follow across the city.

An easy way to avoid the traffic would be to bring your bike on the on the Hayling Ferry, Gosport Ferry and Isle of Wight Ferries

You can plan your journey using My Journey Portsmouth.

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