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 and at some machines you can pay by debit/credit card (contactless).

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

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

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

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.

You can now pay quickly and securely for your Ringo parking with Apple Pay and Google Pay. This is easy to set up on your smartphone and adds an extra layer of security to your payments. Simply follow the four simple steps below to get started:

  1. Ensure Apple/Google Pay is enabled in your device settings
  2. Enter your parking session details
  3. Select Apple Pay or Google Pay as your payment method
  4. Confirm your payment

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

Area Duration of stay / cost
City Centre Up to 1
hour
£1.80
Up to 2
hours
£2.90
Up to 3
hours
£3.90
Up to 4
hours
£5.00
Up to 5
hours
£8.70
Over 5
hours
£13.00
  n/a
District Up to 1
hour
£1.20
Up to 2
hours
£2.30
Up to 3
hours
£3.40
Up to 4
hours
£4.50
Up to 6
hours
£7.00
Up to 8
hours
£9.20
24 hours

£11.20

Prime £1 per 20 minutes
Seafront Up to 1
hour
£2.00
Up to 2
hours
£3.40
Up to 3
hours
£4.50
Up to 4
hours
£5.60
Up to 6
hours
£7.30
Up to 8
hours
£9.60
24 hours

£13.30

Cosham/Fratton Up to 1
hour
£1.00
Up to 2
hours
£2.30
Up to 3
hours
£3.40
Up to 4
hours
£4.50
Up to 6
hours
£7.00
Up to 8
hours
£9.30
24 hours

£11.20

The table below lists all streets covered by parking charges, their RingGo location codes and which charging area applies. Users of RingGo will be charged a 10p transaction fee.

Charges apply seven days a week unless stated otherwise.

 Location Charging Area Hours 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 Cosham/Fratton 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