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Preston – Portway park and ride

Portway and Hartington Road.

Operated by Rotala Preston Bus LTD.

The Portway park and ride service is operated by Rotala Preston Bus LTD on a commercial basis. For detailed information please visit


The Portway park and ride is split over two sites, Portway and Hartington Road. The Portway site is accessed off Portway whilst the Hartington Road site is accessed off Hartington Road.

Why use it?

Avoid the stress of city centre parking with 390 spaces available across both car parks. With buses travelling between the site and the City Centre, the park and ride takes you straight into the heart of Preston.

The site is only intended for parking when using the bus service. Parking is not permitted if not using the bus service.

Opening times

The Portway park and ride site is open Monday to Saturday from 7am until shortly after the last bus from the city centre arrives on the site.

Bus services

Buses operate Monday to Saturday:

  First bus Last bus

Last bus leaves city
centre (Bus station)

Mon-Fri 7:00am 17:54pm 19:30pm
Saturday 7:16am 17:54pm 19:30pm


Monday – Friday: In the early morning peak hours the dedicated service number 2 runs between Hartington Road and the Railway Station only. This service can be boarded outside the car garage on Hartington Road (Opposite the Hartington Road car park). From 9am the park and ride is served by the number 89 service with passengers boarding and alighting on the larger Portway car park.

From 1st October 2018, the early morning service number 2 will be withdrawn.  First buses from the car parks will be at 06:58am Monday to Friday and on Saturday.  However, both the Portway and Hartington road car parks will be served by the number 89 service all day with boarding and alighting from the bus shelter on the larger Portway car park.

Saturday: Only the 89 service serves the car park with boarding and alighting on the Portway car park.

To view full timetables:

Service 2 timetable.
Service 89 timetable.

Park and ride bus fares

Parking on the site is completely free just buy your bus ticket from the driver on the park and ride bus.

For full fare information please visit the Preston Bus website.

The park and ride site is not intended for overnight parking. If your car is locked in after the site closes there may be a call out charge payable to the bus operator. In the event of your car being locked in, to retrieve your vehicle please contact Rotala Preston Bus LTD on 01772 253671.

Vehicles are left at owners own risk. Lancashire County Council and Rotala Preston Bus LTD will not be held responsible for any damage or loss to any vehicle parked.

For Lost Property or any complaints please contact Rotala Preston Bus LTD on 01772 253671.