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 service and opening times

The number 89 bus serves both he Portway and Hartington Road car parks with boarding and alighting from the bus shelter on the larger Portway car park.

From Monday 26th April 2021 the Park and Ride service will operate with reduced opening hours  to assist with the capacity restrictions on the buses that are currently in place due to social distancing.  The bus will serve the site between 9:00am and 18:29pm

Buses operate Monday to Saturday:

  First bus from
Park and Ride
Last bus from
Park and Ride
Last bus leaves
city centre (Bus station)
Mon-Fri 9:00am 18:29pm 18:15pm
Saturday 9:11am 18:29pm 18:15pm

Full 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.