Portsmouth International Port

The international waterfront city of Portsmouth boasts an exciting variety of things to see and do; from the historic dockyard’s array of unique attractions to the iconic Spinnaker tower, retail therapy in Gunwharf Quays to visiting the birthplace of Charles Dickens, Portsmouth has so much to offer.

Portsmouth International Ferry & Cruise Port

Getting Here

Getting here by car couldn't be easier; the M275 motorway runs right to the door. With new roads and drop-off points as part of the redevelopment in 2011, arriving by car is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get there.

Transport links to Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour train stations are user-friendly. National bus services including Greyhound UK, National Express and Megabus operate out of The Hard Interchange, opposite Portsmouth Harbour train station.
 Around a 30-40 minute walk from the Port, we suggest you catch a taxi. A licensed rank can be found adjacent to the station. It should cost around £6 - £8 (additional weekend charges may apply) and luggage shouldn’t cost any extra.

During the summer, a shuttle is provided by Bailey’s Bus Service. Due to restart towards the end of April, this service travels between Portsmouth Harbour, Portsmouth & Southsea stations and the Port.

Where to Park

A multi-story car park on-site can be used for long and short stay parking. Open 24 hours a day, it’s just a few minutes walk from the main terminal.

Prices start from £3 for up to 2 hours, or £12 for up to 24 hours when using short stay parking. Single hour tickets aren’t available. Long stay parking is priced at £10 per day.

There are currently few alternative long stay parking options from those setting sail from Portsmouth. The on-site multi-story is the best option.

For those looking to stay the night before, a number of local hotels offer great cruise and stay parking packages.

Additional designated spaces for passengers with reduced mobility and disabled passengers is available adjacent to the main building. These spaces must be requested in advance, as demand on the day may be high. We suggest contacting your cruise operator or travel agent for more information.


Designated cruise check-in desks are located on the ground floor on the terminal. Availability of facilities, such as departure lounge, is dependent on which ship you are travelling on.


Porter service is available. A Bureau de Change, open between 6am – 11pm, is located on the ground floor. Multiple ATM’s can also conveniently be found here. Great for last minute transactions or checking your balance, these machines may charge for withdrawing cash.

A payphone is also available on the ground floor. Standard and disabled access toilets can be found on each floor, in addition to facilities for breastfeeding mothers and baby changing rooms.

The Amigo shop has a selection of travel essentials, books, guides and gifts; a good place for last-minute purchases and essentials.

Arrivals and Departures

These areas each have a choice of coffee lounges and café; Costa Coffee and Marché Café. These may not be available on cruise days. A fully licensed taxi rank can be found just outside the terminal.

Port of Call

For those stopping off at the Port of Portsmouth, or those arriving early who are looking to make the most of their day, a left luggage facility is available between 6am – 11pm. Head for the security desk; this service should be available from here. Electronic equipment such as tablets and laptops cannot be left here, and overnight storage is not available at this time.

Useful to Know

Although the terminal is non-smoking throughout, a designated area should be available. Seating for up to 2,400 is spread across both floors, with an outdoor terrace overlooking the Port. When available, this offers a great chance to view your ship as you wait to board.

General info

023 9229 7391
Whale Island Way Portsmouth PO2 8EB