Due to our new health & safety measures, passengers must check-in at least 90 minutes before departure.
From London, take the M3 or A3. From the Midlands take the A34 to the M3. From Bristol and South Wales take the A36. From the South West take the A31. These roads all lead to the M275, which takes you directly to the port.
Train services between Portsmouth and London Waterloo take 85 minutes. There are also services from London Victoria and Cardiff. Portsmouth has two stations: Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour, both of which are close to the port.
Taxis from the train stations to the port cost around £5. Please allow plenty of time to make it to the port.
There are regular coach services, operated by National Express, from the terminal building to London Victoria and Heathrow Airport. From London, there are onward connections to the rest of the UK. We recommend buying tickets in advance.
Local bus services are operated by two companies: Stagecoach (bus 20) and First Bus (buses 8, X4 and X9).
It takes approximately 20 minutes to walk to the ferry terminal from the town centre and 30 minutes from Portsmouth & Southsea train station.
There is a taxi rank outside the terminal building.
Portsmouth port facilities
Baby change room and breastfeeding area
Bar/café open daily 06:00-22:30
Payphones and mobile charging points (numerous power cables for various models are available). Fees applicable
Dogs on a lead are allowed in the port area but not inside the terminal building (apart from guide dogs)
Bureau de change
Lost property at Information Desk
Free water station
Shop for travel essentials (open daily 06:00-22:30)
COLLECT YOUR MONEY
We're sorry, our pre-order service is currently suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We have also closed the bureaux de change at our UK ports.
TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PET
Once past the security check point, dogs cannot leave your vehicle. A dog waste bin is adjacent to the check-in kiosks near the toilet block.
The nearest park is Alexandra Park, which is approximately 1.5 miles north (5 minutes drive/20-25 minutes walk) of the port.
Portsmouth International port offers lots of facilities to assist passengers with a variety of needs. The terminal and its facilities are easily accessible for wheelchair users.
The car park inside the port is operated by APCOA. Use the left hand lane at the entrance to the car check-in area, and then follow the signs.
Maximum vehicle height 2.2m
Disabled parking on ground floor
Luggage trolleys (£1 deposit)
Payment upon arrival
Portsmouth port car parking charges
Up to 1 hour
Up to 3 hours
Up to 5 hours
Up to 24 hours
Over 24 hours
£13.00 per day
You can contact APCOA on 02392 873378. Or visit the Portsmouth Port website. Lost tickets will be charged at the full daily rate.
There are no charge points at the port but there are numerous charge points in and around Portsmouth. You can find more charging points across the UK.
DISABLED PASSENGERS' DROP-OFF
Disabled parking spaces are available outside the terminal building for picking up and dropping off disabled passengers.
OTHER PARKING OPPORTUNITIES
For early morning sailings, you can park your caravan or motorhome in the check-in lanes after midnight. Your vehicle is parked at your own risk and should not be left unattended. No port facilities are open overnight.
You can find cheaper parking at the Market Way car park, (£10.00 per 24 hours). There are also other cheaper options through en.parkopedia.co.uk or justpark.com. Brittany Ferries' customers receive an exclusive 10% discount on their parking with JustPark by entering the discount code 'BRITTANYFERRIES' at the checkout.
FACILITIES FOR TRUCK DRIVERS
The 24/7 driver's rest room is opposite the Brittany Ferries Freight Office and has vending machines for drinks and snacks. Male and female shower rooms are next to the Portsmouth Handling Services building, a short walk from the rest room.