Budget Friendly Accommodation close to Port Terminals
Find your pre pr post cruise and ferry accommodation in Portsmouth PO2 8SP England UK. Compare rates and see our cheapest prices for hotels and b&b’s or guest houses around the Port of Portsmouth for passengers for ferries and cruise ships. Several properties offer free on-site car parking and free Wifi. Some have family rooms available.
Portsmouth is a popular ferry port with passenger sailings to Continental Europe offered by P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, LD Lines, Condorferries, and Wightlink Ferries. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines offers cruises from this port to the Canary Islands, West Africa, Cape Verde Islands, Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. Also Silversea offers cruises from this port.
International Cruise and Ferry Passenger Terminal in Portsmouth UK
The Portmouth passenger terminal is located north of the city centre (1 mile), near Gunwharf Quays. Facilities includes a licensed bar, cafe, vending machines and gift shop selling newspapers, confectionery, etc.. You will find a car park inside the port.
To Port By Train : Either Portsmouth Harbour or Portsmouth & Southsea train stations can be reached from London Waterloo and Cardiff which are both well connected with UK rail links. From the stations you can get a short taxi ride to the Port of Portsmouth or take the free bus service during the summer.
To Port By Car : Take the M275 to Portsmouth and follow the clearly marked signs to reach the cruise and ferry terminal.
By plane: Southampton Airport is a 30 minutes journey away by car. London Heathrow International Airport accommodation is 70 miles away and a journey time of approximately 1hr and 30minutes by road using A3 / M25 / M4. London Gatwick Airport is 77 miles away or 1hr and 30minutes by car, route motorway M23 / M25 / A3. Bournemouth Airport is 48 miles away.
Cheap Hotel and B&B rooms near Portsmouth Docks and Harbour
A very popular cheap hotel near by Portsmouth and his cruise and ferry docks is 3 star Inn Lodge Portsmouth. The Inn Lodge is on the eastern edge of Portsmouth, close to the junctions of the A27 and A3M from London, close by the Continental Ferry and Cruise Port.
Express by Holiday Inn Portsmouth is one of the closest hotel accommodations to the cruise and ferry terminal of Portsmouth England. This popular hotel is located at Gunwharf Quays. The city’s continental ferry and cruise port is only 2 miles (3 km) from the hotel and the hovercraft to the Isle of Wight is just 1.25 miles (2 km) away.
You will find several quality hotels just a short drive away from the Portsmouth cruise terminal. One of the best hotels close to the docks is luxury 4 star The Clarence. This top accommodation is Portsmouth newest small luxury hotel, just a few hundred yards from the seafront and close to all the major attractions.
Some accommodations nearby the port terminal offer family rooms. We can recommend you Admirality Quarter. These stunning luxury apartments offer free internet access, free parking and private roof gardens, and are located beside the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and ferries to Gosport and the Isle of Wight are also only 5 minutes’ from the apartments.
With Car Parking
Many hotels, apartments and b&b’s close to the port offer free and secure public parking. One of the most popular accommodations around the cruise port is Royal Maritime Club.
This hotel offers free private parking and is located next to the Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, close to the cruise and ferry terminal of Portsmouth UK.
Directions to the passenger pier (wharf)
By Car :
From London, take the M3 or A3. From the Midlands take the M3 to the A34, and from the South West take the A31. From Bristol and south Wales take the A36. These roads lead to the M275, from which an exit road leads directly to the port.
By Coach :
Direct National Express Coach services from the Port to Heathrow and Gatwick airports and London Victoria Coach Terminal.
By Train :
There are train services between Portsmouth and London Waterloo. There are also services between London Victoria and Portsmouth passing through Chichester, Brighton and Gatwick. From Cardiff the train passes through Salisbury and Bristol. Portsmouth can be reach by trains to Portsmouth & Southsea or Portsmouth The Hard Interchange railway stations. Both train stations are a short bus or taxi ride from the port.
A direct railway route from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport as a rail/coach service from Heathrow Airport is available via Woking.
By Air :
Southampton Airport : Portsmouth is approx 27 miles from Southampton Airport with regular train and coach transfers.
Portsmouth International Port in England UK
Location : in Portsmouth, Hampshire UK
Brittany Ferries : Portsmouth International Port, Wharf Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8RU
Condor Ferries : Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth, PO2 8SP
Wightlink (For Ryde sailings) : Portsmouth Harbour Station, The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS
(For Fishbourne sailings) Gunwharf Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA
LD Lines : Portsmouth International Port, Wharf Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8QW
Nearest Parking : there is a long term car parking facility located at the cruise and ferry terminal.
Sat Nav postcode : PO2 8SP / PO2 8EB
Region : South East England
County : Hampshire
Nearest Hotels : in Portsmouth
Nearby Attractions and Sights
HMS Warrior 1860 (Victory Gate, corner of Queen Street and The Hard, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, PO1 3QX, England): beautifully restored ship. It’s fascinating to see how life was on board a ship in those days.
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (Visitor Centre, Victory Gate, HM Naval Base, PO1 3LJ, England): visit the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and see the Mary Rose Museum. Other attractions within the harbour area includes the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Action Stations and Harbour Tours.
Charles Dickens’ Birthplace (393 Commercial Road, PO1 4QL, England): little museum set out over 4 floors. All the rooms are easily viewable.
Gunwharf Quays (Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TZ, England): shopping centre at the waterfront. Gunwharf Quays has a fantastic assortment of shops, restaurants and cafes. It is in a great location and parking is convenient.
Spinnaker Tower (Gunwharf Quays, PO1 3TT, England): observation tower boasting stunning views of the Solent, Portsmouth, southern Hampshire and West Sussex.