Portsmouth Ferry Port

Portsmouth International Port is a popular choice for passengers wanting to travel to France as well as to the Isle of Wight and the Channel Islands. Located just a 2 hour drive from London, with excellent motorway links, Portsmouth port offers a good choice of ferry routes and operators.

You can reach Portsmouth ferry port on the following routes:

Directions To and From Portsmouth Ferry Port

Address: Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO2 8SP

Address (For Wightlink ferries to Ryde): Portsmouth Harbour Catamaran Terminal, The Hard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 3PS

Address (For Wightlink ferries to Fishbourne): Portsmouth Gunwharf Road Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2LA

Getting to Portsmouth Ferry Port

By Car

The M275 motorway runs right to the ferry port. The postcode for directions is PO2 8SP.

From the North and the Midlands: Take the M6 south, merging onto the M42 close to Birmingham then the M40. At junction 10 of the M40, take the A34 south to Winchester, where you join the M3 towards Southampton. Close to Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries.

From London: Take the A3 towards Portsmouth, merging onto the M27, then the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries.

From Wales: Take the M4 towards London then close to Newbury take the A34 south to Winchester. At Winchester join the M3 towards Southampton. Close to Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275.

From the West Country: Take the A30 from Exeter heading east, then the A30, A35 and A31 past Lyme Regis and Dorchester towards Southampton. Close to Southampton join the M27 towards Portsmouth, then the M275.

By Taxi

A taxi rank is located outside of the main terminal.

By Train

There are trains to both Portsmouth & Southsea and Portsmouth Harbour stations from London Waterloo, London Victoria (via Brighton) and Cardiff (via Salisbury and Bristol). The port is a short taxi ride away.

Wightlink’s Portsmouth Car and Passenger Ferry Terminal is easily accessible by public transport. It’s a 10 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and the nearby bus interchange.

By Bus

There are direct National Express services from London Victoria to the port. Change at London Victoria from all other major town and cities.

Portsmouth Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

Upstairs you'll find a Costa Coffee and 'The Bar' for drinks and meals. There's also an open air terrace from which you can view the ships and ferries. Costa Coffee is open from 06.30 daily to 23.00 and The bar is open from 12.00 until 23.00.

Last-minute purchases, travel essentials, gifts, newspapers and confectionery can be bought from the shop on the ground floor (open 06.00-23.00).

At the Gunwharf Terminal (for Wighlink), there is a Greggs Bakery and a Costa Coffee shop.

Bureau de Change

There is a cash machine issuing both sterling and foreign currency, as well as a bureau de change (Travelex) (open 06.00-23.00).

Disabled Facilities

Portsmouth port car park has designated spaces for people with disabilities and/or reduced mobility. There are also additional parking spaces located adjacent to the main terminal building.

Toilet facilities are located throughout the port. A lift is available to reach the café, bar and open terrace on the first floor. A special minibus service is available to help wheelchair users or those with reduced mobility and their companions board the ship. Assistance is also available for those travelling by car, enabling parking on the car decks close to the lifts.

Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal opens from 06.00 daily until 23.30. Please note that all services (shop, café etc close at 23.00)

Parking at Portsmouth Ferry Port

For pick ups and drop offs, there is a 20 minute parking area directly outside the terminal. For passengers not taking their vehicle on the ferry, there is a long stay multi storey car park located at the terminal. It is open 24 hours a day and is a short walk from the main terminal.

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