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Portsmouth port information

Portsmouth International Port is Britain’s best-connected ferry port with easy access to France. An interesting fact about Portsmouth port is that it also imports most of the bananas eaten in the UK!

  • Address: Portsmouth International Port, Whale Island Way, Portsmouth PO2 8EB
  • GPS coordinates : +50° 48' 53.42", -1° 5' 25.37"



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Directions:

By Car
If travelling from the North and the Midlands of England: Take the M6 south and merge onto the M42 which is close to Birmingham and then join the M40. When approaching junction 10 of the M40, take the A34 south to Winchester, where you join the M3 towards Southampton. Merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth, when you are close to Southampton and head towards Portsmouth. Then take the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries.

From London: Take the A3 towards Portsmouth and merge onto the M2. Then take the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries.

From Wales: Take the M4 towards London and then take the A34 south to Winchester when close to Newbury. At Winchester join the M3 towards Southampton. When you are approaching Southampton, merge onto the M27 towards Portsmouth and then take the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries.

From the West Country: Take the A30 from Exeter heading east, then the A30, A35 and A31 past Lyme Regis and Dorchester towards Southampton. When approaching Southampton join the M27 towards Portsmouth and then take the M275 clearly signposted for Cross-Channel Ferries. 

Car parking: There is a multi-storey (24 hour) car park at Portsmouth ferry port, within easy reach of the main ferry terminal. Disabled parking facilities are also available inside and outside the multi-storey car park with additional bays available near the main terminal building. For any further information about the car parking facilities, you can call 023 9287 3378.

By train
From London Waterloo, London Victoria (via Brighton) and Cardiff (via Salisbury and Bristol) to Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth & Southsea train stations. These stations are a short taxi ride from the ferry port. During the summer season a bus operates between the stations and the ferry port.

By coach
Direct services to and from the Port to London Victoria coach station. To access all major towns and cities change at London Victoria.

Taxi rank
A taxi rank is available outside the main terminal.

Car hire
A number of car hire companies operate services at various pick-up and drop-off points in and around the city of Portsmouth.