Portsmouth Channel Ferry Port
Portsmouth International Port, owned by Portsmouth City Council, first opened in 1976 and has continued to grow and develop ever since. Portsmouth has more ferry routes than any other UK ferry port.
Portsmouth Ferry Port serves ferries to France, Spain, the Channel Islands as well as cruise ships. Portsmouth is the second largest passenger ferry terminal in the UK, carrying approximately 2.7 million passengers per year only the port of Dover handles more.
Brittany Ferries run ferries to France docking at Caen, St Malo and Cherbourg and to Spain docking at Bilbao and Santander.
Condor Ferries run ferries to the Channel Islands docking at Guernsey and Jersey from Portsmouth.
Portsmouth International Port is easily accessible from the motorway network, there is a dedicated exit from the port onto M275, giving excellent access to the M27, M3, A34, M4 and A3(M) via the Hindhead tunnel.
Portsmouth Ferry Port details
Address: George Byng Way, Portsmouth, Hants, PO2 8SP
Telephone: 02392 297391 or 0870 582 7744
Portsmouth International Port Terminal
Portsmouth Ferry Port's terminal building, part of a £16.5 million investment at Portsmouth Port. The 2,700 square metre building resembles a modern airport building and houses much improved facilities for ferry and cruise ship passengers. The facilities include,
- Baby change room and breastfeeding area
- Cafe serving fresh meals, snacks and drinks 06:00-22:30
- Travel / souvenir shop
- Free and payable Wi-Fi options
- Payphones and mobile charging points (numerous power cables for various models are available). Fees applicable
- Ferry company ticket offices
- Facilities for cruise ship passengers
Cutting edge environmental features have been incorporated into the terminal building, it is the first public building in the country to use a sea water-source heat pump system using energy from the sea to heat and cool the building.
Sea water is also used to flush the toilets helping to reduce the fresh water consumption. Windcatchers are built into the roof to provide natural ventilation of the buildings interior.
Parking at Portsmouth Ferry Port
A 24-hour, multi-storey car park at Portsmouth Continental Ferry Port provides 516 passenger parking spaces.
The pay-on-foot facility is well lit and incorporates the latest automated parking technology and CCTV cameras.
Portsmouth International Port has dedicated parking spaces for people with disabilities and/or reduced mobility. For more parking information telephone: 02392 873378
National Express coach services drop off and pick up in the Ferry Port.
Rail services via Portsmouth and Southsea Station or Portsmouth Harbour Station can be reached from Portsmouth Ferry Port either by shuttle bus which operates in peak season, or by taxi or minibus.