Portsmouth Hotels near Ferry & Cruise Port Terminal (Docks)

International Port of Portsmouth Hotels near Ferry and Cruise Terminal

Cruise ship anchored

Portsmouth Docks, England

Portsmouth on the south coast of England UK has a rich heritage history
dating back hundreds of years.

The city is well known for its international cruise and ferry port terminal that
provides easy access to Europe and the Channel Islands. Why not stay in the
city for a couple of days in comfortable hotels and b&b accommodation
if you’re boarding a cruise liner or ferry boat to visit far off shores?


Accommodation to Suit all Tastes and Budget

Many people choose the exciting city of Portsmouth as their travel destination. During your visit check out the historical harbour and docks which house some of the most famous warships such as HMS Victory, Lord Nelson’s Flagship used in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose.

If your onward journey includes using the Portsmouth international cruise and ferry port terminal the best place to stay is near the harbour. You won’t be disappointed with the extensive choice of boutique hotels, b&bs, serviced apartments or guest houses on offer.

There’s accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets whatever time of year you intend to visit this interesting city. There’s different types of establishments whether you’re after budget, mid range, luxury properties or bed and breakfast. Choosing to reserve a hotel close to Portsmouth’s cruise and ferry port is the ideal option if you’re travelling further afield. Guests can expect a warm welcome, spacious rooms and hearty meals.

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Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth
Holiday Inn Express Gunwharf Quays
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Modern property located in Gunwharf Quays waterfront, close to historic Dockyard.

Old Portsmouth street in Hampshire
ibis Portsmouth
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Budget friendly accommodation in the city centre, within easy reach of ferry and cruise port terminal.

Spinnaker Tower in Old Portsmouth
The George Hotel

Great value hotel within close distance of Portsmouth’s Continental Ferry Port, the Historic Dock area and its museums. The M275 motorway is nearby.

Portsmouth Cruise and Ferry Port in England UK
  • Cruise and Ferry Terminals

    Cruise ships depart or arrive at Portsmouth International Port. Main cruiselines operating from the harbour are Voyages of Discovery and Swan Hellenic Discovery Cruising. Some fascinating ports of call on voyages departing from Portsmouth include Reykjavik in Iceland, Copenhagen Port in Denmark and St Petersburg in Russia.

    Portsmouth ferry port is connected with France (Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg), Spain (Bilbao, Santander) and the Channel Islands (St Malo). Ferry companies such as Brittany Ferries, Condor, Wightlink and Hovertravel operate from the port of Portsmouth in England.

  • What to do and see ?

    Whether you’re staying in Portsmouth UK for a few nights, a long weekend, mid week break or even longer before or after your cruise holiday, there are plenty of things to do and see.

    Have a stroll round the quaint harbour where you can also have a meal and a drink or two while watching the world go by.

    For something a little different, how about a boat tour which leaves from the harbour throughout the summer season? It’s a great way to see Gunwharf Quays, Spice Island, Camber Docks, Southsea and Cathedral Square.

    There’s a wide range of museums to visit too such as the Royal Marines Museum, D Day Museum as well as the Charles Dickens Birth Place Museum.

    Portsmouth comes alive at night with a fantastic selection of vibrant bars, restaurants, cafes, pubs and nightclubs. Here there is also a wide choice of hotels and b&b establishments, so you won’t have far to walk to enjoy a piece of the action.

    If you’re in the party mood, head for Albert Road which is very popular with students or Gunwharf Quays, a great place to eat and drink along the waterfront. How about joining in the Guildhall Walk where you can experience a number of bars, nightclubs and entertainment venues?

    For families there’s nothing better than spending an evening on the Clarence Pier which has fairground attractions, rides and an amusement arcade.

    If you have the time before heading for the ferry terminal port, listen to live music at the Bandstand which takes place every Sunday throughout the summer.

    The city has excellent motorway links to central London, and the beautiful seaside town of Brighton.

  • Nearest Airport

    Portsmouth docks are only a short travel distance away from Southampton International Airport (20 miles or 32 km), close to UK’s largest cruise seaport.

    From Southampton airport you can get to Portsmouth by train. Take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway and change at either Southampton Central or Eastleigh.

  • Some Facts

    Get There By Train
    Portsmouth Harbour and Portsmouth Southsea train stations are well connected by train with London Waterloo (85 minutes), London Victoria (via Brighton) and Cardiff (via Salisbury and Bristol). Both railway stations are only a short taxi ride from the port.

    Get To the Harbour By Car
    The M275 motorway takes you directly to the port. Sat Nav Postcode is PO2 8SP.

    Located just outside the cruise and ferry terminal is a parking bay for picking up and dropping off passengers (20 minutes parking). A long stay parking is also available close to the terminal. The car park inside the port is operated by APCOA. Check out quotes and options.

    Address & contact details

    Brittany Ferries
    Portsmouth International Port, Wharf Road, Portsmouth, PO2 8RU
    Condor Ferries
    Portsmouth International Port, George Byng Way, Portsmouth, PO2 8SP
    (For Ryde sailings) Portsmouth Harbour Station, The Hard, Portsmouth, PO1 3PS
    (For Fishbourne sailings) Gunwharf Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA


    The currency is the British Pound Sterling (GBP)

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