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Portsmouth International Port

Embark on a trip to Europe or enter the lovely town of Portsmouth, England, through the comfort and ease of this modern port.

Portsmouth International Port is a gateway to the rest of Europe, as well as the nearby Channel Islands. Considered Britain’s best-connected port, it operates ferries, cruises and cargo ships. Access it easily just north of Portsmouth’s center. Start here for a great opportunity to visit the historical seaside town of Portsmouth.

Traveling to and from mainland Europe is simple using the port’s regular ferry services to France and Spain. Ferries also operate to the Channel Islands, the Isle of Wight and Gosport. Embark on a cruise and travel somewhere new. From here seek Bilbao and the northern shores of Spain or cross the English Channel to Caen and other ports along the French coast.

While waiting for your boat, the terminal provides every comfort. Stop at the coffee shop and bar where you can buy meals and drinks. Exchange currency and browse in a small shop. Relax in a comfortable seat and watch the happenings of the port through the large glass windows. The terminal itself is an impressive environmentally friendly construction heated by thermal sea energy and cooled by the sea breeze, captured by wind catchers.

The port is easily accessible by car via major highways. If you aren’t bringing your car on vacation with you, pay to park in the four-story garage at the terminal. From London, you can also get a bus straight to the port or take a train to the nearby train stations of Portsmouth Harbor or Portsmouth & Southsea. From these spots take a taxi to the port.

Visit the fascinating seaside town of Portsmouth. It has one of Britain’s main naval bases as well as many historical and current attractions showcasing the area’s naval history, including boats, museums and quays. If you have time, walk south 0.7 mile (1.1 kilometers) to the Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum to learn about the life and works of the iconic British author.

If you’re looking for a different way to connect with the rest of Europe, head to Portsmouth International Port to begin your adventure.


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The Plaza Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, England
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is only a 4-minute walk and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 14 minutes.

    Ferry House Lodge
    Ferry House Lodge

    Ferry House Lodge

    472 Mile End Road, Portsmouth, England
       
      0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Buckland, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. John's Cathedral and Portsmouth International Port. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 19 minutes by foot and Portsmouth Fratton Station is 27 minutes.

      Ferry House Lodge
      Ferry House Lodge

      Ferry House Lodge

      472 Mile End Rd, Portsmouth, England
         
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Buckland, this bed & breakfast is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. John's Cathedral, Portsmouth International Port and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 16 minutes by foot and Portsmouth Fratton Station is 26 minutes.

        The Royal Maritime Club £76
        The Royal Maritime Club

        The Royal Maritime Club

        Queens Street, Portsmouth, England
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Gunwharf Quays and HMS Victory. University of Portsmouth and Portsmouth International Port are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Harbour Station is 5 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 13 minutes.

          Bayfields
          Bayfields

          Bayfields

          3 Bayfields, Shaftesbury Road, Southsea, England
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Southsea, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Southsea Hoverport and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 19 minutes by foot and Portsmouth Harbour Station is 20 minutes.

            Coastal Retreat £45
            Coastal Retreat

            Coastal Retreat

            54 Alver Road, Portsmouth, England
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Portsmouth, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fratton Park and Portsmouth International Port. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 2 miles (3 km). Portsmouth Fratton Station is 12 minutes by foot and Portsmouth & Southsea Station is 19 minutes.

              Catherine House - Campus Accommodation
              Catherine House - Campus Accommodation

              Catherine House - Campus Accommodation

              Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, England
                 
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Portsmouth City Centre, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of St. John's Cathedral and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is only a 3-minute walk and Portsmouth Harbour Station is 17 minutes.

                Popup Portsmouth
                Popup Portsmouth

                Popup Portsmouth

                Greetham Street, Portsmouth, England
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Portsmouth City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Portsmouth Guildhall and University of Portsmouth. Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard are also within 1 mile (2 km). Portsmouth & Southsea Station is only a 3-minute walk and Portsmouth Fratton Station is 13 minutes.