Portsmouth

Book a ferry ticket to Portsmouth on Ferry Travels. Get a ferry from Portsmouth to France, Spain, Channel Islands or Isle of Wight. Ferry Portsmouth to Le Havre, available with LD Lines.

Bilbao ferries with AT Ferries or P&O Ferries. Also, Portsmouth to Guernsey and Jersey with Condor Ferries. Ferry Portsmouth to Cherbourg or St. Malo run by Brittany Ferries and ferries to Isle of Wight with Wightlink. Book a Portsmouth ferry ticket FerryTravels .com.

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Places to visit in Portsmouth

  • The Historic Dockyard - located in the naval base, the Historic Dockyard has a number of historic ships. In the Historic Dockyard there is also Royal Naval Museum and Action Stations, which is aimed at younger visitors. There is a great old pub outside of Dockyards called the Ship Anson, worth a try.
  • The Spinnaker Tower, Gunwharf Quays, open Mo-Sa from 10am, Su from 11am, admission adult £4.95, child £4, concessions £4.50, family £16- this striking and highly-visible £21 million landmark tower rises some 170 m above the redeveloping harbour of Portsmouth, symbolising the wind filling a spinnaker sail...
  • Charles Dickens Birthplace (museum, Charles Dickens ward, near the city centre)
  • Other important sights: Southsea Castle, Southsea Seafront, Royal Marines Museum, The Cathedral, Day Museum, Sea Life Centre (southsea seafront), Southsea model village (seafront), Southsea Rose garden, Cumberland House Museum, City Museum

Things to Do:

  • Clarence Pier - A small fairground close to the Hoverport with some rides and amusement arcades, if you like the classic English tat.
  • Relax on Southsea Common

If you like a bit of night life there are three parts of town you should visit:

  • The Gunwharf is a great upscale place to eat and drink but can be a little pricey- but the clubs are becoming more dodgy whilst still being expensive
  • Albert Road is the student part of town where adventures and Indian restaurants abound.
  • The lesser known but nicer is Palmerston Road by the Commons (grassy areas) in south Portsmouth has some nice bars and resturants. Some nice restaurants, but the bars/pubs and Chicago Rock aren't the best.

Additional Ferry Information:

There are ferry services from four ports in France as well asBilbao in Spain:

  • Saint-Malo
    • Brittany Ferries/up to 2 daily/9 hrs
  • Cherbourg
    • P&O Ferries/up to 4 daily/5 hrs
    • P&O Ferries/up to 3 daily/2hrs45min
    • Condor Ferries/1 Sunday service/5 hrs
  • Caen
    • Britanny Ferries/3 daily/6 hrs 
  • Le Havre
    • P&O Ferries/3 daily/5hrs30min
  • Bilbao
    • P&O Ferries/2 weekly/35 hours

There are also services to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey:

  • Guernsey
    • Condor Ferries/1 daily/6hrs30min
  • Jersey
    • Condor Ferries/1 daily/10hrs30min

The Isle of Wight is a under an hour's journey by ferry or a few minutes by hovercraft:

  • Fishbourne
    • Wightlink/half-hourly during day/35 mins
  • Ryde
    • Wightlink/half-hourly during day/15 mins

Or catch the hovercraft every 15 minutes from south sea seafront, operated by Hovertravel. The ferry to Gosport (for Submarine and Explosion museums) runs every 7 minutes at peak times and every 15 minutes at other times until midnight. Cost is £1.60 return.

Getting to Portsmouth Ferry port:

By Car

Exit M27 at J12 & follow M275 to Portsmouth. At the Rudmore Roundabout turn right & follow signs to Ferries. The Continental Ferry Port is straight ahead. Going from the port recent road improvements means that an exit road gives cars and coaches direct access to a northbound slip road on to the M275 plus easy access to central Portsmouth.

By Coach

Direct coach connections to and from London, Gatwick, Heathrow and other parts of the UK drop you right at the ferry terminal building.

By Rail

Fast train services to London up to 3 times an hour, and new direct rail links to the North too. Portsmouth and Southsea train station is a short bus ride from the port but services are frequent and pretty reliable.

Car Parking

Short & Long Term Parking is available close to the Terminal.

Further Parking information on 023 92 873 378.

Source:  Aferry.co.uk