Travelling to Portsmouth by Car/Parking
Portsmouth enjoys excellent road connections; the A3(M) puts London only one and a half hours away and the M27/A27 connects the city with Britain's motorway network.
Take a look at the ROMANSE website for up-to-date traffic and travel information for Portsmouth and Hampshire.
Parking in the city
Portsmouth has a range of car parks throughout the city, click on the links below to find out more or email the Visitor Information Service at email@example.com. Many Portsmouth car parks are part of the Park Mark safer parking scheme - click on the link for more information - Park Mark in Portsmouth.
- Portsmouth City Council car parks (and click 'Parking' on the right)
- Gunwharf Quays parking
- Cascades Shopping Centre and City Centre parking
- Waitrose in Southsea
Click here for information on lorry parking in Portsmouth.
Keep it safe!
Follow the Police's advice and do what you can to avoid being a victim of vehicle crime. Don't leave any valuable items or important documentation in your vehicle - take them with you! This includes Sat Navs - don't lock them in the glove compartment it's the first place thieves will look. Keep any items you do leave behind out of sight, closing blinds / screens in camper vans.
Park and Ride
A Park and Ride service operates in Portsmouth every Saturday plus on some bank holidays and for some major city events. Shoppers and visitors to Portsmouth can park at Lakeside North Harbour and travel to the City Centre and Gunwharf Quays / the Historic Dockyard on the park and ride bus.
It costs just £2.50 for a car and up to 7 passengers. From Lakeside, buses takes about seven minutes to get to the city centre. The next stop, about five minutes later, is The Hard (for Gunwharf Quays, the Spinnaker Tower and the Historic Dockyard). The first bus will start at 9am and the last bus will return from the Hard at 6pm. Users can hop between the two stops as much as they like. Onward bus connections are possible to Southsea and Portsmouth FC.