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Portsmouth Ferry Port Directions

LD Lines Terminal Address (Portsmouth Ferry Port)

Portsmouth International Port
Wharf Road
Portsmouth PO2 8QW,
United Kingdom.

By Car:

Take the exit at J12 on the M27 and continue along the M275 to Portsmouth. Follow the signs to the Continental Ferry Port and to the LD Lines terminal which is clearly marked.

New access to the northbound slip road on to the M275 gives easy access to cars and coaches to central Portsmouth.

By Coach:

National Express operates a regular coach service between Portsmouth port and London Victoria coach station, taking as little as 1 hour 45 minutes.  From London Victoria change for services throughout the UK.

By Rail:

Frequent services are operated between Portsmouth and London Waterloo with an approximate journey time of 85 minutes. Services to London Victoria pass through Chichester and Gatwick and services to Cardiff pass through Salisbury and Bristol. The station closest to the LD Lines terminal is “Portsmouth & Southsea” and is just a short taxi or shuttle bus ride from the Ferry port.


Portsmouth, home of Royal Navy, is one of Britain’s fastest growing seafront destinations. The town’s iconic naval history and heritage seamlessly blend with the new culture of shopping centres, restaurants, bars and its calendar of exciting events.

The Ferry Port:

A brand new terminal was opened at Portsmouth International Port in 2011 and now boasts a wide range of modern passenger facilities.  These include:

•    Bureau de Change

•    Coffee Shop

•    Licensed Bar

•    Café/Restaurant

•    Shop

•    Tourist Information

•    Services for the Disabled

•    Lost Property

•    Public telephones

•    Toilets

•    Baby Changing Facilities


Car Parking Facilities

Portsmouth ferry port has a multi-storey (24 hour) car park providing 516 passenger parking spaces, within easy reach of the main LD Lines ferry terminal. Disabled parking facilities are also available inside and outside the multi-storey car park and additional bays are available near the main LD Lines terminal building itself.

For any further information regarding the car parking facilities, you can call 023 9287 3378.


Things to Do/Visit:

  • Historic Dockyard: 
    Portsmouth’s historic dockyard is home to three world famous ships: The Mary Rose, Henry VIII's favourite warship, sank in 1545 but in a monumental feat was raised from the sea in 1982. It is the only surviving 16th century warship on display today. The HMS Victory was Lord Nelson’s famous warship, commanded by him in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 to defeat the combined forces of the French and Spanish fleets. It was on this ship that he famously uttered the words “Kiss me, Hardy…” shortly before dying of a gunshot wound to the lung and spine. The latest addition to the historic dockyard is the HMS Warrior 1860, which was the world’s first iron clad battleship and one of the largest, fastest and most innovative warships of the Victorian age.
  • Charles Dickens’ Birth Place:
    The famous writer; Charles Dickens, was born in a modest house in Portsmouth in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum, furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life.
  • Gunwharf Quays and Spinnaker Tower:
    In an historic setting, Gunwharf Quays brings the old and the new together. There are over 95 designer outlets, 30 cosmopolitan bars and restaurants, a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, comedy club, nightclub and much more. 
    The Spinnaker Tower situated on the waterfront of Gunwharf Quays, is a 170 meter tall tower with awe-inspiring views overlooking the old Portsmouth harbour and the Solent.

Places to Eat and Drink:

Throughout the city you will find various bars, restaurants and pubs.


Places to Stay:

A wide range of B&Bs and hotels is available in and around Portsmouth area whether you are looking for a short break or a longer stay. Visit our Good Deals section and enjoy exclusive restaurant, hotel and leisure deals for LD Lines passengers!



  • Brighton: 85 km
  • Bristol: 155 km
  • London: 130 km
  • Oxford: 138 km
  • Southampton: 32 km

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