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Portsmouth Gunwharf

Where is it?

Portsmouth Car Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

Routes

  • Portsmouth to Fishbourne

    45 minutes

    Vehicle and passenger ferry

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About

Portsmouth, one of Britain’s most vibrant port cities, has excellent motorway and rail connections for anyone planning a visit to the Isle of Wight. The terminal is situated on Gunwharf Road and is a short walk from Gunwharf Quays. The terminal can be used by both car and foot passengers.

Our flagship Victoria of Wight serves this port alongside St Clare and St Faith. Wight Sun also serves the port when required. Our Gunwharf terminal has state-of-the-art facilities, including two-tier boarding onto ferries, with regular crossings to Fishbourne.

Facilities at port

Our Portsmouth Gunwharf port has a variety of facilities for you to make the most of, including a rapid charging point for electric cars, two-tier boarding, bicycle racks, toilet and baby changing facilities, plus the Camber Cafe and Camber Express, where you can sample a taste of the Island with locally-sourced hot and cold food and drinks.

  • Ticket office

    Our helpful staff at the Ticket Office will help you book and amend your ticket. We also have self-service ticket machines available.

  • Rapid Charging Point

    Charge your electric vehicle with the POLAR Network rapid charging point (50kwh).

  • Toilet and baby changing facilities

    Toilets and baby-changing facilities are available at the port while you wait for your ferry crossing.

  • Camber cafe

    Our Camber Cafe is located on the top floor of our customer building and is ideal for picking up a locally-sourced bite to eat and something to drink.

  • Camber Express

    Located on the ground floor of the customer building, the slightly-smaller Camber Express is a great place for a quick snack or drink.

  • Balcony views

    Take in the views of Portsmouth Harbour with our balcony located next to the Camber Cafe.

Virtual tour

Take a look inside Portsmouth Gunwharf with our 360 degree virtual tour.

Public transport

Our Portsmouth Gunwharf port is easily accessible. It’s just a 10 minute walk from Portsmouth Harbour Railway Station and the nearby bus interchange at The Hard, which is served by both local buses and national coaches.

Checking in

Vehicles need to check-in 30 minutes and foot passengers 15 minutes before departure.

Checking in by car

Timetable

Wightlink offers frequent, round-the-clock sailings.

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Nearby attractions

Our handy Wightlink Explorer section will show everything that is going on in the area.

Parking

Parking is available opposite the entrance to our ferry terminal on Gunwharf Road. Season Ticket holders can take advantage of discounted parking rates.

  • 3.50

    Up to three hours stay

  • 7.00

    Up to five hours stay

  • 8.50

    Up to eight hours stay

  • 10.00

    Up to 24 hours stay

  • 10.00

    Over 24 hours (part there of)

  • 5.80

    Evening (16:00 - 05:00)

What to expect at the port

Upon arrival, our team will inspect your ticket and direct you to park in a lane ready to board the ferry. Feel free to use our port facilities but try to be back in your vehicle and ready to board at least 15 minutes before your booked sailing time.

When you are instructed to board the ferry, please follow the teams’ instructions. Switch off your headlights. When you drive on to the ferry the crew will direct you to a parking space on deck. Be aware of passengers walking across decks and other vehicles parking on board.

You can find more information on our checking in page.

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Please select how you will be travelling

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What size is my vehicle?

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Please select at least one passenger

Find out the size of your vehicle by entering your registration number

At this time, this feature is only available for cars and vans

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E.g CU57ABC
Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
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Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

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Choose your vehicle size manually here, you can find your vehicle height and width at Parkers.

Without any roofboxes, towbars, bicycle racks or trailers your vehicle should be:
Vehicle length

Vehicle height

Please note: vehicle size data is taken from a third party database and is provided here as a guide. As some vehicles may vary from the designed specifications, please ensure that the measurements are correct before booking.

Wrong details? Please click here to enter your vehicle sizes manually

Is there anything on your vehicle which makes it longer or higher than the dimensions shown here, such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan?

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Please select which type of vehicle you have

Below you will find all other vehicle types with some information around their size.
We recommend that you measure your vehicle before booking

Dangerous goods (including compressed gas etc. used for medical purposes) must be declared at least 24 hours before travel.

Camping gas canisters must be declared when you arrive at the port.

Please measure your motorcycle from your front wheel to the rear of your bike, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.
Please measure your vehicle from your front bumper to the rear of your car, and from the bottom of your tyres to the roof of your car, including any extras which make the vehicle longer or taller such as a bike rack, towbar or roof box, but excluding a trailer or caravan.

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