Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Parking

portsmouth dockyard parkingPlanning a day out at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard but unsure where to park? The good news is they have an official 295 space car park located right on site. What better way to enjoy a great nautical themed day out and view the amazing ships, including the HMS Victory, Mary Rose, HMS Warrior and more.

To find the car park enter “PO1 3GW” in to your sat nav or head towards Admiralty Road near Queen Street. You can follow the brown tourism signs directly to the car park.

How much does parking cost at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?

You can expect to pay from £2.60 to £12.00 to park at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard depending on how long you stay for. As of 17th May 2022, prices are:

  • Up to 2 hours – £2.60
  • Up to 4 hours – £5.00
  • Up to 6 hours – £7.00
  • Up to 8 hours – £9.00
  • Up to 24 hours – £12.00

Does Portsmouth Historic Dockyard have disabled parking?

Yes, there are 13 disabled parking spaces available at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, located close to the main entrance. We’d also recommend you review the official accessibility information as whilst every effort has been made to make the attraction as accessible as possible, due to the design of the original vessels some floors are uneven.

If you need to hire a powered scooter, visit the Portsmouth Shopmobility scheme.

Are there electric charging bays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard?

If you drive an electric vehicle, you’ll be pleased to hear there are four electric charging bays in the main car park. These are operated by bp pulse and more details on them can be accessed via their website.

day out at historic dockyardOther places to park at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

There are alternative places to park, for example if the car park is full, or you want to have your car closer to another attraction. Options include:

  • Gunwharf Quays: A fantastic outlet village located 10 minutes’ walk away from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Parking is a bit more expensive here (ranging from £2.90 for 2 hours to £20 for 10-24 hours) but this is an option if you wanted to end your day with a shopping trip.
  • Havant Street: The Harbour is an indoor car park that’s reasonably priced from £1.60 for 1 hour to £12.40 for over 5 hours. It’s also only six minutes’ walk away.

For more details view the official Portsmouth City Council car parks page. Or, for more ways to enjoy your trip view our guide on the 10 best things to do in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Parking at the Park and Ride

If you’re going to visit Portsmouth for a few hours, then the cheapest parking option is to take the park and ride. Costing just £4 a day it’s easily accessible from the M275 and a great way to get into the city. View their map to see the many places you can get off and on.

Alternatives to parking at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Don’t want to drive or pay for parking? No problem, there are plenty of other great ways to get to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard:

  • By train: Take the train to Portsmouth Harbour train station and you’ll arrive almost directly at the entrance to this attraction. Regular services run across the South via South Western Railway. For the latest schedule visit their website.
  • By bus: The closest bus stop is at Hard Interchange, which is conveniently located next to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard entrance. Many local bus services stop here, including First Bus, Stagecoach and Bluestar. For the latest timetables check their websites directly.
  • By ferry: Lastly, why not take advantage of Portsmouth’s oceanside location and travel in by ferry? Wightlink Ferries, Gosport Ferry, Brittany Ferries and Hovertravel are all excellent ways to start your day of naval discovery in style.

More details on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Need more information before you plan your trip? Or want to see the latest special offers and a lowdown on all the vessels on show? Then view our detailed page on Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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