Portsmouth is centrally located on the south coast of England, in Hampshire. It is a great base to explore England’s south coast – with South Downs National Park and New Forest National Park on the doorstep.
Portsmouth enjoys excellent road connections to London and Britain’s motorway network, especially via the M27, M3 and A3/M25.
National Express coaches operate a regular service to and from Portsmouth. The coaches terminate at Portsmouth Harbour where local bus services run to and from the heart of the city.
Portsmouth’s Park and Ride service is open daily and offers commuters and visitors quick and easy transport into the centre of Portsmouth, the Historic Dockyard, and Gunwharf Quays shopping area.
Portsmouth is well connected by train. There are regular services all along the south coast and to London, with a fastest journey time of one hour 26 minutes.
There are four airports within an hour’s travelling distance of Portsmouth. Southampton International Airport is 20 miles away; Bournemouth Airport is 50 miles way; London’s Gatwick and Heathrow Airports are roughly 60 miles away.
Portsmouth International Port offers more ferry routes, from Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries, than any other UK ferry port, serving popular destinations in France, Spain, and the Channel Islands. There is also ferry and hovercraft travel from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.
Small to medium sized cruise ship operators include Ponant, Phoenix Reisen and Saga offering journeys to sun-kissed lands, wild isles, castles and vineyards, Norwegian fjords, Hamlet’s Elsinore, or magnificent St Petersburg. Beautiful, world-class luxury liners sail from Portsmouth.
Nearby is the Port of Southampton, which operates cruises from companies such as P&O, Cunard, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise Lines & Azamara.