Portsmouth is also included in the nationwide network of bus and coach services provided by National Express, linking major towns and cities with regular services.
Bus and coach parking is available at The D-Day Story car park and along Museum Road.
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.
Drivers heading into the city from Southampton, Bournemouth and the west will approach via the M27. From here, take Junction 12, for the M275 – which will take you right into the heart of the city. From here you can follow signs to Gunwharf Quays and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Fratton Park, the Isle of Wight Ferries, the Seafront and beyond.
Those heading in from Chichester, Brighton and the east can also head down the M275, or may alternatively wish to try the A2030, or the Eastern Road. Whilst this comes to an end across the other side of the city from the ferry port, Dockyard and Gunwharf Quays, it’s a popular route into Central Southsea and the Seafront.
Portsmouth is connected through the railway network to most of the country’s major towns and cities, including direct routes to London, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Exeter, Reading and Brighton. Through trains to other destinations are operated at peak times of the year.
There is a direct railway route from Portsmouth to Gatwick Airport. A rail and coach service from Heathrow Airport is available via Woking.
Southampton International Airport, just 22 miles away, provides services to domestic UK, Channel Islands, French and Dutch destinations.
Portsmouth International Port offers ferry routes to France, Spain and the Channel Islands plus
a Cruise Terminal.
The Port offers an excellent passenger experience with facilities within the terminal including
a bright, pleasant café, comfortable seating in attractive, contemporary surroundings and shops perfect for last-minute purchases, travel essentials and a range of souvenirs.