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Information about parking near Gunwharf Quays
The major retail outlet destination, Gunwharf Quays, is best reached by following the A3 down from the M275, which brings you into Portsmouth. Turn off the A3 onto Park Road until you reach the site. Be aware of the one-way system that operates on many of the surrounding streets – but if you follow the brown signs indicating the Historic Waterfront all the way from the M275, you should arrive at Gunwharf Quays without trouble.
On-street parking is challenging around Gunwharf Quays, and in Portsmouth in general, with many streets being permit restricted or with very limited pay-and-display spaces. There are, though, several off-street parking options for drivers to choose from when visiting.
Park and ride is also an option for visiting Gunwharf Quays, with Portsmouth’s one site to the north of the city offering bus services that pass many attractions and popular areas – including Gunwharf Quays.
JustPark provides information on lots of parking options near Gunwharf Quays – including spaces on-street, off-street and those that are reservable, from driveways to car parks.
A limited number of on-street parking spaces are available just outside Gunwharf Quays on Ordnance Row. These pay-and-display spaces operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, but do offer a slightly better hourly rate. On-street parking is also available a little further away on the Seafront, but most other streets have one-way systems or parking is prohibited for visiting drivers. Always take note of signposts on location outlining fares and restrictions.
You can use the JustPark map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near and around Gunwharf Quays.
Location Operator Price Max Stay Trimmers Court/Central On Street Portsmouth City Council £1.60 / hour 10 hours College Street (Prime)/Central On Street Portsmouth City Council £1.00 / 20 minutes 2 hours Historic Area/Central On Street Portsmouth City Council £1.60 / hour The Hard/Central On Street Portsmouth City Council £1.60 / hour Burnaby Rd, Cambridge Rd + East St. Georges Rd/Central On Street Portsmouth City Council £1.60 / hour
Gunwharf Quays has a large underground car park on site which is accessible from its entrance off Park Road. Gunwharf Quays car park (PO1 3TZ) is an award-winning car park for its bay indicator system and its exemplary disabled facilities. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at a reasonable rate, this car park proves to be a convenient option when visiting. They also provide an overspill car park for parking on weekends and particularly busy days on Wickham Street (PO1 3EF) – a secure car park with over 400 spaces.
Portsmouth’s park and ride location, just off the M275 when entering the city, offers a bus service that drops off passengers just a 2 minute walk from Gunwharf Quays. For one small fare, you would have unlimited access to their facilities and use of the car park all day.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street parking spaces nearby – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay The Harbour Portsmouth City Council £1.60 / hour Broad Street RingGo £1.60 / hour Portsmouth Historic Dockyard Portsmouth Historic Dockyard £2.00 / 2 hours Gunwharf Quays Portsmouth City Council £2.90 / 2 hours Mumby Road Bus Station Car Park Gosport Borough Council £1.00 / hour
Gunwharf Quays is served by good public transport, with bus services regularly coming to and from the site and Portsmouth Harbour train station located directly adjacent. Portsmouth Harbour has hourly trains to London and Southampton, as well as other local services passing through the city’s principal railways station, Portsmouth & Southsea. Outside the terminal, you can also make use of its bus interchange and ferry services to nearby Gosport and the Isle of Wight amongst other destinations.
Gunwharf Quays car park (PO1 3TZ) offers a number of accessible spaces for disabled drivers and offers complimentary use of mobility equipment, which can be reserved in advance.
You can also filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access in and around Gunwharf Quays (select this option by clicking on ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Most of the streets surrounding Gunwharf Quays have parking restrictions, including resident permit zones and one way systems – making on-street parking for visitors difficult.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in and are not restricted.
Parking both on-street and off-street is available – and charges will typically still apply – on all Bank Holidays and weekends, unless stated otherwise.
Gunwharf Quays car park (PO1 3TZ) is open 24 hours a day Monday-Sunday but can charge a reasonably expensive rate for lengthy periods.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
Gunwharf Quays is a major retail destination with many large outlet stores, restaurants and bars. But if Gunwharf Quays’ retail luxuries aren’t enough for you, you can always indulge in the history of the site itself. The Gunwharf site and buildings go back to the late 17th Century and served as an armament store and a naval shore establishment for the British empire, until its latest development into this glorious creation in the 1990s (we promise it’s more fascinating to see in person). The lovely modern take of the nearby Spinnaker Tower that overlooks the seafront is a real blend of old and new for you to admire on your trip.