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Great voyages start here

Great journeys start here

Freight Facilities and Guidance

We have more routes than any other UK ferry port for easy freight transit to France, Spain and the Channel Islands and a smooth onward drive across Europe. What’s more, drivers can fully recuperate on the ferry, arriving refreshed and ready to go.

Operators and Sailings

Portsmouth International Port offers more routes than any other UK ferry port, serving popular destinations:

Port Ferry Company Crossing times Frequency
Caen
6hrs
Up to three sailings a day
ferry company 6hrs Up to three sailings a day
Le Havre
5hrs 30
Up to 2 économie sailings per day
ferry company 5hrs 30 Up to 2 économie sailings per day
St Malo
11hrs overnight,
9hrs by day
One sailing a day
ferry company 11hrs overnight,
9hrs by day
One sailing a day
Bilbao
24hrs to 32hrs
Three sailings per week
ferry company 24hrs to 32hrs Three sailings per week
Santander
24hrs to 26hrs
Three sailings a week including 1 sailing on économie service
ferry company 24hrs to 26hrs Three sailings a week including 1 sailing on économie service
St Helier, Jersey
10hrs 30 outbound,
8hrs 30 return
Six sailings a week
ferry company 10hrs 30 outbound,
8hrs 30 return
Six sailings a week
St Peter Port, Guernsey
6hrs 30 outbound,
12hrs 30 return
Six sailings a week
ferry company 6hrs 30 outbound,
12hrs 30 return
Six sailings a week

Important Guidance


Freight drivers must check in at least two hours prior to sailing.


For your personal protection you must wear High Visibility clothing whenever you leave your vehicle. 


The speed limit within Portsmouth International Port is 20mph unless stated otherwise.


Road Traffic Laws apply within the Port.


Mobile phones must NOT be used when driving in the Port.


There are no parking facilities for IMPORT freight vehicles at the Port. Click for Truckstop and Parking information.

Security

All vehicles entering the Restricted Area are liable to security checks and may be subject to search. Whilst it is recognised that this may be an inconvenience, drivers appreciate the measures put in place by government legislation in an effort to ensure that travelling on an international ferry is a safe form of transport. The whole of Portsmouth International Port is a security area, so carry your identity papers at all times. Do not bring any passengers into the Port without prior notification from your company and on no account bring in hitchhikers.

Facilities

Overnight parking and 24-hour bunkering is available at Portsmouth Truckstop and Lorry Park, Walton Road, Farlington, Portsmouth PO6 1UJ. Tel: 023 9237 6000 Truckstop Facebook

Havant Lorry Park, Southmoor Lane, Havant PO9 1JW. Tel: 023 9247 5310 www.havantlorrypark.co.uk

There are shower facilities at the Port, along with a café & shop inside the terminal building. There is a driver's diner located in the restricted area.

There is also a self weighbridge facility for trucks.