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Gunwharf Quays has excellent public transport links, as well as a 1,500 space underground car park that gives direct access to the outlet centre. Portsmouth Harbour train station, The Hard Bus Interchange, the Gosport Ferry and Wightlink foot-passenger terminal are all only 5 minutes walk from Gunwharf Quays. A short drive takes you to the Isle of Wight Car Ferry terminal, and Gunwharf Quays is only 10 minutes drive from the cross-channel ferry terminal in Portsmouth.
Exit the M27 at Junction 12, then join the M275 motorway which brings you directly in to Portsmouth, and then follow the brown signs for the Historic Waterfront leading you straight to Gunwharf Quays. Use postcode PO1 3TZ for SAT NAV.
For other directions to the outlet shopping centre, please use the map below.
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Gunwharf Quays' underground car park is closed during the lockdown period.
However, there will be a small area for guests to park for a maximum of 20 minutes for essential retail, click + collect or for collection of take-aways. This car park is above ground – simply drive towards our underground car park entrance and you’ll be directed to this short-stay parking area.
Our Wickham Street car park will also be open during this time should guests wish to park for longer than 20 minutes.
Gunwharf Quays car park is a 1,500 space multistorey underground car park, and is one of the largest underground car parks in the UK. The car park is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
A unique feature of the Gunwharf Quays car park is the bay indicator system. This system allows drivers to enter the car park quicker with 32 guidance signs and 1,532 LED indicator lights directing visitors efficiently to available spaces.
In 2008, Gunwharf Quays won the European Parking Standard Award for excellence in service and standards. All of the Car Park Team are "Welcome to Excellence" trained and have completed the "Welcome Host" and "Welcome All" training courses.
The Gunwharf Quays mobility scheme is run from the Car Park Office.
Car Park Tariff
Up to 2 hours, £2.90
2 – 3 hours, £3.90
3 – 4 hours, £6.00
4 – 5 hours, £6.90
5 – 7 hours, £8.00
7 – 9 hours, £10.00
9 – 10 hours, £12.00
10 – 24 hours, £20.00
For information about our car parking facilities and prices please click here.
If you travel to the Isle of Wight using any Wightlink service then you can claim parking at a reduced rate of £8 per 24 hours (excluding festival periods) rather than the standard rate £20. Following your visit to the Isle of Wight and prior to paying for your car parking, please pop into the Car Park office during opening hours with proof of your travel to receive a validated reduced ticket rate. Unfortunately we are unable to provide a refund or reduced rates after your visit.
Please note there is a 2.2m height restriction to be able to get in to the car park.
Overflow Car Park
On weekends and busier days please visit our alternative Car Park just a two minute walk away opposite the Hard Interchange. Wickham Street Car Park is located off the first right on the roundabout along the Hard or left into Wickham Street off of Queen Street (use postcode PO1 3EF for SAT NAV). We have 420 spaces available and is fully staffed and secure. Click here for information and directions.
The A3(M) or M27/A27 connect Portsmouth Harbour with the rest of Britain's motorway network. There is a 1,532 space car park at Gunwharf Quays. Alternatively, you can use the City's Park and Ride service which runs daily.
Come into Portsmouth on the M275 and follow the brown signs to the Historic Waterfront, and then Gunwharf Quays. This will lead you directly to our 1,532 space underground car park.
If you are using a Sat Nav to come to Gunwharf Quays, please use postcode PO1 3TZ.
Or, use Park and Ride for a stress free journey in to the city. To find out more about the Park and Ride service click here.
Please note there is a 2.2m height restriction for entry in to the car park.
Park & Ride - Currently suspended due to Covid-19
Portsmouth has an excellent Park & Ride located just outside the city off the M275. Regular buses will speed you directly to Gunwharf Quays in minutes and all day parking is only £4. It's easy to use, open all day, and avoids any queueing traffic. For all the information including times and prices, click here.
The Park & Ride runs every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day
Portsmouth Harbour railway station is positioned right next door to Gunwharf Quays, and travelling to the centre couldn't be easier with South Western Railway, Southern Trains and Great Western Railway, with regular trains running all day to and from the station. Further details can be found on the South Western Railway website, the Southern Rail website, the Great Western Railway website or via Trainline.
The Hard Bus Interchange is a short walk from Gunwharf Quays, providing direct and easy access for all bus and coach passengers.
For full details of the connections to the interchange, contact:
First Provincial - 023 9286 2412
Stage Coach - 0845 121 0190
National Express - 0870 580 8080
There is a coach drop-off and pickup point on site.
Situated in the heart of Portsmouth with its network of cycle routes, coming by bike to Gunwharf Quays couldn't be easier.
Once here there are five areas of cycle racks around the site where you can lock up your bike while you are here.
We do ask that you please dismount from your bike when you get here and push it through the pedestrianised area to the cycle racks.
Gunwharf Quays is next door to the cross-harbour, Isle of Wight, and Gosport ferry terminals.
If travelling from the Isle of Wight, Wightlink foot passenger terminal from Ryde Pier Head is a short 5 minute walk walk from Gunwharf Quays. Similarly the car ferry terminal from Fishbourne is a short 5 minute walk or drive from the centre. For details on routes and fares please visit the Wightlink website.
The international ferry terminals are also just a short distance away.
If you have your own boat, it couldn't be easier to get here! Moor up in our Gunwharf Quays Marina, and take advantage of our shops and restaurants, which are just a short pontoon walk away. For more details about booking a berth as a day visitor or for a longer stay, click here.
Hovercraft is the quickest route to Gunwharf Quays from the Isle of Wight.
If you want to experience some of the best shopping and entertainment on the South Coast, then hop on Hovertravel for a very speedy trip from Ryde to Southsea. Just 10 minutes across the Solent followed by a short bus ride will get you to Gunwharf Quays. The hovercraft is the quickest way to travel from the Isle of Wight and with crossings every 30 minutes you can be shopping or eating in no time at all.
Hovertravel runs services from 06:15 to 21:00, so you can pick a crossing to suit, then catch the Hoverbus to either the Hard or the bus stop opposite HMS Temeraire sport ground.
Travelling across the Solent at up to 35 knots and 1.5 metres above the sea is a great way to get to and from the Isle of Wight, plus with no baggage restrictions on Hovertravel flights you can shop as much as you like.