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Southampton cruise ship car parking

Long term parking in Southampton for cruise terminals

Southampton cruise parking near the terminals
Southampton cruise parking near the terminals

Over 1.5 million people annually book Southampton cruise parking. There are a range of different car parks serving Southampton's several cruise terminals.

Where do I park for a Southampton cruise?

Southampton port parking is either by the docks or located away from the cruise terminals served by taxi shuttles. All car parking should be pre-booked ahead of your cruise.

There are four cruise terminals at Southampton, these are a few miles from one another. Your long term car parking options will depend on which cruise terminal your ship is docked at.

Listed below are our parking options for the four Southampton cruise terminals - these are the Ocean Terminal, City Terminal, Mayflower Terminal and Queen Elizabeth II Terminal.

BOOK YOUR CRUISE PARKING WITH CONFIDENCE

Do be aware of rogue parking operators around the terminals. It's important you pre-book your parking with a recognised operator and ideally your car park has been accredited with the Park Mark stamp. This is a security award confirming the car park company is reputable and adheres to national standards.

SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE TERMINALS LONG TERM PARKING RESERVATIONS

Car parking Cruise

Secure on- and off-port parking for Southampton cruises

• Lowest price • Choice of car parks • Serving all cruise terminals • Immediate reservation • Guaranteed parking space • Price match if same product found cheaper elsewhere

SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE TERMINALS

Where you park will be determined by your cruise ship terminal as the docks are spread over several miles of waterfront. All parking should be pre-booked. Cruise designated car parks are your only option, as the city centre car parks are not geared up for long term stays and there is no off street residential parking nearby.

The four cruise terminals working from east to west are the Queen Elizabeth II, Ocean, City and Mayflower terminals. Only one cruise ship can dock at each terminal at a time, and the same terminal does not always serve the same cruise company. Upon your arrival porters are available to assist with your luggage.

We have a designated Southampton cruise terminals page for further details.

OCEAN CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING

  • Triangle Parking - this on port car park is directly at the Ocean Terminal. Park your car and walk straight to your cruise ship
  • Meet n Greet - drive to the short stay car park at Cruise Terminal and here you will be met and your car taken to a secure compound during your cruise
  • Off port with shuttle - the official car park located some distance from the port which provides a free shuttle service to each of the terminals airport style
  • Short stay car park - used for dropping off and collecting only, this is not parking during your cruise. No pre-booking is needed; buy a ticket, pay for your allotted time and exit via the barrier
  • Book your Southampton cruise parking

CITY CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING

  • Triangle Parking - this car park is located at the nearby Ocean Terminal, take an onward shuttle to your terminal
  • Meet n Greet - drive to the short stay car park at the terminal where you will be met and your car taken to a secure compound during your cruise
  • Off port with shuttle - located some distance from the port, this serves all cruise terminals with regular, free shuttle transfers airport style
  • Short stay car park - this is used for dropping off and collecting only, not parking during your cruise. No pre-booking is needed; buy a ticket, pay for your allotted time and exit via the barrier
  • Book your Southampton cruise parking

MAYFLOWER CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING

  • Triangle Parking - this on port car park is at the nearby Ocean Terminal, take an onward shuttle to your terminal.
  • Meet n Greet - drive to the short stay car park at Mayflower Terminal and here you will be met and your car taken to a secure compound during your cruise
  • Off port with shuttle - the official car park located some distance from the port which provides a free shuttle service to each of the terminals airport style
  • Short stay car park - used for dropping off and collecting only, not parking during your cruise. No pre-booking is needed; buy a ticket, pay for your allotted time and exit via the barrier
  • Book your Southampton cruise parking

QUEEN ELIZABETH CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING

  • Triangle Parking - this car park is located at the Ocean Terminal, take an onward shuttle to your terminal
  • Meet n Greet - drive to the short stay car park at the terminal where you will be met and your car taken to a secure compound during your cruise
  • Off port with shuttle - located some distance from the port, this serves all cruise terminals with regular, free shuttle transfers.
  • Short stay car park - this is used for dropping off and collecting only, not parking during your cruise. No pre-booking is needed; buy a ticket, pay for your allotted time and exit via the barrier.
  • Book your Southampton cruise parking

AB Parking provide car parks by the City and Queen Elizabeth terminals, with shuttles connecting the other two terminals. This also offers convenient parking but is pricier than the options listed above.

BOOK YOUR CRUISE PARKING WITH CONFIDENCE

Do be aware of rogue parking operators around the terminals. It's important you pre-book your parking with a recognised operator and ideally your car park has been accredited with the Park Mark stamp. This is a security award confirming the car park company is reputable and adheres to national standards.

SOUTHAMPTON CRUISE TERMINALS LONG TERM PARKING RESERVATIONS

Car parking Cruise

Secure on- and off-port parking for Southampton cruises

• Lowest price • Choice of car parks • Serving all cruise terminals • Immediate reservation • Guaranteed parking space • Price match if same product found cheaper elsewhere

SOUTHAMPTON HOTELS

Premier inn West Quay Southampton
Premier inn West Quay Southampton

Southampton has a good choice of both city and waterfront hotels. None are located directly at a cruise terminal. Booking a night or two ahead of your cruise allows you to get out and explore the local area.

Our Southampton hotels page lists a wide range of properties, many with convenient car parking facilities. The well known chain hotels like Travelodge, Premier Inn, Ibis and Holiday Inn are well represented, whilst boutique style options are available too. These cover all tastes and budgets.

With your own vehicle you can easily visit famous sites such as Stonehenge, the New Forest and Salisbury Cathedral. We have a dedicated page suggesting popular shore excursions from Southampton.

SOUTHAMPTON CITY MAP

Our Southampton map below illustrates the position of the four cruise terminals in relation to the city and other facilities. Our designated Southampton hotels page provides information on all the properties listed along with booking details.

Whilst our Southampton cruise terminals page is a useful guide on the city's waterfront.

Southampton city map with cruise terminals and hotels

SIGHTSEEING FROM SOUTHAMPTON

cruise day tour to Stonehenge
Day trip to Stonehenge from Southampton

Southampton is well placed for visiting some world class sightseeing attractions.

These range from the neolithic monument of Stonehenge, impressive cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, the military and naval history at Portsmouth and the landscape and pubs of the neighbouring New Forest. With your own vehicle all of these are very accessible day trips from Southampton.

We have a dedicated page which provides more information on shore excursions from Southampton. This will help you plan any free time you may have ahead of or after your cruise holiday.

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