The six month trial of a new Park & Float scheme launches on Monday 28th June. This new combined Park & Float ticket with Gosport Ferry, Gosport Council and First Bus is the flexible, and stress free way to Portsmouth.
Why spend time in a car driving round to Portsmouth, when your journey could be so much shorter by water and with sea views rather than traffic queues! It’s also better for the planet if you reduce your driving miles!
It’s easy and flexible too! With the Park & Float ticket you simply park at Walpole Park car park, use the MiPermit app to buy your chosen ticket type, and then hop on the bus (the stop is opposite the car park on South Street) which takes you to the ferry terminal. Alternatively it’s a short walk through the town centre, where you can grab a drink or a bite to eat on your way to the ferry.
The ferry is reliable, fast, frequent and connected – the crossing takes just 4 ½ minutes, every 15 minutes from 05.30 hours to 23.00 hours daily. The ferry arrives at the Hard Transport Interchange in Portsmouth – where you can connect to a range of destinations via train, bus, coach or back on the water by ferry or hovercraft.
Or try a different type of transport to your Portsmouth destination – by e scooter! Part of a year long trial in Portsmouth (in partnership with Solent Transport), you can now pick up a rental e-scooter from the Hard Interchange in Portsmouth (next to the ferry terminal). All you need to do is download the app, register, & comply with certain criteria but they’re a novel method of getting from the ferry to work in a socially distanced way. Portsmouth City Council have a dedicated page on their website with more information on the E-Scooter Rental .
Visiting the attractions of Portsmouth? It’s easy walking distance from the ferry terminal to major attractions such as the Historic Dockyard, the Emirates Spinnaker Tower, scenic Old Portsmouth and Gunwharf Quays (the major waterfront outlet shopping centre).
Or take in some of Gosport’s amazing museums on your way back – Just a short walk from the ferry you can visit the Submarine Museum and Explosion Museum of Naval Firepower. Hop on the bus and head out to the beautiful Stokes Bay and Lee on Solent where you can find the Diving Museum and Hovercraft Museum or just enjoy a leisurely stroll back up Gosport High Street to Walpole Park and onto quirky Stokes Road where you can buy a huge variety of goods from independent traders.
Each ticket includes the cost of car parking at Walpole Park car park, return hop on bus journey from South Street Gosport to the ferry terminal, and the ferry crossing. Tickets can only be purchased using the MiPermit app on a smartphone. The ticket screen on the MiPermit app must then be presented on the bus and at the ferry as proof of purchase.
|Park and Float|
|Total Purchase Price||Cost per Day|
|Day return (one person)||£7.00||£7.00|
|Day return family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children)||£9.90||£9.90|
|Book of 10 daily returns trip ticket (one person, available for use on 10 non consecutive days, no use by date )||£40.00||£4.00|
|Monthly season ticket (one person, consecutive days use within the month)||£70.00||£3.33*|
*based on average use of a season ticket of 21 days in a month
For daily tickets download the Mipermit App and search for “708547”
For 10 Trip and monthly tickets go to the website: MiPermit Gosport Borough Council Cashless Parking and Digital Permits
The address is: South St, Gosport PO12 1ER. The location of the ‘hop on’ bus stop is indicated by the square blue bus sign. Terms and Conditions of parking apply (please scroll down for full details).
From the car park it’s a seven minute walk to the ferry terminal through the pedestrian high street.
Monthly Parking Permit and Day-Return Parking
Terms and Conditions
Car Park Order
A full copy of Gosport’s Car Park Order can be found on the Authority’s website or a copy is available from the Streetscene Section of the Chief Executive’s Unit, Town Hall, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1EB. General conditions are displayed on the notice boards adjacent to the pay and display machines.