Cheapest car hire in Portsmouth Harbour

  • Economy
    Opel Corsa
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 16.87
  • Compact
    Fiat 500L
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 16.90
  • Mini
    Fiat 500
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 19.25
  • Standard
    Skoda Octavia
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 24.86
  • Estate
    Opel Astra Estate
    5 |
    5 |
    5 |
    From € 46.28

*daily rates in Portsmouth Harbour based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Customer questions about Portsmouth Harbour car hire

I just want to check that if I book a hire car, I am able to pick it up from the ferry port when my ferry gets in, (I don't arrive till 21:30 and I know some companies don't allow late pick ups... 

Hi, if our system is displaying cars available for your pick up times then the rental agents are either open of have facilities to accomodate out of hours pick up. If a fee is applicable, this will be clearly shown on the booking process.

Useful things to know about Portsmouth Harbour

  • Portsmouth has a natural harbour
  • The HMNB ship is based in Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Portsmouth Harbour was razed during a French attack in the 14th century.
  • Portsmouth Harbour is close to the banks of the Solent River.
  • The main shopping attraction of Portsmouth Harbour is Gunwharf Quays.

Portsmouth Harbour Mini Guide

Portsmouth Harbour
Portsmouth Harbourlies south of the main city of Portsmouth, is located in Hampshire. It is, as its name suggests a natural harbour which the Royal Navy has called home for many years. It is also a busy ferry port and has its own set of islands, some of which are used quite successfully by the Navy for training purposes.

Portsmouth Harbour

For entertainment in Portsmouth Harbour there is only one place you’ll need to visit and it’s named the Gunwharf Quays. The development at the Quays is a beautiful venue that effortlessly blends the rich Maritime history of Portsmouth Harbour with a full range of up to the minute trendy retail and entertainment options. Take your pick from over thirty bars and restaurants (two even come with celebrity chefs), this excellent spot even has its own casino and a top nightclub. If all the excitement tires you out why not rest your weary bones and catch a few zzzz’s in the on-site Express Holiday Inn.

To make the most of your visit to Portsmouth Harbour, try to arrange it in the summer when the festival of food takes place. The festival showcases the finest freshest produce of the region and ensures that you will experience a true taste of the best that Portsmouth Harbour has to offer.  Finally for a historical fix, the Royal Marines Museum is also on-site so book yourself a harbour tour and journey back through times past.

Getting To Portsmouth Harbour
The best way to get to Portsmouth Harbour is probably directly by train. The harbour has its own station (named, not surprisingly, Portsmouth Harbour Train Station), ferry is also an option as the harbour has direct passenger ferry links with both Gosport and the Isle of Wight.

Latest Update from Portsmouth Harbour:

22/04/13 - From the 24th to the 26th August, the Portsmouth International Kite Festival will take place on Southsea Common, near the harbour. Hundreds of kites will be competing for prizes and the sky will be crowded with their colourful designs.

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Portsmouth Harbour is located in the English county of Hampshire. It is known as a major port for ferries with services to French ports including St Malo and Cherbourg. Car hire in Portsmouth Harbour allows you to continue your journey through the United Kingdom, whether you want to drive north to the capital London or see other seaside cities such as Brighton.

We have an unlimited mileage offer so that wherever you go you are covered within our contract and prices can start from as little as £20 per day. Sights you can see along the way include Portchester Castle.

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