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The America’s Cup World Series will be fully signposted over the event weekend. Portsmouth is a very well connected city with great public transport routes. This is the best way to travel into the city –avoid the traffic and help the environment!
For a list of all the public car parks in Portsmouth please visit the link below: https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/parking-travel-and-roads/parking/car-parks-charges-information-tickets.aspx There will also be park and ride options specifically for the event, which will be announced in due course.
By Rail There are regular trains from London Waterloo and Victoria stations, which bring you right into the heart of the waterfront at Portsmouth Harbour Station. From Portsmouth Harbour Station it’s a short 20-minute walk (approx.) alternatively there are regular buses (see shuttle buses below) and many taxis in the area that can take you directly to the seafront. By Bus There are regular shuttle buses running from just outside Portsmouth Harbour train station running to Clarence Pier. Take bus number 1 or number 23. Travel by bus around Portsmouth is also very easy with great services provided by Stagecoach and First Group.
Seating is only guaranteed through the booking of a Premier Grandstand Seat or through the Sailors Lounge which includes a Premier Grandstand Seat. Camping chairs and similar seating will be permitted on site. However, there may be restrictions placed on their use in certain crowded areas. - A standard ‘Race Village’ ticket does not include a Premier Grandstand Seat – this must be purchased as an upgrade No food to be brought into the venue – Baby/Toddler food and drinks will be permitted. No alcohol can be brought into the event, due to the licensing restrictions placed upon us. Factory Sealed water containers may be brought onto site. Any other liquids will not be permitted. This is also a condition of license. Free drinking water points will be located across the site. Registered guide/assistance dogs are permitted; no other animals are allowed into the event.
Anyone aged 15 or under must be accompanied by an adult over 18.
Other transport options: By Air The nearest airport is Southampton Airport, 22 miles from Portsmouth with many international flight routes. Taxis are available from Southampton to Portsmouth and car hire is also available. Car journey time from Southampton Airport to Portsmouth is usually around 30 minutes. Other international airports include London Heathrow (60 miles/100 kms away) and London Gatwick (also 60 miles/100 kms away), hire car or taxi driving time around 1.5 - 2 hours. By Sea Ferry services operate from France, Spain, the Isle of Wight and Gosport on a regular basis – Ferry operators : Brittany Ferries, Wightlink, Hovertravel, Gosport Ferry. By Coach There are regular coaches available from London Victoria Coach Station to Portsmouth – many stopping at The Hard Interchange which is home to a bus depot and taxi rank making travel very easy – visit the National Express website for more information. On Foot Portsmouth is a beautiful waterfront city and is very flat. Safe walking routes from Portsmouth Harbour Station will be marked ‘Follow me’ and marshalled by our team of helpful Wavemaker volunteers along the way! By Bike Cycling has never been so popular! Why not cycle to the event? There are numerous places around the City to secure bikes, and there will be a designated Cycle park close to the Race Village – details will be provided here in due course. By Taxi Details of designated taxi areas will be displayed here in due course.