To collect your wristband on the night, please show your E-Ticket to a member of Student Shopping UK staff when you arrive at any of our Event Check In Desks, these will be located;
1. Central Square
Desk open 10am - 9pm
2. Malborough Square Entrance
Desk open 4pm - 9pm
3. City Quay Square (near Tramshed)
Desk open 4pm - 9pm
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.
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 sysyem. 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 and Ride
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. For regular visitors to the city, check out their commuter passes which gives saves you money the more often you use the Park & Ride. For all the information including times and prices, click here.
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 and Southern Trains, with regular trains running all day to and from the station. Further details can be found on the South Western Railway website and the Southern Rail website.
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.