Accommodation and travel

Portsmouth is easily accessible through national and international sea, air, rail, and road connections and easy to use maps are available on the University’s website.

Travelling around the city is also very easy and most sites are in walking distance. We also have an efficient public bus service and ample taxi services.

Travelling from the airport

London Heathrow Airport

If you fly into London Heathrow Airport, we recommend you to take a direct coach to Portsmouth. The journey takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. See the National Express website for more details about coach times and prices. If you do choose to take a taxi, you should book it in advance to get the best offers possible.

London Gatwick Airport

If you arrive at London Gatwick Airport, we recommend you take the direct train to Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station. The journey takes about 90 minutes. You can find the latest travel times and ticket prices on the National Rail website. Or you can take a coach from your terminal at Gatwick direct to Portsmouth Harbour Bus Station. The journey takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. You’ll find a full timetable and ticket price information on the National Express website.

Southampton Airport

If you fly into Southampton Airport, you should take the train from Southampton Airport Parkway to Portsmouth and Southsea Railway Station. You will need to change trains at either Eastleigh, Cosham, Havant or Southampton Central. The journey takes about 60 minutes. Please check the National Rail website for the latest travel times and ticket prices.

Local Accommodation

The University offers accommodation on campus to MCDM participants, which could be booked through the registration system:

  • Rees Hall (link): Single en-suite with breakfast at £69 per night

The University has good links with Visit Portsmouth, the local tourist information centre, which can provide assistance in securing good accommodation rates for conference attendees.

As well as smaller hotels and B&Bs, we have a number of larger hotels including:

  •  The Queens Hotel (Clarence Parade): Single rooms from £80, double rooms from £100 per night (breakfast not included) (1.1 miles from the venue)
  • Holiday Inn Portsmouth (Pembroke Road): Double rooms from £111 per room per night including breakfast (0.8 miles from the venue)
  • Holiday Inn Express: Portsmouth – Gunwharf Quays: Double rooms from £125 per room per night including breakfast (0.5 miles from the venue)
  • ibis Portsmouth Centre:  Double rooms from £85 per room per night including breakfast (0.5 miles from the venue)
  • Premier Inn Portsmouth City Centre: Double rooms from £65 per room per night (breakfast not included) (0.5 miles from the venue)
  • Premier Inn Portsmouth Dockyard hotel: Double rooms from £60 per room per night (breakfast not included)  (0.4 miles from the venue)
  • Premier Inn Southsea hotel: Double rooms from £99 per room per night (breakfast not included)  (1.1 miles from the venue)
  • Travelodge Portsmouth City Centre: Double rooms from £65 per room per night (breakfast not included) (0.4 miles from the venue)

Great transport links, superb central location and within walking distance of the seafront

All these are located 20 minutes (or less) walk from the proposed Conference venues.

Please note, these hotel prices are indicative based on current and projected prices. Actual costs may vary.