If you are looking for affordable car parking in Southampton, Triangle Car Park may be a good option for you.
This is a car park my family and I have used a number of times – because it is good value for money, the parking spaces are a decent size, and it feels like a safe place where I can leave my car without undue worry. We have never had any issues with this Car Park.
Where is Triangle Car Park?
Triangle Car Park is situated very close to the Ocean Cruise Terminal.
This is often where P&O ships dock, so if you are embarking on a P&O Cruise, this might be a good option.
You will see your cruise ship docked, and it is only a couple of minutes walk from the Triangle Car Park to the terminal building itself.
It is worth checking which terminal you’ll be sailing from as some are much further than others.
How to Find the Triangle Car Park
The address is: Town Quay, Southampton, SO14 2HJ
Be aware, their website says that your Sat Nav may have problems leading you to this car park!
It is actually quite easy to find though, it is very close to the Red Funnel Ferry terminal on the sea side of the Town Quay main road. There is a Starbucks Coffee shop very close to it too.
Red Funnel is a ferry company that runs Ferries to the nearby Isle of Wight. Red Funnel actually owns the Triangle car park.
If you follow the signs for Ocean Cruise Terminal, then just keep an eye out for Triangle parking, it is quite well signposted.
This is a Self Parking Car Park
You choose your space and park your car yourself. You then take your keys with you.
Some of the parking spaces, nearest the roadside are slightly bigger, or more wedge-shaped.
This is due to the odd shape of the car park – it is probably just leftover land – you couldn’t really say it was even vaguely triangle shaped!
How Much Does it Cost?
It usually costs around £12 per day per day to park in the Southampton triangle car park. This does vary based on demand so if you are planning to park here it’s always better to pay as far in advance as possible.
Below are the signs where you can pay on arrival if you would prefer.
I would recommend pre-booking so you are guaranteed to have a space.
Will My Car Be Safe in the Triangle Car Park?
- The car park has ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) cameras at the exit and entrance so it can monitor vehicles coming in and out of the car park.
- The Car Park itself is covered by CCTV
- The Car Park has a Police-approved “Park Mark Safer Parking Award.” These Car Parks are proven to be safer for vehicles and people. They are checked and passed annually by a Police Assessor.
Our family have successfully used this car park a number of times, and have had no issues.
The car park itself is a piece of land, outside, surrounded by high metal fences. It didn’t feel dark or unsafe to me.
Things to Consider before booking the Triangle Car Park
If you are sailing from other cruise terminals, not the Ocean Terminal, it may not be very convenient!
We booked this car park when we cruised on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 – and hadn’t realised we would have a 20-minute walk, dragging our cases to the QEII Cruise Terminal.
You can book parking in Triangle Car Park for other terminals and they offer a package with a taxi included to take you to another terminal at additional cost.
It may, however just be worth booking parking closer to the terminal you are travelling from, if you are not happy to, or are unable to walk.
Would I Book Triangle Car Park again?
I would book Triangle Car Park again without hesitation if I was sailing from the Ocean Terminal.
I would also use it if I was sailing from other terminals – if the price was competitive, and I was prepared to walk – or get a taxi – from there to other cruise terminals.
I have found the price of this Car Park to be quite competitive – compared to some other car parking options available in the area.
To look at other Southampton Cruise Parking options, check out the post below: