023 8066 0836 

About Us

Simple, smooth and effective

Welcome to Penguin Parking. We pride ourselves on good old-fashioned customer care delivered with respect and efficiency.  

Just a couple of minutes from Southampton Cruise Terminals, we’re the closest off-site car park to all the port’s cruise terminals

We’ve operated cruise parking for Southampton Docks for more than 10 years. In  2019 we parked more than 10,000 cars and served over 25,000 passengers, providing a personal and friendly service to each and every customer. 

On this page you’ll find out more about us, the personal service we offer and the advantages of using Penguin Parking’s Park & Ride and Fly/Cruise Transfer services. If you want to know what other customers think of us, read our testimonials

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our team

  • Our friendly, mature and responsible team have many years’ experience of customer service and are always happy to help. 
  • Our drivers carry all your luggage. Once you’ve parked with us, they do it all – on the way out and on your return.
  • All our drivers are fully certified, licensed and directly employed by us.

Our customers 

  • We care about you – our customers.
  • We don’t share your personal data.
  • We’ve served more than 75,000 customers over the past 10 years.
  • We have a high rate of customer satisfaction and returns.

Our car park

  • Police-checked ‘Park Mark’ secure with 24/7 CCTV monitoring.
  • Private, secure, flood lit out-of-port hard-standing facility.
  • No need for you to navigate the busy docks within Southampton.
  • Assistance to jump start vehicles if you return to a flat battery.
  • Sincere, kind and attentive staff.

Our vehicles

  • All our vehicles are fully certified and licensed.
  • We have the largest fleet of dedicated transfer minibuses. 
  • Plenty of room for your cruise luggage.
  • Ample space to transfer wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Our opening hours

Normal opening hours

  • 9am to 5pm, Monday – Friday
  • 9am to 4pm, Saturday
  • Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays (except on Ship Days)

Ship Days opening hours

We're open any day when cruise ships are in port. We open early and close as late as needed to transfer you to your cruise ship for boarding and picking you up on your return. This includes Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

Why choose Penguin Parking?

Close to cruise ship terminals

We're right next to Southampton Docks, adjacent to City Cruise Terminal car park, and the closest off-site car park. Transfers take just a few minutes.

Simple and secure online booking

We offer an easy to use online booking system. Simply pay by debit or credit card using our secure booking form and you’ll receive a confirmation via email that gives you full directions to the car park, along with your personal booking reference number.

Penguin cruise parking at competitive prices

The cost of parking can vary both seasonally and according to demand. At Penguin Parking we constantly monitor the rates of all our competitors so we can offer you the best prices. We’re usually able to offer a competitive alternative – up to 40% lower than the main port car park prices. Great service with a competitive price equals great value!

Convenient and regular free transfers

You’ll be transferred to the cruise terminal for free (up to four people) in one of our own vehicles. The journey takes just a few minutes.

Support for disabled customers

We handle your luggage so you don’t need to. We drop you off and pick you up right outside the terminal building so there's minimal walking involved. We have ample space to transfer wheelchairs and mobility scooters but we're unable to transport passengers who need to stay in their wheelchair during transit. If you have any special requirements, please let us know in advance and we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your needs.

Flexible arrangements

When you park with us we can also offer free transfers for up to four people to and from Southampton train station, National Express coach station or any surrounding hotel. Airport transfers are also available at competitive rates for fly cruises.

Customer services

We aim to make your cruise parking as stress-free as possible. That’s why there’s always someone available during working hours to answer phone enquiries. You can also email us and we’ll reply within 24 hours.