Parking at the Charleston Cruise Port
There is no need to make reservations if you are parking at the Port of Charleston. Pricing for parking at the Charleston Cruise Port is $17.00 per day. For the four most common cruise lengths this adds up to:
• $ 68.00 for 4 days
• $ 85.00 for 5 days
• $102.00 for 6 days
• $119.00 for 7 days
Long term parking is available at the Charleston Cruise Port facilities. Reservations are not required for cruise passenger vehicles. Available only to cruise line passengers, vehicles can be parked in a controlled access area. It is a lock down facility that is continually patrolled and secured by the port police, during your entire cruising adventure. Parking is available for any vehicle up to 20 feet long (including all spaces in the handicap area). The entire parking fee will be due upon entrance. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, personal check or traveler's checks, along with major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card and American Express. A complimentary shuttle is available to transport you from parking areas to the Charleston Cruise Port.
- Oversized Parking
- Outdoor Parking
Charleston, SC 29401
Prices per day
- $17 Outdoor Parking
- $40 Oversized Parking
- Master Card
- American Express
- Personal Checks
Charleston Cruise Port Overview
Did you know that Charleston is one of the top ten travel destinations in the United States? Filled with all the beauty that the south can offer, Charleston is a great port to both cruise to and from. The Charleston Cruise Port is situated in Charleston, South Carolina. Operated by the South Carolina State Port Authority, the Charleston Cruise Port is located in historic downtown Charleston at the Union Pier.
Home to the Carnival Fantasy, the Union Pier Terminal begins accepting passengers on the day of their cruise, at Gate #2, at the intersection of Laurens and Concord Street. Every passenger will be required to provide cruise documents/tickets, a government issued photo ID (such as a driver's license) and proof of citizenship (a municipality issued birth certificate or passport). Aside from Carnival Cruise Lines, another cruise line that visit the Charleston Cruise Port is American Cruise Lines.
As an alternative to parking, you can take a taxi at approximately $10 (each way) from the Charleston International Airport (CHS). If you feel like walking from the Charleston Cruise Port into town, traveling by foot is easy. Other methods of transportation from the Charleston Cruise Port include traveling by car or bus.
Consider arriving a few days early so you and your party can stay at local accommodations. The Market Pavilion Hotel Charleston, the Harbor View Charleston, and the Anchorage Inn Charleston are all located within walking distance, less than a 10th of a mile, of the Charleston Cruise Port.
Once you work up an appetite from sightseeing around the Charleston Cruise Port, there are plenty of dining options nearby the area. For a taste of southern cooking specialties, consider grabbing lunch at Magnolia's, Hominy Grill or Martha Lou's. Grab a cold brew at Southend Brewery, then head down to Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar for some delicious seafood.
Attractions & Entertainment
There's so much to see and do, once you arrive at the Charleston Cruise Port. Walk around the Historic District, dive into history at Fort Sumter, take the family to the South Carolina Aquarium and more! Other must-see attractions near the Charleston Cruise Port include Sullivan's Island, Folly Beach, Middleton Place and Isle of Palms County Park.
For the ultimate shopping experience near the Charleston Cruise Port, make sure you visit the historical King Street. You'll find tons of stores here that specialize in things like antiques, fashion, home decor, jewelery, art and so much more. More outlets and malls near the Charleston Cruise Port include Citadel Mall, Tanger Outlet Center, Northwoods Mall, Freshfields Village and Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre.