Charleston Cruise Port

Parking at the Charleston Cruise Port


176 Concord St
Charleston, SC 29401

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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.

Directions to the
Charleston Cruise Port

South Carolina Port Authority
176 Concord St
Charleston, SC 29401

The entrance for debarking on a cruise from Charleston is the Union Pier Terminal Gate 2. The entrance is near Washington Street at the intersection of Concord and Laurens Streets.

Charleston Cruise Port Overview

Did you know that Charleston is one of the top ten travel destinations in the US? 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.

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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).


As an alternative to parking, you can take a taxi at approximately $10 (each way) from the Charleston International Airport (CHS).

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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.