Top 5 Cheapest West Coast Ports

Top 5 Cheapest West Coast Ports
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After publishing our blog post on the cheapest East Coast ports available, we decided to explore the West Coast for affordable options as well. Here, we list five ports located in California and Hawaii that all cost under $20 a day to park. Read on to see if your port made the cut!


San Francisco

5. San Francisco Cruise Port

55 Fracisco St

San Francisco, CA 94133

About 7 miles long and located on the western shores of the San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco Cruise Port is a mere $15 per day. This “Golden” port is surrounded by breathtaking tourist sites by the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific ocean, perfect for those looking to kill some time before their cruise. Annually, there are 200,000 passengers and 60 to 80 cruise ships. Cruises sail to Alaska and Mexico, either beginning or ending at the San Francisco Cruise Port. There are also plenty of public service transportation options around the port such as buses, taxis, rental cars, and shuttles.

San Diego

4. San Diego Cruise Terminal

B Street Cruise Ship Terminal

1140 N Harbor Dr.

San Diego, CA 92101

There are about nine or ten parking garages near the San Diego Cruise Terminal but luckily, four of them cost only $11. These garages are Park Shuttle and Fly, Park & Ride Annex , Park & Ride Lot 1 and Park & Ride Lot 5.

A grand total of nine cruise lines use this terminal with Carnival Cruises and Holland America utilizing it as a home port during the winter. There are a great variety of stops near the terminal such as the USS Midway Museum, Seaport Village, Coronado Beach and more. Some surrounding delicious restaurants include the  Red Iguana, Dojo, The Angel Café and Crown Burgers.


3. Honolulu Cruise Port

700 Richards St.

Honolulu, HI 96813

Although the rate of this port could potentially add up to a hefty price, the cost is great for a one day cruise. Weekdays cost $3.00 for the first two hours and $1.50 every half hour after. Weekends are cost even less at $ .50 every half hour and $3.00 max. The Honolulu Cruise Port is located on the island of Oahu and is in near proximity of the Naval Base of Pearl Harbor and Wakiki Beach. Popular cruise lines that utilize this port are Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean International and Norwegian Cruise Line.


2. Long Beach Cruise Terminal

231 Windsor Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Not to be confused with Long Beach located in New York, this port is in sunny California and only costs $17 a day to park. The popular Long Beach Cruise Terminal offers reduced rates for handicap parking with proof of valid permit. In addition, no advance reservations are needed, perfect for those spontaneous trips. The parking garage is very spacious and complete with five-stories and 1,450 spaces.


1. Port of Los Angeles

93 Berth

San Pedro, CA 90731

Also located in California, the Port of Los Angeles costs only $12 a day to park. Known as America’s Port, this port is comprised of two separate cruise terminals – The World Cruise Center and the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. There are no reservations needed and parking is accessible for overnight extended stays.

More than 12 cruise lines use the Port of Los Angeles and travel to destinations such as South America, Mexico, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Alaska and Portland. Downtown San Pedro is only five minutes away, providing a slew of entertainment options such as  parks, historical landmarks, museums, restaurants, art galleries, shops and more.