The Port of Rosyth is located 40 minutes from Edinburgh, on the north bank of the River Forth in Scotland.
If you plan to drive to Rosyth for your cruise, you’ll need to arrange to park your car. Parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal is easy and convenient, but it is also expensive.
In this guide to parking for a cruise from Rosyth, I’ll show you how to book parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal, as well as showing you some cheaper options that you may not have considered.
From Rosyth, you can embark on cruises with cruise lines such as Fred. Olsen Cruise Line, Windstar Cruises, Silversea and Oceania Cruises.
Rosyth cruise port address: Port of Rosyth Cruise Terminal, Rosyth, Dunfermline KY11 2XP
1. Parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal
The most convenient place to park for a cruise from Rosyth is at Rosyth Cruise Terminal. Space in the car park is limited, so if you choose this option, it’s wise to book your parking as soon as you can.
Car parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal costs £11 per night if booked at least 3 days in advance. After that, the rate increases to £14 per night.
You may book car parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal by contacting your cruise line directly. For Fred. Olsen cruises, the telephone number is 0800 0355 145.
If you have used a travel agent to book your cruise, they may take care of the parking for you.
When booking parking at Rosyth Cruise Terminal, you’ll need to state the vehicle make, model, registration number and whether disabled parking or assistance is required.
2. Cheap Car Parking in Rosyth
If you’re cruising for more than three or four nights, you can save money by parking in an alternative car park near Rosyth and taking a taxi to the cruise port.
Cruise passengers often prefer to park on supermarket car parks, shopping centre car parks, or even on private driveways that people rent out.
It’s good to use both parking websites as they each list different parking spaces. Using these websites, I have found parking 3 miles away from Rosyth Cruise Port for as little as £2 per day.
For a 10-night cruise, you could save over £50 by booking a space in a secure car park three miles away (including the cost of a return taxi).
How to use parking comparison sites
- Select Hourly/Daily parking
- Enter the postcode KY11 2XP
- Enter your dates
- Hit Search
- See the nearest car parks on a map
- Book online
3. Rosyth Hotel & Parking Deals
If you plan to drive for more than a couple of hours to reach Rosyth to start your cruise, then you may wish to stay in a hotel in Rosyth the night before you embark.
While there are currently no Rosyth hotels that are advertising stay and park deals, many hotels in the area have large car parks, so it’s certainly worth calling to ask if they would be happy for you to leave your car there while you cruise.
List of Rosyth hotels with cruise parking
The best parking for cruises from Rosyth
The best place to park for a cruise from Rosyth is at Rosyth Cruise Terminal. You can arrange this by calling your cruise line or travel agent who will book the parking for you.
For longer cruises, you can save quite a lot of money by parking a little further away and taking a taxi or by staying at a hotel the night before your cruise and leaving your car there.
How to get to Rosyth Cruise Terminal by Car
From Edinburgh and the South
Follow signs for Queensferry Crossing and M90 to Perth. Cross the Queensferry Crossing and exit on the first slip road immediately after crossing the bridge.
At the roundabout, take the first left towards Port of Rosyth. Follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles then, at the roundabout, take the second exit following signs marked ‘Cruise’.
After about 200m, at the next roundabout, take the second exit and follow the road until you reach the Port Gatehouse.
From Aberdeen, Dundee and the North
Leave the M90 at J1B. Take the B981 exit for Inverkeithing/North Queensferry.
At the roundabout, take the third exit on to the B981. At the next roundabout, take the second exit, following the yellow cruise signs.
At the next roundabout, continue straight on to Keith Road and then turn left in to the Port of Rosyth.
From Glasgow and the West
From the M8, follow signs for Queensferry Crossing and follow the same directions as from the North.
From the M9, follow signs for Kincardine Bridge onto the A985 to Rosyth. At the first roundabout, turn right and follow the signs for Rosyth.