The cruise terminal is located in historic downtown Charleston. It is only two blocks from the famous public market and within walking distance of many attractions.
Many hotels near Charleston cruise terminal meet the needs of cruise passengers. Rooms are available in all price ranges. Park and cruise packages are also offered.
Charleston Cruise Terminal isn't far from the airport. Charleston International Airport is served by American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways.
Charleston's cruise terminal is easy to reach by car. It is within 2 miles of Interstate 26 and US Highway 17.
All cars enter Union Pier Terminal directly from Concord Street at the access point at Gate 2. Walk-ups are not permitted, so passengers should not be dropped-off in or around Market Street or the Passenger Terminal. Drop-offs should proceed through the Gate 2 entrance at Concord and Laurens streets.
Long-term parking for Charleston cruises is available on Port property. Reservations are not required. Parking is secured and patrolled by the Port Police during your cruise.
Watch a video about parking at the Port of Charleston and boarding the ship. It's very detailed and also includes how to get to the port.