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Dover cruise ship direct transfer shuttle bus service 2024

Affordable door to door between your London hotel or Heathrow Airport with option of visiting Dover Castle

Dover Port
Dover Port

Shared Dover cruise transfer shuttle from London hotels & Heathrow

London to Dover service - available June - September

We offer two different dedicated shared shuttle services, one to/from London only, the other to/from central London or Heathrow Airport hotel to your Dover cruise ship.

The London only service is by executive minivan (up to 6 passengers).

The service which includes Heathrow is by large touring coach (with dedicated tour manager) which is fed by smaller vehicles that perform many of the hotel pick-ups and feed into the large coach so you don't spend a lot of time touring London hotels picking people up.

Need Dover to London? See our page: Dover to London cruise shuttles

Dover cruise ship shuttle key features

Option one - Dover cruise ship transfer from London only

  • Collects from you desired pick-up point within zones 1 & 2 in central London between 9:45 and 10:45am

  • Maximum of 6 people in minivan

  • Each person is allowed a maximum of 1 large suitcase and 1 item of carry on luggage

  • Maximum of 3 drop offs per journey

  • Scheduled arrival at Dover cruise terminal around 1:30 - 2:00pm

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Option 2 - Dover cruise ship transfer London or Heathrow

(with option to visit Dover Castle)

  • Collects from any London city centre hotel/Airbnb property from 07:00am - 8.30am.

  • Collects from most of the major Heathrow Airport hotels from 08:00am

  • Service has an option to visit Dover Castle or you can go direct to your cruise ship

  • Each person is allowed a maximum of 2 items of hold luggage (23kg each) and 2 items of carry on luggage (10kg each)

  • Guaranteed to run, will operate with just one passenger

  • Travel by luxury coach with tour manager

  • Scheduled arrival at Dover cruise terminal around 11:30am or 2:00pm if you opt to visit Dover Castle

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Option 1 - Dover to central London or Heathrow cruise transfer

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LONDON TO DOVER CRUISE TRANSFER SHUTTLE

Door to door cruise shuttle from central London hotels & AirBNBs to Dover cruise terminals

Shared shuttle from London to Dover cruise terminal

Adult: £179 pp

Maximum 3 drops per vehicle • Maximum 6 people per vehicle • Large air-conditioned vehicles with professional drivers

Option 2 - London or Heathrow to Dover cruise transfer with option of visiting Dover Castle

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LONDON/HEATHROW TO DOVER CRUISE BUS

Door to door cruise shuttle from central London hotels & AirBNBs to Dover cruise terminals with optional stop at DOver Castle

Shared shuttle from London to Dover cruise terminal with optional visit to world famous Dover Castle

Adult from £105

• Excellent value and reliable service • Convenient hotel door to ship • Luxury coach transfer • Photo stop at the Battle of Britain Memorial, White Cliffs of Dover • Option to add on Dover Castle

Cruise ships supported in 2024

These services are available on all dates when Princess and Carnival cruise ships are starting or ending cruises in Dover.

Cruise shuttle London to Dover with option to visit Dover Castle

Dover Castle
Historic Dover Castle

Option to visit Dover Castle in London to Dover direction

The option of visiting Dover Castle will give you around two hours to visit the Castle and grounds. Afterwards the coach will be waiting at the entrance of Dover Castle to take you to the short distance down the hill to the cruise terminal. You will arrive at the ship at approximately 2:00 p.m.

Dover Castle official website

If you choose to go direct to your ship there will be a 10 minute photo stop, followed by a direct transfer to the nearby cruise terminal. You will arrive at your ship at approximately 11:30am - 12:00pm.

About Dover Castle

Dover with its key geographical location as the nearest point to France from England has always been a natural place to fortify against possible foreign invasion.

Dover Castle sits strategically upon the famous White Cliffs of Dover, overlooking the port and town far below.

Way back before the Normans started building castles in England the site was originally an Iron Age hill fort, and later housed a Roman lighthouse and later still an Anglo-Saxon church, part of a Saxon fortified settlement.

After the Norman invasion, William the Conqueror raised the first Dover Castle in earth and timber soon after invading England in 1066. From then on the castle was garrisoned uninterruptedly until 1958, a continuous nine-century span equaled only by the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.

Secret Wartime Tunnels were dug deep beneath the castle, within the 'White Cliffs' themselves. For many the tunnels are the highlight of a visit.

Today you can tour the Secret Wartime Tunnels. Dover Castle, the Roman Lighthouse and much more.

Cruise bus shuttles & tours between Dover and London

Offering direct transport between your cruise ship and Central London hotels or Heathrow Airport are dedicated cruise buses. In the direction to Dover a direct service operates with an option to visit Dover Castle if desired. In the Dover to London direction there is a choice of a direct shared van service or two full day guided tour transfers.

Map of Dover Cruise Shuttle Bus Routes

LONDON TO DOVER CRUISE SHIP SHUTTLES & TOUR TRANSFERS 2024

SERVICES AVAILABLE ALL DATES WHEN PRINCESS, DISNEY AND REGENT SEVEN SEAS CRUISE SHIPS ARE VISITING DOVER

London to Dover direct shared shuttle

After a morning pick-up from your London hotel (within Central London Zone 1 & 2) you will be driven to your cruise ship at Dover. The only stops are the drops with the cruise passengers sharing the vehicle with you. Each minibus vehicle has a maximum 6 passengers and there is a maximum of 3 hotel drops.

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London & Heathrow to Dover with Dover Castle add on

After a morning pick-up from your London or Heathrow hotel you will be driven to your cruise ship at Dover. As an option you can visit Dover Castle perched high up on the famous white cliffs looking down on your cruise ship below.

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London to Dover via Leeds Castle

With a personalized and special welcome this transfer visits Leeds Castle, in Kent (admission not included). You will be dropped at Dover Port cruise terminal early afternoon. Choose from shared or a private experience.

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London to Dover via Canterbury

Sit back, relax and enjoy an easy shared transfer through Britain’s capital to Dover Port, with a delightful stop and admission to the famous Canterbury Cathedral.

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DOVER TO LONDON CRUISE SHIP SHUTTLES & TOUR TRANSFERS 2024

Dover to London and Heathrow direct shared shuttle

After pick-up from your cruise ship at Dover you will be driven to your London hotel within Central London Zone 1 & 2 or London Heathrow Airport. (Specify end point on booking.) Each minibus vehicle has a maximum 6 passengers and there is a maximum of 3 hotel drops.

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Dover to London & Heathrow via Canterbury & Leeds Castle

A full day guided tour/transfer with a visit to Canterbury Cathedral (admission extra) and admission to Leeds Castle included in the price. You will be dropped at your London hotel, Heathrow Airport hotel or passenger terminal early evening.

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Dover to London via Leeds Castle

With a personalized and special welcome this guided tour/transfer visits Leeds Castle (admission not included). You will be dropped at one of a selection of central London hotels from 1pm.

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Private direct transfers between Dover and London

Dover MPV used for cruise transfers
Example vehicle used in cruise transfers

Dover Cruise terminal is about 75 miles (120km) from Central London. Heathrow Airport is the other (west) side of London from Dover and is much longer but in terms of travel time is similar, around 2 hours direct by vehicle.

We have a full range of vehicles ranging from saloon cars right up to large touring coaches so whatever your group size and amount of luggage we can offer a competitive proposal for your transfer needs.

At airports and cruise terminals the price includes meet and greet, the classic reception formula of our drivers being there with your name on a board as you exit customs/luggage. At hotels will come to the reception area to find you at the time you have stipulated at the time of reservation.

London - Dover Private Group Transfers & Tour Transfers - full details

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