Dover cruise ship direct transfer shuttle bus service 2019

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

Door to Door Dover Cruise Shuttle Bus Includes Hotel Pick-ups & Drops

Door to door Dover Cruise bus includes hotel pick-ups

Shared Dover cruise transfer shuttle to/from London hotels & Heathrow

London to Dover service

We offer a dedicated shared shuttle service from your London or Heathrow Airport hotel to your Dover cruise ship.

This service is normally operated with a large touring coach 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.

Dover cruise ship shuttle key features

  • Collects from any London city centre hotel/Airbnb property from 07:15.

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

  • 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 11:30 or 14:00 if you opt to visit Dover Castle

Dover Cruise Ship Tour Transfer Service Prices & Ticketing
Dover Cruise Ship Tour Transfer  Service Prices & Ticketing

Cruise ships supported in 2019

This service is available on all dates when Princess, Disney, Seabourn, Crystal and Holland America cruises cruise ships are starting or ending cruises in Dover.

Guaranteed departures

Please note this is a guaranteed cruise transfer, and will operate on all of the dates listed on the booking page (link below). There are no minimum numbers required for this service to operate. You have a full luggage allowance of two large cases plus hand luggage.


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.

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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 11:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m.

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London to Dover indicative schedule

07:00 - 08:00 Central London hotel pick-ups

08:00 - 08:30 Heathrow Airport hotel pick-ups

11:30 - Dover Break (optional Dover Castle Break)

12:00 - Dover Cruise Terminal

14:00 - Dover Cruise Terminal (if visiting Dover Castle)

Booking Conditions and Payment

In order that we can guarantee your booking, you will need to make payment in full at time of reservation.

All cruise transfer/tours are booked are not subject to cancellation charges up to 42 days (6 weeks) prior to the the transfer/tour travel date.

If you are travelling with friends but have separate reservations please advise to avoid the chance you may be allocated separate vehicles.

Dover Cruise Ship Tour Transfer Service Prices & Ticketing
Dover Cruise Ship Tour Transfer  Service Prices & Ticketing

Dover Castle: option to visit on London to Dover service

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.

Dover Castle

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 equalled 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.

Map of Dover Cruise Shuttle Bus Routes

London to Dover Direction

Dover Cruise Bus - More Information

Dover Direct Shared Shuttle or Optional Visit To Dover Castle
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 Casrle perched high up on the famous white cliffs looking down on your cruise ship below.

Dover To London Direction

Dover Cruise Bus - More Information

London & Heathrow Direct Shared Shuttle
After pick-up from your cruise ship at Dover you will be driven to your London hotel or Heathrow hotel / passenger terminal. The only stops are the drops with the cruise passengers sharing the vehicle with you. (Each vehicle has a maximum 6 passengers and there is a mximum of 4 hotel drops)

Dover Cruise Bus - More Information

Canterbury & Leeds Castle Tour Transfer
A full day guided tour/transfer with a walking tour of Canterbury and Leeds Castle admission included in the price. You will be dropped at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport hotel or passenger terminal early evening.

Dover Cruise Bus - More Information

Warner Bros Studio Tour Transfer Only available for Disney Magic cruise ship arrivals this full day tour transfer visits the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter before dropping you off at your London hotel or Heathrow Airport early evening.


Private direct transfers between Dover and London


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.

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