Southampton cruise ship shared transfer buses 2019

Affordable buses offering door to door transport between your cruise ship, London hotel & Heathrow Airport

Joining The Cruise Bus At Cruise Terminal For London

Baggage: joining the bus at cruise terminal for London

Shared transport between London hotels, Heathrow Airport & cruise terminals

In the London to Southampton direction we run two services a direct service and a service that stops at Stonehenge with enough time to view this world famous monument.

In the London to Southampton direction we will take you to whichever of the 4 Southampton cruise terminal your cruise ship is docked.

If you have labelled your luggage with the cruise ship labels the porters will take your main luggage direct from the coach luggage bay to your cabin while you walk into check-in with hand luggage.

Southampton cruise ships to London hotels & Heathrow

In the Southampton to London direction we offer a direct shuttle service to Heathrow Airport and Central London hotels operating non-stop direct. The other two services are full day tour transfers with early evening drops at Heathrow Airport or Central London hotels.


Most ships start disembarkation by 7am and the latest you will be away normally is 8.30am.

With regards the tour transfers on one tour you'll be driven in an air conditioned touring bus with time to fully visit Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. You also have the opportunity to visit Salisbury Cathedral.


The alternative second tour you will first explore Bath, with an opportunity to visit the famous Roman Baths and/or explore the elegant Georgian city then visit Windsor as the alternative tour..


Cruise ships supported in 2019

This service is available on all dates when Royal Caribbean, Oceania, NCL, Celebrity, Princess & Azamara Quest cruise ships are visiting Southampton between the end of April and beginning of November.

In 2019 we will also be supporting Cunard ship arrivals during the same period.


If you are travelling on another cruise line that is in port the same day as one of the above you can still use the cruise bus service but you will need to disembark and take a local taxi to another cruise terminal where a supported ship is docked.

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.


We pick-up & drop at your London or Heathrow hotel & cruise terminal

The general aim of the cruise bus service is to provide an affordable quality and stress free service.

Direct shuttle services


Stonehenge visited on two of our Cruise Tour Transfers

On our direct shuttle services between Southampton and London/Heathrow in either direction we use small vehicles with a maximum of 4 hotel drops or pick-ups and 8 passengers.


The service picks up and drops at any Heathrow hotel or Central London (zone 1) hotel and will drop off at any Heathrow passenger terminal.

Cruise tour transfer services

On the tour transfer services the standard vehicles used are full size touring buses supported by smaller vehicles so hotel drops and pickup times are kept to a minimum.


In Central London we support over 200 hotels covering all the main hotel districts and most of the hotels at Heathrow Airport.

Luggage policy

The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kgs per case) plus 2 pieces of hand luggage (max 10kg per case). If you have more than this you must contact our office prior to travel.


We do not carry outsize items (e.g. bicycles) and you MUST inform us in advance if you have a wheelchair, mobility vehicle etc.

We are very interested in your anticipated luggage not from a perspective of hitting you with supplemental excess luggage charges but from the perspective of avoiding not having enough capacity in the luggage hold.

The cap on the number of passengers we book on a bus is driven by a simple equation assuming each passenger will be bringing no more than two large cases.

Map of Southampton Cruise Shuttle Bus Routes

London to Southampton Direction

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Southampton Direct Shared Van Shuttle
After pick-up from your London or Heathrow hotel you will be driven to your cruise ship at Southampton. The only stops are to pick-up others on your cruise sharing the journey with you. (Each vehicle has a maximum 8 passengers and there is a maximum of 4 hotel pick-ups)

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Southampton with stop at Stonehenge
After pick-up from your London or Heathrow hotel you will be driven in an air conditioned touring bus to your Southampton cruise ship with a stop of around 90 mins at world famous Stonehenge. The ships porters will unload your luggage from the coach.

Southampton to London Direction

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

London & Heathrow Direct Shared Van Shuttle
After pick-up from your cruise ship at Southampton you will be driven to your London hotel or Heathrow hotel or passenger terminal. The only stops are the drops with the cruise passengers sharing the vehicle with you. (Each vehicle has a maximum 8 passengers and there is a mximum of 4 hotel drops)

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor Tour Transfer
Visit 3 world class attractions in one day on your transfer from your cruise ship at Southampton toyour London hotel or Heathrow airport, (hotels or passenger terminals). An opportunity to visit Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. Arrives Heathrow around 5pm and London hotels around 6pm

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Bath & Windsor Tour Transfer (from 2019)- Visit Georgian Bath, get a taster of the scenic Cotswolds region of England and then visit Windsor and the castle that the Queen of England calls home. Arrives Heathrow around 5pm and London hotels around 6pm.


For groups of 6 or more it's cheaper to charter private bus & driver

Cruise Shuttle Bus From London

Around six passengers is about the break even point when it becomes more economic to charter your own private vehicle instead of using the cruise bus service.


For larger groups the savings become quite substantial. For groups of more than 35, luggage is going to be the major factor that determines whether you need more than one bus.

By chartering your own vehicle you also have the bonus of a direct point to point transfer with a departure time of your choosing. Travel time is quite erratic due to possible road congestion in and around London but plan on a minimum of 2 hours.

A popular feature of such charters is the flexibility of combining the transfer with some sightseeing. At Harwich the latest you will disembark your cruise ship is about 9am so if you have a late afternoon or evening flight such an option avoids killing time waiting for the flight at the airport.

Guides and driver guides are also available.

London - Southampton private group transfers & tour transfers - more details

Visit Stonehenge or Windsor on your transfer to/from your Southampton Cruise Ship
Late Heathrow Flight Solution For Morning Disembarkatioons From Southampton Cruise Ships