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Southampton Cruise Ship Bus To London & Heathrow 2016

Door To Door Direct From Cruise Terminal To London Hotel Or Heathrow Airport


Southampton Ocean Cruise Terminal

Door To Door Southampton Cruise Ship Shuttle Bus To Your London Hotel or Heathrow Airport

A direct transfer that collects you as you disembark from your cruise ship in Southampton and takes you to your hotel or passenger terminal at Heathrow Airport or alternatively your Central London hotel. A drop off is also offered at St Pancras Station for Eurostar trains to Paris.


There is Meet n Greet at Southampton Cruise Terminal and you'll be driven in an air conditioned van or small bus with enough luggage capacity for cruise passengers.

We do not drop you off in the middle of nowhere, you are dropped at your hotel entrance or the Heathrow Airport passenger terminal departures hall of your choosing.

In 2016 this service will be operated in small vans with a maximum of 8 passengers.


In addition to this direct service there are also two tour transfer options from Southampton to London visiting Salisbury, Stonehenge and Windsor as well as a Downton Abbey theme tour. Both of these are full day tour transfers arriving at Heathrow and Central London late afternoon, very early evening.


Cruise Ships Supported in 2016

This service is available on all dates when Royal Caribbean, Oceania, Celebrity, Princess, Azamara Quest and P&O Britannia cruise ships are visiting Southampton.

Cruise Ship Tour Transfer Bus To London
Southampton Downton Abbey Theme Cruise Tour Transfer To London

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.


Southampton To London Indicative Schedule

08:30 Depart Southampton

from 10:30 Heathrow Airport drops

from 11:00 Central London hotel drops


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.


Logistics Of Cruise Ship Disembarkation at Southampton

Nearly every cruise ship docks between around 4 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. with assisted disembarkation starting around 7 a.m.

The customer services desk on-board will normally give you a disembarkation slot of around 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. if you say your vehicle leaves at 8:15 a.m. Our cruise bus is scheduled to leave Southampton by around 8:30 a.m.


List Of Hotels For Heathrow Airport Coach Drops
List Of Hotels For London Coach Drops

On exiting customs at the cruise terminal you will be met and escorted to the vehicle, where your luggage is loaded in the luggage hold.


Heathrow Airport Hotel & Passenger Terminal Drops

The cruise bus service will drop outside the departures building at all four passenger terminals at Heathrow plus most (but not all) of the Heathrow Airport hotels. The full list of airport hotels can be viewed by clicking through on the banner link.


Central London Hotel Drops

On reservation you will need to select from a list of around 200 hotel drop points in Central London. Nearly every popular chain hotel in Central London is on this list, (see link).


London Cruise Shuttle Bus Pick-Up & Drop Locations

Hotel Not On The List?

If your accommodation or departure point in London is not on the the hotel drop list the most efficient way of finding out where the nearest drop point is located is to first find out where the nearest Underground Station is.

Each hotel on the hotel list has the nearest Underground Station to it listed, so you should very quickly find the short list of drop hotels in the vicinity. By using Google maps or similar you should be able to find the most convenient hotel for your needs.

Your alternative is just to use the facility linked on the banner right. We will normally come back to you with a personalised reply within 24 hours.

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 us to avoid the chance you may be allocated separate buses.


Southampton Cruise Ship Shuttle Service Prices & Ticketing
Map of Southampton Cruise Shuttle Bus Routes
Southampton Cruise Ship Shuttles & Tour Transfers 2016

Services available all dates when Royal Caribbean, Crystal, Oceania, Celebrity and Princess cruise ships are visiting Southampton, plus P&O Britannia and Azamara Quest.

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 (Maximum 8 passengers)

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.

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 or Heathrow hotel / passenger terminal (Maximum 8 passengers)

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor Tour Transfer - Visit 3 world class attractions in one day on your transfer to London or Heathrow. Arrives Heathrow around 5 p.m. and London hotels around 6 p.m.

Southampton Cruise Bus - More Information

Downton Abbey Themed Tour Transfer - Visit film locations of the Downton Abbey TV series + Blenheim then to London or Heathrow. Arrives Heathrow around 6 p.m. and London hotels around 7 p.m.


London's Railway Stations Including St Pancras For Drops

Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations are adjacent, St Pancras is the departure station for Eurostar trains to Paris. You can select St Pancras Station as your drop off point for the cruise bus service.


Other London railway stations that have hotels used for pick-ups and drops include the Hilton Paddington, Amba Hotel Charing Cross, Andaz Liverpool Street and Grosvenor Victoria hotel each of which form part of Paddington, Charing Cross, Liverpool Street and Victoria stations respectively.

The Ibis Euston hotel is down the west side of Euston Station and the Premier Inn Waterloo is adjacent to Waterloo Station.


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.

London Cruise Transfers Q&A

We do not carry outsize items (eg 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. Although the buses used are usually large touring buses like that pictured at the top of the page they were designed for the luggage carried by European travellers that tend to travel with no more than one large bag of 20kg (44lbs).

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.


The Journey Southampton To London via Heathrow including timings

The road between Southampton and Heathrow is motorway/freeway grade all the way. At weekends with a clear road a typical journey time is 75-90 minutes. Journeys operating Monday to Friday will encounter traffic congestion nearing London, the only variable is how much.

We do not recommend you use this service for any flight out of Heathrow departing before 1 p.m. and we cannot give any guarantees on arrival times.

For Groups Of 6 or More Its Cheaper to Charter Your Own Private Bus & Driver

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.

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
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