Southampton cruise ship bus to London & Heathrow 2019

Door to door direct from cruise terminal to London hotel or Heathrow Airport

Southampton cruise minibus transfer to London hotel

Southampton cruise 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.


This service will be operated with a maximum 8 people and 4 pick ups per vehicle.

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 Bath & Windsor tour. Both of these are full day tour transfers arriving at Heathrow and Central London late afternoon, very early evening.

Southampton cruise ship shuttle service prices & tickets

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.

Cruise ship tour transfer bus to London

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.

Logistics of cruise ship disembarkation at Southampton

Nearly all cruises at Southampton arrive between 5am and 6am in the morning with assisted disembarkation starting around 7am.

The last people are normally off around 8.45am. You will need to apply for a disembarkation slot of 7.30/7.45am.

There are 4 cruise terminals at Southampton, all slightly different but you will have a typical walk of about 75 yards to meet your driver. Your driver will be holding a sign with your name, and will accompany you the vehicle.

This service is scheduled to leave Southampton by 8.30am.

Heathrow Airport Hotel & passenger terminal drops

We will drop passengers at all the major Heathrow hotels and airport terminals starting from 10.30am.

On Saturdays and Sundays, with a clear road, journey time is around 90 minutes between Southampton and Heathrow, during the week at the time you will be travelling unpredictable levels of road congestion are often encountered.

Central London hotel drops

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


If your hotel is in London city centre but is not on the list please do not worry!


Simply select “Hotel to be advised” in the hotel list, during the booking process there is a box asking for additional information. Add your hotel details here. If your hotel is London city centre (zone 1) then we guarantee to drop you off at your chosen hotel. If your hotel is not in London city centre us the Q&A facility below.

Drops at other locations (rail stations / AirBnB / coach stations)

If you are not staying at a hotel, perhaps taking a train, staying in an AirBnB property or flying from Gatwick, Luton airports for example use our question and answers facility to work out a solution for your needs so you know exactly how you are going to get to your end destination before you travel.

Cruise Service Q&A Forum - including queries on pick-up & drop points


Luggage policy

London Cruise Shuttle Bus Q&A Forum

The luggage allowance is 2 large cases per passenger (maximum 23kg 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.


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 vehicles.

Southampton Cruise Ship Shuttle Service Prices & Ticketing
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 cheaper to charter 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