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Our Southampton city map below clearly marks the docks with four separate cruise terminals, city centre hotels, transport hubs and local places of interest. It also provides the relative distances between these places.
The city of Southampton is around two hours from London and is a major cruise destination on the south coast of England. With its fair-share of hotels and strong transport links, Southampton provides a good base for local sightseeing. This includes Stonehenge and the cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury amongst others, as our tourist map below illustrates.
The Southampton map below clearly marks many of the city's amenities. We have dedicated pages providing more information on the cruise terminals, city centre hotels and using the bus and train stations.
Southampton has a good public transport network, with regular direct links to London and other parts of the country.
The city of Southampton has a good choice of accommodation with all tastes and budgets covered.
Our Southampton hotels page compares a wide range of properties, many with convenient car parking facilities and all within a few minutes drive from the waterfront.
The city provides a great base to explore. Famous sites such as Stonehenge, the New Forest and Salisbury Cathedral are all very accessible. Our tourist map below includes these and other day trip options.
Check out our flexible pre cruise package which includes your choice of Southampton hotel and transfer from London. Sightseeing can be included too.
Southampton is one of the UK's busiest ports and has four cruise terminals. These are spread along a few miles of waterfront and are just a few minutes drive from the city centre, as depicted on our map above.
No public transport serves the terminals directly. Transport options for Southampton cruise customers are pre booked cruise transfers, pre booked car parking or using a local taxi.
Our Southampton cruise terminal page looks in detail at transfer options for cruise customers travelling from London, and cruise terminal car parking.
Our city map above shows the locations of the main Southampton railway station and coach station. These are conveniently located for shops and hotels. The cruise terminals are a short drive away.
The main railway station is called Central Station and serves trains to/from London along with other major cities. The coach station is used exclusively by National Express. Taxis operate close to these, providing onward journeys to the terminals for cruise customers.
We have a dedicated train and coach stations page which provides further details, along with information on booking train and coach tickets.
Southampton is very well placed for visiting some world class attractions as illustrated by our tourist map above.
These range from the neolithic monument of Stonehenge, impressive cathedral cities of Winchester and Salisbury, the military and naval history at Portsmouth and the landscape and pubs of the neighbouring New Forest.
We have a dedicated page providing more information on excursions from Southampton. These can all be easily reached either with your own car or booked as a private tour.
London is around 80 miles from Southampton and is a 2 hour journey. There are a range of transport options linking the cities.
Both private and public transport is available between Southampton and London. If speed and convenience are your priorities then private transfers are the best option. These are also surprisingly good value if there is a group of you. They provide a door to door pick up service from airport terminals and hotel receptions and can be tailored to include sightseeing along the way.
Public trains and coaches are also available but these journeys are slower and you must work to their timetables. You also need to get to/from the stations which may be some distance and so introduces extra cost and time to your journey.
Cruise customers travelling between Southampton and London can book shuttle transfers in smart, executive vehicles. These provide a transfer from your London or Heathrow hotel directly to your cruise terminal, whilst tour transfers offer a similar service but incorporate world class sightseeing along the way and are conducted in larger vehicles..
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