Port Buzz: London (Southampton), England

Information for Cruise Passengers

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Logistics:

Situated in the county of Hampshire, Southampton is 75 miles  southwest of London.

Where do cruise ships dock?

City Cruise Terminal
Southampton SO14 3QN

There are four cruise terminals:

  • Queen Elizabeth II Terminal, berths 38/39
  • Mayflower Terminal, berth 106
  • City Terminal, berth 101
  • Ocean Terminal, berth 46

 

Airport information

  • The biggest airport airport is London Heathrow (LHR)
  • London Gatwick Airport

Getting to the port:

In addition to cruise line transfers, passengers can schedule private transportation or take the train.

Rail Transportation

The trains between London Waterloo and Southampton take about 90 minutes.

For information about train travel click www.rail.co.uk.

Train transportation to Southampton from  Waterloo Station, London.

  • Direct Train Service is available on South West Railways from London Waterloo to Southampton Central Station.
  • The Pier terminal is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the Southampton train station.
  • Approximate cost for taxi from Southampton Central Station to the port is $18.00. Cruise passengers can expect to pay around $65 for the train fare.

Insider’s tip about what to do in a day:

Top attractions, not to be missed:

  • Fans of architecture should not miss Tudor House and Westgate Hall formerly known as Tudor Merchants Hall or The Medieval Merchant’s House, built in 1290 by trader John Fortin, is a restored home of a prosperous trader.
  • Remains of medieval times can be found at the Bargate monument, which is 800 years old.
  • Active cruise visitors  can easily walk around  Old Town or along the  QE2 Mile.

 

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