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London (Southampton), England
Cruises from Southampton depart year-round.
Southampton is a large coastal city located in southern England, approximately 62 miles southwest of London. The city is well known as a major cruise departure port and is one of England’s largest commercial ports. Visitors will find the longest surviving stretch of medieval walls in England and museums such as Tudor House, Southampton Maritime Museum and Solent Sky, an aviation museum.
Language: English Currency: Pound Sterling (GBP)
Driving Directions and Port Information
Port of Southampton
Travel time between London and the pier is approximately 1.5 hours by train.
Directions by Road - From the M3 follow signs for the M27 (West) to Junction 3. Leave the M27 at Junction 3 onto the M271 signposted Southampton. Follow signs for the Waterfront.
Directions by Rail - Direct train services link Southampton with many parts of the UK. South West Train operates 15-minute interval daytime fast service between London Waterloo and Southampton Central. Longer distance services provide direct links with Bristol, South Wales, the Midlands, the North and Scotland.
From outside the train station (southside and signed for Red Funnel and Isle of Wight) you can either use a taxi, or there is a free CityLink bus service (green coloured bus) which runs every 10-15 minutes between the rail station and Town Quay.
Directions by Air - From London Heathrow Airport, use the Rail-Air coach link to Woking Rail Station, from which a frequent rail service operates to Southampton Central Station.
From London Gatwick Airport, a rail link operates to Southampton Central Station (direct or via Clapham Junction Station).
From London Luton Airport or London Stansted Airport, catch a train or coach into London and make your way to London Waterloo Station, from where train services operate to Southampton Central Station.