The port of Southampton Seaport is located at the south coast of England and is the busiest cruise terminal in England. The port has got 4 active terminals, two of which are modern and the others have undergone upgrades. Southampton Seaport is around 128km away from central London.
The port is 10 miles inland and the mouth of the inlet has a large mass termed as the Isle of Wight that shelters the port in times of bad weather. There are also double tides that make it possible for ships to access the port up to 80% of the time.
The seaport offers plenty of accommodation facilities with the presence of hotels close to the seaport. The infrastructure is also well developed and with a lot of shopping and leisure services.
Its position makes it possible to enjoy the coastal stretch and hinterland for instance the New Forest and various seaside towns. There are also services dedicated to the elderly and disabled from Red Funnel vessels.
Access to Southampton Seaport
The Southampton train services are the fastest means to get to central London. They take 80 to 100 minutes whereas a vehicle in clear traffic would take 2hrs. There’s a station from each terminal in Southampton Seaport that requires a short taxi ride to reach it. There are also direct train services from the port to Gatwick airport. However, train services are more expensive.
You could also use public buses from the seaport to central London. The leading provider National Express, offers bus trips at a much cheaper cost. The coaches also connect directly to Gatwick and Heathrow airports though the journey takes 2hrs 30min on a good day. The route to Heathrow airport takes 2hrs and under 3hrs to Gatwick.
Cruise bus shuttles
Cruise buses are also available to transport people from the ship to the London hotels. From London to Southampton Seaport, the buses stop at Stonehenge, a famous monument. There’s also a non-stop service that moves to Heathrow airport using 4-16 seater minivans to save on time.
Another transportation option is private cars. They offer high levels of convenience and flexibility and can get you directly to your hotel in central London. Private couches and vans are available for hire for people travelling in large groups and you should be cautions to pick a reputable company. These take around 2hrs.