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How can I get to Southampton for my cruise?

Southampton is served by both the national rail and national coach networks. There is also a local airport.

By Coach:

Southampton is served by the National Express network. More details are available at Please note that travel on National Express will often involve a change at London Victoria. It is recommended that you take a taxi from the coach station to the ship. 

Chartered services to coincide with cruises are often offered via the following companies. These will often take you to and pick you up from the ship: Tel: 01942 727985 Tel 0131 226 8511 or 0843 3742246

Fred Olsen Cruises recommend: Portlink 01794 524031 or Ports Direct shared shuttle or private car service: tel: 0843 0843 003

By Train:
The nearest train station is Southampton Central. The station is well served by taxis waiting to take you onward for the short journey to the cruise terminal. Visit for train times.

By Air:

For information about destinations to and from Southampton Airport, visit the website at

International flights are more likely to be into a London airport (Heathrow being 65 miles from Southampton) from where you may be able to connect using the National Express coaches (details above). Please remember to leave plenty of time to reach your cruise. are able to help arrange overnight hotels at either the airport or in Southampton.

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