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Directions to London Cruise Terminal

London is serviced by three main cruise terminals: Port of Dover, Port of Harwich and the Port of Southampton.

Driving Directions and Port Information to:

Port of Dover
Dover Cruise Terminal Two
Harbour House, Dover, Kent, CT17 9BU

From London traveling by car - Traveling by car, direct to the Cruise Terminals you are advised to travel on the M20/A20. The Dover Cruise Terminals are extremely well sign posted. For your information "M" stands for Motorway which is the same for freeway and an "A" is similar to a highway.

Using Public Transportation from London Gatwick International Airport:

  • There is no direct rail service from London Gatwick to Dover Priory station.
  • There are two options for travel by rail, both options involve at least one change.
  • The first option is travel via Tonbridge; the journey time is approximately 2 hours.
  • The second option is via London Bridge and the journey time is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
  • Generally this service operates on an hourly basis.
  • Please check local train schedules to confirm departure and arrival times.
  • On arrival at Dover Priory you will need to take a taxi to Dover Cruise Terminal Two, the terminal is approximately 5 minutes from the station subject to traffic conditions.

Using Public Transportation from London Heathrow International Airport:

  • Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Station.
  • This service currently departs every 15 minutes and the trip takes 15 minutes.
  • On arrival in Paddington, transfer to London Waterloo East by taxi; once there take a direct service train to Dover Priory Station.
  • On arrival at Dover Priory you will need to take a taxi to Dover Cruise Terminal Two, the terminal is approximately 5 minutes from the station subject to traffic conditions.
  • A regular service operates to Dover and the journey time is approximately one hour and fifty minutes.

Port of Harwich
Harwich International Port
Parkeston Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 4SR

From London Gatwick International Airport:

  • Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria Station.
  • This service currently departs every 15 minutes and takes about 35 minutes.
  • On arrival in Victoria, transfer by taxi to London Liverpool Street Station.
  • Take either a direct service to Harwich Parkeston Quay or a train to Manningtree and change there for Harwich Parkeston Quay.

Please note: There is only a limited service directly to Harwich and a change of trains may be necessary. This service runs hourly during the day, Monday through Saturday, with reduced service on Sunday. The trip takes approximately 1 1/2 hours. On arrival in Harwich Parkeston Quay, the station platform is about 30 yards from the cruise terminal building.

From London Heathrow International Airport:

  • Take the Heathrow Express to London Paddington Station.
  • This service currently departs every 15 minutes and the trip takes15 minutes.
  • On arrival in Paddington, transfer to London Liverpool Street Station by taxi.
  • Take either a direct service to Harwich Parkeston Quay or a train to Mannigtree and change there for Harwich Parkeston Quay.

Please note: There is only a limited service directly to Harwich and a change of trains may be necessary. This service runs hourly during the day, Monday through Saturday, with reduced service on Sunday. The trip takes about 1 1/2 hours. On arrival in Harwich Parkeston Quay, the station platform is about 30 yards from the cruise terminal building.

Port of Southampton
Pier Terminal
101 Berth, City Cruise Termina
l Southampton SO14 3QN

From London Heathrow Airport:

  • Take A3113 from the airport to M25 (M25 is the London Orbital Freeway).
  • Follow signs for M3 at junction 12 - join M3 and head south following signs for Southampton and Southampton Docks.
  • On leaving the M3 take the M27 following signs Southampton Docks.
  • At junction 3 - join M271 and continue to follow signs for Southampton Docks.
  • Dock Gate 10 is the entrance to the terminal area.

From London Gatwick Airport:

  • Take A23 from airport to junction 9a where you join the M23 driving to junction 7 where you join the M25 following signs for M3, which you join at junction 12.
  • Join M3 and head south following signs for Southampton and Southampton Docks.On leaving the M3 take the M27 following signs for Southampton Docks.
  • At junction 3 - join M271 and continue to follow signs for Southampton Docks.
  • Dock Gate 10 is the entrance to the terminal area.

Using Rail Transportation:

From London Waterloo Station:

  • Direct Train Service is available on South West Railways from London Waterloo to Southampton Central Station.
  • Approximate journey time is 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • Timetable information can be obtained on the internet at Transport Direct website.
  • Round trip train fair from London's Waterloo station is approximately $65.00 (35 British Pounds).
  • The Pier terminal is approximately 15 minutes by taxi from the Southampton train station, approximate cost for taxi journey is $18.00 (8 British Pounds)