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We are sailing on Celebrity on. TA and dock in Southampton on May 1, 2020.  Planning on an extra 3 nights in London. What is the best way to get from Southampton port to central London?

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Best, as in cheapest? Most luxurious? Most convenient? Most scenic?
 

how many people? How much luggage? 
 

 

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Train will take you to Waterloo Station in London, South side of river.

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15 hours ago, Jim_Iain said:

Highly recommend Smith's For Aiports of Southampton. 

 

Another vote for Smith. We're using them from our hotel in London (Premier Inn Victoria) to the pier -- cost is 150 pounds + 11 pounds congestion tax for a couple.

We've used them before from pier to LHR, very happy with their service.

 

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Check out www.internationalfriends.co.uk under cruise port.  They only go on embarkment/disembarkment days from/to Southampton/Dover to/from LHR, LHR hotels and certain London hotels.  A great way to see other parts of Britain on the way to your London hotel.

 

I have take them from Southampton and Dover to my London hotel.

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Train.  it's a short (15 min) walk to the station (Southampton Central), followed by a comfortable 1h30m ride to London.  Fast and cheaper than a private transfer.

 

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Previous posters have between them neatly listed all the main options......

bar one

https://www.nationalexpress.com/en

By Nat Express coach is certainly the cheapest at around £8 per person.

But it takes about 2hrs 15 minutes (45 mins longer than the train) and the service is not as frequent.

But it would be easier than the train if your London hotel is in Victoria. 

 

Or if the stops en-route appeal, one of the International Friends' cruise tour-transfers by coach is a great option - mix sight-seeing with door-to-door transfer from ship to central London hotel. 

For whatever reason booking thro London Toolkit is a little cheaper than direct with International Friends.

https://www.londontoolkit.com/travel/southampton-from-london-via-stonehenge.html

The tours you'd be looking at  on that page are

Southampton to London

- Salisbury, Stonehenge, & Windsor

ot

- Bath & Windsor

or

- Cotswolds villages, Downton Abbey 

 

JB :classic_smile:

 

 

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