Southampton Shuttle Transfers  (Large Shared Van)

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LOndon to Southampton Shuttle Service

Silver Fleet Southampton Shuttle is an independent, door-to-door, shared passenger transfer service available one way or round trip to/from any popular Cruise Ship berthed at Southampton. Established 2001 with a reputaion for reliability; timliness and service.

How it Works

To your Ship on Sailing Day

(in 2018, we will start 1 hour earlier than in previous years)

Each driver will be tasked to collect 3 couples from 3 different Hotels in London or near Heathrow. We schedule the pickups according to location. If you are staying farthest from the ship, then yours will be the first pickup at 9:00am. Working towards the ship the whole time, we make the remaining pickups in a logical, geographic order. If you are staying in a hotel close to HeaQueen Mary 2 at Southamptonthrow yours is likely to be the final pickup at about 10:00am. We reach your ship between 11:30am and 12:00noon (depending on traffic.) We will collect you from any Hotel; appartment or private address in Central London. We can sometimes make pickups outside of Central London, feel free to ask.

Each booking will be issued a specific planned pickup time (between 9am and 10am). This information is calculated 48 hours before travel and published on our office answer phone after 12noon on the day before travel. Your ticket prompts you to call in and gives the phone number to call.

... and if you land Heathrow same morning.

(New for 2018)

We are offering a 10:00am Heathrow Airport pickup. We will accept bookings only from those who are scheduled to land BEFORE 8:00am. Pickup place depends on which of the four terminals you land into. We will email specific details once we know your flight number which you provide on the booking form. Price 67 Pounds per person. Journey time about 90 minutes. 

To your Ship on the day prior to sailing.

(Not available everyday)

Pickup routine is same as for sailing day, only this time we will drop you off at your chosen hotel in or near Southampton. In some instances you will be sharing with people who sail the same day on a different ship, in which case we drop them at their ship first, then drop you off at your hotel. If the service is available for your date, you can book on-line. Just select your cruise line and ship, and the early date option will show (if we are offering it that day). 

Sometimes we might be able to offer you places 2 or 3 days in advance of your cruise. You'll need to email your enquiry.

From your Ship

07:00am Shuttle is scheduled to leave your ship at 7:00am. Driver will be ready by 06:30am. This service is not available from all ships, only those which arrive between 4am - 5:30am. We ask you to be off the ship by 6:45am. This Early Bird service goes only to Heathrow Airport and is considered to be an urgent express for people catching flights which leave later than 10:30am.

09:30am Shuttle is scheduled to leave your ship at 9:30am. Driver will be ready by 08:45am. We ask you to aim to be off the ship by 9am. Because we are waiting for only 3 or 4 couples, we often get away early. (please don't linger on the ship waiting for 9:30am, as everyone else will be in the van waiting.)Image title

We make drops in a logical geograpic order starting with Windsor / Heathrow Airport at about 11:00am. We will drop you right at your required flight terminal or Hotel. (Please have your flight number handy so our driver can check). Then we proceed into Central London and drop you off right at your own hotel; appartment; Railway Station or private address in Central London.

Time table 2018

FromHeathrow HotelsPickup Between 9am & 10amtoSouthamptonETA11:45am

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FromCentral LondonPickup Between 9am & 10am        toSouthamptonETA11:45am

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 FromHeathrow AirportPickup 10:00am from your arrivals terminaltoSouthamptonETA11:45am   

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early Ships

07:00am departure






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Frommost Ships

09:30am departure




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Frommost Ships09:30am departuretoCentral LondonETA12:30pm

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Prices are per person, one way and include all taxes etc - nothing more to pay.

For the round trip price, just add the outbound price to the inbound price. Please book on-line here

As we approach your travel date, some options may become fully booked and removed from the booking menu.

Full money back guarantee if you cancel 15 days or more before travel


We are proud of our reputation for providing well organised, reliable and prompt transportation from London to Southampton and from Southampton to London to clients from all over the globe who are reliant on dedicated professionals taking care of their important Southampton cruise transfers

Southampton Shuttle Time-table and detailed pricing is shown above. All transfer prices are fixed, with a guarantee of no hikes; cancellations or schedule changes before your Southampton Shuttle booking date. Oh, and we also guarantee a FULL REFUND should you have unfortunate circumstances that require cancellation of your Southampton Shuttle booking up to just 15 days before your Southampton transfer date.

Southampton City

Southampton is situated centrally along the South Coast of England, protected by the Isle of Wight, which lies just 4 miles off shore. Southampton is one of many ancient cities in England. Evidence of Stone Age occupation have been found dating back many thousands of years. But the Romans really established the area around Southampton as a trading port during their 400 year occupation of the British Isles from (40 to 410AD). Some architecture still stands from the later occupation by The Normans (1066 - 1154AD), and from Medieval period (1154 - 1485AD)

And of course Southampton port was the original point of departure for the Pilgrim Fathers aboard the Mayflower in 1623. And the fated maiden voyage of Titanic in 1912. Situated 65 miles from Heathrow and 85 miles from Central london, many of Silver Fleet cruise transfer passengers feel comfortable staying a night or two in this city before their cruise.

Heathrow Airport Connection

Heathrow Airport is about 70 miles (112km) from Southampton Docks. Journey time on a clear road is about 1 hour, 20 mins. At peak times - regular rush hour traffic - it can take 2 hours.

Heathrow Airport to Southampton

All our Southampton Shuttle services will collect you from ANY HOTEL near to Heathrow Airport. Pickup time is set by our travel office a day or so before travel but is likely to be about 11am. So if you fly into Heathrow Airport the day before Sailing Date, and stay over locally, our Southampton Shuttle is the most convenient way to complete your journey - door to door, to your ship. We reach your ship by about 12:30pm

Are you flying into Heathrow Airport ON SAILING DAY? Sorry but we no longer offer a pickup if you land Heathrow on same day as sailing from Southampton. The risks are too high.

Southampton Hotels

There are many large budget hotels within a mile of all three cruise terminals at Southampton. IBIS, HOLIDAY INN, NOVOTEL

There is one 'Deluxe' hotel (but with questionable reviews) GRAND HARBOUR

There are some 'OLD' Hotels in the city centre with wonky floors (and ghosts) MERCURE DOLPHIN

Silver Fleet Recommends;-

White Star Tavern

28 Oxford St, Southampton, SO14 3DJ


White Star Tavern, Southampton.

This is a not an ordinary Big Brand modern hotel. The building dates back to victorian times. Has been nicely refurbished and seems to be a favoured local restaurant in its own right. Only a small number of rooms so book early. They are listed on TripAdvisor only as a restaurant which is a shame. They have attracted many favourable reviews with Google. I personally dropped some clients here in October 2015 and it looked to be a very nice place, in a fine location close to Gate 4 Southampton Pier, and the staff were very professional. I’ve never stayed or eaten here, but at next opportunity, I will. (Tony)

Southampton Cruise Terminals

There are four Southampton Cruise Terminals, each can accommodate the largest deep water ship currently on the high seas. Unlike cruise terminals in other parts of the world, at Southampton the ships berth right up against the terminal. The ships walkway connects directly insidCity Cruise Terminal - Southamptone the terminal, so there is minimal walking and no tenders. The Porters are always on hand to help you with luggage and there are plenty of carts if you want to haul your own. Signs indicate that tipping is NOT required at, but it’s nice to give the price of a cup of tea if your porter has been particularly helpful (and you will find that they are)

There are toilets but no shops. Refreshments are limited and you may need local currency change for the vending machine. (Pounds)

Ocean Terminal - Accessed through gate 4 the newest and most modern

City Terminal - Accessed through gates 8; 10 and 20, modern and large enough

Mayflower Terminal - Accessed through gates 8; 10 and 20, small with limited seating

QE II Terminal - Accessed through Gate 4, older, like an aircraft hanger. Vehicles drive inside to drop off and collect clients.

Most hotels in Southampton are located within a mile or so of the cruise terminals. It’s a short drive in a local taxi which the staff at hotel reception will arrange for you.

Cunard SouthamptonRoyal Caribbean SouthamptonDisney SouthamptonOceania Southampton
P and O,  SouthamptonPrincess Cruises SouthamptonCelebrity Cruises SouthamptonRegent Seven Seas,  Southampton

Service Promise

We will be on time.

We will never cancel a Southampton Shuttle service once bookings have been accepted - even if you are the only customer.

We aim to answer email enquiries about our Southampton Shuttle Service the same working day.

We make full refund if you have to cancel your Southampton Shuttle 15 days or more before travel.

We love answering questions about your Southampton Shuttle Transportation - email your enquiry

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