Cruises departing from the port of Southampton

The city of Southampton still preserves its Medieval appeal and is one of the largest commercial centres in the United Kingdom. The city port is one of the best departure points for cruises from UK. 


Discover our cruises from Southampton.

Reach the port

Port of Southampton

Find out how to get to the port of Southampton.

Cruise Terminal:

City Cruise Terminal
Western docks

Reach the port by

  • Car

    From the North, East and London 
    OPTION 1: Travelling on the M3 South motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Merge onto the M27 and follow the signs for the M27 West. Leave the M27 at the Junction 3 roundabout and take the exit signposted M271 towards Southampton/The Docks (first exit). At the Redbridge roundabout, take the first exit left and continue along the A3024 towards Southampton, then follow the signs to the dock gate for your cruise shown below.  

    OPTION 2: From the M3 motorway, follow the signs for Southampton. Leave the M3 at Junction 14 and follow the signs for Southampton Docks, which will take you onto the A33. Keep on the A33 and follow the signs to Southampton Docks. This route will bring you out next to Dock Gate 4.  

    From the South West
    From the A31 Poole/Bournemouth road join the M27 motorway and exit at Junction 3. Take the exit signposted M271 and then turn onto the A3024, following the signs for Southampton Docks. 

    City Cruise Terminal: Use Dock Gate 8 or 10. City Cruise Terminal is adjacent to Dock Gate 8 and less than ½ mile from Dock Gate 10.
    Car
  • Train

    Southampton Central Station is a short taxi  ride away from the port area. 
    Travel time: around 10 minutes, depending on traffic.
    Train
  • Plane

    Southampton Airport is the closest to the city. Located approximately 6 miles away, it takes just 20-30 minutes by taxi to reach the terminals. Southampton Airport Parkway train station is just a few minutes walk away.
    Regular services to Southampton Central run throughout the day. With both national and international flights landing daily, the airport offers a range of services, from left luggage to car rentals.
    Plane