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Southampton Cruise Transfers & Tours

Southampton cruise transfers are provided by SBL Travel, a specialist private hire company for Southampton cruise ship customers looking for an ultra reliable cruise ship transfer service to or from Southampton.


We offer long distance journeys at cost effective prices. We can collect from homes, airports or hotels throughout the country and transport you promptly and safely to your Southampton Cruise Terminal. We also provide return transfers from Southampton Cruise Terminals to your home, airport or hotel for onward travel.


Airport Transfers to, or from, Southampton Cruise Terminal & Return

When organising your cruise from Southampton, if a transfer from Heathrow Airport, Gatwick Airport or an airport further afield is required, you can be assured of excellent service from SBL Travel. You will be met in the airport arrivals hall and your driver will help you with your luggage to your waiting vehicle. You will then be safely transported to Southampton to join your cruise ship.

SBL Travel are also happy to pick you up from your Southampton Cruise ship terminal and return you to your airport for onward travel.

If you have extra time available then look at adding one of our sightseeing tours to your transfer. We can tailor make your transfer depending on the time available to you.


Your City to, or from, Southampton Cruise Terminal & Return

If you need a transfer from anywhere in the UK to Southampton

and prefer to take a train or coach transfer out of the equation,

we can collect you from your home or hotel and deliver you to your Southampton Cruise Ship terminal. We also offer transfers from Southampton to anywhere in the UK. Advance booking would be essential to allow us to ensure our service standards.


Whilst taxis can be cheaper for short distance journeys, SBL Travel are more economical for long distance journeys than airport taxis or Southampton taxis that are on the taxi rank outside the cruise terminals. Be sure to book in advance to ensure a worry free transfer that is kinder to the wallet!

Please see our prices for examples of the savings that you can make by pre-booking your Southampton Cruise Ship transfer or click here to get a price for your transfer to or from Southampton.


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Disabled access vehicle


1 Wheelchair plus 4 people with 4 cases or

2 Wheelchairs plus 2 people with 4 cases

Great for taking wheelchair passengers without losing the comfort.






































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SBL Travel, Fleet Images and Descriptions

We provide a range of vehicles for up to 8 passengers that can be supplied to your requirements. Our vehicles feature air conditioning, satellite navigation and are non-smoking, making them perfect for any customer requiring a comfortable, quality vehicle. We provide complimentary water and mints.

We like our passengers to travel in comfort so whilst cars will take 4 passengers we recommend vehicles as follows -

Saloon Car

Up to 3 passengers with 2 cases and 2 hand luggage
Comfortable car and our most popular choice.

SBL Travel Airport and City Transfers to Southampton Cruise Terminals in comfortable Saloon Cars

Estate Car

Up to 3 passengers with 3 cases and 3 hand luggage
Ideal for that extra cruise ship luggage

SBL Trave Airport and City Transfers to Southampton Cruise Terminals in Comfprtable Estate Cars


Up to 4 passengers with 6 cases and 4 hand luggage or
6 persons and minimal hand luggage only
Great for small group transport or excess luggage.

SBL Trave Airport and City Transfers to Southampton Cruise Terminals in Comfortable MPVs

8 Seater

Up to 8 people with 8 cases and 8 hand luggage
Excellent  for larger groups and their luggage.

SBL Trave Airport and City Transfers to Southampton Cruise Terminals in Comfortable 8 Seaters


Southampton Cruise Transfers – Prices


Taxis at the cruise ships prove cost effective for short trips to Southampton train and bus station, Southampton airport or Southampton hotels. But large savings can be made by pre booking your Southampton Cruise ship transfer with SBL Travel.



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Frequently asked cruise tranfer questions



Q: Do you only cover airport and cruise ship work?

A: Whilst most of our work is for cruise ship or airport transfer journeys, we also cover any long distance journey where a reliable service is required.




Q: Where will our driver meet us?

A: When you have made your booking you will receive all our pickup procedures attached to your full booking confirmation.



Q: What happens if my flight is early or delayed?

A: Our drivers are given your flight number and will track your flight to landing. Once the plane has landed they will enter the airport approximately 30-40 mins after landing unless a specific pick up time is requested. We will make every effort to be there when your flight lands early. There are no additional charges if your flight is delayed..



Q: Do you charge for extra passengers on the return journey?

A: Our prices are per vehicle and not per person. If you let us know the number of passengers and luggage we will give you a quote based on the best vehicle size to suit your needs.



Q: Do you supply car seats for children?

A: We will supply booster seats for children but we will ask you to supply your own baby seat for very small children. We will be happy to store your child seat for your return journey.



Q: What time will I be picked up from the ship?

A: Most ships dock early in the morning. Passengers can usually self-disembark around 07.00. This is especially helpful for passengers with tight timescales when they have flights to catch. Main disembarking is usually between 08.00 and 10.30. We provisionally book pick up times for 09.30. This is to ensure that we have cars available for your booking. You normally receive your disembarkation time the night before. Where we have a UK mobile contact number you will be sent the drivers telephone number the night before. Please contact the driver if any changes to the pick-up time. The driver will try and make contact with you on the mobile contact number shortly before the pick-up time, the driver will be in the arrivals hall approx. 15mins before your scheduled pickup time. If no contact can be made or if no UK mobile contact is provided then the driver will be in the arrivals hall at the agreed pick up time.



Q: What forms of payment do you accept?

A: All prices assume payment by cash and prices are quoted in UK Pounds. We can accept payment by debit or credit cards. Please note that details will need to be phoned through to office Mon-Fri 09.00 – 17.00 as payment cannot be taken in the cars. If you are wishing to pay by card, then please inform us in advance. It is also possible to pay by card to our PayPal account in advance. Please advise us if you wish to pay by this method and we will forward you an invoice.



Q: Do prices include gratuities?

A: Please note that prices do not include gratuities. This is totally at your discretion if you feel that the level of service has met or exceeded your expectations.



SBL Travel Tours from Southampton Dock Gates

In addition to delivering our customers to their dock gates (or airports) we also provide tours to local places of interest including Stonehenge & Avebury, Windsor Castle, The New Forest, Winchester, Portsmouth, Arundel and Bath. These tours can be arranged on their own or added to your Southampton Cruise Ship transfer.

All tours are arranged to your own timescales and requirements. Please contact us via the Enquiry Form and we will be pleased to discuss your requirements with you to produce your tailored tour.


SBL Travel Tours to StonehengeFor a memorable day out while docked in Southampton, why not book a tour with SBL Travel to visit 'The city in the countryside', the magnificent medieval city of Salisbury.  Salisbury has it all: historic streets and alleyways, charming half-timbered buildings, traditional English eating houses and characterful shopping streets, not to mention the UK’s finest Medieval Cathedral.


SBL Travel Tours to StonehengeFor an unforgettable day out while docked in Southampton, why not book a tour with SBL Travel to visit the World Heritage Site of Stonehenge.  Located near Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, it is a highlight of the South West and one of the most famous ancient monuments in the world.

Windsor Castle

SBL Tours to Windsor CastleSBL Travel also provides tours to Windsor Castle while customers are docked at Southampton. Windsor Castle is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the Official Residence of Her Majesty The Queen of England. Its rich history spans almost 1000 years and is a must see for many overseas visitors and UK residents alike.

The New Forest

SBL Tours to the New Forest

The only way to reveal The New Forest's hidden gems and truly appreciate the sights, sounds and smells of the forest is to get out there and explore. Clients can enjoy a relaxed tour of the New Forest with SBL Travel, stopping here and there to take in the sights and sounds, and to enjoy the offerings of the Forests unique businesses, cafes and eateries.  


SBL Tours to WinchesterEngland's ancient capital is steeped in history, offering rich pickings for visitors looking to uncover Britain's past, Winchester is a treasure trove of English heritage. The city is packed with historic buildings, monuments and museums waiting to be explored. However mixed with the historic sights are the citys shops and restaurants making this the perfect day out for the visitor docked in Southampton.


SBL Tours to PortsmouthPortsmouth is one of Britain's favourite waterfront destinations. Enjoy Portsmouth's irresistible mix of history and heritage, specialist shopping, lively arts, great restaurants. Take in the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which stands close to Portsmouth's newest landmark, the Spinnaker Tower. Portsmouth is home to a host of fascinating museums covering all aspects of Portsmouth's past.


SBL Tours to ArundelArundel combines 1000 years of history with independent shops, contemporary art galleries, restaurants and pubs, plus the beautiful landscape of the South Downs ... Arundel has something for everyone and SBL Travel will provide your transport!


SBL Tours to BathBath is brimming with things to see and do. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bath presents some of the finest architectural sights in Europe such as the Royal Crescent, alongside a diverse collection of museums and attractions including the Roman Baths, Jane Austen Centre and Thermae Bath Spa. Bath's city centre offers irresistible shopping and fantastic restaurants for both lunch and evening fare.