Future Southampton

Cruise passenger information during highway improvements works

Highway improvement works are currently taking place within the city centre and around the Port of Southampton. The works primarily aim to reduce traffic congestion on busy days for the benefit of cruise passengers, local businesses and residents. This is a major investment for the city and work is planned for completion by December 2014.

To minimise congestion whilst the works are progressing we are asking that all cruise passengers stick to their allocated check in times printed on their tickets to help stagger the volume of traffic arriving at the port.


Advice for passengers travelling to Southampton

Ocean Terminal and QEII Terminal - passengers travelling from the North and East of Southampton to Dock Gate 4 should take the M3 to get to the city, leaving at junction 14 and following the A33 (as indicated by the red route below). Passengers travelling from the West of Southampton to Dock Gate 4 should take the M27 leaving at junction 3 on to the M271 and follow the A33 leading into the city (as indicated by the blue route below).

City Terminal - all passengers travelling to Dock Gate 8 / 10 should take the M27 leaving at junction 3 on to the M271 and follow the A33 leading into the city (as indicated by the blue route below).

Mayflower Terminal - all P&O, Cunard and Princess passengers travelling to Mayflower Terminal on Saturday or Sunday should use Dock Gate 20 following the route from the M27 leaving at junction 3 on to the M271 and turning off from the A33 at Milbrook Flyover (as indicated by the light blue route below). Passengers travelling to Mayflower Terminal on all other dates should use Dock Gate 10 following the route from the M27 and following the A33 leading into the city (as indicated by the blue route below).

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To learn more, including Frequently Asked Questions, please view the information leaflet (PDF) below.

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