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How to Reach the Terminals

Seeing upwards of 400 cruises each year, Southampton is one of the largest cruise ports in Northern Europe. With four main terminals - QEII, Ocean, City and Mayflower - and the capability to handle several ships - knowing how to make your way to the right cruise terminal is vital. 
 

Via public transport

Travelling to or from the terminals by public transport? Visit the My Journey Southampton website which will provide a step by step guide of the best route and mode of transport. 
 

Reaching the terminals to and from Southampton Airport 

Train
From the airport to the port: Southampton Airport has one of the closest train-to-plane connections in Europe, with Southampton Airport (Parkway) railway station just 99 steps from the terminal. Trains run up to every 15 minutes from Platform 2 (conveniently located on the airport side of the railway station) to Southampton Central station, from where you can get a taxi to your cruise terminal.
From the port to the airport: Once disembarked from your cruise, you'll need to get a taxi to Southampton Central Station, where you can catch a train to Southampton Airport (Parkway). There is a taxi rank located outside each cruise terminal. Trains run up to every 15 minutes.
 
Bus
From the airport to the port: Catch the Uni-Link U1 bus directly outside the airport terminal for Dock Gate 4. Please note: For security purposes, all passengers must alight at the Dock Gate 4 bus stop in Platform Road and walk the remaining distance to your cruise terminal.
From the port to the airport: Catch the U1 bus from Dock Gate 4 bus stop in Platform Road to the airport terminal.
 
Click on the bold links below for more information on each terminal.