Getting from London to Southhampton

Apr 14th, 2014, 07:13 PM
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Getting from London to Southhampton

Does anyone have a suggestion as to the best, and most inexpensive way to travel from Gatwick or Heathrow to the Southhampton Pier to catch a ship for the start of a cruise? .
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Apr 14th, 2014, 07:25 PM
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It's very unlikely that the best and cheapest will be the same.

How many of you are there and how much luggage will you have? F

For several people with a lot of luggage (more than 1 22" bag and a carry-on) you might want to consider a car service. Also, assume this is for a cruise - do they offer a bus transfer?
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Apr 14th, 2014, 11:27 PM
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as ny says if not


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Apr 15th, 2014, 03:21 AM
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If Heathrow and not too much luggage (as above) , then the National express coach to Southampton, and a taxi to the pier.
Prices for the bus from about £15 if you book early.

Car services range from about £100-120 depending on vehicle type. For Gatwick the car service will be slightly (£10-20) more expenive.
There is an hourly direct train that takes around 2 hours. I believe the coach takes far longer as it goes via Heathrow.
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Apr 15th, 2014, 03:25 AM
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Check out Londontoolkit website - options and links. If you are going from London - the Megatrain is a steal of a deal
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Apr 16th, 2014, 02:12 AM
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I think if you check on this website as well you can decide which option would be best for you. But I'm guessing from my own experience that if you have plenty of luggage you better hire a car service (for a perfect start of the cruise with no stress).
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We booked through the London toolkit site in 2012, took a tour of Stonehenge before getting to the cruise terminal at Southampton. Megatrain offers ridiculously low fares if booked well in advance, you'll probably need a taxi at both ends with luggage but should still come out ahead.
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