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#1
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We would like to get transportation from our ship in Greenwich to a hotel in London near Victoria Station. What is the most cost effective way to do this? We don’t want to take the subway/Tube. The taxi service the ship is offering is expensive ($300-$400 per person). Can we do it cheaper? Thanks!
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Perdido Key, Fl.
32 Posts
Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by Frenchberet
We would like to get transportation from our ship in Greenwich to a hotel in London near Victoria Station. What is the most cost effective way to do this? We don’t want to take the subway/Tube. The taxi service the ship is offering is expensive ($300-$400 per person). Can we do it cheaper? Thanks!
Last summer we took Uber from Greenwhich to our hotel in downtown London for under 50 Euros.

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Valley of the Sun, Arizona
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Joined Mar 2004
That taxi service the ship is quoting is outrageous. Try Smith's for Airports. You can get an online quote for anywhere. We used them in May disembarking the Sun going to Heathrow. They have always had great drivers and new vehicles
#4
North West England
309 Posts
Joined Apr 2010
We live in North West England and took the train to London at the start of our recent cruise. We arrived at Euston Station (which looks to be about the same distance from Greenwich as Victoria Station is). I had prebooked a private car through a company called Addison Lee, at a fixed price. It cost less than £30 for the trip to Greenwich - for two of us, plus two huge suitcases. The car was modern, comfortable, clean - and the driver was pleasant and smart. They don't get great reviews on tripadvisor, but I must say our experience of the company was First Class and we will use them again when we are in London. https://www.addisonlee.com/
I agree with Jim, above, the price the ship is quoting is OUTRAGEOUS!
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British Columbia
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Joined Jun 2014
Originally posted by Frenchberet
We would like to get transportation from our ship in Greenwich to a hotel in London near Victoria Station. What is the most cost effective way to do this? We don’t want to take the subway/Tube. The taxi service the ship is offering is expensive ($300-$400 per person). Can we do it cheaper? Thanks!
Totally agree with Jammy Bun, as we had similar arrangements for our Baltic cruise last year. We took the Virgin East Coast from St Andrews to King's Cross, then a taxi to our hotel at Tower Bridge (UKP 20).

Our cruise departed from Tilbury, so we booked a limo from Addison Lee - clean almost new car with a polite and uniformed driver. Cost was about UKP 55. I booked it online a couple of months before the cruise. About 15 mins before pick up we received a text from the driver to say he was enroute and arrived a few minutes early. (Note: Tower Hill to Tilbury is further than Victoria to Greenwich)

After the cruise we didn't pre-book, due to possible delays, but called just prior to docking and made a reservation, again with Addison Lee. Same excellent service and consistent price.

Even the London cabbies would be cheaper than the cruise line quote.
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Texas
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Another vote for Uber. We were in London last week and used Uber, worked great and inexpensive. With traffic being so heavy in and around London, I’d look for a paid car service rather than a taxi that charges by the minute even when sitting in traffic. When we arrived in London @ Heathrow we pre-booked a car pick-up with suntransfers


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