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When I arrive back to Southampton Cruise Terminal on 12th September on Adventure of the Seas I am flying to Dublin from Southampton. What is the best way to get from cruise terminal to Southampton Airport and approximately how much ??????? Thanks for any advice. Judy

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Simplest for the 8-mile transfer is by taxi.

A metered taxi from the rank at the cruise terminal will cost about £18 - £20.

Pre-booked about £12 to £14, try http://www.westquaycars.com

Journey time 20 minutes, more like 30 minutes between 7.30am & 9am.


Or frequent trains from Southampton central station take about 10 minutes & cost about £3 per person. Destination is Southampton Parkway/Airport, just a couple of hundred yards from the airport's single terminal. But that involves about 15 minute walk from your cruise terminal (RCI are almost always City Terminal) to the station. A taxi from ship to station would pretty-well wipe out the savings. No need for a timetable web-link, 3 or 4 trains per hour.


There's a bus service (Uni-link Route U1) every 15 minutes from the rail station (or Portland Terrace at West Quay Mall is a little closer but it's uphill). It can be used by the public but it's geared to the university so the route is via the uni campus & takes about 40 minutes. Rarely used by cruisers.

Just £2 pp.



Cruise lines sometimes run a payable shuttle to Southampton airport


You have an option of a flight from Bournemouth airport (about 22 miles) to Dublin but the cheaper airfare would possibly be wiped out by the approx. £50-£60 cost of a private transfer.

Both flight options are with budget airlines, fares are flexible - usually far cheaper the further out you book - but do run a dummy-booking first, including your planned luggage, cos the add-ons can add significantly to the cost.


JB :)

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