When you book a cruise with P&O Cruises from Southampton, adding on coach travel is a great idea. I’ve taken the P&O coach many times, and it really is the easiest way to get to Southampton for most people – especially if you can get the cruise bus for free as part of your booking!
You may be wondering where P&O coach transfers pick up. To make it easy, here’s a list of all P&O Cruises coach pick-up points…
P&O Cruises coaches pick up from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow City Center.
P&O coach transfers are available at Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square.
North East England
The P&O Cruises coach pick-up point for Newcastle and Sunderland is located at Washington services A1, coach park.
Those living near Middlesborough can board a P&O coach at Scotch Corner Services on the A1. Meet in the southbound coach park.
North West England
P&O Cruises transfer services pick up from Premier Inn Carlisle, M6 Jct 44. Meet in the rear car park.
P&O coach transfers depart from Holiday Inn Lancaster which is right by junction 34 of the M6 motorway.
P&O coach transfers pick up from the Premier Inn at Blackpool Airport.
The pick-up point for P&O Cruises coaches from Preston is at the petrol station next to the Tickled Trout Hotel at junction 31 of the M6 motorway. You can also park your car at the hotel for a fee.
You can board your P&O coach at Premier Inn in Bolton Stadium (formerly known as the Reebok Stadium) by the M61 in Horwich. You can also leave your car here for the duration of your cruise. Just head inside the Premier Inn and for a £20 cash donation to charity, they will give you a parking ticket for your window for as long as you like.
For those travelling to Southampton from Manchester, the best place to catch the P&O coach is Knutsford services.
There’s a P&O coach pick-up point in Liverpool outside the World Museum on William Brown Street.
P&O Cruises coaches pick up from Burtonwood Services in Warrington. Although it doesn’t appear on the Intercruises pick up point map, cruisers have assured me that you can book it from here.
P&O coach transfers depart from the main entrance of the Holiday Inn Chester South, just off Wrexham Road on the A483.
Yorkshire & Humber
You can catch the P&O Cruises coach from Wetherby services at junction 46 of the A1 motorway (northbound).
There’s a P&O Cruises pick-up point at Leeds coach station.
P&O Cruises coaches are available for boarding at the Interchange coach station in Bradford.
In South Yorkshire, there’s a P&O Cruises coach pick-up point at Wooley Edge Services. Head to the coach park at the exit between junction 38 and 39 of the M1.
You can join your P&O transfer on Ferensway, outside the old Debenhams and by the train station in Hull city centre.
P&O Cruises coaches pick up outside Grimsby Town Hall.
P&O Cruises coaches depart from Doncaster North Service coach park at junction 5 of the M18 motorway.
Those travelling from Sheffield can join the P&O Cruises coaches at Woodall services on the M1.
There’s a P&O coach stop at Bangor Travelodge at the A5 – A55 junction.
You can board the P&O coach at Llandudno Train Station for your cruise.
P&O Cruises transfer services are also available at Colwyn Bay Train Station.
P&O Cruises coaches pick up passengers at the bus stop near Tesco in Abergele.
You can join the P&O Cruises coach at Springfield Hotel at junction 32A of the A55 near Holywell and Flint.
P&O Cruises coaches are available for boarding at Keele Services on the M6.
There’s a pickup for P&O Cruises at Hilton Park Services on the M6.
You can join your P&O coach transfer at Hopwood Park Services, just south of Birmingham on the M42.
P&O Cruises coach pick-up point is at Trowell Services on the M1, junction 25-26.
P&O coach transfers depart from Forest East Services on the M1 motorway.
You can catch a P&O coach from Warwick Services. The coach park is on the northbound exit 12-13 of the M40.
P&O Cruises coaches are available for boarding at Northampton Services on the M1.
East of England
P&O coaches pick up at Thickthorn Service Area at the A11/A47 interchange near Norwich.
You can board your P&O Cruises coach from Norwich Road, opposite the police station in Thetford.
P&O Cruises coaches depart from outside Hughes Electrical on the High Street in Newmarket.
P&O Cruises coaches depart from the bus stop near the Job Centre at 77 Chesterton Road in Cambridge.
Join the P&O Cruises coach at The Plinston Hall, Broadway Gardens in Letchworth.
P&O cruise coaches are available from the M4 Services coach park in Pont Abraham.
You can board the P&O transfer coach at Swansea West Services on the M4.
P&O Cruises transfers are available from the Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road in Port Talbot.
Join your P&O coach at Sarn Park Services. The coach park is on the M4 eastbound at junction 36 in Bridgend.
P&O Cruises coaches from Cardiff pick up from the coach bays on North Road, opposite the Crown Court.
Pick-up for P&O Cruises in Newport is from Magor Services, the eastbound coach park.
South of England
P&O Cruises coaches depart from Cherwell Valley Services at junction 10 of the M40.
You can join P&O Cruises transfers at Pear Tree Services coach park at the junction of the A34 and A44, just north of Oxford.
P&O Cruises coaches pick up from M25 Services coach park in South Mimms.
P&O coach transfers are available from Rickmansworth Railway Station.
London Victoria Station
Join your P&O coach at The Clermont Victoria (formerly known as the Grosvenor Hotel, near London Victoria Station.
P&O Cruises transfers from Heathrow Airport may depart from either Terminal 1 or Terminal 5.
P&O Cruises coaches are available for boarding at Bus Stop 5, Tesco Extra, Eastgate Centre in Bristol.
P&O coach transfers depart from Leigh Delamere Services coach park between junctions 17 and 18 of the M4.
Join the P&O Cruises transfer coaches at the Holiday Inn Express at Junction 16 of the M4 in Swindon.
How To Book Your Coach
If coach travel is included in your cruise fare as part of P&O Cruises Select Fare, then all you have to do is let P&O Cruises or your travel agent know where you would like to join the coach.
Even if coach travel isn’t included, you can usually add it on for an extra charge, as long as there is space on the coach for you.
The service is called Cruise Connect and it is provided by Intercruises. Visit the Intercruises website to book online or over the phone.
Pick Up Points Aren’t Guaranteed
This page lists all of the possible pickup points, but not every one will be available on every cruise. If you leave it too late to book, there may be no spaces left from your chosen departure point.
You may also want to consider a train to Southampton or even a flight, depending on where you live. The easiest way to compare all travel options is to use a comparison site like Omio. This doesn’t include Cruise Connect coaches, but it does have some other options for you to consider.
P&O Cruises Cruise Connect coaches are generally very good. The coaches are usually modern and well-equipped with clean toilets and there are sometimes movies shown on the TV.
In my experience, the drivers vary, with some being incredibly friendly and chatty, and some being completely miserable and unhelpful.
The great thing about Cruise Connect coach transfers is that they often go straight to the cruise port with no stops. Of course, the route depends on how many people want to travel from each pick-up point.
And because this is P&O Cruises official coach transfer service, you never have to worry about missing your ship. If there’s a delay due to traffic, breakdown or any other reason, you can relax knowing that the ship will wait for you.
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Jenni Fielding is the founder of Cruise Mummy. She has worked in the cruise industry since 2015 and has taken over 30 cruises. Now, she helps over 1 million people per month to plan their perfect cruise holidays.