Holiday Inn Southampton

3 out of 5 stars3 Stars

Herbert Walker Ave., Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1HJ, United Kingdom
Holiday Inn Southampton
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Costs 28% more than similarly rated 3 star hotels

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Walking to Southampton Train Station from Cruise Ship Terminal / Day Visit to Bath?

by jeana-r

Many thanks for the suggestions offered to Globetrott regarding excursions from Southampton. This has helped me a great deal as I am looking to do something similar. (I work on a cruise ship which will call in Southampton several times during the summer).

I am wondering if it is possible to walk from the terminal to the Southampton Train Station. The website for the terminal says it's about 1 -1.5 miles, and suggests a taxi. Is that because walking is not feasible? I'd prefer to walk if possible. I'll have no luggage.

Also, I am considering visiting Bath (by bus or train), and would love to know if the experts on this board think this is feasible in a day.

Thanks very much,

Re: Walking to Southampton Train Station from Cruise Ship Terminal / Day Visit to Bath?

by puerto_lover

As far as getting from Southampton to Bath is concerned - no problem really - have a look on for train times from Southampton Central to Bath Spa. Getting from the berth to the station can be about 30 minutes walk depending on which berth. Look at Google Maps for walking directions.

Re: Walking to Southampton Train Station from Cruise Ship Terminal / Day Visit to Bath?

by leics

Journey to Bath (you need Bath Spa station) takes about an hour and a half, and there are fairly frequent trains. Most are direct. Return fare is from 26GBP, or 24GBP is you choose specific off-peak trains.

I imagine the terminal website suggests a taxi because most people have luggage.

There is also a free shuttle bus operating between the station and the ferry terminals (near the cruise terminals) which may be of use. Timtable and route map here:

Re: Walking to Southampton Train Station from Cruise Ship Terminal / Day Visit to Bath?

by darkjedi

Bath certainly is possible in a day. Its a small compact city in a vally and most tourist sites are within ten minutes walk of each other so no need for public transport. Best advice is to have a good map with you and to know in advance where you want to go.

Chances are you'll probably dock at either the City cruise terminal at Mayflower Park, or the Mayflower cruise terminal which isn't at Mayflower Park... I know! Whichever you arrive at, exit the dock at Gate 10 and its literally 5 minutes from there to the station (next to Toys R Us). Without baggage you certainly don't need a taxi!

Here is a good map of the port itself:

Both are in good walking distance of Southampton Central railway station. Trains to Bath are every hour so no great wait and the trip is about 90 minutes.

Nice OBSM presentation by the way :-)


Travel Tips for Southampton

Southampton Tourist Information Centre

by johngayton

Southampton's TIC is located across the road from its Civic Centre, at the top end of the High Street. Here you can get all the info and assistance you need regarding accommodation, things to do, public transport etc.

There's the usual range of freebie maps and leaflets as well as guides, postcards and other bits and bobs for sale.

The office is open 7 days a week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) from 9.30 to 5 Mon to Sat, 10 to 3.30 Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Phone number is +44 (0)23 8083 3333 and website is Southampton TIC

The QE2 in Southampton Harbor

by MarkJochim

Since becoming interested in ocean liners, I was always unfortunate in that I always lived in landlocked areas of the U.S. (Tennessee, Kansas, and New Mexico). Occassionally, family trips took us to California where I was able to tour the 1936 Cunard liner Queen Mary in Long Beach harbor and was fortunate to see the old Rotterdam at her pier in San Francisco about 1982; we took a harbor cruise and I was able to take several photos as the liner departed on a cruise to Alaska.

But I was never able to see my favorite liner, the QE2 until I visited England in May 2003.

Visit to Southampton

by SueWarwick

"First Memorable Visit"

Apparently as a kid I went to the New Forest, on the outskirts of the city but I can't remember a thing (I must be getting old)
I popped down to Southampton in December because: a, I hadn't been in a plane for a few months and was getting withdrawal symptoms, b, the flights were cheap and c, there was a Christmas market (I hate shopping and need all the inspiration I can get over the festive period - bah humbug)
I was presently surprised by the city and there are two very good points, it has an aviation museum and was the place where the first pro-type Spitfire flew from.
Also, there are strong ties with ye olde Viking bloke King Canute - I was working on a major Viking project at work so that too was of interest (
The city feels quite safe, has plenty of open space but is rather small, you may struggle to find much to do over more than just a day.


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Address: Herbert Walker Ave., Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1HJ, United Kingdom