Travelling to Port
By cruising from London Tilbury, you can enjoy a cruise holiday to amazing worldwide destinations.
There are plenty of ways to get to London Tilbury for your cruise, including by car, taxi or coach. If you are travelling here by car, you can get your car parking permit arranged through us. For more information, see our detailed guide below.
London Tilbury Port Information
Tilbury became the only port in the Port of London Authority to serve cruise liners from 1916. With the need for expanded facilities, a large new passenger landing stage was constructed in the Thames with rail connections in May 1930. In 1992 the port was privatised to be part of the Forth Ports organisation that is currently restoring the Grade II Listed terminal to its former glory.
Many people who embarked on ships such as RMS Mooltan from Tilbury set off for a new life in Australia during the 1960s and was known as the 'Ten Pound Poms'.
The London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, Essex is situated on the River Thames just 25 miles east of London. Approximate journey times in good traffic conditions from central London and London City Airport is one hour, from London Gatwick Airport and from London Stansted Airport is one hour fifteen minutes and from London Heathrow allow two hours.
Postcode for Satnav is RM18 7NG.
From the West
Leave the M25 at Junction 30 and follow the A13 eastbound (Tilbury and Southend). Take the A1089 (third exit off the A13) which is a dual carriageway, to the ASDA roundabout. The third exit off the roundabout and keep in the left-hand lane, you will pass the Railway station on the left, keep heading over the first mini roundabout and turn right at the second mini roundabout. (The London Cruise Terminal will be seen immediately in front of you at this point.) Immediately after the roundabout bear sharp left.
From the East
Follow the A13 towards the M25 and leave the A1089 exit and continue as above.
Queen Elizabeth II Bridge
For those passengers travelling on the QE2 Bridge between Kent & Essex please remember you will need to purchase the DartCharge. Details can be found by clicking here or phoning 0300 300 0120.
Drop-off and pick-up is located immediately adjacent to the Cruise Terminal. Pre-booked parking spaces can be booked through Ambassador prior to your cruise.
Porters are available to unload your luggage on arrival, which will be taken on board to your cabin. The car park is conveniently located just a short walk from the Cruise Terminal and a free shuttle bus will transport guests to and from the Terminal if required.
Ambassador Cruise Line act as agents only for car parking. Reservations and bookings are subject to the port’s car parking conditions.
London International Cruise Terminal
Tilbury, Essex, Tilbury RM18 7NG
Ambassador Cruise Line offers a special coach service exclusively for passengers between London Victoria Coach station and the London Cruise Terminal on sailing days. The cost for this coach service is £40.00 per person return (with 1 suitcase) or £22.00 per person for one way (with one suitcase). This must be pre-booked either directly or through your tour operator or travel agent. Final timings for your coach journey will be provided in nearer to your sailing date.
The London Cruise Terminal is served by Tilbury Town train station. The train station is about a mile away from the terminal and only a few minutes by taxi. The Train Line or National Rail Enquiries can assist with train timings and bookings.
Tilbury Taxis – 01375 855555
Imperial Taxis – 01375 405056
A5 Taxis – 01375 375888