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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 to ships such as RMS Mooltan from Tilbury set off for a new life in Australia during the 1960’s 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.

 

By Road

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.

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 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 off 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 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.

 

Car Parking

The Port of Tilbury offers secure car parking for passengers in the main port area, follow the ‘Car Parking with Luggage Signs’. On arrival at the car park you luggage will be taken directly to security and onto the ship. All passengers will be required to take the short shuttle bus service to the Cruise Terminal (approx 5 minutes). Car parking must be pre-booked with your tour operator or travel agent. Please ensure that the Car Park Permit is clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle before leaving your vehicle. The Car Parking permit will be included in your Final Cruise Documentation Pack.

CMV act as agents only for car parking. Reservations and bookings are subject to the port’s car parking conditions.

 

By Coach

Cruise and Maritime Voyages offer a special coach service exclusively for passengers between London Victoria Coach station and London Cruise Terminal on sailing days. This must be pre-booked with your tour operator or travel agent. Final timings for your coach journey will be provided in your Final Cruise Documentation Pack

National Express offers coaches to London Victoria from 1200 nationwide pick up points across the country please click here or visit www.NationalExpress.com for all enquiries.

 

By Rail

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. Train Genius can assist with train timings and bookings at TrainGenius.com.

 

By Taxi

Now you can pre-book a fixed price cab or executive car online to/from London Tilbury with Addison Lee. You can now stop worrying about surge pricing or long waits during peak hours. Get a car on demand or pre-book up to three months in advance, straight from your phone or computer. Took book your taxi please click here or visit AddisonLee.com

Enter the promo code ADDLEE10 when ordering your cab through the Addison Lee app, and enjoy £10 off your first journey.

 

Hotel Accommodation

Staying overnight in the Tilbury area? The Stifford Hall Hotel, formerly the Park Inn Thurrock, is an elegant 18th century Georgian mansion, surrounded by 6 acres of verdant parkland conveniently located for access to Tilbury. https://www.bespokehotels.com/stiffordhall

CMV passengers may benefit from the special price of £81.00 B&B for two people in a standard room. This rate is valid 7 days a week. Passengers will be able to upgrade to a superior room for an additional £20 per room per night. To book, please call +44 (0) 1708 719 988 and quote ‘CMVP’.   

 

 

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