Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Also known as London Cruise Terminal, Tilbury is London’s only deep-water purpose-built cruise facility. Located only seven miles from the M25 and within one hour’s drive of London’s major airports, you aren't far from everything that London can provide. The mainline train station is just one mile away.

Heritage lovers can enjoy soaking up the history the terminal has to offer as a Grade II listed building, recently sympathetically restored.

Tilbury Cruise Terminal information

Which cruise lines use Tilbury Cruise Terminal?

Most often used by Fred. Olsen, other small and mid-sized vessels including Regent Seven Seas, and Saga Cruises port here. Also, newcomer Ambassador Cruise Line has started sailing from Tilbury Cruise Terminal this year with its debut ship Ambience.

Contact details for Tilbury Cruise Terminal:

To get in touch with Tilbury Cruise Terminal call Steve Lyons (the Head of Cruising at London) on 01375 852 200 or contact by email: [email protected], alternatively go to capitalcruising.co.uk.

Address: Port of Tilbury, Leslie Ford House, Tilbury, Essex RM18 7EH

Does Tilbury Cruise Terminal have Wi-Fi?

Yes, the cruise terminal does have Wi-Fi connection, so you can quickly pass the time before embarking on your cruise.

Does Tilbury Cruise Terminal have an onsite café?

No, unfortunately available facilities do not include an on-site café. However, there is the Dock Café fairly nearby the terminal (just over a 20-minute walk) where you could first visit. Failing that, there is also a historic pub 'The Worlds End' - a quick seven-minute walk away - situated near the fascinating site of Tilbury Fort.

Tilbury Cruise Terminal parking:

You can book this through your cruise line - booking in advance will mean parking should cost around £11 per day. There is also a shuttle bus that runs regularly to take passengers from the car park to the cruise terminal, so it is an accessible area for those with mobility issues.

How to get to Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Travelling to Tilbury Cruise Terminal by car:

Seven miles from the M25. Parking is by arrangement through your cruise line, with drop-off and pick-up located directly outside the cruise terminal.

Travelling to Tilbury Cruise Terminal by train:

Tilbury Town Station is on the main line from London Fenchurch Street to Shoeburyness, about one mile from the port.

Bus travel to Tilbury Cruise Terminal:

The 99 bus runs from London International Cruise Terminal to Tilbury Town Station, operating most days every 20 minutes. Go to ensignbus.com for more details.

Best hotels near Tilbury Cruise Terminal

The Bell Inn:

High Road, Horndon on the Hill, Stanford-le-Hope SS17 8LD. Rooms from £80 per night (bell-inn.co.uk). It is around a 15-minute drive from Tilbury Cruise Terminal

Thurrock Premier Inn:

Fleming Road Unicorn Estate, Chafford Hundred RM16 6YJ. Rooms from £48 per night (premierinn.com). The Premier Inn is similarly a 15-minute drive away from the cruise terminal.