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Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport (SOU)


Southampton Airport has a limited selection of shops, but it is close to a range of transport options and located just four miles (6.5km) from central Southampton. Interestingly, the airport is rumoured to have been built over the remains of a Roman villa. It is an easy airport to navigate and the staff are friendly and helpful.


The airport is located in Hampshire, a few miles outside of Southampton,

Getting to the city

The airport is conveniently connected to Southampton Central and other parts of England via several train services. The journey to Southampton Central takes approximately eight minutes, while London is 67 minutes away. There are also buses to downtown Southampton, with the U1C running every 15 to 20 minutes; the journey takes roughly 35 to 40 minutes.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).


+44 844 481 7777

Car rental

The Car Rental Reception Centre is located near the short-term car park, opposite the terminal building. Car rental companies include Hertz, Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, and Enterprise.

Airport Taxis

Taxis will pick up customers from the main pick-up and drop-off area, which is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. NikAlan Cars, Radio Taxis, West Quay Cars and Bitterne Cabs are among the taxi companies passengers can choose from.


Airport facilities include a duty-free shop, ATMs, currency exchange, internet access, cafes, and several restaurants both before and after security.


Short-term and long-term parking is available.



WiFi is available throughout the terminal at a fee.

Business Lounges

The Spitfire Lounge provides WiFi, TVs, newspapers, comfortable seating and refreshments.

Southampton Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.