Southampton Airport

Southampton International Airport (SOU)


In 2008, Southampton International Airport won the Airports Council International Airport People Award for dedication to customer service and satisfaction. The airport itself comprises of one building, which houses both the international and domestic terminals of the airport.

Southampton International has a limited selection of shops, but it is close to a range of transport options and located just 4 miles (6.5km) from central Southampton. In 2010, the airport served 1.7 million customers. 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 connected to Southampton Central and other parts of England via several train services, including South West Trains and CrossCountry. The journey to Southampton Central takes approximately 8 minutes, while London is 67 minutes away. There are also buses to downtown Southampton, with the U1C running every 15-20 minutes; the journey takes roughly 35-40 minutes.


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


+44 (0)23 8062 0021

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, Europcar, National, Alamo, and Enterprise.

Airport Taxis

Checker Cabs are available 24 hours a day from the taxi desk in the main concourse, near the exit. Prices are fixed in advance, and bookings can be made online or by calling +44 (0) 2380 627 100.


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


Short-term parking is available at rates of £2.70 for 30 minutes, £3.80 for 1 hour, £6.40 for 2 hours and £23.70 for 24 hours, but the first ten minutes are free. Long-term parking costs £10.50 per day, but the minimum stay is three days.




Flights to Southampton International Airport can be booked via Air France, Aurigny Air Services, Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe, Isles of Scilly Skybus, Thompson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines.


Wifi is available throughout the terminal at a fee.

Business Lounges

Flybe Economy Plus passengers can access the Flybe Executive Lounge which offers wireless Internet access, a plasma screen TV, a flight information screen and refreshments. The Spitfire Meeting Room is fully equipped for business meetings.

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