Southampton Airport Guide

Southampton Airport GuideHere you'll find essential information on Southampton International Airport, including contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and how to get there.

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Full Airport Name

Southampton International Airport


Wide Lane, Southampton, Hampshire, SO18 2NL, UK

Airport Code


Country Code



0844 481 7777



Number of Terminals


Time Zone

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


The airport is situated 7km (4 miles) northeast of Southampton.

Airport News

In February 2008, Southampton Airport was named European winner of the Airports Council International (ACI) Airport People Award 2008 for developing a strong customer service culture across the entire airport community.

Driving Directions

The airport is located at the junction of the M3 and the M27 motorways, less than a mile from Junction 5 of the M27. The M3 is 1.5km (1 mile) away from the airport, providing fast routes to Basingstoke and London, and via the A33/A34 to Oxford and the Midlands. The airport is 32km (20 miles) from Portsmouth and 14km (9 miles) from Winchester.

Car Parking

The short-term car park is located adjacent to the Terminal and is recommended for stays of up to one day. Long-term parking, charged at a fixed daily rate, is located north of the Terminal and is divided into three zones. Shuttle buses connect to the terminal building free of charge (journey time - 15 minutes); there are information buttons on the entrance/exit barriers and in the bus stop, to call for assistance or contact the bus driver. Long-term parking can be booked in advance (tel: (0121) 410 5105/5228). Dedicated spaces exist in the short-term car park for motorbikes and bicycles, free of charge.

EzyParking offer both a chauffeur service and off airport parking connected by a shuttle bus that runs immediately a customer arrives and takes 3 minutes to the terminal.

Car Hire

Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and National/Alamo are all represented at the airport. A new specially designed car hire centre, located next to the terminal building, opened in February 2008.

Public Transport

Rail: The airport is next to Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station and boasts the shortest ‘plane to train’ connection of any European airport. The airport terminal building is a short walk from Southampton Airport (Parkway) Train Station, where up to three trains depart every hour for London Waterloo and fast links exist to many InterCity destinations; for further information contact National Rail enquiries (tel: 0845 748 4950;, South West Trains (tel: 0845 600 0650; or Virgin Trains (tel: 08457 222 333;

Bus: Bus U1C is a regular bus service between the airport, Southampton University, the city centre and the ferry terminal, running every 15 minutes during the week and every 20 minutes at weekends. Contact Uni-link (tel: (02380) 595 974; for further information. First also operates a bus service (tel: (02380) 224 854;

Coach: The National Express terminal is located in Southampton city centre on Western Esplanade (tel: 0871 781 8181;

Taxi: Checker Cars (tel: (02380) 627 100) is located on the main concourse opposite the Arrivals hall and operates 24 hours a day.

Information and Help Desks

An information desk is available in the passenger terminal. Live flight Arrivals information is available on the airport’s website and copies of the airport’s flight timetable is also available from the timetable request line (tel: (02380) 627 098).

Airport Facilities

Money and communications: A bureau de change, ATMs and a post box can all be found at the airport. Telephones and Wi-Fi Internet access are also available throughout the terminal. Internet stations are also available.

Eating and drinking: Restaurants and bars are situated throughout the terminal building.

Shopping: There is a newsagent/book store before security, which also sells snacks and games. A range of tax- and duty-free goods are also available after passport control, open for all flights.

Luggage: There is a new left-luggage facility in the Departures area. They also handle lost property. Trolleys are available free of charge throughout the terminal building.

Other facilities: These include a baby care room situated on the main concourse, a first aid room situated by the Arrivals exit on the main concourse.

Conference and Business Facilities

The Regus Conference Centre (tel: (02380) 302 000; is located half a mile from the airport and has a number of conference rooms available for hire. The Best Western Botleigh Grange Hotel (tel: (01489) 787 700;, 5km (3 miles) from the airport, offers conference facilities for up to 500 delegates, with five separate conference rooms are available.

Facilities for Disabled Travellers

The airport is located on one level making access easy for all passengers. Disabled travellers needing to visit any of the airport offices should report to the information desk: there is a dedicated lift taking disabled visitors to this area. Induction loops are found in various locations around the terminal, including the reserved seating area for special needs passengers at the information desk. Payphones and credit card telephones are adapted for hearing aids. There are also text pay phones in the main concourse and the departures lounge. Unisex accessible toilets are provided on the main concourse and within the Departures lounge. Reserved parking is available in both car parks; courtesy shuttles are wheelchair accessible. There are help points to call for assistance situated in the car parks, at the information desk and at the Southampton Airport Parkway Train station; assistance to disabled passengers is free of charge.


The Premier Inn (tel: 0870 990 6436; is located half a mile from the airport. The Best Western Botleigh Grange Hotel (tel: (01489) 787 700;, Express by Holiday Inn - Southampton West (tel: 0871 423 4896;, Express by Holiday Inn Southampton - M27, Jct7 (tel: (02380) 606 060;, Novotel Southampton (tel: (02380) 330 550; and The Star Hotel (tel: (02380) 339 939; are also nearby.

Further key airport facts and figures

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