Southampton Airport Guide

Southampton Airport Control Tower - © Roy Gray

The Southampton Airport Guide contains a range of traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on Southampton airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources. The Southampton airport offers passengers a range of domestic flights in the UK and short haul flights to Europe. The airport is located approx 4 miles from Southampton and is among the most modern of regional airports in the UK having undergone a recent refurbishment. Travellers that are familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on Southampton Airport

Airport Name: Southampton Airport

Address: Southampton Airport, SO18 2NL, United Kingdom

Airport Code: SOU

Telephone: +44 (0)870 040 0009

Website: Southampton Airport

Left Luggage: +44 (0)870 040 0009

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)870 040 0009

Check in Times:

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Short haul flights to a range of European destinations including Spain, Finland and Portugal and longer distance flights to North Africa and the Caribbean.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, check the latest Traffic News & Information well in time to check for any delays or incidents that may impact on or delay your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Travellers Tips & Information guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to alteration and amendment at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Holiday Checklist for a concise guide for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains some useful reminders and tips.

Getting To Southampton Airport

By Public Transport

The airport has a rail terminal the Southampton Airport (Parkway) Rail station, it is located within a short walk of the terminal building. The direct train link offers passengers a good option to get to and from Southampton airport. There are trains taking passengers to London Waterloo (journey time 65 to 70 minutes) via Winchester, Basingstoke, Woking and Clapham Junction. There are also services taking passengers towards Southampton, Bournemouth and Weymouth on the south coast. For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

Bus & Coach:

The Uni-link U1C bus service offers passengers a link from the airport to Southampton city centre via the university. The frequency is every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 20 minutes at weekends. For more information on the timetables of the airport buses please see: Uni link Buses

First Group offers bus services with the bus numbers 14 & 14A that take passengers from Southampton city centre to the airport, the frequency is hourly. For more information on the timetables of the airport buses please see: First Group Buses

By Car

Southampton airport is assessable from the M27 motorway off junction 5, the airport is less than one mile from the junction.

Those approaching from Southampton city centre should take the A335 that will take you to the airport.

Those approaching from the M3 motorway: Exit the M3 at junction 14 and take the M27 East heading towards Portsmouth and exit at junction 5 for the airport.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

Southampton airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term The first 10 minutes in the short stay car park are free of charge making it useful for dropping off passengers or collecting them once they are out of the terminal building. The short stay parking charges start from £2.20 for 30 minutes and are £5.50 for up to 2 hours, the cost is then £8 for 4 hours. You can save on the cost of parking by pre booking.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from approx £10 per day (minimum stay is 3 days) if you pay on the day you arrive. The long term car parking can be pre booked, reduced prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is advisable booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

To book Southampton Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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