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Southampton Airport

General information

Southampton Airport is located close to the city of Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight are not too far away either.


Where is Southampton Airport situated?

The airport is located in the county of Hampshire, northeast of Southampton. Southampton Airport is accessible by road from junction 5 of the M27 motorway, the M3 motorway is also close to the airport.

How many terminals does Southampton Airport have?

Southampton Airport has one terminal.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Southampton Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
London Gatwick Airport 85km
London Heathrow Airport 85km
Bristol Airport 106km
London City Airport 116km
London Luton Airport 123km
Exeter Airport 147km
Cardiff Airport 147km
London Stansted Airport 152km
London Southend Airport 159km
Birmingham Airport 169km



The distance from Southampton Airport to the centre of Southampton is 7 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Southampton.

From SOU Airport to Southampton City centre by Car
7 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Southampton Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Southampton Airport you can travel by train and bus. Visit the Southampton Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Southampton Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Southampton is about £ 20.-. Book your taxi at Southampton Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SOU Airport to Southampton City centre by Taxi
7 km
15 min
£ 20.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Southampton Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar, Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), National (Enterprise Holdings), Hertz, Budget, Avis, Enterprise and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Southampton Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Southampton Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Southampton Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Southampton Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Southampton Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Southampton Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • British Airways
  • Flybe
  • Loganair
  • Aer Lingus
  • KLM


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Southampton Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Southampton Eastleigh, an IHG Hotel, Eastleigh

Holiday Inn Southampton Eastleigh is located near the M3 and M27 motorways, 2 miles from Southampton International Airport. It offers a health club with an indoor pool, fully equipped gym and sauna. Southampton city centre is 7 miles from the hotel.


DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton, Southampton

The DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton is situated in wooded gardens near the M3 and M27. Paultons Theme Park - Home of Peppa Pig World, is just a 20-minute drive away from the hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton now has bedrooms.


Ellington Lodge at The Concorde, Eastleigh

Ellington Lodge at The Concorde is conveniently located just 2 minutes' drive from Southampton Airport and Southampton Parkway Train Station, in a quiet woodland setting near Lakeside Country Park, just off junction 5 of the M27.

Hotels in Southampton

Looking for the best hotels in Southampton? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Ennios Boutique Hotel, Southampton

Opposite the Red Funnel ferry terminal and just minutes from the city centre and cruise terminals, Ennios is an Italian restaurant with boutique bedrooms that offer luxurious comfort.


ibis budget Southampton Centre, Southampton

With free Wi-Fi on site, ibis budget Southampton Centre is situated right in the heart of Southampton. The train station is a few minutes’ walk away, and the Medieval City Walls are also close by. There is limited chargeable outdoor parking on site.


Leonardo Hotel Southampton - formerly Jurys Inn, Southampton

Overlooking East Park, Leonardo Hotel Southampton has a 24-hour reception and a modern restaurant. The hotel is located in Southampton centre, less than a mile from Southampton Central Railway Station. Free WiFi is accessible throughout.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Southampton Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Southampton: Escape Room Adventure

Enjoy one of 23 immersive escape room experiences with historic themes in Southampton. Work as a team to find clues, solve puzzles, discover secrets, and complete your adventure before time runs out.


Southampton Port: London via Salisbury, Stonehenge & Windsor

Combine your transfer from Southampton to London with visits to 3 world-class attractions! You’ll be met on arrival at the Southampton docks by your friendly guide and transferred by luxury coach to London via Salisbury, Stonehenge, and Windsor.

Tour & transport

Southampton Cruise Terminal to London Direct Transfer

Make your trip from Southampton to Heathrow Airport or central London hotels with a shared transfer service. Enjoy a smooth journey in an executive vehicle with a professional driver.


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