SOU - Southampton Airport
|Telephone: +44 23 8062 0021|
|Airport Code: SOU|
Southampton Airport is 6km from Southampton on the outskirts of the City Centre. It is 30km from Portsmouth and 156km miles from Winchester. The airport is less than a kilometre from Junction 5 of the M27 motorway, with the M3 just a few minutes away, providing fast routes to Basingstoke and London with the A33/A34 linking to Oxford and the Midlands.
Today Southampton is one of Europe's most modern regional airports and almost two million passengers pass through the airport each year flying to 43 different destinations. Southampton Airport's departure lounge has recently undergone a £5 million investment programme and is twice the size it was, with new and improved catering and seating facilities.
Since 1990 it has been owned by BAA, which also owns Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Southampton Airport Car Hire
There are six of the major car hire companies at Southampton Airport. You can book your car on arrival but it is recommended to pre book if you know you will need a hire car.
All the car hire companies operate from the check in area of the terminal building: Alamo at Southampton - Avis at Southampton - Enterprise at Southampton - Europcar at Southampton - Hertz at Southampton - National at SouthamptonCheck the car hire section of our website for full details including executive, chauffeur and limousine hire.
Southampton Airport Transfers
You can get to and from Southampton Airport by a variety of methods including Private Southampton Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
Southampton Airport Arrivals
The terminal building is all on one floor and relatively small so it is very easy to find your way around. The facilities aren't great but there's a couple of shops and eating and drinking outlets both before and after security. Check our Southampton Airport Live Flight Arrivals page of the website for details of what is available, or the useful information page.
Southampton Airport Departures
For information on Southampton Departures and live flight information check our Southampton Airport Live Flight Departures
Southampton Airport Flights
Check out our Southampton Airport flights for details on destinations which can be reached from Southampton Airport, and contact details for airlines, tour operators and holiday companies.
We also provide details on flights from: Southampton to Austria - Southampton to France - Southampton to Ireland - Southampton to Italy - Southampton to Netherlands - Southampton to Portugal - Southampton to Spain
Southampton Airport Taxis
The taxi rank at the airport is opposite arrivals. You can just hop into a cab or pre book. Check the Southampton Airport Taxis page of the website for details of local taxi companies with their contact details.
Southampton Airport Buses
There are two good bus services that operate between the city centre and the airport: Unilink, bus No. U1C and First Group, bus No. 14. We provide full details of bus routes and timetables in our guide to Southampton Airport Buses
Southampton Airport Trains
There is a train terminal at the airport called Southampton Airport Parkway Train Station. Connections can be made hourly to London Waterloo and other destinations around the country. For more details visit our guide to trains at Southampton
Southampton Airport Parking
There are two options for parking at Southampton Airport, short and long stay. Disabled parking is available in both car parks. The first 15 minutes of parking in the short stay is free. Check the car parking at Southampton section of the website for full details and prices.
Southampton Airport Passenger Services Information
Read our information on Southamptonfor details on disabled faciities, internet & Wi-Fi access, executive lounge, Medical/First Aid centres and where you can change your money in Southampton Airport.
Southampton Airport Shops
Southampton Airport has a small selection of shops where you can purchase duty free goods or get a last minute book or magazine for your journey. Click here to find out more about Southampton Airport shops.
Southampton Airport Bars and Restaurants
There are a couple places to eat and drink at Southampton Airport. Our guide to bars and restaurants at Southamptongives you full details on what's available.
Southampton Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage
If you have lost or left property on the aeroplane then you will need to contact the airline you have travelled with. For property lost within the terminal building contact Lost Property Telephone 0044 (0)8700 400009
To arrange left/Luggage Storage contact the Information Desk. There is a charge of 5GBP per item. Telephone 0044 (0)870 040 009
If you have left or lost luggage within the terminal building before you check in, you will need to contact Lost Property above. However, if you have lost luggage during transit, which means your luggage hasn't arrived on the reclaim belt in arrivals, you have to contact the airline you travelled with. You will have a small tag attached to your passport this has a number on which relates to your luggage. Airline contact details are available on the Southampton Airport flights page of the website.
For full details on the weather at Southampton Airport and the surrounding area, as well as a 5 and 10 day forecast click on the link above.