Southampton airport (SOU)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Southampton Airport, opened on April, 1946, serves part of the southern coast of England. It operates with domestic and international flights to several important destinations in Europe.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm (from 5:30 am in the winter).
Airlines: Aurigny (Tel +44 148 182 2886), EasyJet (Tel +44 330 365 5000), Flybe (Tel +44 371 700 2000), Thomas Cook Airlines (Tel +44 844 412 5959), TUI Airways (Tel +44 871 231 4787), Volotea (Tel +34 931 220 717).
Annual passenger traffic: 2 million passengers went through it during 2018.
+44 344 481 7777. There is a help point and a touch screen with tourist information in the central hall, between the Arrivals and Departures areas, in addition to ambassadors throughout the enclosure to provide assistance.


The airport is located in the town of Eastleigh, 7 km (4 miles) northeast from Southampton.

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What services does Southampton airport (SOU) facilities include

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau (Monday to Friday from 5:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 5:00 am to 3:30 pm, Sunday from 6:30 am to 7:00 pm), postbox, plugs for electric devices, public telephones, internet kiosks and Wi-Fi access free of charge for 4 hours. On the first floor is located the Priority Lounge, available from 5:00 am until the last flight of the day; it offers refreshments, air conditioning, newspapers and magazines, TV, drinks, Wi-Fi (access with Priority Pass, Lounge Club, DragonPass or Diners Club membership, through online booking or by paying at the door - £15.00).

Food and Drinks- There are coffee shops and bars in the public area and the Departures Hall.
Shopping- Duty-free store in the Departures lounge, books, magazines, accessories, electronics.
Baggage- Trolleys with no charge in the forecourt, the baggage reclaim area, the check-in hall and the car park. Left luggage service and lost property office handled by Swissport, in the check-in area (Tel +44 344 481 7777; online form).
Other Services- First aid room, baby changing facilities.


Accommodation near Southampton airport (SOU)

Accommodations are available near the airport and in the city centre.

Premier Inn Southampton Airport (0.2 km/0.1 miles)
Ellington Lodge at The Concorde (1 km/0.6 miles)
Chaps Guesthouse (1.9 km/1.2 miles)
Holiday Inn Southampton Eastleigh (2.6 km/1.6 miles)
Crestwell House (2.8 km/1.7 miles)


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Public and private transportation

Bus - There are local and regional services to the city centre and locations in the surroundings from the adjacent train station. The journey to downtown Southampton takes approximately 35-40 minutes. Line U1C from Unilink (Tel +44 238 059 5974) operates every 10-15 min. from 5:35 am to 11:55 pm (from 6:00 am on weekends) between the airport, Southampton University, the city centre and the waterfront, with a fare of £2.00. Route U1A runs in the opposite direction.
Line X4 from Xelabus (Tel +44 238 064 4715) provides transportation to Hedge End, West End, Mansbridge and Eastleigh Mondays through Fridays between 7:10 am and 6:35 pm, Saturdays from 7:30 am to 6:20 pm and Sundays from 10:00 am to 5:55 pm.
On the other hand, Megabus (Tel +44 900 160 0900) allows passengers to make journeys further north, with stops from Oxford to Sunderland.

Train - You can reach key destinations in the southeast and the southwest of the country from the station situated next to the enclosure and connected through a footbridge. There are direct services to Southampton central station every 10 minutes provided by South Western Railway (Tel +44 345 600 0650) and CrossCountry Trains (Tel +44 344 736 9123). Travel time is 7 minutes and tickets have a cost of £4.00. Other destinations include Winchester (10 min.), Bournemouth (36 min.), Reading (49 min.), Portsmouth (60 min.), London Waterloo (69 min.; £43.90).

Taxi - Vehicles from Checker Cars (Tel +44 238 065 1110) available 24 hours a day. The company desk is found next to the entrance of the terminal. The trip to the city centre takes around 20 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

The car rental center is located opposite the terminal building, next to the short-term car park.

Alamo/Enterprise/National (Tel +44 238 065 3700 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:30 pm, Sunday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm)
Avis (Tel +44 344 544 6026 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +44 344 544 4085 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +44 371 384 3418 - weekdays from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +44 843 309 3069 - Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm)


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Parking services at Southampton airport (SOU)

Inside the grounds there are three different car parks, all with CCTV and regular patrols. Rates

Short stay parking - Covered area next to the terminal, with charging stations for electric vehicles.
Priority parking - Lot situated 60 seconds away from the main building, covered, with wider spaces.
Long stay parking - Outdoor car park at the end of the main airport road. Shuttle bus service every 5-10 minutes, 24 hours a day.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

If you should require special assistance during your stay at the airport, inform your airline or travel agent about your needs at least 48 hours before your flight. Swissport (Tel +44 344 481 7777) will help you through the check-in process and the security registration. There is also a dedicated waiting room, special equipment to board the plane, elevators, accessible restrooms and telephones, and reserved parking spaces near the terminal and the bus stops.

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Latest updates: May 08, 2019