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Southampton Airport lies four miles north-east of the city centre. You’ll find pick-up and drop-off areas at the long and short-stay car parks, meanwhile two, three and four-star accommodation nearby caters for myriad budgets and tastes, from chains like Travelodge to family-friendly Elizabeth House or the upscale MacDonald Botley Park Hotel and Spa. Local attractions range from Winchester Cathedral to Marwell Zoo, the spectacular New Forest and the thriving port of Southampton itself. Access it all (and more) with a Southampton Airport transfer.

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Hotel accommodation close to Southampton Airport

Reserve your Southampton Airport transfer to your hotel before you fly – here are some local options:

  • Holiday Inn Southampton Eastleigh is within two miles, meaning a Southampton Airport transfer takes minutes. Handily located and with three stars, it’s rated ‘very good’ by TripAdvisor reviewers.
  • Leonardo Royal Southampton Grand Harbour is four miles from the airport, so you can be there within 10 to 15 minutes. Overlooking the waterfront, its TripAdvisor rating is ‘very good’, and it holds four stars.
  • Jurys Inn Southampton is just over three miles away near the city centre, offering elegance plus an onsite eatery. With four stars, it’s nonetheless budget-friendly, and highly ranked on TripAdvisor.

Closest international airports to Southampton

  • London Heathrow Airport is some 60 miles away, so allow an hour and 20 minutes or thereabouts for a Southampton Airport Transfer.
  • London Gatwick Airport is roughly 85 miles north-east, meaning a journey time by road of about an hour and 54 minutes.
  • London Luton Airport is a further 10 miles north, so your airport transfer will take a good couple of hours
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Towns and cities to visit from Southampton

  1. Portsmouth is 20 miles to the south-east – be there in an hour with a Southampton Airport transfer. Visit museums covering everything from Dickens to D-Day, the Mary Rose, the historic dockyard and Spinnaker Tower. Meanwhile, shopaholics will love Gunwharf Quays’ designer outlets.
  2. Winchester lies just 10 miles north, so is a 20-minute hop from the airport. It’s home to a medieval cathedral, King Arthur’s round table plus a science centre and planetarium. Offering everything from countryside trails to fine dining, stunning architecture and unrivalled shopping, history-soaked Winchester is a fantastic little city.
  3. Romsey is a similar distance from the airport near the River Test. This market town is full of small indie retailers throughout its winding streets. Visit the thirteenth century King John’s House and Norman Abbey, or relax in War Memorial Park. Nearby you’ll find Broadlands, Mottisfont Abbey and the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.
  4. Southampton is reachable in minutes by airport transfer, and offers diverse shopping, dining and nightlife alongside varied leisure, cultural and historical attractions. Enjoy a vibrant waterfront setting, walk the old walls and see the timber-framed Tudor House and Gardens in the Old Town, while the Sea City museum showcases the area’s Titanic heritage.
  5. Eastleigh is a two-mile Southampton Airport transfer and is a good base for other parts of Hampshire. There’s a bustling town centre, incorporating Eastleigh Museum, The Point performance space and The Swan shopping centre. Meanwhile, the family-friendly Lakeside Country Park and Steam Railway is nearby.
  6. Fareham is 15 miles or half an hour away, between Southampton and Portsmouth. The High Street features characterful buildings plus a modern shopping area. Enjoy the plentiful cafés, pubs, restaurants and entertainment, and stroll through the traditional open-air market.
Places to visit close to Southampton Airport
  1. Marwell Zoo: This is within seven miles, so a Southampton Airport transfer can whisk you there within 15 minutes. Occupying 140 acres, the park houses over 180 exotic species, including penguins, tigers and giraffes.
  2. Stonehenge: This World Heritage site lies just over 30 miles north-west, so allow up to an hour to travel from Southampton. One of the great wonders of the world, it’s Europe’s best-known prehistoric monument. Check out the visitor centre – and stare in awe at the stones!
  3. Beaulieu: Within 18 miles or half an hour’s drive, and located in the New Forest, the renowned National Motor Museum is a fantastic day trip. See Beaulieu Abbey, Palace House and 280+ vehicles from F1 dazzlers to some of the earliest motors.
  4. Southampton Football Club: Less than five miles distant, the Saints’ stadium is reachable in minutes by Southampton Airport transfer. Catch a game, check out the dressing room and stand at the tunnel entrance imagining you’re about to play!
  5. Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World: Just 10 miles away or accessible in under 20 minutes, this award-winning theme park dedicated to the lovable character is set in extensive parkland. Enjoy rides, entertainment, play and splash areas and watch numerous birds and animals.
  6. Itchen Valley Country Park: Within three miles and a 10-minute road transfer from the airport, this is on the opposite bank of the River Itchen, which runs through the 440-acre park. Energise after travelling by following its walking trails and enjoy the play area.
Further important info on Southampton Airport

Southampton has worked with disability organisations to support passengers needing special assistance. Located mainly on one level but with lifts to the second-floor departure lounge, the airport has low-level payphones adapted for hearing aids, induction loops and accessible toilets on the main concourse and in the departures lounge. Additionally, the black-on-yellow signs are easy to read even with a visual impairment.

Finally, there are reserved seating areas for travellers needing special support, incorporating space for wheelchairs, plus armrests and induction loops.

Southampton Airport
Wide Lane
SO18 2NL

Tel: 0344 481 7777
Twitter: @SOU-Airport