Holidays from Southampton Airport

Almost two million passengers a year choose to start their holidays from Southampton Airport. You’re only a runway away from your desired destination and with over 100 years of experience, this gateway to the world sets the bar high for international airports.

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Start your holiday from Southampton Airport

Explore what this £5 million enhanced terminal has to offer, we know you’ll be impressed. You can even skip the hustle and bustle at airport security with fast track access, making it quicker for you to get exploring.

Constantly improving your customer experience with new eateries and fancy features, you’ll find all your holiday essentials at hand. There’s even four hours’ worth of free Wi-Fi, more than enough to cover that pre-boarding wait.

When embarking on holidays from Southampton Airport, you’ll be welcomed into the terminal by everyone’s favourite tax-free shop, World Duty Free. A hub of all your favourite designer fragrances, cosmetics, accessories and branded spirits, you won’t be able to refuse.

Don’t worry about lugging around all your new buys too, because with the reserve and collect service, purchase them from the comfort of your own home and collect them just before you board.

The next best thing in airports is of course, the restaurants. Enjoy some home favourites before you head on your next adventure, from a classic portion of fish and chips to a tasty Costa Coffee.

Keeping you entertained with a whole range of magazines, books and gadgets is the all important WH Smiths. We know how hard it is to resist delving into a good story line and that’s why Southampton Airport has the Priority Lounge, a space for some much needed relaxation and quiet time before the holiday begins.

Surrounded by complimentary refreshments, food, unlimited Wi-Fi and laptop and mobile charging points, you won’t need to leave until it’s time to board.

To and from Southampton Airport

It’s time to belt out that classic ‘we’re all going on a summer holiday’ car tune, pop postcode SO18 2NL into your sat-nav and be on your way. Getting to and from Southampton airport is an absolute breeze with fantastic transport links, you’ll be there before you know it.

Southampton Airport is located to the north of Southampton. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming north, east, south or west, you’ll find it just off the J5 on the M27 and close to the M3.

One of the most effective ways to access the airport grounds is by train – Southampton airport actually boasts one of the fastest plane to train connections in Europe! Even if you’ve bagged a last minute holiday from Southampton Airport and haven’t sorted travel, you’re only 99 steps to the main terminal from the nearby Southampton Airport Parkway Station, so it’s super simple.

Southampton Airport has easy access from the city centre too. Hitch a ride from one of the local or regional bus services, which will take you directly to Southampton city centre, then from there hop on the train to Southampton Parkway Station. 

The nearby bus services available are the Uni-Link, Velvet Bus and First Group. For those travelling from further up north, there’s always the Megabus service. Also, when travelling by train just plan your journey with the National Rail Enquiries and let your holiday begin.

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You can fly to 19 incredible destinations from Southampton Airport. 

Enjoy gorgeous beach destinations like Malaga, Majorca, Algarve and Alicante, as well as beautiful cities like Amsterdam and Paris. You can also catch flights from Southampton to other UK destinations including Edinburgh, Newcastle, Glasgow and Belfast.

Southampton airport parking offers several options to cater for all travellers. 

Spoil yourself upon your arrival with the priority parking, this car park has the closest and most spacious bays to the terminal doors. Leave your car in good hands with 24-hour attendants, patrols and CCTV.

The short stay car park is only a matter of minutes away from your terminal and there are also convenient spaces for Blue badge holders. If you don’t mind the five minute shuttle bus ride to the airport, the long stay car park offers great value – ideal for those budget seekers.

You can book your parking up to 2 hours before you’re due to arrive – although, booking in advance is recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Southampton’s bustling city centre has plenty of hotels near to the airport. You won’t have to worry about hitting the road in the dark or those early morning alarms.

Extend those holiday butterflies with a pre or post-holiday stay in the Premier Inn, just half a mile from the airport. If you’ve bagged yourself a cheap holiday from Southampton Airport it will be hard to refuse splurging those extra pennies on a luxurious stay at the Hilton, or the Moxy. They’re a tad further from the airport, but the city centre transport links are easy and convenient.