East Midlands to Southampton

Southampton's prestigious shipbuilding heritage has made it world-famous - once the home port to the HMS Titanic, the Port of Southampton is still a prominent location as it serves the terminal for several major cruise companies, as well as being the UK's busiest container port. Southampton's cruise and shipping industry makes it a popular destination for both leisure and business travellers, and with flights to Southampton Airport from East Midlands, getting there is easy and convenient. Whatever the reason for your visit, a friendly and welcoming city awaits with plenty of things to see and do during your downtime, plus lots of great restaurants and bars, and ample facilities for business travellers to make your trip a productive one.

For the latest information on our flight schedules from East Midlands Airport (EMA) to Southampton Airport (SOU), take a look at our Flybe timetable page for this route, and for the return journey, visit our Southampton to East Midlands page.

For tips and guidance about your trip from East Midlands to Southampton, see our sections below. In a hurry? Then use the following list to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport is located in Castle Donington, 14 miles from Derby and Nottingham, and 19 miles from Leicester. The airport is well-connected by road as well as public transport from the surrounding regions, so you'll find it easy to get to East Midlands Airport for your flight to Southampton with Flybe. To plan your journey ahead, take a look at our Getting to East Midlands Airport information page.

East Midlands Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • 14 miles from Nottingham and Derby, 19 miles from Leicester
  • Short Stay, Long Stay and 'Meet & Greet' car parking
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  • Public transport
  • Skylink bus services link the airport to the major nearby cities
  • Taxi stand
  • Up to 1 hour of free WiFi access
  • Cafes and restaurants
  • Shopping including newsagents and Duty Free
  • Bookable Escape Lounge

Check-in and bag drop at East Midlands Airport

To save time at the airport, we recommend that you check-in online for your flight from East Midlands to Southampton and print your boarding pass at home before you set off. However, if this is not convenient then you can check-in and print your boarding pass at East Midlands Airport, free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Restaurant

Facilities after Security

  • Cafes, bar and restaurants
  • Newsagents


  • Duty Free
  • Health and beauty
  • Electrical goods

To find out more, visit our dedicated flights from East Midlands page and browse other available routes.

Southampton Airport Arrivals

To get on your way as quickly as possible after your flight to Southampton, visit our Southampton Airport Arrivals page for all the information you need when you arrive, including how to travel from the airport to Southampton city centre. To find out more, take a look at our dedicated Southampton Airport page, or browse other flights to Southampton.

Visiting Southampton

No matter how much time you have to spare during your trip to Southampton, make the most of it with our tips on the top things to do in Southampton on our Visiting Southampton page. Plan your trip before your flight from East Midlands with our recommendations including our favourite Southampton restaurants, where to find the city's best shopping and nightlife, and things to see beyond the city centre.


Flybe works in partnership with Booking.com to make it even easier for you to find the perfect hotel in Southampton. Whether you're searching for a luxurious hotel to get your cruise holiday off to a great start, or budget-friendly accommodation close to Southampton Airport for your business trip, there are hotels in Southampton for every type of traveller.

Doing business in Southampton

A business-minded city with a thriving maritime industry, Southampton is highly accommodating for business travellers visiting on flights from East Midlands - and if you're in need of a meeting room or conference venue during your trip, you'll find plenty of options to choose from. Visit our Business in Southampton page for our recommended business facilities and corporate event spaces in Southampton to make your trip a success, whether you're planning for 5 delegates or 500.