Southampton Airport Arrivals

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Just a short distance from Southampton city centre and benefiting from excellent public transport links, you'll find it easy to get from Southampton Airport to your onward destination after your flight. The city centre is around 4 miles from Southampton Airport and you can get there by car, taxi, bus or train. Below you'll find all the information you need about getting to Southampton city centre from Southampton Airport after your flight, as well as information on airport facilities.

If you're looking for inspiration on how to spend your stay in Southampton, take a look at our Visiting Southampton page. Or if a business trip brings you on a flight to Southampton, you can find our recommended meeting and conference venues on our Business in Southampton page. When you need information on travelling to Southampton Airport, our Getting to Southampton Airport page tells you everything you need to know.

Facilities at Southampton Airport Arrivals

Free WiFi for up to 4 hours is available for all passengers at Southampton Airport, so you can keep in touch with friends and family or catch up with emails after you have arrived. For more information about facilities at the airport, take a look at our Southampton Airport page.

Getting to Southampton city centre via public transport

Whether by train, bus or coach, after your flight to Southampton with Flybe you'll find it easy to get into Southampton city centre via public transport. There are excellent public transport links between Southampton Airport and the city centre and also the Port of Southampton, including a dedicated train station at the airport that offers one of the shortest 'plane to train' connections in Europe!

By bus

Buses from Southampton Airport to the city centre serve both the main terminal building and the Southampton Airport Parkway train station. Several operators provide both local and regional services throughout the day. The journey time to Southampton city centre from Southampton Airport is approximately 35-40 minutes in normal traffic.

To plan your journey to Southampton city centre by bus, visit the My Journey Southampton website.

By train

The Southampton Airport Parkway railway station is adjacent to the main terminal entrance at the airport - just 99 steps away! Southampton city centre is just 7 minutes by train from Southampton Airport. There is a ticket machine in International Arrivals from where you can collect pre-booked tickets.

You can plan your journey by train to Southampton city centre on the National Rail Enquiries website.

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Getting to Southampton city centre by car

Southampton city centre is easy to get to by car from Southampton Airport, which is just north of Southampton, just off J5 on the M27 and close to the M3. The city centre is around 4 miles from the airport, and driving can take under 15 minutes in good traffic.

Car hire at Southampton Airport

Several major car hire companies operate from Southampton Airport, including Avis and Budget, Flybe's car hire partners. We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Southampton.

Booking car hire with Avis or Budget is easy - simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights. The Car Rental Reception Centre is opposite the terminal building, beside the Short Stay Car Park, so you can quickly arrange and collect your vehicle.


Checker Cars are the official 'on site' taxi service at Southampton Airport, and cars for up to 6 passengers are immediately available. Taxis for up to 8 people or more must be pre-booked before you arrive.