Getting to Southampton Airport

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It's easy to get to Southampton Airport for your flight with Flybe, as the airport is situated to the north of Southampton, just off J5 on the M27 and close to the M3. It is under 15 minutes from Southampton city centre by car, and under 20 minutes from the Port of Southampton. All Flybe flights at Southampton Airport depart from the main terminal.

Below you'll find all the information you require about travelling to Southampton Airport, including details about car parking and public transport. If you need to get from Southampton Airport to Southampton city centre, our Southampton Airport Arrivals page will help you to plan your journey, and you can make the most of your visit with our tips and advice on our Visiting Southampton and Business in Southampton pages.

Car parking at Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport offers both short stay and Priority car parking that is close to the main terminal building, and long stay car parking that can be accessed by shuttle bus. To get the best price and to make driving to Southampton Airport easy, we recommend booking your parking in advance. To do so, simply add on a car parking option when you book your Flybe flights.

There are two passenger pick-up and drop-off areas at Southampton Airport. Passengers can be dropped off or collected on the ground floor of the short stay car park at a fee of £1 for 10 minutes. Alternatively, the free pick-up and drop-off area is in the long stay car park where parking is free for up to 30 minutes. Passengers can use the shuttle bus to and from the airport terminal.

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Public transport

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

By bus

Buses to Southampton Airport 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 from Southampton city centre to Southampton Airport is approximately 35-40 minutes in normal traffic, but we recommend that you allow longer at peak times.

To plan your journey to Southampton Airport 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 Airport is just 7 minutes by train from the city centre, and only 69 minutes from London Waterloo. 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 Airport on the National Rail Enquiries website.

By coach

Megabus operates coach services to Southampton Airport from as near as Oxford, and as far as Sunderland, offering you a very affordable way to get to Southampton Airport for your flight.