Southampton to Aberdeen

Aberdeen's thriving oil and fish industry makes it a popular destination for business travellers on flights from Southampton, but there are plenty of reasons to visit this cool city for pleasure too. A great shopping scene, rich culture and vibrant nightlife offer something for everyone in Aberdeen, and the beautiful scenery of Aberdeenshire is never too far away for those that wish to explore further. Aberdeen Airport also offers regular flights to many exciting worldwide destinations including Reykjavik, Dubrovnik, Ibiza, Oslo and Venice, so you're extremely well connected with flights from Southampton to Aberdeen with Flybe.

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

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip, covering everything you need to know. In a hurry? Then use the list below to fast-forward to the information you need.

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Getting to Southampton Airport (SOU)

Located just 4 miles from the city centre, you'll find it very easy to reach Southampton Airport by car or public transport for your flight from Southampton to Aberdeen. You can drive there in under 10 minutes or take advantage of one of the many bus routes that serves the airport, but Southampton Airport benefits from its own train station just outside the terminal - in fact, it offers one of the shortest 'train to plane' connections in Europe!


Southampton Airport offers Short Stay, Long Stay and Priority parking options, with rates that vary depending on the length of your stay and the distance from the terminal. We recommend that you book your parking at Southampton Airport online in advance to secure the best rate and save time at the airport - you can do this at or book now.

If dropping off passengers at Southampton Airport, you can use the Short Stay car park free of charge for up to 10 minutes.

By bus

There are several bus routes serving Southampton Airport from the city centre and around Southampton. From the city centre the journey takes around 35-40 minutes, so please ensure you allow sufficient time to travel to the airport for your flight to Aberdeen.

By train

With a train station less than a minutes' walk from the terminal, taking the train to Southampton Airport could be your most convenient option! The journey to Southampton Airport Parkway Station takes around 7 minutes from Southampton city centre.

Southampton Airport Departures

At a glance:

  • 4 miles from city centre
    10 minutes' drive in normal traffic
  • Public transport
    Buses to the city centre run to/from the Terminal building.
    Southampton Airport Parkway Station just a short walk from Terminal entrance
  • Taxi stand
  • Up to 4 hours free WiFi access
  • Café and restaurant
    In the Terminal building
  • Duty Free, newsagents and bureau de change
    In the Terminal building
  • Bookable Priority Lounge
    In the Terminal building

Check-in and bag drop at Southampton Airport

It's recommended that you check-in online and print your boarding pass before you set off to the airport for your flight from Southampton to Aberdeen, but if this isn't possible, you can check-in and print your boarding pass at the airport free of charge. Read more about the check-in options available by airport.

Facilities before Security

  • Newsagents
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Bureau de change

Facilities after Security

  • Newsagents
  • Bar, café and restaurant


  • Duty Free

Aberdeen Airport Arrivals

To help you get to your onward destination as quickly as possible after you arrive on your flight from Southampton to Aberdeen, take a look at our Aberdeen Airport Arrivals page. Here you'll find all the information you need on getting from Aberdeen Airport to the city centre by car and public transport, as well as airport facilities. To find out more, visit our dedicated Aberdeen Airport information page or browse other flights to Aberdeen.


Whatever your reason for your trip to Aberdeen from Southampton, you'll find a hotel that suits your needs - from affordable Aberdeen city centre hotels to accommodate you and several colleagues, or cosy boutique accommodation on the Aberdeenshire coast. Find a great choice of hotels in Aberdeen with Flybe, here.

Visiting Aberdeen

Whether for business or for pleasure, you'll find plenty of ways to make the most of your trip from Southampton to Aberdeen in this culture-rich city. For inspiration on things to see and do in Aberdeen, as well as where to stay, eat, drink and find the best local nightlife, take a look at our Visiting Aberdeen page for our best tips.

Doing business in Aberdeen

Aberdeen's thriving oil and fish industry makes it a popular business travel destination, and there are ample amenities in the city for both smaller team meetings, and large corporate events. If you're taking flights from Southampton to Aberdeen for business, our Business in Aberdeen page has more information on our recommended meeting facilities and conference venues in the city to help you make your event a success.