Southampton to East Midlands

Just 14 miles from the cities of Derby and Nottingham, and 19 miles from Leicester, East Midlands Airport is conveniently located for accessing all of the East Midlands region - and on flights to East Midlands from Southampton with Flybe, you can get there quickly and easily. The gateway to the historic and diverse East Midlands region, the airport is also well-situated for wider Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland with excellent transport links to and from the airport - so whether you're visiting East Midlands for business or for leisure, you'll be within reach of everything that the area has to offer.

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

The sections below offer tips and guidance about your trip to East Midlands, 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

Situated just 4 miles from Southampton city centre, Southampton Airport is easy to get to by car or public transport for your flight to East Midlands. If you'd like to drive, the journey usually takes less than 10 minutes, or for an even more relaxing journey you can take the bus or train to the airport and arrive directly outside the terminal building. For all the information you need to plan your journey to Southampton Airport via public transport, or information on booking your airport parking, take a look at our Getting to Southampton Airport page.

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
  • Duty Free, newsagents and bureau de change
  • Bookable Priority Lounge

Check-in and bag drop at Southampton Airport

To save time at the airport, we recommend that you check-in online and print your boarding pass before you arrive for your flight from Southampton to East Midlands. However if this isn't possible, you can check-in and print your boarding pass at Southampton 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

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

Visiting Leicestershire

Whatever brings you on your flight from Southampton, make the most of your time in the East Midlands with our Visiting Leicestershire guide. Here you'll find our recommended hotels in the region, as well as our tips on where to find the best nightlife, where to hit the shops, and the best things to see and do during your stay - whether you only have a couple of hours to spare, or an entire weekend to fill!

Doing business in Leicestershire

If you're heading to East Midlands on flights from Southampton for a business trip, take a look at our Business in Leicestershire page for our tips on the best meeting facilities and conference venues within easy reach of the airport so you can make the right impression. With great hotels and plenty of interesting ways to spend your downtime, as well as stylish venues for post-meeting drinks, in Leicestershire you'll find everything you need to make your business trip a success.