Southampton Airport welcomed 1.96 million passengers in 2007, and serves 43 destinations around Europe, the UK and the Channel Islands. Since 1990, it has been owned by BAA, which also owns Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Directions by Car
Southampton Airport is situated just outside the city and easily reached from the M27 motorway at junction 5. If you're coming from the M3, exit at junction 14 and follow the M27 east (towards Portsmouth), then exit at junction 5. The airport is also easily reached via the A34 from Oxford and Newbury, joining the M3 at junction 9. Drivers coming from central Southampton should take the A335 (signposted Eastleigh, Airport).
Southampton Airport Long Stay Parking is suitable for travellers going on holidays and longer trips away. Transfer from the Long Stay Car Park (Southampton Airport Pink Elephant) to the terminal takes approximately five minutes and the service runs every five to 10 minutes. Security measures in place at Southampton Airport Pink Elephant include 24-hour car park attendants, frequent patrols and comprehensive CCTV coverage. This car park holds the Secured Car Park Award. The Short Stay Car Park is located next to the terminal and is suitable for stays of less than 24 hours. The Long Stay Car Park is a few minutes from the terminal by courtesy bus. Passengers may be dropped off on the terminal forecourt. However, for security reasons waiting is not allowed. Drivers picking up passengers must use the Short Stay Car Park.
Directions by Train
Breeze through to Southampton Airport with one of the fastest plane-to-train connections in Europe – it's just 99 steps to the terminal. Southampton Airport (Parkway) rail station is as little as 67 minutes from central London by the fastest rail link, and services connect the airport with destinations throughout southern England and south Wales. South West Trains: Operates services to London Waterloo, Southampton Central and destinations including Winchester, Salisbury, Bournemouth, Weymouth and Basingstoke, with connections throughout south and west England. CrossCountry: Trains run to Southampton Central, Bournemouth, Reading, Birmingham and Manchester, with connections to destinations around Britain. First Great Western: Services throughout western England with destinations including Portsmouth, Brighton, Bristol and Cardiff. Southern: Connections to destinations including Portsmouth, Brighton, London Bridge and London Victoria.