Opposite the terminal building, next to the Short Stay Car Park, provided by Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Alamo, Europcar. You can book a car at the airport, or save money by booking online before you travel.
Southampton Airport lies around 7km north of Southampton city centre, in the Borough of Eastleigh, and is a small airport offering access to the south coast of England, and flights to many popular European destinations - mainly with Flybe.
There's one terminal building on two floors, with Check-in and Arrivals on the ground floor and Departures (with nine gates) and baggage claim on the first floor.
There are few facilities. To eat landside, you can visit the Globe bar and airside, go to the Olive Tree restaurant or a Costa Coffee. You'll find just three shops: a landside and airside WHSmith newsagent, and an airside World Duty Free.
Despite its size and limited shopping options, it's a popular transport hub, known for being a pleasant terminal that's easy to transit through, and was voted one of the best airports in the UK in a 2015 Which? magazine survey.
There are free public workspaces in the departure lounge where you can charge your phone, tablet or laptop. The Globe and The Olive Tree also offer free power outlets.
The airport lies on the mainline from London to Southampton, making rail connections frequent, fast and your best option.
Southampton Airport Parkway rail station is very close to the terminal and easily reached on foot (the airport claims in 99 steps). Turn left at the main exit and you’ll see the station directly ahead of you.
You can travel directly to many nearby towns and cities, including: Southampton (7 mins), Winchester (10 mins), Bournemouth (36 mins), Reading (49 mins), Portsmouth (60 mins) and London (70-95 mins). Prices can vary in peak and off-peak times.
Cost: From GBP 3.60 to Southampton Central and GBP 37.50 to London Waterloo (online)
Buying tickets: Machines in the station, or save money by pre-booking your tickets at www.thetrainline.com
Taxis at the airport are operated by Checkers Cars. Book a car at the desk by the entrance, or pre-book by calling +44 (0) 2380 651 110 or visiting www.cab-2-go.com/checkercarssouthampton
Cost: Around GBP 25 to Southampton city centre, GBP 12 to Eastleigh
If you want to save money, there are buses running regularly to the surrounding areas and further afield.
Cost: From GBP 2 for the Uni-link to Southampton
The Globe, located before security, is a gloriously classic pub with global beers and great value freshly made food.
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