Southampton, United Kingdom (GB)
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 before security, 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.
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). You can travel directly to many nearby towns and cities, including Southampton City Centre (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.
Location: Outside the terminal building, turn left at the main exit
Cost: From GBP 3.90 to Southampton Central and GBP 39.80 to London
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. All fares are pre-quoted so you know exactly what you will pay before your journey starts and they can be paid at the taxi booking desk, online or to the driver at the end of your journey.
Location: Main Terminal, before security, arrivals, taxi booking desk next to the entrance
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. Journey time to the city centre is approximately 35-40 minutes.
Location: Main Terminal, before security, arrivals, adjacent to Southampton Airport Parkway Station
Cost: From GBP 2 for the Uni-link to Southampton
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