Southampton Airport Transportation


Getting to Southampton Airport by train is fast and easy. The airport is pleased to possess one of the quickest planes to train connections in Europe with only 99 steps to the terminal from the near-by Airport Parkway Station. The breeze from the train to the airport takes less than a minute with simple access via the footbridge, with a lift for passengers with baggage, kids, or reduced mobility. More services are currently available to the station, giving travelers more flexibility of when to travel.

Customers are welcome to quickly get to desired destinations in the southwest and southeast from the conveniently located train station;

• Southampton City Centre: 7 minutes

• Winchester: 10 minutes

• Bournemouth: 36 minutes

• Reading: 49 minutes

• Portsmouth: 60 minutes

• London Waterloo: 69 minutes


Southampton Airport operates excellent bus links, with both regional and local bus operators offering prompt and efficient services to the city center and local around areas. Commuters can also catch buses to the local area from the adjacent Southampton Airport Parkway train station. Journey time to the city center is about 35-40 minutes.

Local bus operators


  • The U1C bus service runs between Southampton Airport, Southampton University, the city center, and the Waterfront. The bus runs every 15 minutes from Monday to Friday during University term time.
  • During the University vacation period, the bus arrives every 10 minutes Monday through Friday. On Saturdays and Public holidays, it comes every 15 minutes.
  • U1A service is available, and it operates in the opposite direction, from the city to the airport.


Checker Cars represent the official “on-site” Airport taxi service.

For passengers comfort and convenience, Checker Cars provide a modern, high-quality fleet of vehicles, including estate cars, saloons, and MPVs (6 seats).

The agency also provides minibusses and coaches (8 seats or more), which require pre-booking.

All prices are pre-quoted, so travelers know what their journey will cost in advance. The cost can be paid at the taxi booking counter, online (in advance), or just by paying a driver at the end of their journey.

Checker Cars accept both cash and major credit/debit card payments.

Taking a taxi from Southampton Airport is also very easy. On arrival, commuters should simply go straight to the taxi booking counter, conveniently located inside the terminal next to the entrance, where the friendly Checker Cars representatives look forward to welcoming customers. The team will allocate a vehicle and a helpful driver who will assist with baggage, meeting commuters immediately outside the terminal building.

Checker Cars provide a 24 hour dedicated airport taxi service. Their friendly team of experienced drivers are familiar with all the direct routes and short-cuts to and from the facility and makes sure passengers arrive in plenty of time for their flight. The unique door to door service will drop travelers right outside the terminal entrance.