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There are 5 ways to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) by train, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Train

  1. Take the train from Southampton Central to Southampton Airport Parkway

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Southampton City Centre, Civic Centre to Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU)

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Southampton to Southampton Airport

Walk

  1. Walk from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU)

Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) by train

The train journey time between Southampton and Southampton Airport (SOU) is around 7 min and covers a distance of around 4 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6 min. Operated by South Western Railway, CrossCountry, Southern Service and others, the Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) train service departs from Southampton Central and arrives in Southampton Airport Parkway. Typically 579 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
7 min
Fastest train time:
6 min
Train distance:
4 miles
Trains per week:
579
Cheapest price:
£2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:49
Last train departs at:
23:59

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) train schedules

Southampton → Southampton Airport (SOU)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Southampton Airport (SOU) is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Southampton Airport (SOU) is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Southampton Airport (SOU) is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 21 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) is to bus which costs £2 and takes 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) is to taxi which costs £12 - £15 and takes 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Southampton City Centre, Civic Centre and arriving at Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Southampton Central and arriving at Southampton Airport Parkway. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 min.

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The distance between Southampton and Southampton Airport (SOU) is 4 miles.

The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) without a car is to train which takes 10 min and costs £2 - £85.

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The train from Southampton Central to Southampton Airport Parkway takes 10 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) bus services, operated by Unilink, depart from Southampton City Centre, Civic Centre station.

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Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) train services, operated by South Western Railway, depart from Southampton Central station.

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The best way to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) is to train which takes 10 min and costs £2 - £85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 34 min.

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Map of how to get from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU).
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  • Distance: 3.7 miles
  • Duration: 10 min

What companies run services between Southampton, England and Southampton Airport (SOU), England?

South Western Railway operates a train from Southampton Central to Southampton Airport Parkway every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £2 - £5 and the journey takes 10 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Unilink operates a bus from Southampton City Centre, Civic Centre to Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 34 min.

Train operators
First Great Western Service
Phone
+44 3457 000 125
Email
gwr.feedback@gwr.com
Website
gwr.com
Train from Southampton Central to Southampton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£3 - £5
Website
First Great Western Service
Anytime Day
£3 - £5
Anytime Day 1st Class
£6 - £9
Bus operators
Unilink
Phone
023 8059 5974
Email
talk2us@unilinkbus.co.uk
Website
unilinkbus.co.uk
Bus from Southampton City Centre, Civic Centre to Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Unilink
Other operators
Taxi from Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU)
Ave. Duration
8 min
Estimated price
£12 - £15
West Quay Cars
Phone
+44 23 8099 9999
Website
southamptontaxi.co.uk
Southampton Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8000 5005
Website
southamptontaxis.net
Southampton Taxi Service
Phone
+44 7424 525 088
Southampton Taxi
Phone
+44 74 0001 1786
Website
southampton-taxi.net
My Chauffeur Hampshire
Phone
+44 74 000 11786
Website
mychauffeurhampshire.com
Door 2 Door Cars
Phone
+44 2380 39 39 39
Website
door2doorcars.com
ATS Taxi Southampton
Phone
+44 23 8022 2222
Aero Taxis
Phone
+44 23 8001 0203
Website
aerotaxis-southampton.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Southampton to Southampton Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Southampton to Southampton Airport (SOU) bus services, operated by Unilink, arrive at Southampton Airport, Airport Parkway station.

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