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How to get a ride from Southampton Airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions to a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
Southampton Airport tips
Southampton Airport wifi
Passengers at Southampton Airport can access wifi for free for up to 4 hours at a time. Simply switch on your device and search for the _Free SOU Airport network. After 4 hours, you can choose to pay for extra credit.
Southampton Airport left luggage
There is a left luggage office located at the Swissport desk in the main terminal. Passengers can leave baggage there for a daily fee.
Southampton Airport parking
Southampton Airport has several car parks, offering long-stay, short-stay, and priority parking. All car parks are within walking distance of the terminal, apart from long-stay, which is a 5-minute shuttle bus ride away.
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Southampton Airport visitor information
Planes have been flying out of Southampton Airport since 1910, and the very first aircraft to depart was made by a local man, Edwin Rowland Moon. Since then, Southampton Airport has grown to become one of the largest airports on the south coast of the United Kingdom. It welcomes 2 million passengers every year and flies to around 40 destinations. SOU Airport is located just 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Southampton Central, making it a very convenient 15-minute Uber trip away. It is also within easy reach of Bournemouth, Portsmouth, and the South Downs.
Southampton Airport terminal
Southampton Airport arrivals and departures are located within the same terminal, which handles all flights, both domestic and European. The airlines operating from the airport include these:
- Esprit Ski
- Prestige Holidays
- Ski Total
- Thomas Cook
Southampton Airport restaurants
Although it’s a small airport, SOU still offers plenty of food and drink options. A cafe bar offering snacks such as sandwiches, soups, and salads, alongside larger meals, is great for passengers who want to fill up before their flight. There is also a pub that offers a great selection of beers, wines, and spirits, should you wish to relax with a drink. In addition, passengers at SOU Airport can enjoy hot and cold drinks and snacks from high-street coffee chains.
Southampton Airport shops
The airport has several shops offering items you might need before taking a flight. Southampton Airport duty-free offers shoppers the opportunity to take advantage of excellent prices on a wide range of products, including fragrances, cosmetics, sunglasses, handbags, and confectionary. There’s also a broad selection of whiskies, spirits, champagnes, and wines. Passengers will find an array of other shops throughout the airport selling books, magazines, newspapers, and small electronic gadgets, as well as any last-minute travel essentials you may have forgotten to pack.
Southampton Airport lounge
Southampton Airport has one lounge, which provides travelers the chance to rest and recharge if they have a layover or are waiting for a flight. The lounge offers complementary hot and cold food, soft seating, workspaces, free wifi, wines and spirits, and laptop and mobile charging points. All passengers can use the lounge for a small fee.
Services at SOU
Though small, Southampton Airport doesn’t skimp on services. There is a currency exchange office located in the main concourse and several ATMs throughout the airport. Free baggage trolleys are provided to help with luggage, and a post box sits just outside the terminal. Special assistance is offered for passengers with limited mobility; it must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of flying.
Southampton Airport hotels
The airport doesn’t have its own hotel, but there are 2 located a short distance away, offering budget and luxury rooms. For passengers who don’t need to be so close to the airport, further accommodation options can be found near the main M27 route into Bournemouth, as well as within the center of Southampton and in the surrounding areas. These are all located within a short Uber trip of Southampton Airport.
Points of interest near Southampton Airport
The city of Southampton has been a major port for the UK since Norman times and is known as the launching site for many historically significant ships, including the Mayflower in 1620 and the Titanic in 1912. It’s located close to New Forest National Park and is within easy reach of the Isle of Wight. There is plenty to see and do around Southampton, including:
- Art gallery
- Medieval Merchant’s House
- SeaCity Museum
- Titanic Trail
- Water sports center
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