Southampton Airport Information (SOU)
Southampton Airport (SOU) is a handy facility for accessing the south of England. It provides access to the verdant south coast and its many popular towns such as Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Poole, and Southampton itself. It also opens up many European cities, like Amsterdam and Paris, and holiday resorts Malaga and Alicante. The airport also receives flights from all over the UK and Ireland.
- Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire
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- 050°57'01"N 001°21'24"W
Southampton Airport is just a few miles to the northeast of Southampton - within 100 miles of London - and handles around two million passengers per year. It is a single terminal facility with useful services and facilities for the average flyer. You can access and change money, as well as eat and drink. Shopping options come in the form of a WH Smith in the main hall and a duty-free store in Departures.
There is also a post box at Southampton Airport, as well as WiFi internet access and a couple of VIP lounges provided by British Airways and Flybe. Business types will need to head for the nearby Best Western Hotel if they need conferencing facilities, however.
Getting to town, to nearby towns and to London from Southampton Airport is very straightforward. There is a rail station right outside, with services into Southampton as well as direct to London Waterloo three times per hour. Local buses also go into the city centre while National Express coaches run to London. Taxis are, of course, also available, and those with hire cars have an easy route into town or elsewhere in the region.