Services at Southampton Airport (SOU)

Parking and car hire

Southampton Airport (SOU) has good parking options, with a large short-term car park next to the terminal; a long-term car park farther afield, which is fed by shuttle bus; and convenient spaces in both car parks for disabled drivers. There is also a useful drop-off area in the short-stay car park.

Eastleigh, Southampton, Hampshire
Time Zone
050°57'01"N 001°21'24"W

Short-term parking:

there are more than 1,300 spaces at Southampton Airport's short-term car park, which is located next to the terminal building. You can pay by cash or credit card in Arrivals at the car park desk, or on your way out at the exit.

Long-term parking:

there are fewer spaces in the long-term car park than the short-term one so it pays to book in advance. The car park is remotely located from the airport although a courtesy shuttle is provided and runs throughout the day. Trip time is five to 10 minutes. The long-stay car park has 24-hour security.

Drop-off and valet parking:

for dropping off and picking up, the short-term car park is the best bet. You can park here for 10 minutes completely free, after which time drivers are subject to the first 30 minutes charge. There is no valet service at Southampton Airport.

Parking for special needs:

both the short-term and long-term car parks have spaces reserved for disabled drivers. They are in the most convenient spots, being located near the crossings in the short-stay and near the bus stop at the long-stay.

Car rental:

Southampton is in a nice area of the country and there is a lot of decent driving to be had here. There are several major car hire companies at the airport, including Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National. All desks are close by in Arrivals and cars can be pre-booked online.

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