Getting To Southampton
How to Reach SouthamptonThere are many ways to reach Southampton, below is a list of ways to reach the city.
By PlaneSouthampton Airport is closest to the city. Approximately 5 1/2 miles away, it takes 20-30 minutes by taxi to reach the terminals. Southampton Airport Parkway train station is just a few minutes walk away. Regular services to Southampton Central run throughout the day.
With both national and international flights landing daily, the airport offers a range of services, from left luggage to car rentals. For more information, please click here.
By TrainSouthampton Central station is approximately 1/2 - 1 miles from the terminals. Regular cross country and local services to London Victoria, Gatwick and London Waterloo available.
A free bus service runs from outside platform 4 to Town Quay. There are no direct services to the terminals.
By Coach or BusNational Express and Greyhound coaches run from the City centre to all major destinations, with free CityLink buses running between the station, WestQuay and Town Quay.
National Express Coach Station, approximately 1/2 - 1 mile from the terminals runs frequent services to London Victoria with last-minute tickets often available.
Taxis are available outside the Cruise Terminals, in ranks throughout
the city centre as well as at Southampton Central and Southampton
City taxi's are white in colour. Luggage should not cost any extra.
Prices to all destinations are a guide only.
Central Train Station £5
Southampton Airport £16
Gatwick Airport £140
Heathrow Airport £120
Ranks can get busy during peak time. Taxis can be pre-booked.
By CarApproximately 75 miles from London, following the M3, M27 and A34 provides the most direct and fastest route from the capital, North and Home Counties. If travelling from the West, Bristol or Wales, follow the A36. From the East, follow the A27/M27, exiting at Junction 8.
For information on local roadworks and disruptions, the latest traffic information is below.
Travel & Transport in Southampton
|West Quay Cars||Private hire taxis and tours|
|Southampton Airport||Southampton domestic and international airport|
|Southampton Central Train Station||Regular national services, including trains to London stations|
|Coaches to and from Southampton||National Express, Megabus and Greyhound coaches from Southampton|