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Getting To Southampton

How to Reach Southampton

There are many ways to reach Southampton, below is a list of ways to reach the city.

By Plane

Southampton Airport
Southampton Airport
Southampton 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 Train

Southampton Central station
Southampton Central station
Southampton 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 Bus

Coach Station
Coach Station
National 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.

By Taxi

Taxis are available outside the Cruise Terminals, in ranks throughout the city centre as well as at Southampton Central and Southampton Airport.
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
London £160
Gatwick Airport £140
Heathrow Airport £120
Bournemouth £60

Ranks can get busy during peak time. Taxis can be pre-booked.

By Car

Approximately 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

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Pin_noun_project_1832 West Quay Cars Private hire taxis and tours
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Southampton Airport Southampton domestic and international airport
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Southampton Central Train Station Regular national services, including trains to London stations
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Pin_noun_project_1832 Coaches to and from Southampton National Express, Megabus and Greyhound coaches from Southampton
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