One of the Popular Gateways
Touted as Europe’s cruise capital, Southampton is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the UK, attracting more than 4 million visitors every year. This rapidly growing city boasts one of the world’s best natural harbours and is home to splendid historical buildings, excellent museums, unique galleries, amazing theatres, and award wining parks.
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An ancient city, it is also renowned for its reputed universities and fantastic shopping possibilities. From luxury bed and breakfast properties to sharing rooms to cheap hotels, the city offers the perfect overnight accommodation for every visitor. To experience the bustling city life close to the cruise terminals, try the cheap places to stay in the Oxford street area. For a relaxed and cosy stay for the night, you can consider the well priced bed and breakfast accommodation options in the city.
Southampton Airport is one of the popular gateways to this thriving city. Situated just 4miles north of the city centre in Eastleigh, the airport is more than a century old, with the first flight dating all the way back to 1910. Interestingly, its runway was built over the ruins of a Roman Villa.
Today, it features excellent modern amenities, including dedicated parking facilities for both short and long term stay. Priority parking is also available for your last minute convenience. As one of the most busiest airports in the UK, it offers regular flights to some of the most popular cities in the country and also in Europe.
Southampton Airport Parkway is the nearby railway station. It is just a 60-second walk from the terminal. There is no bus shuttle service available. However, you can also find both local and regional buses, offering frequent transportation to the city centre. Private taxis are also available. All transportation options are within a short walking distance from the airport. Hence, the lack of shuttle service will never be a problem.
Whether you are a tourist who likes to explore the various delights of the city, a traveller who needs to catch an early morning flight, or a business person visiting the city to attend a corporate event, you can find numerous cheap hotels, b&b’s, affordable guest rooms (motel style), studio apartments and many more to suit your different needs, taste and budget.
No matter where you choose to stay, you are sure to find numerous attractions and places of interest nearby your accommodation. Perhaps, you can step back in time visiting the wonderful SeaCity Museum or Tudor House and Garden. Try some adventure in the Paultons Family Theme Park. Or simply enjoy watching the cruise liners and container ships docking at the Southampton Waters. A visit to this charming city will always be an unforgettable experience.
Stay with Free Parking SO18 2NL area
You will find many hotels, apartments for rent and b&b’s or guest houses that offer public car parkingclose to Southampton International airport SOU. One of the accommodations with free parking we can recommend is 3 star Highfield House.
This excellent accommodation is just 2 miles from the city centre, 3 miles from the M3, 2.5 miles from the terminal and within walking distance of the University and Common.
Free on-site parking is available and you can choose from single, twin, double or triple (3 singles) accommodation.
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Airfield in Hampshire England UK
Name : Southampton Airport.
Location : the terminal is situated in the Borough of Eastleigh, about 4 miles or 6,5 km north-northeast of Southampton city centre, on the south coast of England.
Address : Southampton, Hampshire SO18 2NL, England, United Kingdom (UK)
Anyone who wishes to travel by rail can take the train in nearby Southampton Airport Parkway railway station. Trains running in northern direction travel via Winchester, Basingstoke city centre, Woking, and Clapham Junction, towards the terminal of London Waterloo.
Trains going south travel towards Southampton, central Bournemouth, and Weymouth for ferries.
Bus and Coach Transport
U1C bus service operates between the terminal building, Southampton University, the city centre and waterfront.
Coaches from National Express leave from the coach terminal located is in the city centre, on Harbour Parade (off Western Esplanade).
SOU international is easy accessible via the M3 motorway and M27 motorway.
To Southampton Cruise and Ferry Port
Southampton ferry terminals and cruise terminals can be reached either by taxi, train or bus.
There is a taxi desk located within the terminal building.
Trains to Southampton Central Station leave from nearby Parkway Railway Station, located within easy walking distance of the terminal. From where you can get a taxi to the cruise or ferry terminal.
Uni-Link U1 bus travels from the airport terminal to Dock Gate 4.
IATA Code : SOU
Main Airlines : mainly served by Aurigny Air Services, Austrian Airlines (operated by Tyrolean Airways), Blue Islands, Eastern Airways, Flybe and Thomson Airways (operated by Volotea).
These airlines offer domestic services and scheduled flights to locations across the United Kingdom and Continental Europe.
Terminals : one passenger terminal.
Sat Nav Postcode District : SO18 2NL
Region : South East England
County : Hampshire
Tel. : +44 844 481 7777
Nearest Hotels : in the city centre and Eastleigh.
Things to do and see nearby SO18 2NL area
Itchen Valley Country Park (Allington Lane, Eastleigh SO30 3HQ, England UK): great outdoor park. There is a range of different walking, cycling and equestrian paths. Also lovely walks for dogs.
Eastleigh Museum (25 High Street, Eastleigh SO50 5LF, England): discover what life was like in the 1930s. Small museum, free admission.
Eastleigh Lakeside Railway (Lakeside Country Park, Wide Lane, Eastleigh SO50 5PE, United Kingdom): dual gauge miniature railway which takes visitors on a 20 minute round trip ride between Eastleigh Parkway and Monks Brook Halt. Great for kids.
The Old Cemetary (Cemetery Lane, SO15 7NN Southampton, England): located in Cemetery Road, off Northlands Road. It contains over 110,000 graves within 27 acres dating from 1843.