One of the most southern airports in Britain, Southampton Airport is easily the busiest airport of its size with a whopping 2 million passengers visiting every year. Unfortunately, due to the ratio of size to the volume of passengers, it’s also an incredibly difficult place to find parking – making booking a necessity. To help you find the right parking for a great price, we’ve put together this helpful guide to Southampton Airport’s parking services.
Pick-up & Drop-off at Southampton Airport
There are two options for visitors who’re picking up and dropping-off at Southampton Airport, either pay to use the short-stay carpark or use the long-stay carpark for free. If you choose to pay to enter the pick-up and drop-off section of the short-stay carpark, you’ll be able to park for up to an hour for a relatively low price. However, if you’d rather arrive and avoid paying anything, you can also use the long-stay carpark, where your passengers can get to and from the airport via bus, for 15 minutes free of charge.
Southampton Airport pick-up and drop-off (Latitude: 50.9514221 Longitude: -1.3608876)
Southampton Airport Short-stay Parking
The short-stay multi-storey carpark at Southampton Airport is a 3 minute walk from the Main Terminal and features both regular patrols and 24 hour CCTV. Rates are good, however, they become quite expensive after a few days of use. If you’re planning to leave your car for a week or two you should consider more cost-effective long-term parking.
The long-stay parking at Southampton Airport is connected to the Main Terminal by a 5 minute shuttle bus. There are both regular patrols and complete CCTV coverage to ensure that each vehicle is fully protected and prices are very reasonable for usage over several days or weeks.
Kickstart your holiday with a true red-carpet experience by pre-booking Meet & Greet at Southampton Airport. Simply arrive on the day of your flight and meet a professional valet who will help unload your bags before taking your vehicle to a secure parking garage where it will stay until your return when the valet will meet you with it at the terminal exit. This is a great way to avoid parking stress and make your visit to the airport feel extra special.
As Southampton Airport only has a single terminal you can be sure that wherever you’re parked you’re in the right place for your flight. Every carpark has strong travel links to and from the Main Terminal.
Hotels at Southampton Airport
Situated between Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester, Southampton Airport gets its fair share of traffic from the surrounding area – especially throughout the summer months. If you’re planning to stay at the airport the night before your flight to avoid the traffic you’ll have a choice from 5 different hotels; Premier Inn Southampton Airport, Concorde Club, Premier Inn Eastleigh, Travelodge Eastleigh & the Hilton Southampton. Be sure to check whether your hotel has any parking options or bus services to and from the airport to avoid paying twice for parking.
Helpful Hints For Visiting Southampton Airport
Electric Car Chargers: Southampton Airport boasts a suite of electric car charging points in its short-stay and priority parking areas. If you have an electric car and want to make use of these points simply book into one of the areas and make the airport aware that you’ll need a bay with a charging point.
Keep Calm And Carry On: Southampton Airport can become extremely busy in the summer months and overcrowding is a common issue throughout security and the terminal. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get around the airport and consider bringing earplugs if you need a little peace and quiet.
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