Southampton Airport (SOU)

Airport
Mitchell Way, Wide Ln., Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO18 2NL, United Kingdom

Southampton Airport aims to be the local airport you can breeze through. Working together with airlines and tour operators, we serve around 50 European destinations and welcome around 2 million passengers a year.

5.7/10

Based on 46 votes

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  • Anthony J.

    Don't buy Quality street. Over £4 for small bag! But lovely small airport with surprising number of connections.

    Anthony Johnson · February 14
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  • Anthony J.

    Nice and small. Car park close.

    Anthony Johnson · December 13, 2014
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  • Surinder S.

    Very efficient little airport with plenty of smiles around!

    Surinder Singh · October 20, 2014
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  • Jordan L.

    Holiday time

    Jordan Lawrence · September 6, 2014
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  • Alexandra R.

    Do not use cashpoint in departures to buy euros. Exchange rate is awful! Ignore my previous tip!

    Alexandra Rix · July 10, 2014
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  • Alexandra R.

    If you don't get to the currency exchange before security there is a cashpoint by the gates where you can withdraw euros or sterling

    Alexandra Rix · July 7, 2014
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  • Alexandra R.

    Don't expect shopping past security. There is a while smiths that will sell you travel toothpaste ( tiny half length tube) for £2.50. Duty free shop and café and bar that is it though.

    Alexandra Rix · July 7, 2014
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  • Karl L.

    Steer clear of the miserable check in clerk! (Face like a bull dog chewing a wasp) Clearly reading how to win friends and influence people! Saved by excellent service from younger employee :D

    Karl Lewis · November 7, 2013
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  • Christopher D.

    The queue for security screening often stretches back to the arrivals bar in the morning. Allow yourself plenty of time, particularly in the summer.

    Christopher Doyle · August 12, 2013
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  • Dominic

    If you've already checked in, go straight for the shorter bag drop queue. Sounds obvious but unclear sign posting means most people with boarding passes are mistakenly in the wrong queue.

    Dominic · July 13, 2013
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  • Sam B.

    Little or nothing to do when your Fly(may)be flight is inevitably cancelled or delayed.

    Sam Bicheno · July 3, 2013
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  • David F.

    Try and avoid eating here. Over-priced, under-cooked, tired, tasteless and tiny.

    David Flowers · July 3, 2013
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  • Jonathan G.

    Take your sandwiches from the Costa counter and buy at the bar where they are cheaper!

    Jonathan Greenwood · June 27, 2013
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  • Jonathan G.

    Disappointing duty free with small expensive selection - don't bank on buying anything. At the end of duty free is WHSmiths that sell cheaper chocolate for example.

    Jonathan Greenwood · June 27, 2013
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  • Sylvia W.

    30min free wifi while waiting for plane or luggage.

    Sylvia Wong · June 25, 2013
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  • Ben B.

    Most ridiculous airport security I have ever seen. Throwing away a business mans USB because it semi looked like a weapon: fair play, but I do not feel safer knowing you have my shaving cream!!

    Ben B · June 7, 2013
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  • Spencer G.

    Make sure you pay £5 priority queue, you won't always need it, but when you do you'll be pleased!

    Spencer Gallagher · April 15, 2013
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  • Richard C.

    Long security queues

    Richard Cooper · April 11, 2013
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  • Social M.

    One of our favourite airports. Quiet, relaxed, clean and friendly. Oddly, the only airport in the UK where they always insist rescanning our digital projector after it has been through in its bag!

    Social Media · February 20, 2013
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  • Alexander M.

    There's a taxi rank outside the main train station entrance, just a few minutes away. These are typically cheaper than Chequers, who run a monopoly on taxis from the airport.

    Alexander Melhuish · December 7, 2012
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  • Mark N.

    Do not order the fish and chips at Mitchell's ... Shockingly bad with matching service !!! Sorry... But just terrible !!!

    Mark Nicholson · October 26, 2012
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  • Jamie S.

    Tiny airport which is really nice. So quick and easy to get through although others don't seem to find the same!

    Jamie Simpson · October 24, 2012
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  • Immersed English

    ¡Bienvenidos, si llegáis! ¡Hasta pronto si ya estáis de vuelta! Este es el aeropuerto más conveniente para ir o volver de Winchester. ¡Sólo 10 minutos en tren! Read more

    Immersed English · September 17, 2012
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  • Clare H.

    They've made it hard to drop people off (you have to go in the multistorey and get a ticket now). There's much to be said for pulling into the car park at Soton Airport train station instead!

    Clare Hooper · August 12, 2012
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  • Chris L.

    Don't even bother looking for a space on the 1st floor of short stay car park. Just go to the 2nd floor.

    Chris Leeds · July 10, 2012
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  • Tim H.

    Always park at the station over the road at weekends. It's a fraction of the cost.

    Tim Harris · June 1, 2012
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  • Gary W.

    Need to get to Southampton City Centre. Use Uni Link U1C. £2 single or £3 all day ticket. Takes approx 35 min

    Gary Woodford · April 23, 2012
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  • Matthew B.

    Very relaxed airport. Flights always seem delayed but this seems to be due to the relaxed atmosphere.... I swear one plane waited while a woman finished her coffee :s

    Matthew Bailey · April 1, 2012
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  • Peter D.

    You can get on an aeroplane here in much the same way you can at any functioning airport.

    Peter D · March 30, 2012
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  • webmink

    The taxis from the station are cheaper than the ones from the airport - just cross the bridge & save.

    webmink · March 22, 2012
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  • Phil L.

    Convenient drop-off area directly outside the airport. :-)

    Phil Le Cheminant · December 26, 2011
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  • Mark G.

    I can't believe that there is no drop off area outside the airport.

    Mark G · December 24, 2011
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  • Anna C.

    Flybe flghts to Amsterdam are always delayed.

    Anna Cabiling · December 22, 2011
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  • Ian E.

    Leave plenty of time to get through security. Then don't seem to have any urgency and it takes forever despite it only been a small airport.

    Ian Eccleshall · December 7, 2011
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  • Charlotte 'Coxy' C.

    Don't book flights that land at 17:30 as traffic is most awful this time of day.

    Charlotte 'Coxy' Cox · September 29, 2011
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  • Stuart G.

    One of the smaller of our proud isle's airports. Relaxed and never busy...

    Stuart G · August 6, 2011
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  • Stuart G.

    One of the smaller of our prod Isles airports, quality though. Relaxed, never busy.

    Stuart G · August 6, 2011
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  • Joe I.

    Don't just rock up any time day or night - this bad boy opens at about 5 am.

    Joe Iles · June 30, 2011
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  • Tim H.

    Try the breakfast at the premier inn over the road. Much better deal.

    Tim Harris · May 30, 2011
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  • Lloyd B.

    First thing in the morning keep an eye on the queue into security. One minute there is no one, the next loads of people!

    Lloyd Burgess · March 21, 2011
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  • Jodie S.

    Tip: get here earlier than I did

    Jodie S · March 9, 2011
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  • Mark T.

    Save on the cab fare. Book online at http://booqster.com Read more

    Mark Tillison · October 30, 2010
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  • Colleen U.

    Do not park in the area immediately outside airport, even if it's completely empty, even if it's the very last flight, cos the man there gets very cross :S

    Colleen Usher · April 16, 2010
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  • Aly D.

    Squadron Leader burger Is expensive but worth it!!!

    Aly Daykin · March 31, 2010
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