University of Southampton

Directions, Transport and Travel To and From Southampton University
(Southampton, England)

Southampton offers convenient transport to and from major cities in UK and Europe, with excellent rail, motorway, air, and ferry services. Major city facilities are easily accessible from the city centre, and tourists can visit neighbouring towns using any of the city's public transport systems.

Travel by Air

Southampton has its own airport, Southampton International Airport. It is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, serving 14 airlines and 40 destinations all over the UK and Europe. The airport is 11 km / 7 miles northeast of Southampton and offers excellent shopping, dining, and conference facilities.

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Car Hire and Road Travel

Several historic castles and houses can be found within easy reach of Southampton. Certainly, hiring a car is worthwhile to explore this part of the Southern English coast.

The maritime city of Southampton represents most of the major car hire firms. You always have the option to rent a vehicle on-the-spot once you arrive in the city. For the best rates and availability of the car of your choice we advise you secure car hire in advance online. Our online booking service provides the most attractive rates from a selection of international firms including Budget, Hertz, Alamo, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis and National.

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Car Parking

There are many convenient car parks in central Southampton, well-managed and run by the city's transport authorities. Short-term parking is offered at the Marlands, Eastgate Street, Grosvenor Square, and Salisbury Street car parks, where parking time is metered. Most other car parks offer long-term parking, and a ticket system is usually implemented.

Travel by Trains and Rail

Southampton has convenient train links to many parts of the UK and Europe. Southampton Central station serves the South West Trains, which provide a fast daytime service to London Waterloo station. From here, the Eurostar line links the city to Paris, Brussels and Lille. There are also regular services to Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth in the west, and Portsmouth, Brighton and Gatwick Airport in the east.

Travel by Buses and Coach

Regular bus services run through Southampton and neighbouring areas. Major bus lines include Solent Blue Line, Wilts and Dorset, First, Stagecoach, and Unilink. There is also a coach station at the city centre offering an extensive coach service from National Express.

Travel by Taxis

There are several licensed taxis and private hire services in Southampton, many of which have accommodation for wheelchairs. Private hire vehicles have to be pre-booked.

Ferry Travel

Southampton's modern and busy terminal is well equipped to handle the large summer traffic that boards the ferries that sail almost hourly over to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. There are two terminals, T1 is for conventional ferries and T2 is for high speed hovercraft.

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