Southampton’s strong transport links make it easy to get to. Public transport, a nearby airport and ferry terminal, as well as a large train station give you plenty of options when planning your visit.
Getting around Southampton
Getting to Southampton by road is fairly straightforward, especially if you are arriving by coach. Southampton Coach Station is located in the heart of the city on Harbour Parade and is open 24 hours a day. There are automated ticket machines, as well as other on-site amenities such as a coffee shop, cash points, charging points, toilets and a waiting area. If you are looking to head out for the day, there is an on-site car park and direct services mean you can get to London in two and a half hours.
Southampton is the country’s number one port for cruise ships. It is also home to Southampton Ferry Terminal where Red Funnel ferry services run regular trips to and from the Isle of Wight. There is parking available, as well as a free shuttle service that runs from Southampton Central Station via the Westquay shopping centre.
Southampton Central Railway Station is the city’s main hub for train passengers. It is ideally located in the West Quay area of the city centre, just a short walk from our West Quay hotel. The four platforms are occupied by services throughout the country, and there are facilities such as waiting rooms, toilets and shops on-site.
If you are flying into Southampton Airport, then you are just over four miles and a 15-minute drive away from the city centre, The airport welcomes flights from all over Europe, and it’s very easy to get to the city centre once you arrive.
The airport has its own train station, which offers direct services to Southampton Central every 10 minutes. Alternatively, you could catch the Uni-link U1C bus, or hail a taxi from Checker Cars, which run 24 hours a day. Or why not enjoy a good night’s rest before or after your journey at our Southampton Airport hotel?