Southampton is a significant port city on the south coast of the UK, around 110 km south-west of London. The town is rich with modern architecture, which came as a result of the rebuilt after the Second War when most of the buildings were destroyed. Southampton is the home of two famous universities, University of Southampton and Solent University, so it has a large student population.
Top-rated attractions in Southampton
Among the most popular attractions are the SeaCity Museum, Southampton City Art Gallery, Solent Sky Museum, Tudor House & Garden, Titanic Engineers Memorial and Bargate medieval remains. Southampton is considered a year-round tourist destination and rainfalls are common in every season. Spring and summer months (May-September) are generally peak season for visits, especially for the Southampton Mela Festival in July and the Southampton Boat Show in September.
Southampton is a city where it is easy to get around by different means of public transportation, including bus, train, ferry and car. The bus network is extensive, and a few bus companies offer bus services throughout Southampton, as well as the neighbouring towns. Most bus lines stop at the airport and the Central railway station, as there is no central bus station in the city, but multiple bus routes terminate at Vincent's Walk and Pound Tree Road.
Trains run from Southampton Airport (SOU) and Southampton city to many destinations including Winchester, London Waterloo, Birmingham, Manchester, Poole, Bristol, and many more. Ferries provide local transportation services from the Port of Southampton to Cowes/Isle of Wight and Hythe.
Rent a car is an excellent choice for exploring Southampton. Parking is easy to find, as there are many street and garage/lot options available in the city centre. Southampton taxi service is another convenient way to get around the town and surrounding areas. Taxi stands are available near hotels and attractions, or you can call a local taxi company.
Getting from and to the airport
Southampton International Airport (SOU) is the gateway for arriving in Southampton. It's very close to the city, only 6 km from Southampton city centre. The airport offers several transportation options to Southampton city centre and nearby areas, including bus, train, rent a car and airport taxi service.
The bus ride from Southampton Airport to Southampton city centre takes around 40 minutes. Travelling further to the north up to Sunderland is available with Megabus. The Southampton Airport Parkway Station is around a minute walk from the terminal, and trains depart every 10 minutes.
Southampton airport taxi service is a fast and convenient way to reach your accommodation. The taxi information desk is in the terminal building, right next to the entrance.
Booking a private Southampton airport transfer
The best way to arrive fast and on-time is by booking a private Southampton airport taxi. Book your Southampton airport transfer with us, and have a pleasant start of your stay. The service includes a door-to-door transfer in a private vehicle, flight monitoring, free cancellation and free waiting time involved in the price.
Whether you're travelling alone, with your family or group of friends, the cost of the transfer is fixed and charged per vehicle. The price for a private taxi from Southampton Airport (SOA) to Southampton city centre starts from 48 GBP, one way. We also offer transfers to Southampton Cruise Port and Milford on Sea.
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