Trains to Southampton Airport

Getting a train to Southampton Airport is simple, with excellent links from Southampton centre and other parts of the southwest.

How to get to Southampton Airport by train

You can quickly get to Southampton Airport by train from key destinations in the southeast and southwest.

The airport is just seven minutes from Southampton city centre, with services running every 10 to 15 minutes from platforms 1 and 2. It is also 35 minutes from Bournemouth, one hour from Portsmouth and 70 minutes from London Waterloo.

Southampton Airport train station is known as Southampton Airport Parkway Station. Once you arrive there, it’s just a one-minute walk from the main terminal. This is due to the easy access via the footbridge. There is also a lift for passengers with heavy luggage or reduced mobility.

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Top routes to Southampton Airport

Milton Keynes to London Euston 35mins £16.30
Coventry to London Euston 1h 4mins £12
Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16

What to do at Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport offers a variety of shopping options, including the duty-free area, where you can find some great discounts.

Be sure to stop by WHSmiths for late holiday reading material or some in-flight snacks. Additionally, there's a Costa Coffee available if you're in the mood for a preflight hot beverage.

For food, the airport features two branches of Mitchell's Kitchen and Bar, paying tribute to the Spitfire's designer. Enjoy a hot breakfast in the morning, a hearty meal at lunch, or some tapas in the evening. You can find Mitchell's Kitchen and Bar both before and after security.

Another food option is The Olive Tree. This is a relaxed bar with a comprehensive drinks menu that includes alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, along with a selection of bar snacks. It's an ideal spot to find a cosy corner and unwind with a cold beverage of your choice.

Furthermore, Southampton Airport has The Spitfire Lounge, another homage to the city's aviation history.

This lounge provides a peaceful retreat from the airport's hustle and bustle, where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy complimentary food and beverages, including a chilled glass of wine or beer.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Southampton Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train to Southampton Airport, there are multiple ways to do it.

First up, consider getting Priority Ticket Alerts. This lets you know when we've released our very cheapest tickets. We typically release our cheapest tickets 12 weeks in advance.

The next tip is to travel off-peak. If you can be flexible with your journey time (and your flight time aligns), this could save you. Off-peak travel is between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, see our Family Tickets.

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If you like the idea of picking your own seat, download the Avanti West Coast App. The app also allows you to keep in tune with train times and generally makes your life easier when travelling with us.

Find other special benefits such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your payment method of choice. Also, you can store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

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London Euston Station