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Approximate Travel Distance
638 Km
Approximate Flight Duration
1 hour 10 min
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Transportation to Southampton Airport from the City Center

Southampton Airport is located 6 km from the city center and accessible via 4 different transportation alternatives. You can get to the airport from the city center by bus or train, which serve as public transport options. Passengers who prefer a more convenient method of transportation can take a taxi or rent a car.

Taxi

Taxis are a very convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center. You can find the contact information for taxi companies in the city over the internet. The airport is located 6 km from the city center, so it only takes 10 minutes to get there by taxi. Taxis implement a fixed rate to the airport from the city so we would recommend asking what the rate is in advance.

Bus

The U1A buses provide transportation to the airport from the city. These buses depart from the bus terminal and various bus stops throughout the city. Bus line U1A operates from 5:25 am to 12 am. It takes about 30 minutes to get to the airport from the city center by bus.

Train

One of the fastest transportation alternatives to get to the airport is by train. Trains depart from the central railway station in the city. The train operates from 5 am to 12 am Monday to Saturday and runs every 10 minutes. Train lines 051, 123, 158, 165, 186, 187 and 188 operate from 7 am to 11 pm on Sundays.

Rental Car

Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center and because other transportation alternatives are so easily accessible and affordable, the choice of renting a car becomes a luxurious option. Nevertheless, if you want to rent a car you can find the contact information for various rental car companies located in the city over the internet.

Airport Information

Passengers traveling through the airport can enjoy a bite to eat or something to drink at various restaurants and cafes at the airport that offer a rich selection of flavors. Venues to choose from include Costa, The Globe, and The Olive Tree. Passengers who want to go shopping while at the airport can head to WH Smith, a famous English brand, or browse affordable goods at the World Duty Free shop.

Passengers can take care of their monetary needs at the ATMs or the MoneyCorp currency exchange office. The airport offers passengers free internet access for the first four hours. After four hours passengers have to pay for internet access on an hourly or daily basis by cash or credit card.

Southampton Airport also contains a health center featuring trained staff members that can provide first aid care in case of an emergency. The airport also features a designated smoking area outside of the terminal and offers passengers mail services if needed. The Spitfire meeting and conference room offers business travellers an area for individual meetings or meetings with up to 30 people.

Last Updated: 30 Jan 2017

Transportation to Edinburgh City Center from Airport

Edinburgh Airport is an international airport serving the city, located 12 km away. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi, tram, or Airlink. You can also rent a car from the airport to get to the city center.

Airlink Buses

The best way to get to the city center from the airport is by taking an Airlink bus. Airlink buses run very frequently and provide easy and affordable transportation to the city. The total trip takes about 30 minutes and the fare is very reasonable.  

Tram

The tram is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. The tram stop is located at the airport and provides transportation York Place Station, located in the city center. The total trip to the city from the airport by tram takes about 35 minutes.

Taxi

A taxi to the city center from the airport takes about 25 minutes. Taxis are available at the ground level across from the main terminal building. However, taking a taxi can be quite expensive so it isn’t a highly preferred method of transportation.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another way to get to the city center. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. Rental car companies that you can choose from include Alamo, Europcar, National, and Avis. Edinburgh is a city that is notorious for its natural beauty and history. Renting a car and driving to the city is easy and picturesque.  

Last Updated: 08 Nov 2016
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