Car Rental Southampton Airport

Starting from
30 $ per day*
* Rates include tax and are based on a 7 day rental from 09/06/2018 - 09/13/2018 at Southampton International Airport
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Southampton International Airport

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Opening hours

Mo-Fr 0730-2100
Sa 0730-1900
Su 0930-2100
Address
Terminal Building, SO18 2NL,
Hampshire


Telephone: +44 (0) 843 309 3069**

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Hertz in Southampton International Airport

Southampton Airport (SOU) is the ideal access point to the South Coast of England and the idyllic region of Hampshire. An easy drive to the coastal cities of Southampton and Portsmouth make this an excellent stepping-off point for both business and vacation travelers. Families can take advantage of the sprawling national parkland, just a stone’s throw from the airport and city.

Our pickup point is conveniently located and well signposted in the arrivals terminal. There are no hidden charges or credit card fees, while our friendly staff will aim to get you on the road exploring the national parks and coastal cities as smoothly as possible.

Find your way around southern England and Hampshire discovering the delights of this part of the UK with Hertz car rental.

Driving in and around Southampton and Hampshire

Located four-and-a-half miles from Southampton, renting a car at the airport is the best way to experience everything the South Coast has to offer. Southampton Airport is sandwiched between the picturesque South Downs National Park and the ancient woodland of the New Forest.

To get into the city of Southampton from the airport, it’s a short drive along the A335, getting you there in roughly 15 minutes. If you’re heading to Portsmouth, follow the M27 east and it will take you around 30 minutes.

Pay and display on-street parking is available throughout Southampton. There are also parking lots dotted around the center for quick and easy access to the port and old heart of the city. Find a full list of parking options on Southampton City Council’s website

Access by car to Portsmouth is straightforward with park and ride options on the outskirts of the city, and a variety of parking lots in the center. A useful parking map can be found on Portsmouth City Council’s website.

The M27 freeway runs past the airport and connects the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. The M3 also runs nearby the airport, making it a straightforward drive to the outskirts of London through Winchester, Basingstoke and Twickenham. The capital is just 70 miles from the airport.

Car ferries leave for the Isle of Wight regularly from Southampton and Portsmouth, so if you’re flying into the airport for the famous music festival, or just want to take advantage of the year-round rugged walking trails and dinosaur history, it’s easy with a rental car.

A quick guide to Southampton International Airport

Southampton Airport is the perfect place to begin exploring the coastal cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. Rent a car to reach the untouched countryside surrounding the South Coast.

A modern city with a historic heart

Visit the innovative, state-of-the art SeaCity Museum which documents the cities’ long and historic connection with the sea. Interactive displays tell the personal tales of the people who arrived in departed from the docks throughout the decades and the city’s link with the famous Titanic.

Though Southampton is a thriving modern city, you don’t have to go far to discover the historic sights. Experience a slice of English heritage and history at Tudor House and Garden. Discover over 800 years of history in this preserved house in the city center.

Wander through the medieval streets of the old town, and stumble across ancient town walls. Follow the Jane Austen trail and witness the spots where this famous author vacationed and eventually lived in the early 19th century.

Following the QE2 Mile will take you on a walk through the history of the city from its time as a Roman settlement to becoming a thriving port city.

Uncover naval history

Families will love the historic dockyards at Portsmouth. Get first-hand experience of being a dockyard apprentice with live demonstrations in Boathouse 4 from those who learn the craft today.

Walk in the footsteps of famous figures from the past by climbing aboard the HMS Victory – the Royal Navy’s most famous warship and Lord Nelson’s Flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, perfectly preserved since the 18th century.

Head up the futuristic Spinnaker Tower for panoramic views of Portsmouth, taking in everything from the boats in the port below to the seemingly endless sea and the rolling hills of the English countryside.

Visit an ancient farm

Just a short drive from Southampton Airport, the South Downs National Park is a hive of outdoor activity. On the southern fringe of the Downs you’ll find Butser Ancient Farm. Here you’ll take a journey through ancient civilizations, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and Roman Britain.

Here ancient festivals and traditions are still part of the fabric of life, while you can wander in and out of reconstructed roundhouses and fields growing ancient crops to get an authentic taste of this historic area.

Into the woods

Discover the hidden glades, ancient woodland, rugged moors and cliff top walks of the New Forest National Park. Park your car and escape into woods, leaving the modern world behind. Plod through ancient trees on a traditional pony, or take a woodland walk. Spot curious deer and roaming horses.

Head to the charming village of Beaulieu in the heart of the New Forest, where car enthusiasts will enjoy the National Motor Museum, and those wishing to escape it all can enjoy meandering walks through the picturesque village and out into the countryside.

Island life 

Frequent car ferries run from the dock at Southampton to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Head here in your rental car and explore the quirks and charms of this seaport town. If you’re a music fan and you’re visiting in the summer, head here for the famous music festival, with some of the biggest bands likely to be on the bill.

Take advantage of the walking trails on the island and immerse yourself in nature, with over 90 trails to choose from and stunning scenery at every turn. Also known as the Dinosaur Capital of Great Britain with its fossil-covered beaches, the Isle of Wight is home to the UK’s first dedicated dinosaur museum.

Car rental at Southampton Airport gives you the freedom to nagivate the best of the south coast of England at your own pace.