Southampton Airport Car Hire

City Centre of Southampton, United Kingdom

Get instant access to the city of Southampton with National car hire in Southampton Airport. Select your car or van from our wide range of rentals and set off on your journey in comfort.

Car hire from Southampton Airport gives you the freedom to explore the city, whether you want to visit the football and cricket grounds or stroll around the galleries and museums.

Whatever you plan to do on your trip, renting a car from Southampton Airport allows you to explore at your own pace.

Southampton Airport car rental vehicle guide

With a wide range of vehicles to choose from, you're sure to find the perfect vehicle for your trip to Southampton. Opt for a compact car perfect for city driving, or save with one of our range of cheap economy options. See our selection of roomy estate cars perfect for a family trip or explore our luxury rental options.

Important information

Public transport

Southampton Airport has a number of bus and train connections with the city centre and local surrounding areas. Trains from the city centre reach Southampton Airport Parkway train station in seven minutes, London Waterloo is only about 70 minutes away. The airport is also accessible via buses from nearby towns as well as to cities further north.

Petrol stations

Nearby petrol stations to our Southampton Airport branch location include:

Texaco Service Station (1.4 miles)
Southampton Road
SO50 9FL

Esso Express (2.9 miles)
138 Twyford Road
SO50 4HP

Shell Station (1.3 miles)
Thomas Lewis Way
SO17 3ED


Southampton Airport is located to the north of Southampton, just off J5 on the M27 and close to the M3.

What to do in Southampton

Southampton is known as the cruise capital of Europe, and the harbour is only one of its many attractions. More than four million people visit every year to enjoy the city's sights, rich history and cultural life.

The city is famously home to the Saints football club, approximately 15 minutes' drive from the airport. Soak up the atmosphere at a match or get behind the scenes on a special tour of the grounds.

If you feel like taking in some culture, the region's best concert halls and art galleries are also found in Southampton. The largest concert venue in the south, the O2 Guildhall, is also found in the city centre. It regularly hosts big names in rock and pop as well as special events such as the city's beer festival.

A scenic drive in the surrounding countryside is worthwhile. Southampton Airport is just a 20-minute drive from the new Forest National Park, a great destination for camping, hiking and other activities. Hiring a car allows you to easily take all your camping gear with you.

There's so much more to discover in Southampton and the surrounding area, and car hire in Southampton Airport is the perfect way to explore.

Additional options

To get the most out of your trip, your Southampton Airport car hire comes with the following additional options:

  • Child seats for children up to the age of 12 years
  • Sat-nav rental
  • Full fuel tank on vehicle collection
  • Ability to add additional drivers
  • Specialist vehicles for drivers with disabilities or limited mobility
  • Extended rental periods
  • One-way hire

Why choose National Car Rental?

  • Competitive fully inclusive prices
  • Award-winning customer service
  • No hidden charges
  • No credit card fees
  • Free breakdown assistance included with every USA rental. This covers you in the event of any mechanical failure that is not considered to be the customer's fault. If you wish, additional chargeable options are available to you at the pick-up branch.
  • No cancellation fee if you cancel your booking more than 7 days prior to collection

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