Getting to & from the airport by car

Driving Directions

There is easy access for all major travel routes as Southampton Airport is situated to the north of Southampton, just off J5 on the M27 and very near the M3.

For those using a Sat Nav please enter the postcode SO18 2NL (Latitude/longitude: 50:57:01N (50.95039); 1:21:42W (-1.36155). Alternatively plan your journey to the airport using Google Maps.

Improvements are being made to the M27 Junction 5 from August 2014 to March 2015, to make your future journeys to the airport even easier. During this time there may be some delays and road closures. Up to date information can be found on the Highways Agency, but we’d advise you to allow more time for your journey to the airport.

Coming From Southampton

Drivers coming from central Southampton should take the A335 and follow the sign-posts to the airport.

From the South West

Approaching the airport on the M27 from the West Country and Bournemouth directions:

  • Please stay on the M27 past the M3 merge and leave at junction 5
  • On leaving the motorway take the second exit off the roundabout towards “Eastleigh”
  • Head straight over the next roundabout
  • The airport is then clearly sign-posted

To and From the South East

Approaching the airport from the east on the M27:

  • From the A3 south, joining the M27 is straightforward, the A3 merges into the A27 in the Portsmouth area and then becomes the M27.
  • Please stay on the M27 and leave at junction 5 keeping in the right-hand lane on the exit slip-road and moving into the far right-hand lane on the roundabout
  • Take the third exit towards “Eastleigh”
  • Head straight over the next roundabout
  • The airport is then clearly sign-posted

To and From the North

Access from the north is via the M3 if coming from Winchester:

  • Please follow the M3 all the way down until you see signs for the M27 towards Portsmouth.
  • Bear left on the M3 and the two motorways merge. Please leave the M27 at the following junction, J5 
  • On leaving the motorway take the second exit off the roundabout towards “Eastleigh”
  • Head straight over the next roundabout
  • The airport is then clearly sign-posted

Fuel

There's a filling station on the A335 Southampton Road, just under a mile north of the airport. Postcode: SO50 5QT.

Useful Information

For information about parking at Southampton Airport please see our parking pages. There is also a map of our Car Parks.

For the latest traffic information check BBC travel news or follow ROMANSE on Twitter for real time traffic information.