Our Express Drop-Off is located undercover on the ground floor of the short stay car park and in the long stay car park. For safety reasons passengers should not be dropped off or picked up on airport roads.
Southampton Airport Express Drop Off
Express Drop Off
Express Drop Off is available just a one-minute walk away from the main terminal in the short stay car park. Passengers who choose this option will be charged a £4 fee for 20 minutes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Passengers simply take a ticket upon entry and then use this ticket again to exit for £4 within the first 20 minutes. Passengers can pay the £4 either at any of the existing pay stations in the car park or by driving directly to the exit barriers and using the integrated cash coin drop or by credit or debit card using contactless or chip and pin.
The exit barrier payment machines will accept 10p, 20p, 50p, and £1 and £2 coins. These machines will not offer change.
Please note: Postcode accuracy on satellite navigation systems is variable. Please follow the relevant signage on arrival to the airport. Some satellite navigation systems will direct drivers onto the airport forecourt – this is a restricted area, please read the signs that will direct you to the car park.
PLEASE DROP OFF RESPONSIBLY
Dropping off passengers in unauthorised areas creates a risk both to the safety of passengers and other road users, as well as causing congestion and disruption to traffic.
An £80.00 enforcement charge is payable by drivers who stop their vehicles to drop off and pick up passengers outside of the Short Stay and Long Stay car parks.
This charge is reduced to £50.00 if paid within 14 days.
This will be strictly enforced with cameras.
Blue Badge Holders and Special Assistance
Blue Badge parking is available in the short stay car park opposite the terminal and in the long stay car park close to the shuttle bus stops A and B. Find out more about blue badge parking at Southampton Airport.
Blue Badge Express Drop Off is available in the short stay car park. Passengers with a valid blue badge can take a ticket as they enter the short stay car park and use the Express Drop Off area. They will then need to follow the signs for the car park exit and stop in the unpaid ticket bays that are located just prior to the car park exit on the ground floor. Passengers must present a valid Blue Badge to the car park office situated directly opposite this area to receive 30 minutes free.
Electric vehicles free 20mins
A privately owned fully electric vehicle registered with us on the airport’s website can gain access to the express drop-off for 20 minutes free of charge. Normal security conditions apply, the driver must remain with the vehicle whilst in the Express Drop-off.
Need to Book Parking Instead?
Short Stay Parking
Located right outside the terminal, our on-site, multi-storey short stay car park is only a few minutes walk from your car to the terminal building.
Short Stay Season Tickets
Are you a regular traveller? By signing up for our Short stay season tickets you will save money on official airport short stay parking. We have 3 Options for you to choose from!
Just book for your travelling needs – you can book for a month, quarter or year and come and go as you please. You can now book and pay for season tickets via our online booking system.
Our priority parking offers the utmost in ease and convenience. With only a 60 second walk to the terminal building, you can’t get any closer.
Meet & Greet Parking
Southampton Airport Meet and Greet Parking offers the only official valet parking at Southampton Airport ensuring your car never leaves the site.
Long Stay Parking
*Please note: Our Long Stay car park is currently closed.
Conveniently located close to Southampton Airport, our Long Stay car park offers great value for money and a free 5 minute bus shuttle to the terminal. This is our cheapest parking option and perfect for those longer trips.
30 minutes free in the short stay car park