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Car hire in Southampton airport

All of the Southampton Airport car hire desks are located opposite the main terminal entrance; look for signs to the Car Rental Reception.

With a number of hire car locations available throughout England, car rental with holiday autos couldn’t be easier. Holiday autos provides car rental locations from all major airports and downtown offices in and around Southampton airport allowing you the opportunity and freedom to explore England.

Delivering award-winning, great value car hire for over 20 years, and backed by many travel industry awards, booking with holiday autos is fast, easy and secure. Our Southampton airport rental prices are also fully inclusive with no hidden extras, and are backed with a best price guarantee.

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Southampton airport Q&A

Where are the car hire desks?

All of the Southampton Airport car hire desks are located opposite the main terminal entrance; look for signs to the Car Rental Reception.

What should I buy at duty free?

In order to benefit from the best duty free deals you have to be flying out of the EU, but this doesn’t mean that you can’t collect some great regional treats. Pick up some fudges and jams, and remember to hide them when you get home.

Are there any cashpoints?

Cash machines are located throughout the airport but one is conveniently located on the main concourse.

Where's the best place to eat?

For a varied menu and great choice, visit Mitchell’s Kitchen and Bar before going through security.

The secret tip

For a real dining treat (well, you are on holiday) head along the coast to Funtington and book a table at Hallidays. Here, the dining is intimate - the restaurant is housed in three 13th Century thatched cottages while the food is locally sourced, smoked on site, and lovingly prepared.

Southampton airport the gateway to...


Distance: 65 miles

Vivid, liberal, laid-back Brighton really does have something for everyone. With a hire car you can be on the beach or in a café next to it just over an hour after leaving your plane. Catch a comedy show, pick up some souvenirs from any one of the original artisans that work along the promenade, defend your ice-cream from seagulls, take a ghost tour at night or brush up on your history in any of the museums.

New Forest National Park

Distance: 15 miles

From the colourful coast to the peace and quiet of the countryside, a trip to New Forest will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to face civilisation again. Vast woods, open heathland, tiny villages and wildlife all cohabit peacefully here. Drive slowly, watch out for deer and take your camera.

Isle of Wight

Distance: 28 miles

You may not associate a trip to Southampton with a visit to an idyllic island, but less than 30 miles from the airport lies the Isle of Wight. Take the car rental over on a ferry from either Portsmouth or Lymington to explore England’s largest island.