Rent your car in Southampton

Known as the cruise capital of Europe, Southampton plays an important role in the tourism of the country, welcoming millions of visitors every year, especially, thanks to the impressive touristic offer, with tons of museums, musical events, enormous and really beautiful parks, fascinating art galleries, and, for sure, all kinds of shopping centers. Located in the south of the United Kingdom, this precious city is famous for its sea port, a place where the most famous cruise weighed anchor: the Titanic.

There is no doubt about the quality of the city as an idyllic touristic destination to spend the best holidays of your entire life. To ensure a perfect trip, we recommend utilizing our low-cost rental car search engine to get the perfect vehicle to visit the whole city.


To know this precious English city, our most sincere recommendation is to get a rental car to be able to move with total freedom all over the city. So, go to our car hire website and reserve yours even before getting to the destination. Once in Southampton, you will be able to visit places as incredible as the SeaCity Museum, Civic Art Gallery, Guildhall, Tudor’s House, Mayflower Theater, Medieval Walls, Beaulieu, Solent Sky Museum, Netley Abbey or Bargate.


Another important aspect that offers Southampton is to know the fastest and easiest ways to get to the center of the city. To start with, the seaport is one of the principal access points, and, also, you can access from the airport of the city or from London-Heathrow Airport, which is the closest one to the capital. The best aspect about coming from any of the aforementioned points is having the possibility to pick up the vehicle in the rental car area expressly reserved for this service.

From Southampton Airport

There are three principal ways to get to the center of this beautiful city if you come from the airport of the city. The first option we want to present is the bus, which, without taking into account the time you have to wait for it to come to the station, will take you up to 42 minutes. The second option is the train. This transport is a little bit better, but if you miss it, you will have to wait a lot of time until the next train arrives. So, a trip of 18 minutes can become a trip of 30 minutes. Finally, if you have a rental car contract, you will be able to get to the city in about 12 minutes, as the distance is no longer than 3.7 miles (5.9 kilometers).

From Heathrow Airport

Compared to the previous airport, the distance from this London airport is a lot bigger. However, as it is one of the most important airports from the United Kingdom, the number of options to get to this place is unending. Once you arrive, we recommend taking the road M3 in the direction to the southwest, as the 61.7 miles or 99.2 kilometers to be covered can be done in about 1 hour and 9 minutes. Another advisable option would be driving through the roads A31 and M3 as there are only 6 kilometers more to be covered in relation to the first option. The trip will be about 1 hour and 23 minutes. Finally, you can access the city by bus and train, though the trip can last 2 hours.

From Southampton Sea Port

This is the fastest, most comfortable and simplest access route. With a vehicle, you can get to the destination in 10 minutes if you take W. Bay Rd, or the W. Bay Rd and the A3024. The distance is about 3 kilometers, so it won’t take you a lot of time and effort to get to the center of the city.


Now that we know where Southampton is, what is in the city, that we can enjoy the place, and, of course, we know the best access routes to this wonderful locality, the next aspect to be known is what to visit from this place, to make your trip and experience in the United Kingdom unforgettable. To do that, the first and most important thing you need is a car you can get from the rental car deals we offer in Once you pick it up in any of the offices of the city, the next step is making a visit to Bournemouth and Portsmouth, two of the most beautiful cities in the south of the United Kingdom near Southampton.


To get to this wonderful English city we recommend two main routes. The first one will take you along the roads A31 and A338 in a trip of 53 kilometers and around 44 minutes. The second route would be driving through the road A338, and as the distance is only 61 kilometers, you will access your destination in approximately 1 hour. Once you get to the city of Bournemouth, you cannot miss Boscombe Pier, Zip Pier, Oceanarium, Poole Museum, Art Walk of Boscombe, Highcliffe Castle, Museum and Art Gallery Russel-Cotes, Corfe Castle, Hurst Castle, Kingston Lacy or Arne Natural Reserve.


After enjoying a whole day in Bournemouth, and once you are back in Southampton, the other city we recommend visiting is Portsmouth. You have two possibilities to get to this city. The most recommended one is through the road M27, as this is a direct route of 35 kilometers. This trip will take you up to 30 minutes. The second possibility would be driving a little bit along the A3024 and the other part for the M27. The trip will only take you 30 minutes and 31 kilometers. However, the main difference is that you will have to take two different roads and it might be a little bit confusing. If you don’t know the city, or even if you do know it, we recommend paying a visit to the Natural History Museum of Cumberland, Blue Reef Aquarium, Southsea Castle, D-Day Museum, Historic Dockyard of Portsmouth, Spinnaker Emirates Tower, Birthplace of Charles Dickens, Fort Nelson or the Anglican Cathedral of Saint Thomas.