Visit the city on the southern tip of England, Southampton, home to the longest surviving medieval walls in the country. Travel at your own pace with a car hire from Southampton and discover everything the city and the region have to offer.
Make the most of your stay in Southampton with a car hire from Auto Europe. With a large choice of vehicles and various package options, we are able to tailor car rental to meet your needs.
Traffic in Southampton is similar to that in any other UK city of a similar size. The city centre is best to avoid during rush hour. If you need more information on driving in the UK, please take a look at our guide. As a major port in the UK, Southampton is well connected to the country's road network.
Finding a place to park your car hire in Southampton should be fairly easy. Paid on-street parking is in operation from Monday to Saturday 8am to 8pm and on Sunday and Bank Holidays from 1pm to 6pm with various limited parking times, so pay attention to the road signs. Public car parks and multi-storey parking facilities are available throughout the city. Long-stay and short-stay parking lots can be found on the outskirts.
Southampton lies on the south coast of England, 75 miles southwest of London. The city is situated on the north of the Southampton Water at the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen. The nearest cities to Southampton are New Forest and Portsmouth, which is only 19 miles away. Southampton has an oceanic climate, and thanks to is low and sheltered location, it is one of the sunniest cities in the UK.
Auto Europe offers car hire from Southampton Airport. The airport is close to the city making car hire the easiest way to get into the city.
Southampton Airport (SOU)
Address: Southampton SO18 2NL, United Kingdom.
Telephone: (+44) 844 481 7777
The main bus operators in Southampton include First, BlueStar, Wilts and Dorset, Unilink, and CityLink. Southampton Central Railway Station is serviced by trains going in two directions. Eastbound trains connect the city with London, Birmingham, Oxford, and Manchester, among others. Westbound trains provide link to Bournemouth and New Forest. There are two ferry services to Isle of Wight per day. Luxury liners, such as Queen Marry and Queen Victoria set off from Southampton port.