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Car hire at Southampton Eastleigh Airport

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car rentals at Southampton Airport

EconomyC$ 51/day
CompactC$ 53/day
IntermediateC$ 44/day
Full-size SUVC$ 252/day
MiniC$ 48/day
PremiumC$ 106/day
LuxuryC$ 264/day
Compact SUVC$ 64/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 74/day
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Top tips for renting a car at Southampton Airport

  • If your only concern is travelling from the airport to the city centre, there are rail and bus options to get you there, but if you’re interested in freedom of movement around the city and beyond, there’s nothing better than a car hire at Southampton Eastleigh Airport (SOU). This mode of travel frees you from the limitations of public transport and affords the flexibility to travel at a moment’s notice. The ride from the airport to Sea City Museum is about 4 miles (6.5 km) or you can take a drive down to the city of Portsmouth, about 19 miles (30.5 km) south on the M27.
  • The minimum age to obtain a Southampton Eastleigh Airport car hire is 21, but drivers under the age of 25 will likely be given young driver surcharges. Southampton is a popular travel destination, so the airport’s dedicated car hire centre has a long list of providers, including Hertz, Enterprise and Alamo as well as a few local ones like Flizzr and InterRent. Available inventory includes a smart variety of vehicle types, including compact cars like the Peugeot 208 or people movers such as the Ford Transit Connect.
  • Where you return your Southampton Eastleigh Airport car hire usually depends on the provider you choose and if the return is during or after normal business hours. Some, like SIXT, offer 24-hour return service. You can return your vehicle after hours to their designating car park (near Short Stay Parking at the airport), collect your things, lock the car and deposit the keys in the overnight drop box. Browse the various providers for individual opening hours and whether they use an alternate location for drop-offs after the office is closed.
  • By law, Southampton Eastleigh Airport must close between the hours of 23:00 and 06:00, which can affect your ability to pick up or drop off a vehicle. Difficulties can also arise if your incoming or outgoing flight has been delayed. Furthermore, individual providers have different hours of operation and some, like SIXT, charge fees for after-hours pick-ups, so it makes sense to conduct some research before you book a reservation.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Southampton Airport for C$ 59 or less
  • Book your rental car at Southampton Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Southampton Airport

  • Where are the hire car companies situated at Southampton Eastleigh Airport?

    If you reserve a car hire at Southampton Eastleigh Airport with Enterprise, their office is located inside the terminal building across from the luggage reclaim area, outside the arrivals hall. Other companies, including Europcar, Avis and Thrifty, are located in the multi-storey building near the Short Stay Car Park, and a few provide convenient shuttle transport so you can pick up your vehicle.

  • What road rules should a person be aware of when driving a car hire from Southampton Eastleigh Airport?

    When operating your car hire at Southampton Eastleigh Airport and around the city, please observe the following speed limits: 20 mph (32 kph) near school and hospital zones; 30 mph (48 kph) in residential areas; 60 mph (97 kph) on single carriageways; and 70 mph (113 kph) on dual carriageways and motorways. It is mandatory for all passengers to wear seatbelts, and only hands-free devices should be used while driving. CCTV cameras are in wide circulation in the city centre and on motorways, so pay attention at all times the vehicle is in motion. Drink driving and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs carries severe penalties, so act responsibly at all times.

  • What documentation is required to hire a car at Southampton Eastleigh Airport?

    Travellers seeking a car hire at Southampton Eastleigh Airport should present a valid driver’s licence, proof of address and proof of insurance to pick up a vehicle. International drivers must produce a valid passport and domestic driver’s licence, and we always recommend carrying an International Driving Permit as well. In both instances, a major credit or bank debit card is required for proof of payment, but be advised that third-party hires are not allowed – be sure the name on your card and driver’s licence are identical.  

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Southampton Airport?

    On average a rental car at Southampton Airport costs C$ 67 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Southampton Airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at National (C$ 100/day), Alamo (C$ 108/day) and keddy by Europcar (C$ 114/day).

Southampton Eastleigh Airport car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

Value for money

8.0

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Southampton Intl Airport

+44 23 8065 3700

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Budget

9.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

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9.0

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9.0

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9.0

Value for money

9.0

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Southampton International Airp

+44 344 544 4085

Monday07:30 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jan. 2023

KAYAK
It was very easy to go through the process and people were helpful

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.5

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

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Mitchell Way

+44 20 7018 8246

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov. 2022

KAYAK
The process was calm and efficient.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun. 2022

KAYAK
The whole experience was very good.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
Auto broke down after 3 hours. Not happy with resolution which is still pending.

1 out of 1

Avis

6.6

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.0

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Southampton Airport

+44 344 544 6026

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2022

KAYAK
Customer service were awesome! Thanks Southampton team!

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2022

KAYAK
Wrong car offered at the end of a long lengthy process with no alternatives.

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.2

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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Southampton Int'l Airport

+44 843 309 3069

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Organized No fuss

Cons:

Signage and parking arrangements confusing.

1 out of 1

Europcar

5.0

Cleanliness

3.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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Car Rental Building

+44 371 384 3418

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2024

KAYAK
Had to rate as poor across the board. When I booked the hire car through Kayak, the confirmation email clearly stated that Third Party Insurance was included. When I arrived to collect the car, I was told this was not the case and effectively there was no Third Party Insurance on my booking, and the excess was £100,000 unless I agreed to pay a further £280 in additional insurances. I hire cars frequently and am well aware of the different levels of insurance to consider - but I was careful to book a car where the Third Party Insurance was included. I couldn’t believe it when the team at Europcar ignored what was on the booking form and maintained that it was not, and that I would be liable for the large amount excess in the case of any incident. I refused to drive the car on that basis and currently am left over £500 out of pocket for this non refundable booking. Won’t use Europcar (or Kayak) again.

8.0 Very good

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
The exterior of the car was dirty, with bird droppings on it. Otherwise, the only other issue was that the car kept falsely showing low rear tire pressure.

1 out of 1

Alamo

8.0

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Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

6.0

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 23 8065 3700

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

1 review

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Southampton Airport

+44 238 001 6158

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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3.6 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The lady that helped us was very patient and polite. She must meditate and listen to relaxing music in her free time to be able to cope with all the angry customers she gets.

Cons:

Off airport. Compulsary insurance which costs a fortune. From the look of it the cars that were provided had quite some damage already so maintanance/turnover is questionable. Uber was a lot more afordable in our case. We ended up going back to the airport and taking a taxi.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

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Southampton Airport

+44 23 8214 6440

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Southampton / Weather Centre

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keddy by Europcar

8.3

Very good

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Car Rental Building

8713843418

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DRIVALIA

6.7

Okay

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Unit G Woodside Trade Centre Parham Drive

+44 23 8001 6158

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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Car Rental Building, Southampton Int. Airport, Wide Lane

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INTERRENT

2.6

Poor

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Car Rental Centre

+44 371 384 3418

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

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Car Rental Building Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane

+44 207 018 8246

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Car Rental Building Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane

+44 148 987 8229

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Southampton airport

080 0170 1331

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National

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Enterprise Rent A Car

+44 23 8065 3700

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Shouqi

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Car Rental Building

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Southampton Int.airport, Wide Lane

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15 travellers who rented a car in Southampton Eastleigh Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 67/day

Good deal

C$ 59/day