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Car Hire at Southampton Airport, UK

Whether you are visiting Southampton on business or are lucky enough to be on holiday in this beautiful and historic part of the UK, you are going to need a Southampton airport car rental to get you to all the best attractions.  Southampton is a major seaport with an extensive maritime history, and there is a great deal to see.  In addition, it is the closest town to the New Forest, one of the most unspoilt natural areas in the UK, just perfect for relaxation, walking, hiking and cycling. 

If you are flying into Southampton, you can arrange to pick up a car hire from Southampton airport on arrival.  It is always wise to reserve your cheap Southampton airport car hire in advance – it is quick and easy to do right here with our online booking facility, which also allows you to compare Southampton airport car rental companies and prices, to ensure you get the best deal.

Southampton Airport car rental companies

Just a few of the major car rental companies you can choose from are Hertz Car Rental, National Car Rental, Avis Car Hire, Budget Car Hire, Thrifty Car Rental and Alamo Car Rental, all of which have desks in the Terminal buildings.  With a pre-arranged car hire from Southampton airport you can be on your way in no time at all.  The city has excellent road links to other parts of the UK – the M27 just north of the city will take you to the South Coast of England and across to Bristol, while the M3 is your direct link to London

If you are arriving in Southampton by cruise ship, you can arrange to collect your Southampton rent a car car from the depot at the Southampton cruise terminal.

Places of interest in and around Southampton

Southampton was a most strategic port in the past and required defensive walls, parts of which have been very well preserved – you can visit these walls and the Southampton Castle, as well as the old Wool House and Customs House.  Another striking building to see is the impressive Guildhall, the former Town Hall which nowadays hosts large concerts and other public events. 

Once you have finished your city sight-seeing drive your car rental from Southampton airport to the New Forest for a complete change of pace.  You can also visit nearby Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight (there is a car ferry to take your Southampton airport car rental there and back), Netley Abbey ruins and Netley Castle, to name but a few of the attractions on offer near Southampton, England.