Advice for rail users affected by RMT action: 27 September until 1 October
The RMT Union has announced further industrial action that would affect CrossCountry services from the start of Friday 27 September until the end of Tuesday 1 October. We remain in discussions with the RMT to seek a resolution and customers are advised to check our website for the latest travel information.
If this action goes ahead then on most days there would be little impact on our services. However, services on Sunday 29 September would be severely restricted. Seat reservations have been suspended and alternative arrangements are being prepared and will be made available here when finalised.
For more information on this, please find our dedicated page here:
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With just 99 steps from Southampton Airport Parkway Station to the terminal building, why wouldn’t you take the train to Southampton Airport? Boasting one of the fastest train to plane connections in Europe, passengers can breeze from the Southampton Airport Parkway Station to the airport terminal in less than a minute. There’s easy access via the footbridge, with a lift for passengers with luggage, children or reduced mobility.
Travelling to the airport by train is easy and stress-free; instead of worrying about driving, traffic and parking, you can sit back in comfort and enjoy the start of your holiday.
Getting the train to Southampton Airport is the best way to start your holiday and CrossCountry make it easy to find cheap train tickets. When you take the train to the airport you’ll save money by not needing to pay to park your car at the airport or for a taxi to drive you there.
Instead of worrying about driving to the airport and getting stuck in traffic, you can sit back in comfortable seating and enjoy views out the train window as you are whisked off to start your holiday.
All our trains have luggage racks to store your suitcase and charging points if you need to top up any of your devices. You can get sandwiches and snacks from the at-seat service, as well as hot and cold drinks and even alcohol to really get into the holiday spirit.
As well as saving you money, if you purchase a CrossCountry Advance ticket, you can get it sent straight to your phone as an e-Ticket. The only thing you need to travel is your mobile phone. This saves you the time and hassle of getting tickets at the station.
Southampton Airport Parkway Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs.
For more information about getting to Southampton Airport, visit Southampton Airport's website.
Here are our top travel tips to make sure your journey runs smoothly:
Southampton Airport has shops and restaurants for passengers to pick up any last-minute essentials and to eat something before they fly, should they wish.
As Southampton Airport is a small airport, there are only a couple of shops inside, so it’s best if you’ve done most of your holiday shopping beforehand. You will find a WHSmith, so if you need to get something to keep you entertained on your flight, you can grab a new book or one of the latest magazines. They also have a good range of travel essentials and gadgets, if you’ve forgotten anything. There is a WHSmith Tech Express kiosk too; great for headphones and speakers.
You will also find World Duty Free, so you can take advantage of fantastic savings compared to high street prices on a wide range of products. Treat yourself to the latest fragrance, a designer handbag or a new pair of sunglasses, or buy a bottle to take away with you.
Moneycorp can be found in the main terminal for currency exchange.
If you want to grab something to eat before your flight or you’re flying early and fancy some caffeine and a croissant, then you’ll find a Costa Coffee located in the main terminal, and in the departure lounge.
For a sit-down meal before your flight you have two great options at Southampton Airport. The Globe Bar & Kitchen is a modern pub serving a delicious food menu all day, including a great kids menu for little ones. To start your holiday right, choose from draught & bottled beers, wines or spirits. The Olive Tree is a little more casual, a café bar with a delicious food & drink menu that’s filled with breakfast favourites, hearty main meals and barista coffee.
There are cash machines before and after security and some machines will dispense euros as well as UK currency.
A free WiFi service is available throughout the terminal building for the first 4 hours of use. After the initial 4 hours, a small charge is asked to continue using the internet.
The Priority Lounge is a dedicated quiet space for business and leisure passengers to enjoy before their flight.
Use the free Shop and Collect service to get the benefit of great Duty Free prices, without having to struggle with heavy goods on holiday. Buy before you fly and collect your purchases when you return.
There is a designated smoking area outside the terminal, on the central forecourt. However, you will not be able to smoke once you have passed through.