UK: Hampshire & Isle of Wight  

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Bembridge, IOW Farnborough Sandown, IOW Southampton Rest of England

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight (BBP):
Location: 2 km/1 Mile SW of Bembridge, 5 km/3 Miles NE of Sandown & 7 km/4 Miles SSE of Ryde.
By Taxi: Bembridge & Harbour Taxis
+44 (0)1983 874132 & Flint Taxis 01983 874787.
By Bicycle:
Wight Offroad
, +44 (0)1983 730120 will deliver bicycles for hire to the airport if pre-arranged.
This airport is used for general aviation and has no airline flights.

Airport Website:
Airport Tel No:
+44 (0)1983 873331.

Updated Aug06 www. Visited Airport. [back].[top]

Blackbushe (BBS):
56 km/35 Miles WSW of Central London, 10 km/6 miles W of Camberley, 5 km/3 miles SW of Sandhurst & 10 km/6 miles NW of Farnborough Town.
By Taxi: Hart Taxis Ltd
(Winchfield) 01252 849741, 66666 Taxis (Camberley) 01276 66666, Coles Taxis (Eversley) 0118 9733004, Yateley Taxis 01252 860662, 5 Star Taxis (Yateley) 01252 877771, Phoenix Taxis (Yateley) & Winchfield Taxis 07980 858227 or 01252 879741.  By Bus: Stagecoach bus #200 towards Basingstoke via Odiham passes along the airport Southern perimeter road. Standby for details.
By Train: Nearest train station is at Blackwater, 5km/3 miles E of the airport.
Rental Cars: 
None on the airfield, but the following are nearby:
 AVIS 01344 417417, EUROPCAR 01483 757007 & Budget 01252 334633.
Airport Tel No:
01252 879449.
Updated Sep07 Visit. Last Vist Sep07.

Farnborough (FAB):
Location: 3 km/2 Miles SW of Farnborough, 15 km/10 Miles WNW of Guildford & 52 km/32 Miles SW of Central London.
By Road: To central London ~50 mins+, Southampton & Reading ~30 mins , Guildford 20 mins & Oxford 55 mins. To Heathrow or Gatwick Airports 30-45 mins.
By Taxi:
To central london 80-90.

By Bus:
During the Farnborough International Airshow, Farnborough Main, North Camp & Aldershot train stations will be served by a shuttle bus running directly to the airport.
By Train:
No rail service serves the airport directly, however there are train stations nearby at Farnborough Main (direct trains to London Waterloo in about 40 mins), Farnborough North Camp & Aldershot. Disabled access is possible at North Camp station.
No airline traffic is allowed to use this airport, which is primarily for business aviation. The Farnborough International Airshow is held every 2 years, and this year is 14-20 July 2008.
Airport Hotels:
Aviator Hotel is at the airport. Tel +44 (0)870 220 8000. Holiday Inn Farnborough, +44 (0)1252 379000, is close to the airport. Also nearby is the Premier Travel Inn Farnborough, Tel +44 (0)8701 977101.

Airshow Website:
Airport Tel No:
+44 (0)1252 532 800.

Updated Nov08.
Visited Airport.

Sandown, Isle of Wight (EGHN):
Locaton: 2 km/1.5 Miles WSW of Sandown, 2 km/1.5 Miles NNW of Shanklin & 10 km/6 Miles SE of Newport, on the Isle of Wight.
By Taxi: A Cabs
(Shanklin) +44 (0)1983 866772, ABB Cabs (Sandown) +44 (0)1983 403204 & Wight Cabs (Shanklin) +44 (0)1983 867474.
This airport is now used mostly by general aviation, since airline flights have now ceased.

Car Parking:
Free parking at the terminal.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No:
+44 (0)1983 405125.

Updated Feb07. Visited Airport. [back].[top]

Southampton (SOU):
Location: 6 km/4 Miles NE of the City.

By Taxi:
Approximate Fares: To Southampton city 8-10/15-20 mins
Taxi Companies: AirportCarz 02380 627100 (Reservations essential for travel). They have a desk in arrivals. British Airport Cars +44 (0)1634309660. Checker Cars 023 80 627100. If you are planning ahead, submit your journey details with and receive quotes from taxi companies who pass your location on their way to or from the airport.

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By Bus:
First Southampton Bus 14 & 14A: Route: Southampton City Centre (Sussex Rd) - Westwood Rd - Portswood Junction - Highfield - University (Burgess Rd) - Swaythling - Southampton Airport - Mansbridge - Chartwell Green - Midanbury - Bitterne (West End Rd). Timings: Buses leave the airport heading for Southampton Mon-Fri at 0750, 0926 then hourly until 1326, 1526 & 1710. Saturdays at 0655, 0750, 0850, 0926 then every hour until 1326, 1526 & 1710. No Sunday Service. Buses leave Southampton city centre (Sussex Rd) heading for the Airport Mon-Fri at 0905, then every hour until 1405 & 1605. Saturdays at 0655, 0745, 0905, then every hour until 1405, 1605 & 1750. No Sunday Service. Travel Time: To Southampton city centre ~25 mins.
UniLink U1C Bus: Runs services from the Airport Parkway station 0600-2300 to the central rail station, the Hight St and the docks. See website. Route: Airport - Wessex lane halls - Highfield Interchange - Portswood Junction - New College/The Avenue - Civic Centre (Marlands) - Central Station - west Quay - High St/Town Quay - Dock Gate 4. Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every 15-20 mins 0600-2315. Saturdays every 30 mins 0650-2315. Sundays every 30 mins 0750-2245. Takes ~40 mins to the Central Station & 50 mins to the Docks. Cost: 1 (Children 50p).
Black Velvet Travel to Botley: Route: Eastleigh Bus Station - Parkway Train Station (50m from Airport Terminal) - Mansbridge (Octavia Rd) - West End (Tesco Express) - Moorgreen Hospital - Hedge End - Hobb Lane - Oaklands Estate (Duke Rd) - Botley Square. Timings: Buses leave the airport station Mon-Fri heading for Botley at 0725, 0755, 0855 then every 30 mins until 1555, 1628, 1658, 1728, 1758, 1825, 2000, 2100, 2200 & 2320. Less frequently at Weekends. Contact: Tel 023 80 612288.

By Shuttle Van: runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to various locations. Click here to make a reservation.

By Train:
Station Location: Southampton Airport Parkway Station is just 100m from terminals and very easy to walk.
Train Services to Southampton: Trains run to Southampton every 10-20 mins 0613-0125. Cost: 1.90/10 mins to the City Centre.
Other Train Services: Trains run to London Waterloo (3 times per hour, 2 on Sundays, takes 66 mins), Weymouth (2 trains an hour, hourly on Sundays) Bournemouth (takes 30 mins), Winchester (10 mins), Reading, Oxford, Coventry, Birmingham Airport, Birmingham, Manchester & Northwards to Glasgow.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 023 80 616061, National/ALAMO 023 80 652059, Enterprise 653700 & Hertz 02380 653000 all have desks in the terminal.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Short Stay: The short stay car park is opposite the terminal. Up to 15 mins free, 30 mins 1.50, 1 hr 2.10, 2 hrs 4, 4 hrs 5.50, 6 hrs 9, 12 hrs 13, 24 hrs 15. 15 for each extra day or part of. Long term parking is available with a bus link.
Weblinks: Click here to book ----->  

Airport to Airport: Airport to Airport Transfers from Prestige Cars: To Southampton Airport 74. Contact: +44 333 123 1818. Notes from a Traveller December 2010: My mum said their service was "exceptional". Good contact, pleasant driver who met them in the arrivals hall, brand new & clean BMW vehicle and a fast service. Plus they paid the driver directly. Hassle free.
Airport Hotel: Premier Travel Inn is within walking distance of the terminal.
Notes: ATM/Cash machine in the terminal.
Airport Website:
Airport Tel No:
 +44 23 80 62 0021 or 0870 040 0009.

Updated Apr14 ADV. Last Visit Nov05. [back].[top]

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