Car Hire at Southampton Airport

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Southampton Airport, Southampton, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Southampton Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
£ 27.41 / per day
Southampton Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 29.17 / per day
Southampton Airport
Compact
Citroën C4 or comparable
Citroën C4
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£ 31.81 / per day
Southampton Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 34.98 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Southampton Airport
Standard SUV
MG HS or comparable
MG HS
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 52.76 / per day
Southampton Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£ 76.29 / per day
Southampton Airport
Premium
Mercedes Benz C Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz C Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 161.90 / per day
Southampton Airport
Luxury Van
Mercedes Benz Vito or comparable
Mercedes Benz Vito
  • 9
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
£ 210.57 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 21:27 on 2024-06-20.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 78 per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
9.2 / 10
Average petrol price
£ 1.51 per litre or £ 5.72 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£ 1.72 per litre or £ 6.51 per gallon

Airport information

Score
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 8.8
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Facilities and services 6.4
  • Wi-Fi 7.0
  • Dining and car hire services 6.0
  • Lounge 6.0

Southampton Airport (SOU)

  • IATA: SOU
  • ICAO: EGHI
  • Name: Southampton Airport (SOU)
  • Distance from the city centre: 3.7 miles / 6 km

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In which month is car hire at Southampton Airport the most affordable?

Prices for hiring a car at Southampton Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This table and graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Southampton Airport
£ 37.47
January
£ 24.31
February
£ 28.14
March
£ 35.96
April
£ 72.61
May
£ 48.80
June
£ 109.09
July
£ 54.27
August
£ 92.22
September
£ 39.24
October
£ 43.11
November
£ 32.57
December
The best month to hire a car at Southampton Airport is February — when the average price for a hire is £ 24.31 per day. This is 53% less than the yearly average and 78% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 109.09 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

For how long do most travellers hire cars for at Southampton Airport?

How long travellers keep their hire cars depends on the time of year: in February, the average hire length is 7 days, while in September, it is only 3 days.
Average number of hire days at Southampton Airport
6
January
7
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
4
July
5
August
3
September
5
October
7
November
6
December

What time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Southampton Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Southampton Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car in December in comparison to hiring a car in in June.
Monthly searches at Southampton Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
162%
January
76%
February
92%
March
81%
April
43%
May
22%
June
86%
July
114%
August
119%
September
124%
October
114%
November
168%
December

Car hire information

Popular suppliers Budget, Alamo, Enterprise, Avis, Arnold Clark
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 27 per day
Cheapest supplier National

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Budget Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Budget Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
National Ford Tourneo 5 2 People Carriers
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car Rental Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Vauxhall Corsa 3 1 Small cars
Enterprise Vauxhall Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Budget MG ZS 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

United Kingdom
Vauxhall Corsa
22 September 2022
We picked up at Southampton Airport from Enterprise. It was a very quick process and we went ro Cornwall and Devon. Excellent.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
8.8 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
10
Average daily price
£ 78.11
Lowest daily price
£ 27.41
Total cars available
245

Top 10 suppliers at Southampton Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 7 reviews
02380653700
Airport, Southampton SO18 2NL, United Kingdom
£ 29 - £ 261
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 11 reviews
02380653700
Airport, Southampton SO18 2NL, United Kingdom
£ 29 - £ 255
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Very good 8.5
+4402382146440
Rushington Roundabout , Totton , United Kingdom
£ 44 - £ 211
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-15:00
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 7 reviews
+442070188246
Short Stay Car Park 1, Southampton SO18 2HG
£ 32 - £ 80
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
National
National
Very good 8.1 / 5 reviews
+4402380653700
Southampton Airport, Southampton SO18 2NL
£ 27 - £ 255
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8
+4403713843418
Car Rental Building
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.9
+4403713843418
CAR RENTAL BUILDING
£ 38 - £ 115
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
+4403445446026
Terminal Building, Southampton, SO18 2NL, United Kingdom
£ 32 - £ 168
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:08:30-14:00
Sun:12:30-20:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.4 / 3 reviews
+4403445444085
Terminal Building, Southampton, SO18 2NL, United Kingdom
£ 28 - £ 85
Working hours
Mon:07:30-20:00
Tue:07:30-20:00
Wed:07:30-20:00
Thu:07:30-20:00
Fri:07:30-20:00
Sat:08:30-14:00
Sun:12:30-20:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2 / 1 review
+443713843418
Car Rental Building, Southampton SO18 2NL
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
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