Please note: if you intend to travel to the show between Wednesday 15th and Friday 17th September, we recommend allowing additional time to get here. There will be a higher volume of traffic around the show site on these days due to the Isle of Wight Festival taking place.
If you’re planning to travel by road to the show please follow the AA road signs instead of your Sat Nav to direct you to the Show. These are located on the motorways M3, M27, M271 and main arterial roads into Southampton.
The postcode for the Show is SO15 1ST and will take you to the area of the show entrance.
There are 4,000 parking spaces split between the West Quay Podium and multi-storey which are a 5 minutes walk from the Show entrance https://www.west-quay.co.uk/visitor-info/parking. These include family, disabled and motorcycle parking bays. Charging for electric vehicles is available on level 5 of the multi-storey car park. Debit and credit cards are accepted. For more information visit Southampton City Council website https://www.southampton.gov.uk/roads-parking/parking/default.aspx
The Show Entrance is only a five minute walk from Southampton’s main bus station. The closest bus stops to the Show are in the Bargate/High Street/Town Quay area. A ‘City Link’ bus costing £1 runs between Southampton Central train station and Town Quay (near Bugle Street) every 15 minutes. For further information visit: https://www.southampton.gov.uk/ or https://www.traveline.org.uk/
The closest mainline railway station to the Show is Southampton Central. Use the exit from the station on platform 4 to get to the Boat Show. It is only a short walk to the Show, or you can take the City Link bus to Town Quay.
0.6 mile walk (13 mins) from show’s main entrance:
Head towards WEST QUAY Shopping center
For visitors travelling form the Isle of Wight, Red Funnel Ferries operate a Red Jet passenger service from Town Quay, Southampton which is a 5-minute walk from the show. There is currently a discounted Red Jet day return ticket available to purchase online at https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/bigbookoffer. For vehicle ferry bookings please visit https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/en/
Southampton Airport is just a twenty minute drive from the Show and welcomes flights from more than 40 destinations across the UK and mainland Europe. Alternatively you can catch the train from Southampton Airport Parkway Station to Southampton town centre or take the U1C bus into town. Find out more and start planning your trip at southamptonairport.com.