If you’re planning to travel by road to the Boat Show please follow the AA road signs 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 http://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 http://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: http://www.southampton.gov.uk/ or http://www.traveline.org.uk/
Travel by train with South Western Railway 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. It’s easy, fast and relaxing to catch the train with South Western Railway to this year’s Southampton International Boat Show Powered by Borrow A Boat. With 3 trains an hour departing from London Waterloo, it takes from just 74 minutes to Southampton Central, followed by a short walk or cab ride to the Show. Last but not least is it a more sustainable travel mode compared to cars.
For visitors from the Isle of Wight or Hythe, both Red Funnel Ferries and the Hythe Ferry operate from Town Quay, Southampton which is a 5 minute walk from the Show. Visitors using either ferry company will also be able to buy their Show entry tickets at the same time. For more information visit http://www.redfunnel.co.uk/ferry-travel or http://www.hytheferry.co.uk/.
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.