Routes from airport and ferries
There are good links from local airports and ferries to the hospitals.
Example journey: From Isle of Wight or Hythe ferry terminals to Southampton General Hospital
Distance: 5.5km [3.5 miles]
Route: Taxi from ferry terminal at Southampton docks, or by bus: Catch the free green "City Link" bus from outside the Hythe ferry terminal entrance to the train station. From the opposite side of the train line, catch the number 3 bus direct to Southampton General Hospital.
Total walking distance:- approx 50m [160ft].
Example journey: From Isle of Wight or Hythe ferry terminals to Royal South Hants hospital
Distance: 2.5km [1.5 miles]
Route: Taxi from ferry terminal, or catch the free green "City Link" bus from outside the Hythe ferry terminal entrance to West Quay. Walk towards the pedestrian precinct - continue down and turn left at the park. Catch bus number 7 which goes directly to the Royal South Hants Hospital site.
Total walking distance: approx 120m [400ft].
Example Journey: Southampton airport to Southampton General Hospital
Distance: 8km [5 miles] by train and 5km [3 miles] by taxi or bus
Route: Travel by train is recommended; the station is 50m away from the airport terminal. Catch a train to Southampton Central. Exit Southampton station on platform 1 side, where you can choose from a taxi or the number 3 bus which goes direct to the Southampton General Hospital site.
Total walking distance: approx 100m [330ft].
Discounts on Isle of Wight ferries
If you are travelling from the Isle of Wight, some Solent ferry operators have a discount scheme for patients and a companion travelling with them. To find out whether you are eligible, please visit Wightlink or Red Funnel ferries.