Routes from airport and ferries

There are good links from local airports and ferries to the hospitals.

Example journeys

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 Quayconnect bus from outside the Hythe ferry terminal entrance to the train station. From the opposite side of the station, catch a bus direct to Southampton General Hospital.

Total walking distance: approx 50m (160ft).

From 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 the station on the platform one side, where you can choose from a taxi or a bus which goes direct to the Southampton General Hospital site.

Total walking distance: approx 100m (330ft).

For a list of buses that go to Southampton General and more information on using public transport to get here, visit our public transport page.

Discounts on Isle of Wight ferries

If you're travelling from the Isle of Wight, some ferry operators offer concessions for patients coming to our hospitals. To find out whether you are eligible, please see Wightlink offer and discounts or Red Funnel healthcare travel scheme.