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Southampton Airport Covid test

Book your Covid test before you fly from Southampton Airport. Stress-free airport travel testing from only £29.

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Southampton Airport directions

By car

Driving to Southampton Airport? Once you have your Covid tests for travel, it's easy to access all major travel routes as Southampton Airport is situated to the north of Southampton, just off J5 on the M27 and very close to the M3.

Using a sat-nav? The postcode for Southampton Airport is SO18 2NL.

Parking is available at Southampton Airport. Book your parking space on the Southampton Airport website.

By train

Southampton Airport boasts one of the fastest 'plane-to-train' connections in Europe, taking only 99 steps to the main terminal from the Southampton Airport Parkway Station. A footbridge and lift are available at the station, providing easy access. South Western Railway operates a service from city centre to Southampton Airport in just 7 minutes, and only 69 minutes to London Waterloo.

By bus

Travelling by bus? Southampton Airport has excellent bus links, with fast and efficient local and regional bus services to the city centre and surrounding areas. A bus journey from the city centre to London Southend Airport takes between 35–40 minutes. Local bus operators include Uni-Link and Xelabus.

Southampton Airport Covid-19 testing on departure

If you need a PCR test, select your nearest Southampton Airport Covid test centre. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.

Book a time to get tested

Book a time to get tested

Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.

Perform your swab

Perform your swab

Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.

Results in 30 minutes

Results in 30 minutes

You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.

Important: If you test negative, you will be provided with a digital fit to fly certificate and can proceed to check-in. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to travel.

Southampton Airport Covid-19 test on arrival

Return Antigen Test

Not fully vaccinated and returning to Southampton Airport? You will need a fast-action antigen test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to England.

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Day 2 Test

All fully vaccinated travellers arriving in England are required to take a lateral flow (antigen) test on day 2. Choose Medicspot for stress-free reliable Covid testing with guaranteed same-day results.

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Day 2 and 8 Tests

Are you partially or not vaccinated under the approved UK, Europe or USA program? You will need to book and take PCR tests on day 2 and 8 of your arrival in the UK.

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Test to Release

The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day 5.

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Southampton Airport Covid test FAQs

How quickly will I receive my Covid-19 test result at Southampton Airport?

Medicspot offers fast PCR testing at our next-day Southampton test hubs, near Southampton Airport. If your flight permits an antigen test for travel, you can get your results in as little as 30 minutes. For all our Covid testing options, see our travel test website.

How can I book a Covid test for Southampton Airport?

With Medicspot, you can book a Covid test at one of our next-day Southampton test hubs, close to Southampton Airport. Alternatively, you can have a test kit delivered to your home before you travel. Medicspot is a government-listed provider and its Covid testing is approved for use at Southampton Airport.

What is the Southampton Airport Covid testing price?

Flying to or from Southampton Airport? Private Covid testing starts from just £29 with Medicspot. For more details on how much a Covid test for travel costs for your flight departing from Southampton Airport, see our Covid tests page.

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