Travel & Accommodation
To ensure your visit to Seawork is smooth and hassle free, we have some fantastic travel and accommodation arrangements in place.
How to get there
By Road from the East:
Leave M27 at Junction 7 (Hedge End). Follow signs for City Centre. Seawork is signposted from Northam Bridge. Turn left at traffic lights and follow signs for Seawork exhibition at Mayflower Park. View details of exhibitor parking available using the link above.
By Road from the West:
Leave M3 at Junction 3, following signs for M27 (West). Head for City Centre and Waterfront/Docks. Seawork will be signposted. View details of exhibitor parking available using the link above.
If you are travelling to Seawork by plane, Southampton Airport is a 10 minute taxi journey from Seawork and Bournemouth Airport is a 45 minute journey. Please use the links below for the Southampton Airport and/or Bournemouth Airport websites and Google maps.
The closest train station is Southampton Central, which is one mile away. We run a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the train station from 0900 - 1800.
Please follow the link below for train times and directions from Southampton Central station to Seawork.
Seawork Exhibitors will receive 1 parking permit each for free exhibitor parking - location TBC. There will be a shuttle bus going to and from the exhibition for exhibitors.
Exhibitors will be able to park in our exhibitor car park with a valid permit. For any other vehicles we would suggest you park in the West Quay Podium or Multi Story Car park.
Parking here will cost as little as £5 per day - payable direct to West Quay - this is walking distance from the exhibition.
Please note we are also providing complimentary shuttle buses to/from local hotels - full details can be found in your exhibitor manuals.
Notes about exhibitor car parking:
- Exhibitors will receive valid parking permits for the Exhibitor Car Park and must show these to the security guard on site and provide your registration number.
- Exhibitors MUST ensure that the security guard onsite takes down your Registration Number on every day you park here.
- Exhibitors will also receive a temporary build up pass - the times on these must be adhered to.
To make your experience as an exhibitor as straight forwards as possible, we have organised free shuttle buses to/from a number of locations.
Exhibitors can access the halls from 8am on Tuesday, and from 8.30am on Wednesday and Thursday.
A complimentary shuttle bus will collect and drop-off from the hotels and car parks as listed below.
0800 Premier Inn Hotel, 6 Dials Hotel
0805 Jurys Inn Hotel
0810 Ibis / Novotel Hotel
0815 Etap Hotel
1745 (Tue, Wed) return to above hotels from Seawork
2000 (Tue & Wed only) return to above hotels from Seawork
Mercator Media Ltd are working with Destination Southampton, whom can offer fantastic accommodation advice and rates for Seawork.
Southampton is a vibrant, modern city which offers a warm welcome to visitors from all over the world. If you are looking for accommodation in Southampton, Destination Southampton have a superb selection of graded and inspected establishments for you to choose from whatever your budget from high quality guest houses to 4 star luxury hotels.
Destination Southampton can also help guide you on what to see and do during your stay, including recommendations and bookings for places to eat and top nightlife locations. There are often discounts available to Seawork visitors throughout the exhibition, so keep checking their website for the latest offers and deals.
Destination Southampton have already secured great deals at the local hotels and are taking bookings. Please click here to see the 2018 allocation rates and how to book.