General information London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport is one of the six official airports in London and is located between the towns of Rochford and Southend-on-Sea, east of London’s capital city. This airport is considered to be one of the fastest growing in the United Kingdom. In 2019 some 2 million passengers were welcomed, in 2018 there were still 1.4 million. The airport is home to several airlines. You can also fly from London Southend Airport to numerous destinations. Thanks to the rapid growth of the airport, there are also more and more popular destinations.

Airlines and destinations

You can use one of the many airlines that fly to and from London Southend Airport. There are flights offered by many well-known low cost airlines such as Ryanair, EasyJet and Wizz Air. FlyOne and Loganair also offer flights to and from London Southend Airport. The advantage of these low cost airlines is that the flights are often offered for a low price. A disadvantage of this can be that you give up on other things, such as the location of the airport or the services on board.

From London Southend Airport you fly to various destinations throughout Europe. Among other things, you can choose summer destinations in Southern Europe. Corfu, Lanzarote, Mallorca and Malta are among the most popular destinations of London Southend Airport. In addition to these sun, sea and beach destinations, you can also opt for a nice city trip to destinations such as Paris, Prague, Aberdeen and Venice. New destinations of London Southend Airport include the French Marseille and the Spanish Girona.

Also known as: Southend Airport
Adress: Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF, United Kingdom
Passengers: 2.04m (2019)


London Southend Airport is easily accessible by car from Southend-on-Sea. You drive via the A127 Southend Arterial Road in 1 hour and 20 minutes to the center of London. Southend-on-Sea, on the other hand, is easily accessible by train and bus. It will take you about 7 minutes to get there. You can also get to London by public transport. The journey from London Southend Airport to Liverpool Street Station in London takes 55 minutes.

London Southend Airport Parking

There are several parking lots at London Southend Airport: Short Stay Car Park and Long Stay Car Park 1, 2 and 3. All parking facilities are located close to the terminal. All parking facilities are located close to the terminal. 10 minute parking, e.g. to pick up or drop off travellers costs £3. One hour’s parking at Short Stay will cost you £9. A day’s parking at Long Stay 1 costs £30 and at Long Stay 2 and 3 costs £25. The longer you want to park, the more attractive it is to choose Long Stay 1 and 2.


London Southend Airport is an excellent airport with the necessary facilities for travelers. From here you can fly to many beautiful destinations. When you want to make a trip to London it is not advisable to choose a flight to London Southend Airport. You will then be on the road for at least another hour to get to the center of London. Another disadvantage is that you cannot park for free when you pick someone up or drop them off.

Car rental

You arrive at London Southend Airport, you need a car rental: 


Book a hotel near the airport or one for your stay:

Book a taxi

Book a taxi at London Southend Airport. It is about 68 km (1 hour and 20 min.) to the city centre of London. A normal price for a taxi is around £ 105.