London Southend Airport Guide (SEN)

Airport info
Code: SEN
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6YF, United Kingdom
No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +44
03332 205 436.

One of six international airports serving London, Southend Airport is located in Essex, a region between London and the North Sea.

Driving directions

London Southend Airport is about 61km (41 miles) east of Central London. It can be reached from London via the eastbound A13. Then at the Rayleigh Spur Roundabout, take A1245 and then A127 towards Southend. Follow the airport signs.

Public Transport

Public transport rail

Rail: There are scheduled trains running between Southend Airport and London Liverpool Street Station (journey time: 52 minutes). Services are operated by Greater Anglia (

Public transport road

Bus: Arriva ( buses 7, 8 and 9 link Southend Airport with the surrounding areas.

Coach: X30 services between Southend and Stansted Airport via Southend Airport and Chelmsford. The X30 bus stop is next to The Holiday Inn just a short walk from the main terminal.

Taxi: The official London Southend Airport taxi service is provided by Andrews Airport Cars (+44 1702 200 000).

Terminal facilities


A small bureau de change is located in the entrance area. ATMs are available at various points within the terminal building.


Free Wi-Fi is available at London Southend Airport.


A café is available when flights are in operation.


There is a newsagent and also a duty-free shop.


There are no left-luggage facilities at London Southend Airport. Passengers who have lost an item within the terminal should fill in the form on the airport website.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

No meeting facilities are available within the terminal. However, meeting rooms can be hired at the nearby Holiday Inn hotel.

Disabled facilities

If you required special assistance, please contact your airline at least 48 hours before your trip.

Car parking

The short-stay car park is directly opposite the terminal building, next to the long-stay car park 1. There are also long-stay car parks 2 and 3. Prebooking a parking space is strongly recommended.

Holiday Inn Southend

(01702) 543 001.

The glass-clad Holiday Inn Southend is located about a 5-minute walk away. It offers 129 bedrooms, a rooftop restaurant and a mini gym.

77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6XG, Essex, United Kingdom

Premier Inn Southend Airport

0871 527 9008.

About 10 minutes by car from the airport, the budget Premier Inn is on the bus route where you can catch Arriva 9 or the X30.

Thanet Grange, Princes Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6GB, Essex, United Kingdom
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