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London Southend Airport

Find out how to travel between London Southend Airport and central London by train, coach or taxi, plus your guide to hotel transfers and car parking.

London Southend Airport is located 64km (40 miles) from central London. Flights leave from Southend Airport for a number of destinations across Europe.

Arriving and departing from London Southend Airport

After leaving the aircraft on arrival at London Southend Airport and passing through passport control, baggage reclaim is in the next hall before customs. After customs, you are less than a one-minute walk from the train station and car parks opposite the arrivals exit.

The check-in area for London Southend Airport departures is located at the far end of the terminal building. All passengers must clear security before entering the departure lounge, which has shops, a bar, restaurant, cafe and currency exchange.

How to travel by train from Southend Airport to central London

London Southend Airport railway station is located directly opposite the passenger terminal, providing frequent and easy access into central London. Trains to London Liverpool Street station via Stratford operate from 4.05am to 11.05pm Monday to Saturday and from 6.19am to 10.58pm on Sundays.

Trains from London Liverpool Street station to London Southend Airport run from 5.36am to 12.50am Monday to Saturday and from 7.14am to 12.44am on Sundays. Trains run every 10 minutes during peak time and every 20 minutes off peak.

Journey time is 44 minutes to Stratford and 52 minutes to London Liverpool Street.

How to travel by coach from Southend Airport to central London

Ensign Jetlink X1 operates a once daily service between London Southend Airport and London Victoria. 

Taking a taxi from Southend Airport to London

Taxis usually queue for customers opposite the passenger terminal next to the railway station. It is advisable to use Andrews Taxis, London Southend Airport's official taxi service. Fares to London Liverpool Street are approximately £100.

Accessible transport from London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport offers assistance for passengers with accessibility needs. All floors of the train station and airport terminal are lift accessible.

London Southend hotels

Holiday Inn Southend is London Southend Airport’s official hotel, with 129 rooms, a conference and events area, restaurant and bar. The hotel is a short walk to the terminal building.

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Parking at London Southend Airport

The car parks at London Southend Airport are just a few minutes' walk from the terminal building. Parking can be pre-booked on the airport's website.

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