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About London Southend Airport (SEN)

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.

Airport Info


No. of terminals:

03332 205 436.

Public Transport

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).

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 (

Terminal facilities


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


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.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi is available at London Southend Airport.

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.

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