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Getting to & from

Planes, trains & automobiles

We’re just 52 minutes from Central London

Whether you travel by car, bus, taxi, train or bike, it’s never been easier to get to London Southend Airport. Find easy routes from Central London, the Elizabeth Line, Stratford, Brighton, Canterbury, Romford, Chelmsford and more.

Pick up & drop off

Where to park if you’re picking up or dropping off passengers:

Our conveniently located Short stay car park is directly opposite the terminal.

More options

There’s also the option to pick up or drop off passengers in Long stay, just a 3-5 minute walk from the terminal, where the first 15 minutes of any 24 hour period are free.


Pick up/drop off

10–30 mins
30–45 mins
45–60 mins

Short stay

1–2 hrs
2–3 hrs
3–4 hrs
4–9 hrs
9–24 hrs

Need help?

Check out our advice

Where can I drop someone off?

You can drop off or pick up passengers in our Short stay car park, but charges do apply. There is also a free of charge pick up/drop off facility for up to 15 minutes available in our Long stay car park.

Where can I pick someone up from?

You can use our pick-up/drop-off facility in Long stay – this gives you 15 minutes free of charge to say your hellos and wave your goodbyes.

How long does it take from landing to leaving the Airport?

Landing at London Southend Airport and leaving the airport can take as little as 15 minutes! That’s, of course, on a very good day… So factor in approximately half an hour from arriving back at the airport to leaving the terminal.

Is London Southend Airport in the Oyster or contactless zone?

No, the Oyster/contactless zone ends at Shenfield, where a valid ticket will be required to continue your journey to the airport.