Connections across London and Essex
Just steps from the terminal
Up to six peak trains an hour to the heart of London (Zone 1)
Southend Airport station can get you to London Liverpool Street in just 52 minutes and to Stratford in 43 minutes. Featuring easy connections to the new Elizabeth Line at Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street, the airport is just 20 minutes away from London underground stations.
With up to six services an hour during peak times and easy connections to the tube network, you’ll be in Central London in under an hour, and can get to Stratford even faster.
Plan your journey
Southend Airport station
One of the quickest, simplest ways to get to and from London Southend Airport is by train, thanks to our modern, purpose-built train station just 100 steps from the terminal.
Buying a ticket
It couldn’t be easier to buy your train ticket at the airport or the station. Ticket vending machines are available in arrivals, just before you exit the terminal and in the train station. This spring, we are introducing contactless payments at our station – just tap to pay!
The ticket office is manned every day from 06.00-23.00 including bank holidays. Self-service ticket machines at the station are available 24 hours a day.
Take a virtual tour
Explore the Greater Anglia train fleet in 360 degrees. Greater Anglia’s virtual tours can help you plan your journey to London Southend Airport and are a great with reducing anxiety before you travel.
They’re also really helpful for checking how accessible your journey is for you.
20 minutes to London Underground connections
To connect to the tube in London, change at Stratford for London Overground, Central Line, DLR – including direct journeys to London City Airport – or the Jubilee Line. Or, you can change at London Liverpool Street for the Hammersmith & City Line, Circle Line, Metropolitan Line, Central Line or Elizabeth Line.
The Elizabeth Line provides passengers with new convenient links from Essex and Central London – with stops at Shenfield, Stratford and London Liverpool Street – to Paddington and beyond, making it easier than ever to connect to other London airports. Change at Farringdon for trains to Gatwick or Luton, or change at Paddington to the Elizabeth Line service that travels directly to Heathrow.
Where to find the station
It couldn’t be more convenient to take the train. Our railway station is just 100 steps away, opposite the main terminal building, through the covered walkway.
Address: Southend Airport Railway Station, Eastern Perimeter Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6YF
Travelling to London Southend Airport from London
Travelling to London from London Southend Airport
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Check out our advice
Is London Southend Airport in the Oyster or contactless zone?
Can I use my Freedom Pass to and from the airport?
The Freedom Pass is only valid within the London zones; an extension ticket will be required from the boundary zone to the Airport.
What facilities are available at the station?
We have public toilets, baby changing facilities, national key toilets and vending machines. Please speak to a member of staff if you need the toilet key.