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Your complete guide to parking at London Southend Airport

Airport insights

Getting to London Southend Airport is a breeze, designed with your convenience and comfort in mind. If you’re planning to travel by train, we offer six services to and from London during peak times, allowing you to reach London Liverpool Street and Stratford station in under an hour.

What about if you’re driving to London Southend? Airport parking can feel like a bit of a nightmare – but don’t worry. Not only is our parking experience as consumer friendly as travel to our custom-built train station, it also doesn’t break the bank.

Ready to go? We’ve put together a short guide to answer some of your most common questions about parking at London Southend Airport so you can look forward to your next flight stress-free. 

Where can I park at London Southend Airport?

You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to parking at London Southend Airport, whether you’re parking for just a few hours, leaving your car for a longer stay, or just dropping off or picking someone up

Our Short Stay Parking is directly across from the terminal, which is extremely convenient! We also have three Long Stay car parks (Long stay parking, Mid stay parking and Premium parking) to ensure that there’s ample parking for fliers travelling from London Southend. Our Short Stay Car Park and Long Stay Parking also offer pick up and drop off parking.

How can I book official on-site parking at London Southend Airport?

You can book official onsite parking directly at the airport by visiting our parking page.

You can amend your booking up to 24 hours before you are due to arrive without any cost. Flexible bookings are fully refundable too, up to 24 hours before you are due to arrive. Your amendable booking is not refundable but will be valid for 12 months from your current booking date. 

Book official onsite parking at London Southend Airport. A map of all car parks, including Short Stay, Premium, Mid Stay and Long Stay.
Parking locations

Short stay

Conveniently located just a few steps from the terminal


Opposite the terminal, just a minutes’ walk from check-in

Mid stay

Located just a couple minutes’ walk to the terminal

Long stay

Only a 3 – 5 minute walk to the terminal

Look for the double red lines as you approach the airport – this marks the ‘no stopping’ zone. Please use pick up and drop off locations instead.

How much does it cost to park at London Southend Airport?

Prices depend on the duration and the type of parking. 

Long stay parking costs £35 for every 24 hours. Mid stay parking costs £30 for 24 hours. Premium parking also costs £30 for 24 hours.

Short stay parking pricing is tiered based on the duration of stay, with rates ranging from £5 for 0-10 minutes to £45 for a stay of 9-24 hours. 

Is there free parking at London Southend Airport?

Yes, there is a FREE 15-minute period in Long stay parking, ideal for pick up and drop off, which is only a 2-4 minute walk to the terminal. All other parking options are priced and depend on the duration of your stay. 

Is there parking available for Blue Badge holders at London Southend Airport?

If you are a Blue Badge holder and just need to park for pick up or drop off, you can find Blue Badge bays in Short stay parking, where charges will apply. You can also use Long stay parking, which will allow you to park for up to 15 minutes for free. This car park is 200 metres from our terminal.

If you are a Blue Badge holder and are looking for long stay parking, Blue Badge Bays are available in Long stay parking and Mid stay parking. It’s worth noting that Premium parking Blue Badge bays are closer to the terminal than Mid stay parking. Contact your airline for further help getting to and from your parking space.

What are the options for turn up and park visitors at London Southend Airport?

Turn up and park options are available if you haven’t pre-booked, with Long stay options and prices provided. We recommend pre-booking to secure your space for the best price. 

Why should I pre-book onsite parking at London Southend Airport?

Pre-booking your parking space at London Southend Airport guarantees the lowest price, with quick and secure parking just minutes from the terminal and exclusive savings. 

If you still have any questions about parking, you can email them to [email protected].

Parking at London Southend Airport really is simple, low-cost and stress free. We’ll see you when you begin your next adventure with London Southend Airport.


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