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London Southend Airport

General information

The airport is one of the six official London airports, it is owned by Esken Limited.


Where is London Southend Airport situated?

London Southend Airport is located in Essex County, north of Southend-on-Sea and east of London. By road, you can reach the airport via the A127 Southend Arterial Road.

How many terminals does London Southend Airport have?

The airport has a modern and compact terminal, the Departures hall is on the left, the Arrivals hall on the right. The airport terminal closes 45 minutes after the last flight arrives and opens again at 04:00 hours in the morning.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from London Southend Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
London City Airport 45km
London Stansted Airport 47km
London Gatwick Airport 77km
London Heathrow Airport 80km
London Luton Airport 81km
Ostend Bruges Airport (Belgium) 156km
Southampton Airport 159km
Birmingham Airport 194km
East Midlands Airport 197km



The distance from London Southend Airport to the centre of London is 68 kilometres. By car, it takes 75 minutes to get to the centre of London.

From SEN Airport to London City centre by Car
68 km

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from London Southend Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from London Southend Airport you can travel by train. Visit the London Southend Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at London Southend Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from London Southend Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of London is about £ 105.-. Book your taxi at London Southend Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From SEN Airport to London City centre by Taxi
68 km
£ 105.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At London Southend Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

London Southend Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at London Southend Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at London Southend Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at London Southend Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to London Southend Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at London Southend Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Wizz Air
  • easyJet


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near London Southend Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Southend, an IHG Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Holiday Inn Southend features an on-site fitness suite and a sound-proofed rooftop bar and restaurant.


The Rochford Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

This hotel is situated in the picturesque Essex village town of Rochford, less than a mile from the airport and 200 yards from the mainline railway station.


Seven Hotel, Southend-on-Sea

Located in Southend-on-Sea, Seven Hotel offers beachfront accommodation 600 metres from Three Shells and provides various facilities, such as a bar and a terrace.

Hotels in London

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Hilton London Canary Wharf, London

This stylish 4-star hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Canary Wharf London Underground Station and one Tube stop from the O2 Arena. It has modern, air-conditioned rooms, a gym, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a restaurant and bar.


citizenM Tower of London, London

citizenM Tower of London is located directly above Tower Hill Underground Station. Offering spectacular views on the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, citizenM offers 370 luxury fitted rooms and a food and beverages available 24/7.


The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London, London

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near London Southend Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


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Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

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  1 review

Have you visited London Southend Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about London Southend Airport and gave a score of 5 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

Jan Goldsack
1 year ago

I flew from Southend Airport on 15th July, had never been there before. I arrived early for my check-in, but nobody said the airport didn’t open until 2pm. Not a soul to be seen. This was down to Ryanair, who should have informed their passengers.
Maybe a sign on the door by the airport staff too. Having said that, I found the staff really lovely and friendly, especially David who helped me at the Special Assistance desk, he was great.
Also a lady called Wendy was nice too. I liked the smallness of the airport, but please guys, notices on the doors and Ryanair, tell us what’s happening please .

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