Welcome to Southend Airport, your gateway to exciting destinations and memorable journeys. Situated in Essex, England, Southend Airport serves as a convenient and efficient travel hub for passengers flying to domestic and international destinations alike.

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About Southend Airport:

Southend Airport, officially known as London Southend Airport, is a bustling regional airport located approximately 42 miles east of Central London. Despite its smaller size compared to other London airports, Southend Airport offers modern facilities, excellent connectivity, and a welcoming atmosphere for travelers.

Services and Facilities:

At Southend Airport, we prioritize passenger comfort and convenience, offering a range of services and facilities to enhance your travel experience:


Check in for your flight with ease at our conveniently located check-in counters within the terminal building. Self-service kiosks are also available for added convenience.

Security Screening:

Our efficient security screening process ensures all passengers and their belongings’ safety and security. Please adhere to the guidelines regarding liquids, gels, and electronics to expedite the screening process.

Retail and Dining:

Explore a variety of retail outlets and dining options within the terminal, offering everything from grab-and-go snacks to sit-down meals. Whether you need travel essentials or looking to indulge in a delicious meal, London Southend Airport has you covered.


Relax and unwind before your flight in one of our comfortable airport lounges, where you can enjoy complimentary refreshments, Wi-Fi access, and a peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the terminal.

Transportation Options:

Getting to and from London Southend Airport is easy, with excellent transportation links including trains, buses, taxis, and private car hire services. Stansted Express provides direct train services to Central London, offering a convenient option for travelers.


Southend Airport Departures

Southend Airport Departures

At Southend Airport Departures, you can embark on flights to various countries around the world. Here are some of the destinations you can reach from Southend Airport:


Fly to popular destinations in Spain such as Barcelona, Alicante, and Malaga to soak up the sun on beautiful beaches or explore vibrant cities filled with culture and history.


Discover the charm of Portugal with flights to Lisbon, Porto, and Faro, where you can explore historic neighborhoods, indulge in delicious cuisine, and relax by the scenic coastline.


Experience the beauty of Italy with flights to destinations like Rome, Venice, and Milan, where you can marvel at ancient ruins, admire world-renowned art, and savor authentic Italian cuisine.


Explore the romance of France with flights to Paris, Nice, and Lyon, where you can wander through iconic landmarks, stroll along picturesque streets, and indulge in gourmet dining.


Visit dynamic cities in Germany such as Berlin, Munich, and Frankfurt, where you can delve into history, enjoy vibrant nightlife, and experience the country’s rich cultural heritage.


Fly to Amsterdam and other Dutch cities to discover charming canals, historic architecture, and vibrant cultural scenes in this picturesque country.


Enjoy flights to Athens and other Greek islands, where you can immerse yourself in ancient history, relax on stunning beaches, and indulge in delicious Mediterranean cuisine.


Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Switzerland with flights to Zurich, Geneva, and Basel, where you can ski in the Alps, hike through picturesque valleys, and experience Swiss hospitality.

Southend Airport Arrivals

Southend Airport Arrivals

Upon arriving at Southend Airport, you’ll find a range of facilities and services to help you navigate through the terminal:

Baggage Claim:

Proceed to the baggage claim area, conveniently located within the terminal building, to retrieve your luggage. Look for your flight number on the screens to find the correct baggage carousel.

Customs and Immigration:

After collecting your luggage, proceed through customs and immigration, where our friendly staff will assist you with any necessary documentation and ensure a smooth entry process.

Transportation Options:

Once you’ve cleared customs, you’ll find various transportation options to take you to your final destination. Whether you prefer trains, buses, taxis, or rental cars, getting to Central London or other destinations is easy and convenient.

Information Desks:

If you have any questions or need assistance during your arrival, our information desks are staffed by knowledgeable representatives who can provide you with helpful information and directions.

Southend Airport Hotel

Southend Airport Hotel

Holiday Inn Southend:

Enjoy a comfortable stay at Holiday Inn Southend, located just a short distance from the airport terminal. Featuring modern rooms, on-site dining options, and amenities such as a fitness center and free Wi-Fi, Holiday Inn Southend is an excellent choice for travelers.

Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea:

Experience waterfront luxury at Park Inn by Radisson Palace Southend-on-Sea, situated in the heart of Southend-on-Sea. With stunning views of the Thames Estuary, stylish rooms, and convenient access to local attractions, this hotel offers a memorable stay.

Westcliff Hotel:

Embrace Victorian elegance at Westcliff Hotel, a historic property overlooking the picturesque cliffs of Southend-on-Sea. Featuring charming accommodations, a renowned restaurant, and easy access to Southend Airport, Westcliff Hotel is ideal for discerning travelers.

Campanile Hotel Southend:

Discover modern comfort at Campanile Hotel Southend, offering contemporary rooms, on-site dining, and convenient amenities such as free parking and Wi-Fi. Located just a short drive from Southend Airport, Campanile Hotel Southend provides a convenient base for exploring the area.

Contact Us:

For inquiries, assistance, or information about Southend Airport, please don’t hesitate to contact our customer service team. We’re here to ensure that your journey through Southend Airport is smooth, enjoyable, and stress-free.


Most frequent questions and answers

You can fly to Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal and more from London Southend Airport. Our package holidays from this airport use our trusted airline partners to take care of the flights, meaning you’ll book a TUI holiday but fly with a different airline. Don’t worry, though, every partner airline we work with guarantees you’ll get the same high level of service you’d expect from a TUI Airways flight.

Get ready to fly from Southend airport to your dream destination with our 2024 routes to Grenoble, Bourgas, Mallorca, Malaga, Faro, Amsterdam, Paris, and Geneva.

The fastest way to get from London to Southend Airport Station is by train which takes 51 min and costs £15 – £22. Is there a direct train between London and Southend Airport Station? Yes, there is a direct train departing from London Liverpool Street and arriving at Southend Airport.

From April 2024 onwards, London Southend Airport has started flights to Alicante departing every Monday and Friday.