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Southend Airport

London Southend Airport (SEN)


London Southend Airport is situated 36 miles (58km) from central London in Rochford, Essex. It is a small international airport, containing only one terminal, and is the furthest from the city centre of all airports in the London airport system. Regular destinations served include Amsterdam, Dublin, and Prague, as well as a host of Mediterranean holiday favourites.

The facilities are not extensive but they cover all the necessities. There are places to eat and drink, in addition to shops, a Holiday Inn, a duty free outlet, and a currency exchange, among others. It is well-connected to public transport, with trains and buses all travelling to London.


The airport is situated 36 miles (58km) south of London.

Getting to the city

London Southend Airport is easily reached via the regional bus and coach networks of Essex such as First Essex Buses and Arriva Bus. Main locations include Stansted, Chelmsford, and central Southend. Conveniently, the closest bus stops are only a quick stroll from the terminal.

Taxis and ride-hailing services are available outside the terminal, while it's also possible to rent a car. Taking the train is also an option: a train to Liverpool Street Station will take around 52 minutes, while a train to Stratford Station will take around 44 minutes.


GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).


+44 (0) 1702 538 500

Car rental

Hertz and Enterprise operate in the terminal.

Airport Taxis

Taxis from Southend Airport are available outside the terminal building.


There are places to shop, eat and drink, and there is a duty free. Services and facilities include currency exchange, car hire and parking, ATMs, medical care, toilets, baby change facilities, and a lounge.


Short-term and long-term parking is available, both with extremely short walks to the terminal.

Departure Tax




Free WiFi is available at the airport.

Business Lounges

The SKYLIFE Lounge provides travellers with a spot to relax, as well as a place for business. There are comfortable seating arrangements, along complimentary snacks and hot drinks.

Southend Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.