London to Southend airport

If you are traveling from London to Southend airport, there are few things good to be known.

The distance from London to Southend airport is of about 42 miles(68 km) via A13 and the journey takes about 1 hour. If you choose to travel via A127 or A2 and A13, it will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Always plan your journey in advance, especially when you need to catch a flight.

Southend airport is located in Essex, in the district of Rochford. It was voted for 5 consecutive years (2013-2017) as the best London terminal by Which? readers and the best airport in the United Kingdom for 3 years.

Noted for the great weather conditions, Southend airport is used by airlines as a diversion alternative. When adverse weather or incidents are closing other London airports, flights are diverted there.

London Southend Airport in numbers

London Southend Airport in numbers

With only one terminal, Southend airport is really accessible and stress-free. The check-in desks are situated on the ground floor, security is on the first floor in addition to the business lounge. The departure lounge and gates are located on the ground floor. Arrivals and baggage reclaim are based on the ground floor at the north end of the terminal.

If you arrive at the airport by car and want to leave it there until returned, you can do so. Thanks to the adjacent car park, which is just a few minutes away from the terminal, therefore you don’t need to wait for a shuttle.

Southend airport has its own rail station and you can get there by train from London Liverpool Station in 53 minutes and from  Stratford Station in 44 minutes. The convenient rail stop is just 2 minutes away from the terminal building.

In conclusion, whether you choose to travel by train or by car from London to Southend airport, always plan your journey in advance!