Driving

Drive up and take off

London Southend Airport is easy to get to and from by car across the south and east of England. We’re just 41 miles (61km) east of Central London, with quick connections to the motorway network via the M25.


Quick directions

From M25 Junction 29

Take the A127 and follow signs for Southend.

From central London

Take either the A12 or A13 and follow signs for Southend.

Follow signs for the airport once you near the centre of Southend. If you’re using satnav, our postcode is SS2 6YF

Drop off and pick up

If you’re dropping off or picking up at Southend Airport, please use the short stay car park – the first 15 minutes are completely free of charge.

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Parking at London Southend Airport

Find out more about your parking options.

Dartford Crossing update

The payment system for the Dartford Crossing is now online or postal only.

Pay online

Travel updates

Planned closure to the Rayleigh Road Junction with the A127 in the Southbound direction

Passengers travelling to the airport by road should be aware of a closure to the Rayleigh Road Junction with the A127 in the Southbound direction. This closure will take place between 0800 9th June until 1700 11th June. This means that vehicles will not be able to enter the A127 from Rayleigh Road. Signed diversion routes will be in place. We advise passengers to allow more time for their journey to the airport during this time.

Kent Elms

Road improvements are taking place at Kent Elms. Please see the note below from Southend Borough Council for more details:

The works start on Monday 21st November and will continue through to May 2017. The majority of the works will be undertaken during off peak periods 9.30-15.30 Monday to Friday. Find out more about the Kent Elms works.