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.

Important information

Rochford Road - Road Closure

Due to necessary junction improvements, Rochford Road will be closed Northbound for up to 14 weeks. The closure is scheduled to commence from 13th January 2020 till 22nd April 2020 or where appropriate signs are showing and weather permitting. For more information visit Southend borough council's website.

A13 Thurrock - Road Widening Project

The A13 Road Widening Project starts in early 2019 and will involve a number of road restrictions on the A13 between Orsett and Stanford-le-Hope in Thurrock. For more information on their project visit their website and sign up to their newsletter.

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 a satnav, our postcode is SS2 6YF.


Each of our official on-site car parks is just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal – with no need to wait around for shuttle buses.

Pick-up and drop-off

If you’re picking-up or dropping-off at London Southend Airport, then you can use the Short Stay, or the Long Stay 3 car parks.

Parking at London Southend Airport
Pick-up and Drop-off parking
Special Assistance Pick-up and Drop-off advice

Traffic Management at London Southend Airport

In order to deliver a safe environment for all, the airport access roads are protected by a traffic management enforcement operation. Stopping is prohibited on all airport access roads. Penalty charge notices may be issued if motorists stop on any of our Red route sign posted access roads, ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) is in operation. There is adequate provision for pick up and drop off that can be found in the Long Stay 3 car park (Free 15 minutes in any 8 hours) and the Short Stay car park (charges apply as advertised).

Dartford Crossing update

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

Pay online


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