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

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’ journey time 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 will be issued if motorists stop on any of our Red route sign posted access roads. 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 24 hours) and the Short Stay car park (charges apply as advertised).

Dartford Crossing

Payment options for the Dartford Crossing can be found here.


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