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 the website and sign up to their newsletter.

A reminder for this weekend, from 9pm Friday 30 August until 5am, Monday 2nd September the A13 will be closed in both directions between A128 (Orsett Cock roundabout) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope) for the demolition of Saffron Gardens Farm Bridge. We are expecting severe congestion on the approaches to the road closure and would urge drivers to avoid the area is possible.

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.


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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Why not pre-book your parking?