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.
Rochford Road - Road Closure
Due to necessary junction improvements, Rochford Road will be closed East and Westbound 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.
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.
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.