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Parking

Why not pre-book your parking?

It’s quick, simple and safe to park at London Southend Airport. Each of our official on-site car parks is just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal – with no shuttle buses required. They’re secure and open 24 hours. Better still, you can make amazing savings when you pre-book online. So you can simply drive up, park up and take off... without being taken for a ride.

Due to COVID-19 the airport have implemented new cleaning measures, including the sanitisation of all touchpoints within our car parks.

Car parking map

Pre-book parking

In order to guarantee your space and secure the best price we strongly recommend that you pre-book your parking. There are 3 car parks to choose from when pre-booking, all just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal, with no need to wait around for shuttle buses.

Whether you are away on business or leisure, staying for 1 day or 2 weeks we have options for everyone. To pre book your parking for any of our car parks just enter your dates and pick the right car park for you.

Short Stay

Our most conveniently located car park located just a few steps from the terminal.

Long Stay 1

Opposite the terminal and is just a minutes’ walk from check in.

Long Stay 2

This car park is our best value car park and located just a couple minutes’ walk to the terminal so is perfect for those looking to combine convenience with cost.

Long Stay 3

Our best value parking option, this is only a 4 - 5 minute walk to the terminal. *Please note that this car park is currently unavailable until 2021 for pre booked parking.

Turn-up and park

To guarantee a space in our car parks we recommend that you pre-book, however we have numerous parking options for those that want to just turn up on the day.

We have spaces for those who are dropping off and picking up or you can park in any of our car parks whilst you go away.

When turning up simply take a ticket at the barrier and make your contactless payment at any one of our Payment Machines, either in the car park or in the terminal building. You can also pay by card at any of the exit barriers.

Turn-up Prices:

Short Stay

Duration Price
0 – 10 mins £4.00
10 mins – 30 mins £7.00
30 mins – 1 hour £10.00
1 - 3 hours £15.00
3 - 24 hours £35.00
Each additional 24hours or part thereof £35.00

Long Stay 1

£30 per day or part thereof

Long Stay 2

£25 per day or part thereof

Long Stay 3

First 15 minutes free*

Then £25.00 per day or part thereof

*No return within 24 hours.

For customers wishing to picking up and drop off passengers for free, we still have a 15 minute free period in our Long Stay 3 car park, which is only a 3-4 minute walk to the terminal.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Where to park if you’re picking up or dropping off passengers:

There are a couple of options for those who are looking to pick up passengers or drop them off. Our conveniently located Short Stay car park is directly opposite the terminal. There is also the option to pick up and drop off passengers in Long Stay 3, where the first 15 minutes in any 24 hour period are free. This is only an average 5 minute journey time from the terminal.

Prices in Short Stay are as follows:

Duration Price
0 – 10 mins £4.00
10 mins – 30 mins £7.00
30 mins – 1 hour £10.00
1 – 3 hours £15.00
3 – 24 hours £35.00
Each additional 24hours or part thereof £35.00

Blue Badge Pick up/Drop off and Parking

For pick up/drop off: There are conveniently located blue badge bays in our Short Stay car park (charges apply) which provides the closest option for accessing the terminal. There is also the option of using Long Stay 3 (15 minutes free), which is approximately 200m from the terminal building. If you need help getting to or from your car, please contact your airline prior to travel for further advice.

For parking: There are conveniently located blue badge bays in our Long Stay 1 and Long Stay 2 car park for when you are pre booking or simply turning up to park. Please note that Long Stay 1 blue badge parking bays are closer to the terminal than Long Stay 2. If you need help getting to or from your car, please contact your airline prior to travel for further 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).

Terms and conditions

For more detailed information about Parking at London Southend Airport please refer to our terms and conditions.

Parking terms and conditions

Parking FAQs

Information about our parking facilities, pick up and drop off and traffic management

Pre-book parking

My flight has been cancelled due to Coronavirus, how do I amend/refund my parking?

We are happy to refund or re-book any customer bookings that are flexible transactions, please complete your cancellation/amendment online.

Non-flexible bookings have been made amendable, allowing passengers to re book via the online platform.

Cancelled flight bookings should be directed to your airline. If it is a self-cancellation or escalation, we advise that you contact your travel insurance provider.

Parking bookings made via our Airline partners can only be refunded by the Airline with whom the booking was made.

Please bear with us whilst we operate with reduced staffing, each request is being reviewed, all parking queries should be directed to parking.enquiries@southendairport.com.

I’ve pre-booked my parking, what happens when I arrive?

When you arrive at the car park your number plate should be recognised by the ANPR technology at which point a ticket should be issued for you to take, allowing the barrier to lift. However, in case there are any issues, please press the assistance button and have your booking reference to hand to speak to a member of our parking team, in order for them to assist you.

Can I amend or cancel my booking?

If you have booked one of our Flexible products, you are able to amend or cancel your booking up to 24 hours before you are due to arrive without any cost.

If your flight is cancelled due to COVID-19, LSA will replace your non flexible booking with an amendable product which can be used by logging into your booking on the parking platform.

Your amendable booking will be valid for 12 months from your current booking date.

All parking queries should be directed to parking.enquiries@southendairport.com

What happens if I am late or early to the car park or my flight is delayed on my way back?

We understand that people can’t always arrive at our car parks exactly when they say they will, which is why we have a 4 hour grace period either side of your pre-booked entry and exit times. However, if you overstay this grace period, you will be subject to our overstay charges, charged at the 24 hour turn up rate in each of our car parks.

Can I pre-book parking for the same day I am travelling?

Yes, you can book parking up to 2 hours before you are due to arrive at the airport. However, to guarantee availability and to secure the best prices we recommend booking early.

General

How secure are Southend Airport’s car parks?

All of our car parks are secure and have all received ParkMark accreditation which means both ParkMark and the Police have signed them off as being secure places to park your car. They are well lit and our on-site team complete regular patrols.

Picking up and dropping off

Why do you charge £4 for pick up and drop off in Short Stay?

The vast majority of London airports charge for pick up / drop off – and £4 for up to 10 minutes is in line with various Short Stay car park options of all the London airports.

We are also very proud to be one of the only London airports to provide our passengers with a free drop off/pick up option just a 3-5 minute walk from the terminal.

What about people with mobility issues?

We have good provisions in the Short Stay car park for Blue Badge holders. We understand that they may take slightly longer to pick up and drop off. If people with restricted mobility using Short Stay do require slightly longer, we ask them to let us know when they are about to exit the car park, either using our payment machines or exit barriers by pressing the assistance button.

We do also have the free pick up/drop off period in Long Stay 3 that is only 3-5 minutes journey time from the terminal.

What about local residents dropping off and picking up for the train station?

Passengers that still wish to be picked up and dropped off for free have 15 minutes available by using our Long Stay 3 car park, which is just a 3-5 minute journey time from the train station entrance.

Traffic Management

Why are PCN's being issued for stopping on the roadway?

The decision for implementing roadway management services was to deliver a safety focused roadway experience, ensuring all vehicles are kept moving. Due to an increase in the number of vehicles stopping in potentially dangerous locations across our roads and on/near our pedestrian crossings.

We urge passengers to make use of the 15 minutes free option in the Long Stay 3 car park, which is just a 3-5 minute journey time from the terminal doors. We are proud to be one of the only London airport to provide a free drop off/pick up option just a few minutes’ from the terminal and we encourage our passengers to use this facility, helping to prevent congestion and to keep their fellow passengers safe.

Where is the no stopping zone?

The no stopping zone starts at the roundabout between the Holiday Inn and the airport retail park and continues to Long Stay 1 and Long Stay 2 car parks opposite the Control Tower. It also includes the road that runs behind the Holiday Inn, concluding at the barrier entrance to the Hotel / Staff Car Park.

Prominent signage advising drivers of the importance of complying with the existing highway restrictions are now installed throughout the relevant areas, clearly marked with double red lines.

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