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Parking

Why not pre-book your parking?

It’s quick and simple 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 need to wait around for shuttle buses. They’re safe, 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.

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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 Long Stay car parks just enter your dates and pick the right car park for you.

Long Stay 1

Our most conveniently located car park. It is opposite the terminal and is just a minutes’ walk from check in.

Long Stay 2

This car park is 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.

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 pay 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 £3.00
10 mins – 30 mins £5.00
30 mins – 1 hour £7.00
1 - 3 hours £12.00
3 - 24 hours £30.00
Each additional 24hours or part thereof £30.00

In order to support this change we have altered the layout of the car park to ensure cars can flow smoothly through the car park.

For customers wishing to pick 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.

Long Stay 1

£25 per day or part thereof

Long Stay 2

£20 per day or part thereof

Long Stay 3

First 15 minutes free*

Then £20.00 per day or part thereof

*No return within 8 hours.

Pick-up and Drop-off

Where to park if you’re pick up or dropping someone off:

There are a couple of options for those who are looking to pick passengers up or drop them off. Our conveniently located Short Stay car park is just a few steps from the terminal, so it’s a good but paid for option to get passengers as close to the terminal as possible. There is also the option to pick up and drop people off in Long Stay 3, where the first 15 minutes in any 24 hour period are free. This is only an average 5 minute walk from the terminal.

Prices in Short Stay are as follows:

Duration Price
0 – 10 mins £3.00
10 mins – 30 mins £5.00
30 mins – 1 hour £7.00
1 – 3 hours £12.00
3 – 24 hours £30.00
Each additional 24hours or part thereof £30.00

Our short stay car park has adequate entry and exit barrier sets to ensure cars flow smoothly through the car park at all times. In order to support this change we have altered the layout of the car park to ensure cars can flow smoothly through the car park.

For customers wishing to pick 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. Please note that there is no return within 8 hours.

Blue Badge Pick up/Drop off and Parking

For pick up/drop off: There are conveniently located disabled bays in our Short Stay car park (charges apply) and our Long Stay 3 car park (Free for up to 15 minutes in any 24 hour period). Both options are perfect for a close to terminal pick up/drop off. If you need help getting to or from your car, please contact the airport before you travel (contact details below) or press the assistance button on the barrier as you enter. There are also assistance buttons on the pay on foot machines, in all of our car parks.

For parking: There are conveniently located disabled 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 disabled parking bays are closer to the terminal than Long Stay 2. If you need help getting to or from your car, please contact the airport before you travel (contact details below) or press the assistance button on the barrier as you enter or before you exit.

Contact

Telephone: +44 (0) 1702 538537
Email: LSAParking@SouthendAirport.com

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 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

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 our ANPR technology and lift the barrier for you. However, in case there are any issues, we recommend that you have your booking reference to hand just in case you need to speak to a member of our parking team who will be able to find your booking and let you in.

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. Our Non-Flexible products are non-cancellable and non-amendable.

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 safe are Southend Airport’s car parks?

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

Picking up and dropping off

Why has London Southend Airport made changes to its Short Stay car park?

We have changed the layout of the Short Stay car park in order to help avoid congestion and ensure a smooth, safe and hassle-free passenger experience as the airport gets busier and as it prepares to welcome 2.5 million passengers a year by the end of 2019.

Why have you taken away the 5-minutes free parking?

We have not taken away a free drop off and pick up option. Passengers that still wish to be picked up and dropped off for free can use the 15 minutes free drop off / pick up option in the Long Stay 3 car park, which is just a 3-5 minute walk from the terminal front door. Please note there is no return within 8 hours.

We are very proud to be one of the only London airports to provide our passengers with a free drop off/pick up option so close to the terminal.

Why are you now charging £3 for people to just pick up and drop off quickly in Short Stay?

The vast majority of London airports charge for drop off / pick up – and £3 for up to 10 minutes is one of the cheapest 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. Therefore, if people with restricted mobility using Short Stay do require slightly longer, we ask them to let us know when they get to the car park, so our team can ensure that if they do take longer than 10 mins, they will only pay the £3.

We do also have the free pick up/drop off period in Long Stay 3 that is only 3-5 minutes from the terminal. Again, if assistance is required, if people can let us know we can send support to that car park to help transfer passengers that need assistance.

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 can use the 15 minutes free drop off / pick up option in the Long Stay 3 car park, which is just a 3-5 minute walk from the train station entrance.

Traffic Management

Why are you now fining people £100 for dropping off on the roads?

As the airport grows, the approach roads will inevitably get busier. This could become dangerous if there are lots of vehicles stopping illegally on those roads, and that could lead to road traffic accidents. We are taking this action to avoid this situation.

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 walk from the terminal doors. We are proud to be the only London airport to provide a free drop off/pick up option just a few minutes’ walk from the terminal and we encourage our passengers to use this facility, help prevent congestion and keep their fellow travellers 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 is now installed throughout the relevant areas, and the double yellow lines have been replaced with red lines.

What about if I get caught in traffic at the zebra crossing – will you charge me then?

Obviously anyone stopping there to wait for crossing pedestrians will not receive a fine (unless they drop off/pick up whilst doing so).

A dedicated vehicle with on board mobile CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) equipment is now in place (operated by Vehicle Control Solutions) so they will be able to view footage of the roads.

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