Information about London Southend airport

London Southend airport (SEN) one of six international airports in UK located in Essex in the east of the city. It is located approximately 42miles (68km) to the Centre of London. It is an intelligent choice Southend airport for flights to travel into the capital of the United Kingdom. In 1970’s Southend airport is the third busiest airport before the development of Stansted. 900,000 passenger number is recorded for 2015, a decrease of 18% from the previous year.


Location:  1st Floor, Terminal Building, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6YF, United Kingdom

Southend airport -London

Opening Hours

Southend airport terminal closes 45 minutes after the last scheduled flight arrives and opens at 04:00 AM daily.

About Southend Airport

Established: 1935

Operator: London Southend airport Ltd

Owner: Stobart Group

Airport Terminals: 1

Airlines and Destination: London Southend airport serves 2 airlines operating to 19 different destinations.

Services and Facilities available at Southend airport


Bureaux de change, located within the Departure Lounge and land-side on the terminal concourse at the arrivals exit of Southend Airport. ATMs are available at various points within the terminal building.

WiFi /Internet Access

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the terminal building at London Southend airport.

Food & Drinks:

Lakers Bar & Restaurant is located in the departure lounge opposite gates 5 and 6. It serves a wide variety of hot and cold beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. They ensures that all food is served in 15 minutes or less.

Arnold & Forbes café, inside the departures lounge and opposite to arrival doors. It is a perfect place to enjoy pre-flight coffee and sandwich and you can quickly grab an in flight snack before boarding


It is a home to Stobart airport shopping, it offers huge range of perfumes, cosmetics, sunglasses gifts. Tax and duty free shopping is available at ground floor at departure lounge opposite to gate 2.  At Tax & Duty free you can get things 20% cheaper than the high street. It is a perfect shop if you have forgotten your everyday essentials and just wanted yourself before you fly. There is also a retail park adjacent to long-stay car park 3.

Stobart airport shopping

Left Luggage

In southend airport there is no left-luggage facility provided. Passengers who have lost an item within the terminal should fill the form on the airport website.

Sky-line Lounges

Sky-line lounges ensure you start your journey with style.  At Sky-Line lounge you can enjoy free Wi-Fi, Newspapers and complimentary drinks and tasty snacks and whilst watching TV. It offers its services irrelevant to airline you fly and class of travel. You’ll be able to get far away from the usual airport hustle and bustle.

Facilities for disabled

Southend airport terminal building is accessible to the physically disabled with ramps, elevators and lift wherever required. Baggage assistance, wheelchair push and provision are also provided on request prior to arrival at the airport.

Inside the terminal includes reserved seating throughout the airport, an induction loop and disabled toilets. Outside the airport terminal special parking provision is available for those who requires permits.

Passengers who requires assistance with their journey through airport, during embarking and disembarking the flight should also inform relevant airlines before travelling.

Transportation from Southend airport

London Southend airport is ideally situated in East London and easily accessible to all residents of Essex. It is 20 miles away from the M25 London orbital motorway. Private transfer services are ideal mode of transport to and from airport.

London airport transfers are one among the best airport transfer service providers from Southend to various destinations in London.  We provide a wide range of executive car selection for visitors to airport travelling in a group or individual. Our drivers are professional and courteous and wants to ensure that your journey to and from Southend airport is comfortable and convenient as possible.

Nearest attraction to Southend airport

  • Southend Pier is remarked on as being the longest pier in the world build in 1889, which has been restored to its former glory.
  • Southend Planetarium, a public planetarium and rare treat of your visit.
  • Southend has two famous theatres, The Cliffs Pavilion and the Palace Theatre. These venues, includes clubs, bars, restaurants, multi-screen cinema, and three casino’s for choice of an evening out!
  • Take a walk in the gardens, including the Clifftop gardens, along the seafront.


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