Southend Airport


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London Southend Airport is not as big as other capital airports, but it still handles over 2 million passengers a year and those numbers are climbing. If you’re one of those travellers, we can help you to find cheap and convenient parking—the perfect start to your holiday!

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Airport address

Eastwoodbury Cres Southend-on-Sea SS2 6YF

Southend Airport Parking Options

There are a few difficult parking options available at London Southend Airport, and at CheapAirportParking, we have great rates on most of them. The car parking facilities currently available at Southend Airport include:

Short Stay

The most convenient of all Southend Airport car parks, the Short Stay is located mere steps from the terminal. It means you’re always just a few seconds away and don’t need to worry about lugging your baggage around or taking a shuttle bus.

As you might expect, the Short Stay is also the most expensive option. It’s usually best for short breaks and business trips, otherwise, you could find yourself paying a hefty price.

Long Stay 1

Long Stay 1 is a little further away than Short Stay, but it’s still within walking distance. You’ll be at the check-in desk within a few minutes and should save yourself a few quid by booking this option.

Long Stay 2

The Long Stay 2 car park is a low-cost, budget car park that’s only a few minutes from the terminal and is perfect for mid-length and long stays.

Long Stay 3

Described as the “best value” parking option by the airport, Long Stay 3 is a cheap car park suitable for long stays. It’s a few minutes from the terminal and the price typically reflects this.

You can park here even if you’re only planning on a short stay. It just means that you’ll have to add a few extra minutes to your journey and lug your baggage a little further.

SEN SACP Park & Ride

SEN SACP Park & Ride is an off-airport car park provided by a third party. This means that it’s not offered by the airport directly and the car park itself is located outside the airport. It’s usually the cheaper option and is ideal for long stays.

Once you have parked securely in the car park, simply wait for one of the shuttle buses and then take the 5-minute journey to the airport. If you’re happy with a short bus ride, there’s no reason not to consider this unofficial Southend Airport parking option.

SEN SACP Meet & Greet

SEN SACP Meet & Greet takes some of the stress away, as a valet will collect your car and park it for you. There’s no need to drive around looking for a space and the company’s fully insured drivers will make sure your car is safe and protected at all times.

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Cheap Southend Airport Parking Options

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Southend Airport Information

Southend Airport is located about 36 miles from the centre of London, serving Greater London and southern Essex. It has a single runway that spans 1,856 metres and it is considered to be one of the best airports in the capital.

In fact, in 2013, 2014, and 2015 it was voted the best airport in Britain by Which?. It was also voted the best London airport for 6 consecutive years, beginning in 2019.

The airport handles over 2 million passengers a year, with dozens of flights to destinations across Europe. In 2019, the most popular route was Amsterdam, with over 200,000 passengers heading there. Alicante, Malaga, and Faro followed closely behind.

Southend Airport is operated by Esken Limited, formerly known as Stobart Group Limited.

Airport Lounges at Southend Airport

Southend Airport is home to the SKYLIFE Lounge @ The Pilot Café. The lounge itself is actually closed at the time of writing, but The Pilot Café is open. It provides a selection of complimentary drinks, including alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and hot drinks.

You’ll get a nice and quiet place to relax, complimentary snacks, and free WiFi. Book in advance online or drop by on the day and pay at the reception desk.

Shopping at Southend Airport

There are a handful of shops, bars, and restaurants at Southend Airport, including WHSmith and World Duty Free. You can grab a bite to eat, enjoy a few drinks, buy some books/magazines for the journey, exchange currency, and more.

Southend Airport Drop Off/Pick Up Information

It’s rare to find free pick-up or drop-off options anywhere near airport terminals, but Southend Airport is the exception. There is a free option just a 3 to 5-minute walk from the terminal.

You can also head to the Short Stay car park, where you’ll pay £5 for stays of up to 10 minutes. The latter option is much closer and so it’s best suited for quick drop-offs and pick-ups, especially when a large amount of luggage is involved.

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