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London Southend Airport Guide

LondonSouthend Airport Guide

"Welcome to London Southend Airport. We hope you will have a pleasant journey through the airport and wish you an enjoyable flight! Please do not hesitate to contact any of our airport staff if you have any questions or require assistance."

Departing from London Southend Airport

1. Check-in online

- Whether you are travelling with cabin bag only or hold luggage, please check in online.
- You can check in online and print your boarding pass from 30 days and up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure of your flight.

2. Bag Drop

- Our Bag Drop is located in the terminal building and is clearly visible.
- You can drop your bags for any flight at any of our desks from 2 hours before the departure time.

3. Departures

- Please view the flight information boards in the departure lounge for details of your gate.

Arriving at London Southend Airport

- Our team are ready on hand if you have any questions.

A few useful tips

- Once you have dropped your bags, we will advise you to go straight to the boarding hall as security control may be busy. If you have no bags to drop, please proceed straight to the gate.

- You will have to check your boarding gate on the airport screens, as these are communicated one hour before departure time only.

- After passing security control, within the boarding area, you will find coffee shops and duty free shops to buy your last souvenirs.

- You may be boarded into a pre boarding area, and will access the aircraft via steps.

- If you need any kind of help or assistance, please do not hesitate to come to our Bag Drop area where a “welcome staff” will be more than happy to answer your questions and guide you through the airport.

For more detailed information on on the airport view terminal map.

Travelling to & from the airport

The main access road into the airport can at busy times of the year become congested, please ensure that if travelling to the airport by car you allow plenty of time.

By Car

London Southend Airport is located 40 miles from Central London and 35 miles from London Stratford. The airport is located just off the A127 meaning there is access links from the M25, A13, and A12 making the journey to Central London just under one hour.
Find a great deal on car rental from the airport with our car rental partner Europcar.
With Europcar’s Airport Connect service you can even collect, or return a rental car near your home.


Find a great deal on parking at the airport.

By taxi
Pre book your door-to-door airport transfers with our transfer partner Holiday Taxis.

Airport hotels
Take a look at our selection of comfortable and convenient airport hotels. 

More Information
Find out more information on travelling to and from the airport including details on local bus and train services.

By rail

Southend airport has excellent rail connections into central London with up to 8 trains per hour into Central London taking 53 minutes. The airport’s dedicated rail station is less than 100 paces from the airport terminal and passengers can enjoy quick access from plane to train in just 15 minutes. Find out more information on trains to and from London.

Ready to go?

Check-in online

Remember to check in online and print your boarding pass for your flight. The service is free and is available from 30 days and up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure of your flight.

Cabin bags only?
If you only have cabin bags you can head straight to the departure gate. Remember to check in online 30 days and up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure and to print your boarding pass ready for your flight.

Hold luggage
If you have hold luggage, check in online and print your boarding pass, then once at the airport, take your bags to one of the easyJet 'Bag drop' desks located in the departure hall.

Need some help?

If you have any specific needs or access requirements during your trip, you can request Special Assistance online through Manage Bookings or by calling our Special Assistance Team, no later than 48 hours before your scheduled departure time.

On time
We recommend arriving at the airport with plenty of time before you depart so you can get through security and find your boarding gate.


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