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London Southend Airport is an international travel hub 36 miles from the capital. There are pick-up and drop-off points at both short and long-stay car parks, with 15 minutes available free in the latter. Hotels nearby include independents plus big brands like Premier Inn. With all of London nearby, more local attractions include Southend Pier, Sea Life Adventure Centre and Hadleigh Castle. Reach all these and more with Southend Airport transfers.

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Great local hotels near Southend Airport

Pre-book an efficient Southend Airport transfer to or from one of the nearby hotels.

  • The Last Post is 2.5 miles away, making for Southend Airport transfers in minutes. This former Post Office offers pleasant, affordable three-star accommodation with an ‘excellent’ TripAdvisor rating.
  • Premier Inn Southend-on-Sea (Eastern Esplanade) is just over three miles away. With three stars and an ‘excellent’ TripAdvisor score, it offers attractively priced comfort near central Southend and all local amenities.
  • Gleneagles Guesthouse is three miles away, or some 15 minutes by road from the airport. Reasonably priced for a four-star hotel, it enjoys panoramic sea views. Visitors rated it ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor.

Travelling on from Southend to another airport?

  • London City Airport lies 35 miles to the west, so Southend Airport transfers can have you there within the hour
  • London Gatwick Airport is an hour and a half south-west, with a distance by road of roughly 65 miles
  • London Stansted Airport is a similar distance away as London City, meaning a similar journey of less than 60 minutes
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Towns and cities to visit near Southend Airport

  1. Southend-on-Sea itself is within a couple of miles of the airport, making for a swift transfer, and it offers all the attractions of a large coastal resort, alongside excellent shopping and dining. Relax in one of its open spaces, catch a show or chill out somewhere like Shoebury East Beach.
  2. Leigh-on-Sea is four miles or 15 minutes away via Southend Airport transfer. It’s an old-fashioned place with quirky shops and boutiques, art galleries and some fantastic fish restaurants. Enjoy dinner looking out over the estuary!
  3. Grays is 22 miles south-west, and a Southend Airport transfer can have you there within 45 minutes. This vibrant town on the north bank of the Thames is near Lakeside, one of Europe’s biggest shopping centres. There’s also a theatre, landscaped beach and waterfront walkway plus varied dining opportunities and a bustling market.
  4. Billericay is half an hour or 15 miles to the north-west. It’s well-served for open spaces such as Norsey Wood or Hanningfield Reservoir. Other attractions include the Barleylands farm and craft village, offering flying displays at its Imperial Bird of Prey Academy. Additionally, there’s the brilliant Cater Museum and a local theatre.
  5. London is within 40 miles, and if you’re bored of it, famously you’re bored of life! Whatever you want from a city, London has it all. Ride the London Eye to take it all in, and make time to stroll places like the bookstalls of the South Bank or Borough Market.
  6. Basildon is 11 miles away so reachable within 25 minutes. This large town offers plentiful dining opportunities, a welcoming, vibrant theatre and the 460-acre Langdon Visitor Centre nature reserve. Meanwhile, the Eastgate centre, in the heart of town, boasts dozens of top-name stores.
Popular attractions accessible to London Southend Airport
  1. Southend Pier: The world’s longest pleasure pier is 1.3 miles long – so extensive there’s a train! Draws include cafes and fish and chips, while the Royal Pavilion showcases year-round events and entertainment. It’s a few miles or a 15-minute Southend Airport transfer away.
  2. The Sea Life Adventure Centre: Again just a few miles distant, this family attraction incorporates a shark tunnel, plus an array of exotic fish alongside mammals like meerkats and otters and an outside area.
  3. Hadleigh Castle is just over six miles or 20 minutes via Southend Airport transfer to the south-west. Overlooking the Essex marshes, its origins are in the thirteenth century and entrance is free.
  4. Adventure Island is three and a half miles away, or within 15 minutes by road. It offers dozens of rides for visitors of all ages, from an old-fashioned helter-skelter to a white-knuckle rollercoaster and a spooky ghost ride.
  5. Southchurch Hall is again an easy three-mile airport transfer away. Explore the gardens of this Grade 1 moated medieval manor house, not forgetting the tea room! It’s a tranquil spot away from the hustle and bustle of town.
  6. Southend Museum & Planetarium has some fascinating exhibits, plus the chance to experience the wonders of the night sky, with talks changing throughout the year.
More key details for London Southend Airport

Disabled facilities include wheelchair-accessible toilets and hearing loops (including mobile ones, plus staff who sign). The ticket desk inside the terminal is the special assistance meeting point.

Help is available throughout your journey, from check-in to baggage retrieval, and all airlines flying from Southend accommodate manually operated wheelchairs.

Guide dogs are welcome. The airport even offers sessions with therapy dogs to help calm nervous travellers, while its blue wristband scheme helps those with a hidden disability such as dementia or autism.

London Southend Airport
Eastwoodbury Crescent

Tel: (01702) 538500