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London Southend Airport

Serves Southend-On-Sea, England, United Kingdom

About the Area

London Southend Airport (SEN) is located 58 kilometers away from Central London. It is in the town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England.

Essex is a captivating place to discover and explore. It has a good blend of rich history and modernism, making it a unique and charming destination. Here you can visit historic towns, abbeys, castles, and villages that were influenced by the Normans, Saxons, Romans, and Vikings. At the same time, you also have a wide selection of shopping centers, modern attractions, unique gastronomic experiences, and luxurious spas.

About London Southend Airport

This international airport is quite small, but has been voted as the Best London Airport for an impressive six years since 2013, by the consumer group Which?

This single-runway airport is all about providing excellent service to its passengers and visitors. It has all the amenities needed to make a comfortable and memorable stay, ranging from carefully-selected dining options and retails shops, to basic facilities that are children-friendly and accessible.

London Southend Airport has an on-site four-star hotel, the Holiday Inn. It is conveniently located only a short walking distance from the main terminal. Aside from its luxurious rooms, it also has a rooftop restaurant and bar that provide a scenic view of the airport and its nearby areas

The airport has an executive lounge called SKYLIFE Lounge. It serves as a refuge from the airport crowd, which makes it perfect for relaxation or if you need to finish up some work.

The airport is not open all the time, unlike others. It only operates from 4:00 AM until 12:00 midnight.

There are three cash machines at the airport. One is located inside the departure lounge, another one in the Arrivals area, and the third near the check-in counters. There are also two currency exchange kiosks, one is at the departure lounge and the other one is at the departures area.

Are there car rental facilities?

There is only one car rental company currently operating at SEN. Its office is located near a coffee shop, inside the terminal building while the fleets are at the Car Rental Centre. Since car rental options are limited, it would be best if you can book your vehicle before your scheduled trip.

Popular Destinations

London Southend Airport serves 2 million passengers annually and the following are its top international destinations.

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alicante, Spain
  • Málaga, Spain
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Dublin, Ireland