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With its futuristic-looking footbridge traversing the purpose-built two-track line, the glittering modern marvel of Southend Airport train station opened in 2011, after 75 years' wait. It was in the 1930s, when the airport opened, that Southend's then mayor remarked the need for a railway station as well. Better late than never. Built in just 23 months, the station is Stobart Rail's biggest project to date. The company completely designed and constructed the line, discovering Iron Age fire pits and rare species of spider during construction. The station boasts an impressive turnaround time, promising to have hand-luggage-only plane passengers on the station platform a mere 15 minutes after touchdown. It's certainly doable with the station being just 100 paces from the airport terminal.

London Southend is one of Britain’s main airports and lots of passengers take advantage of its direct train links with London to get there. This can save both time and money. The airport is 42 miles east of London city centre, located in Essex county. Greater Anglia trains run direct from London Liverpool Street to Southend Airport, stopping in Stratford station on the way. This provides easy access to the airport from Canterbury, Oxford, Brighton and many other cities and towns in South East England.

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Station details & facilities

Unless you're driving or taking a taxi, the only viable public transport between Southend Airport and London is the train service from Liverpool Street Station. On site you'll find a 320-space car park, and the station is manned 24 hours a day by Stobart Rail staff. All toilets and baby changing facilities can be found on platform 1. The station has disabled access.

Departures and arrivals from Southend Airport

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Southend Airport station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia15:45On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:58On time
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia16:15On time
to London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:28On time
to Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia16:45On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia15:45On time
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia15:58On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:15On time
from Southend VictoriaGreater Anglia16:28On time
from London Liverpool StreetGreater Anglia16:45On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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