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.
Find out more about trains to London Southend Airport
|Everyday||06:00 - 23:00|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Nearest station with more facilities|
Rochford or Prittlewell.
|Customer help points||Available|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Everyday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Car park 1 Car park 2|
|Carpark operator||Stobart Stobart|
|Car parking spaces||308|
|Cycle storage spaces||8|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
In the car park.
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|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Unavailable|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Yes, local taxi firm serves station.
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.