Southend Airport Parking
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With off-site car parks located no further than a five minute transfer from the terminal, booking your Southend Airport parking through Purple Parking will help keep your trip as simple as possible from start to finish. With both Park & Ride and Meet & Greet services available, we can offer the most convenient parking to suit your needs whilst saving you up to 60% on other booking agents.
Services at Southend
|SACP PARK AND RIDE||Rated 4 / 5|
|SACP MEET AND GREET||Rated 4 / 5|
|EURO CAR PARKS PARK & RIDE|
|EURO CAR PARKS MEET & GREET|
|PURPLE PARKING||Rated 4 / 5|
|PURPLE PARKING MEET & GREET||Rated 4 / 5|
Our services explained
Purple Parking acts as a booking agent for SACP. We ensure that regular checks of these services are carried out to ensure a high standard of service and we constantly review our pricing to get you the best deal. Our service at Southend Airport offers great value for money and makes travelling easier. We’re an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you’re in safe hands with whichever parking option you decide is best for you.
Park & Ride
Purple Parking Park & Ride car parks are located two and a half miles from Southend terminal - just a 5 minute transfer on a dedicated mini-bus. The SACP car park is even closer, at just over one mile from the airport. Transfer time from the SACP car park is approximately two minutes.
For Park & Ride services, simply drive yourself to the relevant car park, check in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax while you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park where your car will be ready for collection.
Meet & Greet
The Meet & Greet service for Southend Airport is a convenient and simple way to park your car before your trip. The simple process means that by calling when you are just 15 minutes from the airport, you can expect to meet your chauffeur directly at the Short Stay Car Park (just past the terminal building on the right). The driver will have an ID badge and will transfer your vehicle to the off-site car park on your behalf, leaving you free to focus on checking in and enjoying your trip. When you return to Southend Airport, simply call the car park at the earliest convenience and your chauffeur will meet you at the relevant drop off point with your vehicle.
Located in Essex, approximately 42 miles from central London, and with one single terminal, travelling through Southend Airport couldn’t be simpler. The terminal building has a one-level concourse for departures and arrivals, with a mezzanine level for the first class lounge and Lakers Bar.
As a general rule, Southend Airport recommends checking in two hours before your scheduled flight. Check-in closing times vary between flight operators, so you will need to check these with your individual airline. The terminal opens from 4am until 45 minutes after the last scheduled flight. Any arrivals before 4am will not be able to enter the terminal.
Leisure and family facilities
Baby-changing facilities are available in the disabled toilets in the terminal.
Pushchairs can be taken right through security to the plane. However, please be ready to remove your baby for a few minutes while the pushchair is put through the screening x-ray.
There is a small play area in the Lakers Bar for children, with a screen showing cartoons.
It is now possible to take more than the standard 100ml of baby food through security, provided that this is for the sole purpose of your journey.
Southend Airport’s information desk is located in the pre-departure area next to the check-in desks.
At Southend Airport, you can enjoy browsing tax free goods in the Stobart Airport Shopping store, with up to 20% off highstreet prices on cosmetics, perfumes, alcohol and accessories. The free Buy Now, Collect on Return service means there is no need to fly with your shopping – instead you can pick your purchases up from the departure lounge when you arrive back in the airport. This service is only available for passengers travelling within the EU. You will also find a branch of WHSmith in the departures lounge for purchasing snacks, magazines and books.
Food & drink
Travellers can purchase sandwiches, snacks and coffees at The Coffee Pod lounge and the Arnold & Forbes Café, both of which are located in the departure lounge. The Lakers Bar also offers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks.
Southend Airport's Stobart First Class Lounge includes a self-service bar and complimentary food, as well as magazines, newspapers, fax facilities, iPad docks and complimentary WiFi access - perfect for relaxing before your flight. Open from 5am - 7.30pm, entry costs £20.95 or £17.95 when booked in advance. Dress code: smart casual. Children are permitted, but must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Pre-book your lounge entry by emailing LSAfirstclasslounge@StobartGroup.com or calling 01702 538 591.
Getting online and staying connected
Southend Airport offers one hour’s free Wi-Fi to all passengers. Simply access the airports network on your WiFi enabled device and then follow the instructions in your browser.
If you require special assistance when travelling through Southend Airport, this should be booked directly with your airline or travel agent. Make sure that you do this at least 48 hours before your scheduled day of departure, and specify whether you require or will be bringing your own mobility aid (i.e. wheelchair, scooter etc.)
Head to the Ticket Desk within the entrance concourse of the terminal for your designated assistance meeting point.
If you require any further information about travel assistance, please call +44 (0)1702 538517 or email LSAenquiries@SouthendAirport.com
Southend Airport is clearly signposted from the A127, which is easily accessed from the M25, A13 and A12.
To plan your route you can use the AA or RAC tools below:
Please note, the following postcode will take you directly to the airport terminal. Depending on the product you have booked with Purple Parking, the postcode may differ. Please check carefully prior to travel.
Airport terminal postcode: SS2 6YF