Southend Airport to London
The best way to get to Southend Airport from Central London is to take the train. There are up to 8 trains per hour that connect Southend Airport to Liverpool Street station, and the journey takes just under 1 hour. The train also stops at Stratford International and both station connect to the majority of the city via the London underground. The alternative way of getting from Southend Airport to Central London is by private transfer. This is probably the best option if you are arriving late in the evening. However, during the daytime, with a journey time of around 1 hour 20 minute without traffic, it will take much longer than the train.
The train is the cheapest and fastest way of getting from Southend Airport to Central London. The route is operated by Greater Anglia. At the peak time, there are normally a greater frequency of trains.
The train station is a 2 minute walk from the airport.
Liverpool Street Station:
There is a direct train from Southend airport to Liverpool Street Station which is located in Central London. There are very few hotels in the Bishopsgate area of Central London, which is more the financial hub of the city, so from Liverpool street station, you’ll probably need to take the London underground to get to your final destination. Liverpool Street underground station runs on the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines, so you can connect easily with most parts of the city.
Stratford International Station is located a little outside the City of London. You’d want to get off here if you need to connect to the London Overground, Central Line, DLR and Jubilee Line to get to your hotel. It’s also possible to take a train to Kings Cross St Pancras, which is where the eurostar departs to get to Paris.
shared taxi (late night shared taxi)
Since there are no trains that run after 23:00, there is a shared taxi scheme at the airport. The service runs from Southend airport to Liverpool street in Central London and offers a varied pricing scheme depending on the number of passengers.
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We’d suggest pre-booking your taxi before arrival in order to ensure availability and get the best price. Taking a taxi can be a good option of getting into Central London out of the peak rush hour, and especially in the late evening when the train service from Southend airport is limited. However, we would advise against taking a taxi into Central London during the rush hour, as you are likely to encounter traffic jams and delays.