Southend Airport Taxi Alternative (SEN)

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We monitor your flight, adjusting pick-up times in case of delays for a stress-free arrival.
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Business Class

Mercedes E-Class, BMW 5 Series, Audi A6, Cadillac XTS, or similar

First Class

Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A8, or similar

Business Van

Mercedes V-Class, Chevy Suburban, Cadillac Escalade, Toyota Alphard, or similar

Electric Class

Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model X, or similar

Premium transfer from Southend Airport

London Southend Airport (SEN) is located on the coast around 40 miles from central London, just outside the resort town of Southend-on-Sea in Essex. It is one of London’s five major airports, and is the furthest airport from the capital. This is why it might be a convenient option to book a Blacklane car service from Southend Airport when you need to transfer quickly into London. Book a premium taxi alternative from Southend Airport and be greeted in the arrivals hall by your personal chauffeur. You will then be driven to your destination in a comfortable, premium vehicle. Use the 1 hour 20 minute journey time to catch up on a few emails, make some personal calls, or simply relax in the backseat. If London isn’t your final destination, Blacklane also offers a number of other long distance routes from London Southend to nearby Chelmsford and Colchester. Take the stress out of airport transfers and avoid public transport and lengthy taxi lines when you book a direct taxi alternative with Blacklane.

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London’s seaside airport

Despite its name, London Southend airport is pretty far from central London. It is one of the city’s six international airports, alongside London Heathrow (LHR) in the west, London Gatwick (LGW) to the south, London Luton (LTN) and London Stansted in the north, and London City (LCY) in the heart of town. Blacklane also provides direct transfers between all of London’s airports. London Southend is one the major hubs for international visitors to the British coast, as it lies just a few miles north of the resort town of Southend-on-Sea. Here you will find the Adventure Island amusement park, the 100-year-old Cliff Lift, and the 1.33-mile long Southend Pier which stretches out into the Thames Estuary. When you land at London Southend, you’re only a stone’s throw from Essex and exciting East London. From the airport it’s only 1 hour to Stratford, where you can shop for hours at Westfield Stratford City and check out the view from the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Book a Blacklane chauffeur and arrive at your hotel, business meeting, or event in style and comfort.

Simplify airport transfers

No matter which London airport you land at, your private chauffeur will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall with a personalised sign, ready to take you to your destination in a premium vehicle. When you book with Blacklane, you’re guaranteed peace of mind as soon as you step off your flight. Held up coming through security? No problem. Your chauffeur will wait up to 1 hour free of charge if you’re delayed. They will also monitor your flight time to guarantee a seamless pick-up. Travel in style and choose from a First Class, Business / SUV, or Electric Class vehicle. You can also update your booking for free up to 1 hour before your scheduled meeting time for total flexibility and control. The next time you land at London Southend, book an executive taxi alternative for a private and comfortable transfer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a taxi rank at Southend Airport?

Yes, there is a taxi rank at Southend Airport and it’s located directly outside the Terminal building, just a few meters from the Arrivals exit. 

How do I get from Southend Airport to London?

The easiest way to get from Southend Airport into the city is to book a private transfer with Blacklane. Greet your personal chauffeur in the arrivals hall and arrive in central London in just 1 hour 20 minutes. Alternatively, the Greater Anglia train service runs directly from Southend Airport to Stratford (45 minutes) and Liverpool Street Station (1 hour). From there you will need to navigate the Transport For London (TFL) network to reach your hotel or appointment in the city.

How much is it to drop off at Southend Airport?

If you need to quickly drop off passengers at Southend Airport, it is free for a 15-minute period in the Long Stay parking area. If you need to use the Short Stay car park, you will pay £5 for 0-10 minutes and £20 for 1-2 hours. When you book with Blacklane, all parking fees, tolls, and gratuities are included in the final price, so you won’t need to worry about hidden costs or delays. 

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