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Cheap Flights to Southend

Popular in July High demand for flights, 27% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price £73 Average for round-trip flights in October 2020
Round-trip from £46 From Edinburgh to London
One-way from £19 One-way flight from Edinburgh to London
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Southend related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Southend along with the rest of United Kingdom. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: The United Kingdom has not implemented any entry restrictions, but is monitoring direct flights into the country from certain areas. Several airports have suspended certain services, closed terminals, and reduced transportation schedules, so check the details of the specific airport in advance. Additionally, many airlines have grounded their planes. The United Kingdom has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all travelers will be in effect starting on 8 June. Freight workers, medical professionals traveling to help with the fight against coronavirus, and travelers arriving from Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are exempt from the quarantine requirement.. If you are looking to book a trip to Southend and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

Cheapest prices for Southend flights by month

January
£73
February
£76
March
£85
April
£90
May
£99
June
£97
July
£105
August
£100
September
£83
October
£83
November
£83
December
£86
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Southend is January. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Southend?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
EDI - LON
Price
£73 - £116
LON
Temperature
9 - 23 °C
LON
Rainfall
35 - 71 mm

Southend’s coastal location makes July and August the best times to book flights to Southend and to make the most of the beach activities available, however, visitors will find accommodation more expensive at this peak time of the year. The town, however, likes to welcome its visitors all year round with a busy calendar of events. The annual London to Southend Classic Car Rally takes place in July. For people who prefer motorbikes or planes, the Ace Cafe Shakedown takes place in April and the Festival of the Air every May. Annual cultural events include the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival in April and the Leigh Folk Festival which takes place in June. There is even an annual Puppet Festival in August, with several Mr Punch shows competing.

Similar to other places in the UK, temperatures cool down during the months of October through April and is when most travellers will be able to benefit from cheap flights to Southend. However, bare in mind that Christmas and the school holiday periods may also see a peak in accommodation and flight prices.

When is the best time to book a flight to Southend?

The price you pay for your flight to Southend may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 60 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Southend?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Southend. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to SEN airport?

At the moment, flights at midday are likely to offer the best value for money for your Southend trip. A flight in the afternoon will more often than not be of higher cost.

City overview

Flights to Southend will connect visitors with a traditional British seaside resort which offers an array of entertainment, activities and sights to see, making it the perfect British seaside holiday. Situated on the north banks of the River Thames estuary, Southend is also conveniently placed for trips into London. It is home to the longest pier in the world, reaching out 1.33 miles (2.1 km) into the sea. When you have finished stretching your legs on the pier, take the hydraulic train back to the entrance. The seafront has plenty of other attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy. At the pier entrance is Adventure Island, with over 50 rides, and the Sea-Life Aquarium. The town itself perches on a cliff above the seafront, but to save visitors’ legs there are two lifts; a modern vertical one and the Victorian funicular railway. Restaurants offering a wide range of food are open all day in the town; there are also several serving the holiday staple of fish and chips. For evening entertainment Southend boasts two theatres, with concerts and ice performances taking place in the Cliffs Pavilion and more traditional productions in the Edwardian Palace Theatre. Nightlife also includes wine bars, cinemas, nightclubs and the casino. Visitors interested in the area’s history can explore the Central Museum, Prittlewell Priory or Southchurch Hall. If you are looking to get out into the fresh air, try a visit to the Belton Hills reserve or enjoy the roses at Chalkwell Park. More energetic activities include horse riding, windsurfing and kitesurfing. And don’t forget that day trip into London, only a short train ride away.

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Getting around Southend

The town centre and the beaches with their attractions are all close together and easy to explore by foot, especially if use is made of the cliff lifts. There is a good local bus network and both trains and coaches run between the town centre and London. The tourist information office has leaflets about local attractions, suggested walks and cycle routes.

Getting from the Airport to the City

The closest airport to the town that serves flights to Southend is Southend International (SEN). The airport has a railway station which is on the Shenfield to Southend line, giving a quick and direct way into the town. There are also local buses and taxis at the airport. The major car hire operators all have desks in the arrivals hall.

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