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Southend Campus

The full address of our Southend Campus is:
Southend Campus
Elmer Approach
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1702 328200

Our Southend Campus is ideally located in the heart of the town centre within easy reach of the M25 and Stansted Airport with quick train connections to London.

You can get to the Southend Campus by bicycle, bus, train and car. Regular coach connections from Stansted Airport take an hour and a half and train services from London take under an hour. Information is also available for international travellers.


London Southend Airport

You can fly from a number of European destinations into London Southend Airport which is three miles from the Southend Campus and easily accessible by; bus or train.

London Stansted Airport

If you are arriving at Stansted Airport, you can reach Southend in an hour by car or taxi. You can also catch the X30 Aircoach from the airport to Southend Bus Station.

London Heathrow and Gatwick Airport transfer coach

If you are a new international student starting in October and are arriving at London Heathrow or London Gatwick airport, you can take advantage of an airport transfer coach service that will take you to our Southend Campus. You must book your place in advance.


As the Campus is located in the town centre, most local buses stop nearby throughout the day and at weekends. Further information is available on our Traffic updates and route planners web page.


Train services to London from Southend take under an hour.

Southend is served by two major railway lines:

  • c2c - operates services from Southend Central train station to London Fenchurch Street. Southend Central is next to our Southend Campus.
  • 'Abellio Greater Anglia' - operates services from Southend Victoria train station to London Liverpool Street. Southend Victoria is a short walk from our Southend Campus.

Further information is available on our traffic updates and route planners web page.


Southend is just half an hour from the M25 and there is town centre parking close to our Campus.

To reach the Campus by car, follow signs from the A13 or A127 for the Town Centre. A map of the Southend Campus is available online. The closest car parks to the Campus are underneath University Square student accommodation, which can be accessed from College Way, and underneath South Essex College, which can be accessed from Elmer Approach.


There are cycle racks outside The Gateway Building, The Forum and Clifftown Studios and inside University Square, with other cycle parking available throughout the town centre.

Information on cycle routes in Southend is available on the Southend Borough Council website


National Express coach services to Southend Bus Station operate from all over Britain. Direct coaches to Southend run every hour from Stansted airport and on a regular basis from other UK airports.

Further information is available on the National Express website.