Parking at Southend Campus

Our Southend Campus is located in the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport.

Should you need to travel by car, there are public car parks underneath University Square student accommodation (College Way) and underneath South Essex College (Luker Way).


University Square car park

Parking is payable by the RingGo app  - Download and register.

For more details please visit the Southend-on-Sea City Council website.

Minibus / coach parking

For details on where to park a minibus or coach please refer to Southend-on-Sea City Council.

Electric charging points

There are charging points for electric cars in London Road, outside University Square.

For details of Electric vehicle changing posts visit Southend-on-Sea City Council.

Sainsbury's car park

Sainsbury's, Southend, SS1

Parking can be booked through the YourParkingSpace website or app.

You need to select hourly parking (not monthly) and search for 'Southend-on-Sea' to find the relevant car park (known as Sainsbury's, Southend, SS1, Southend-on-Sea' on the app).

Parking costs £5.15 for all-day parking.

Upon arrival at the car park, please note that you can only park on the roof and not on the lower level, under cover.

The Southend Pass

The new Southend Pass is useful for students who only attend campus for a short period of time (eg for lectures). You can sign-up for one, three or 12-month periods.

For £12.50 per month, you can park for up to 3 hours at a time, in council-operated car parks and in pay-by-phone/pay and display on-street parking bays across the city, with the option to pay for additional time after the 3 hours runs out. Download the app.

Sustainable transport

Bus discounts

We encourage staff, students and visitors, wherever possible, to consider using public transport. There are some discounts available for bus travel for staff and students.

Forward Motion

You can find travel advice for Southend at Forward Motion which includes a link to support creating a personalised travel plan. 

Southend Campus aerial photo
Contact us
Southend Campus central helpdesk
Telephone: 01702 328214 (x8214)