How to get here

Reaching us has never been easier!

Whether you’re travelling by car, bus or train – or you’re flying in from more exotic climates just to sample the delights of our world-famous theme park – there are plenty of direct routes to and from Southend seafront, the home of Adventure Island.

By car

From the M25, take either Junction 29 (A127) or Junction 30 (A13) eastwards, towards Southend on Sea. As you approach the town, look for the brown tourist road signs – Adventure Island is clearly marked on these – and follow them to the seafront. If water is sloshing around your feet, you’ve gone too far!

Here’s the address for working out your quickest route.

Adventure Island

Sunken Garden
Western Esplanade
Southend on Sea

Parking in Southend on Sea

It’s the part of a day out that most of us dread – but because there are plenty of council-run facilities and street parking bays close to the park itself, finding somewhere to park in Southend is surprisingly easy.

During the day, you will need to pay a fee for a space. For a night time visit, parking is mostly free after 6pm, 7 days a week!

To make sure you get a space close to Adventure Island, we recommend getting to Southend on Sea as early as you can. The bays nearest the park along the seafront will fill up quickly. If you arrive later in the day, you may need to park in or around the town centre. Don’t panic if this is the case – we’re just a short walk away. Car park prices in facilities that are further away from all the action will usually be a little cheaper, too.

You can check Southend’s live parking availability on Southend Borough Council’s website. Click here to see which spaces are left.

If you have any issues regarding parking during your visit, you can call Southend Borough Council’s Parking department on 01702 215003.

Southend Borough Council’s car parks offer the opportunity to pay for your parking electronically via the mobile app MOBON. We highly recommend downloading this app before your visit, as it will enable you to skip any queues at ticket machines.

By train

Two train stations are within walking distance of Adventure Island: Southend Central and Southend Victoria.
Southend Central is serviced by the c2c line. Southend Victoria is serviced by the Greater Anglia line. To reach us, stroll out of the station, take a right down the High Street, turn right again towards the seafront, and you’ll soon spot us.

Ways to save with c2c:

  • 40% off an Off-Peak c2c train ticket when you buy online three or more days in advance. Here
  • Save 1/3 during off-peak hours when you’re travelling with a group (of between three to nine adults). Here
  • When accompanied by a paying adult, kids can travel on any Off-Peak c2c service for just £2 return on weekends throughout the year, and during the school holidays. Here
  • Kids aged four and under travel completely free.
  • Get up to 25% off travel with the Family Travelcard. Here
  • If you’re over 65 years of age, the Senior Rover tickets allow you to hop on and off trains all day for just £7 (excluding stations in the London Travelcard area) or £10 (including stations in the London Travelcard area).

Click here to plan your journey with c2c.

Download the c2c travel app

Southend Victoria runs on the Abellio Greater Anglia line. We are about a 15-20 minute walk from this station.

Click here to see the most recent Greater Anglia train timetable, including last trains home.

By bus

First Essex run a number of services to and from Southend Travel Centre every 15-30 minutes.

Services to catch: 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 25A, 27A, 28

For timetable information visit the First Essex website.

From further afield

Southend Airport

Southend Airport is the closest airport to Adventure Island. It’s only 5 miles away by car! Alternatively, hop on the Greater Anglia line for 2 stops to Southend Victoria, and it’s just a 15 minute walk to us!

Gatwick Airport

If you’re travelling by public transport from Gatwick Airport, you can take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station, then a District Line underground train to Tower Hill, and then change at Tower Hill for the C2C line to Southend Central. Southend Central station is located within a 5 minute walking distance from the park. Alternatively, it is just an hour and a half car journey.

Heathrow Airport

From Heathrow Airport, you can take the underground on the Piccadilly Line to South Kensington Station. From here. take the District line to Barking, and from Barking, get on the C2C line train to Southend Central.

If you are coming from Heathrow Airport by car, follow the M25 to Southend Arterial Road/A127 and take exit 29. From here you need to continue on the A127 to Western Esplanade. Once you see our bright lights twinkling away at you in the distance, you know you’ve made it!