London City Airport

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London City Airport
London City Airport
London City Airport
London City Airport


London City Airport is well situated for east London attractions - Canary Wharf, the ExCel and Stratford - while the DLR whisks passengers to central London in just 20 minutes via train. You also get great views over the Thames as you touch down.

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London City Airport

Royal Docks, London, E16 2DU

Tube: Woolwich Station


Airport Code: LCY

Distance: from central London: 10 miles (16km)

Contact: For flight and travel information call:  44 (0)20 7646 0088

Address: London City Aiport, Hartmann Road, London

Postcode: E16 2PX

Twitter: @londoncityair


By Docklands Light Railway and London Underground


The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) directly connects the London City Airport with Stratford International (for the Olympic site) and Bank Tube station (for central London) where you can change on to Waterloo and City, Northern, Central, District and Circle lines on the Underground. The DLR station is 50 metres from the main terminal and is clearly signposted. London City Airport is the name of the on-site Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station. The nearest Underground station is Canning Town, on the Jubilee Line, which is about 2 miles away. Both provide regular stopping train services into central London.

Trains from London City Airport DLR run every 10 minutes between the hours of 5.30am and 12.30am (7am and 11.30pm on Sundays).

The average journey time into central London is 20 to 30 minutes depending on destination and route (see below).

Via Bank
The recommended route to the centre is to take the Docklands Light Railway via Canning Town into Bank, which is on the Central Line. Journey time is 22 minutes. Travellers can then take the Central Line directly into the West End (Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Bond Street).

Via Canning Town
The recommended route to the South Bank and centre is to take the Docklands Light Railway directly to Canning Town, and change onto the Jubilee Line into central London. Journey time is just 5 minutes into Canning Town and approximately 15 to 20 minutes into Westminster and Waterloo.

London City Airport is located in Zone 3. If you are travelling after 9.30am a One-Day Travelcard between Zones 1 and 4 gives unlimited travel on London Underground trains, the DLR and buses. Tickets can be purchased at the DLR counter adjacent to the aiport terminal. Ticket machines at the stations accept UK coins and most give change. Some accept UK notes (bills) and credit cards.

For further information about London Underground services call Transport for London on: 0845 222 1234.


By Train


If you are travelling out of London, National Rail can provide service information including timetables and routes. The closest National Rail terminus include London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International. All three stations can be reached via the Jubilee line from Canning Town which is a seven-minute DLR journey to the airport.

For information on all these services call the National Rail Enquiry service on: 08457 48 49 50.


By Taxi


Licensed London Black taxis are available directly outside the Terminal building. A Black Cab taxi holds up to 5 people and can be picked up from outside the airport. To avoid the inevitable queues for taxis, you can book in advance through London Black Cabs. 48-hours notice is required for airport transfers. Flights arrival times are monitored by reservation staff so you do not need to worry about delays to your flight. You will be met outside the customs area by your driver who will assist you in carrying your luggage to the vehicle. London Black Cabs can also arrange your return journey at the time of booking.

Journey time by private taxi or Black Cab into central London is approximately 30 minutes.


By Car


London City Airport is situated just 10 miles (16km) from the West End (the major shopping centre) and Westminster (location of main government offices), six miles (10km) from the City of London (the financial district) and three miles (5km) from Canary Wharf (London's newest business and financial centre). For the City or West End use the A1011/ Limehouse Link road, the A13 and then follow relevant signs.

Journey time to central London is approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

A Congestion Charge applies to all cars entering central London from Monday to Friday 7am-6.30pm.





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