London City (airport code LCY) – a gem of an airport that mostly services European business hubs – is the closest airport to London. In fact, it’s the only airport that’s actually in central London, making it pretty much a hop, skip and jump to wherever you need to go. Getting from London City Airport to London is a breeze, whether you choose public transport or a taxi/Uber.
Located in East London, London City Airport doesn’t have a Tube station, but is on the DLR (Docklands Light Railway; an overground system connecting East London to the London Underground network) in zone 3. From here, trains depart every 8 to 15 minutes, with a journey time of 6 minutes to Canning Town, from where you can connect to the Jubilee Line on the Tube. Otherwise a taxi or Uber is a relatively affordable choice. Plus, it’s just 3 miles/5km to Canary Wharf, which makes London City Airport especially convenient for business travellers.
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London City Airport to London top travel tips:
- The transport type you choose will mainly depend on where you’re heading to in central London. It’s a huge city, and the cheapest or quickest option may not necessarily take you near where you need to go. Plug your destination into the Rome2rio search bar to find out the fastest way to get there.
- If you’re travelling from London City Airport by train, use an Oyster Card on the DLR rather than buying a paper ticket; it’s always the cheapest way.
- Children under 11 travel free on the London Underground and DLR at all times
- Take a taxi or Uber if you have lots of heavy or lots of luggage. The DLR/Tube can be crowded, and there are often stairs to navigate.
- National Express coaches do not service London City Airport. There are buses that stop near the airport, but these are circuitous public transport routes for locals.
London City Airport to London by Tube
London City Airport to London by DLR
London City Airport to London by taxi
London City Airport to Canning Town station
London City Airport to Bank station
London City Airport to Victoria station
London City Airport to Paddington station
London City Airport to St Pancras station
London City Airport to Heathrow Airport
Heathrow to London City Airport
London City Airport to Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport to London City Airport
London City Airport to Stansted Airport
London City Airport to London Luton Airport
London City Airport to Southend Airport
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