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There are 5 ways to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) by train, bus, taxi, towncar or foot

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Train  •  11 min

  1. Take the train from Poplar DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

4 alternative options

Line 474 bus  •  16 min

  1. Take the line 474 bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport 474

Taxi  •  7 min

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) 3.9 miles

Towncar  •  7 min

  1. Take a town car from Canary Wharf to London City Airport 3.9 miles

Walk  •  1h 11m

  1. Walk from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) 3.7 miles
Canary Wharf → London City Airport (LCY)
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The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) is to line 474 bus which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) is to taxi which costs £12 - £15 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Canning Town and arriving at Silvertown, London City Airport. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Poplar DLR Station station and arriving at London City Airport DLR Station station. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf and London City Airport (LCY) is 3 miles.

The best way to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to train which takes 11 min and costs £1 - £5.

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The train from Poplar DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station takes 11 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Canning Town station.

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Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from Poplar DLR Station.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) is to train which takes 11 min and costs £1 - £5. Alternatively, you can line 474 bus, which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 3.1 miles
  • Duration: 11 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf, England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

Dockland Light Railway (DLR) operates a train from Poplar DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 11 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 16 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Poplar DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
7 min
Estimated price
£12 - £15
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
London City Airport Taxis
Phone
+44 20 3740 1947
Website
londoncityairportcab.co.uk
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Canary Wharf to London City Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Silvertown, London City Airport station.

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Canary Wharf to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), arrive at London City Airport DLR Station.

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