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There are 10 ways to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Train, subway  •  1 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 to London Paddington
  2. Take the subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
  3. Take the train from Bank DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

$32 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross N9
  2. Take the bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Canning Town N15 / ...

$9

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Subway  •  1 h 17 min

  1. Take the subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station Piccadilly
  2. Take the subway from Green Park station to Canning Town station Jubilee

$10 - $14

Bus, line 11 bus  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the line 11 bus from Victoria, Eccleston Bridge to City of London, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street 11

$11 - $14

Taxi  •  47 min

  1. Take a taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) 25.9 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  47 min

  1. Drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) 25.9 miles

$5 - $8

Shuttle  •  47 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from London Heathrow Airport to London City Airport (LCY)

$55 - $80

Towncar  •  47 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport to London City Airport (LCY) 25.9 miles

$100 - $150

Towncar #2  •  47 min

  1. Take a town car from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport 25.9 miles

$100 - $150

Uber  •  47 min

  1. Take an Uber from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) 25.9 miles

$70 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive which costs £4 - £7 and takes 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) station to London City Airport (LCY). However, there are services departing from Heathrow Central Bus Station and arriving at Silvertown, London City Airport via Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross and Canning Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 3 min.

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The distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) and London City Airport (LCY) is 22 miles. The road distance is 25.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 6 min and costs £24 - £35.

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It takes approximately 1 h 6 min to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Heathrow Central Bus Station.

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London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Canning Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) is 26 miles. It takes approximately 47 min to drive from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY).

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Map of how to get from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 21.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 6 min

What companies run services between London Heathrow Airport (LHR), England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

You can take a bus from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY) via London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria, Eccleston Bridge, City of London, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street, and Bank DLR Station in around 1 h 57 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)
Rome2rio's guide to London Underground (Tube)
Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Lancaster Gate station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Heathrow Terminals 2 & 3 station to Green Park station
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Green Park station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Bank DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Heathrow Airport London T2,3 to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Victoria, Eccleston Bridge to City of London, Bank Station Queen Victoria Street
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Charing Cross, Trafalgar SquareCharing Cross to Canning Town
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$70 - $95
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$70 - $95
Access
$75 - $110
Assist
$75 - $110
UberX
$75 - $110
UberXL
$110 - $150
Exec
$120 - $170
Lux
$200 - $280
Taxi from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from London Heathrow Airport to London City Airport (LCY)
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport to London City Airport (LCY)
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Towncar from London Heathrow Airport (LHR) to London City Airport
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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