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There are 8 ways to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train Thameslink, subway  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
  2. Take the subway from London Bridge station to Canning Town station Jubilee

$19 - $26

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Temple, Aldwych to Canning Town N15 / ...

$17 - $30

6 alternative options

Train Gatwick Express, subway  •  1 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Gatwick Airport to London Victoria
  2. Take the subway from Victoria station to West Ham station District

$21 - $44

Taxi  •  1 h

  1. Take a taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) 48.9 miles

$220 - $280

Drive  •  1 h

  1. Drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) 48.9 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  1 h

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport 48.9 miles

$150 - $210

Towncar #2  •  1 h

  1. Take a town car from London Gatwick Airport to London City Airport (LCY) 48.9 miles

$150 - $210

Uber  •  1 h

  1. Take an Uber from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) 48.9 miles

$130 - $170

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive which costs £8 - £12 and takes 1 h.

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The quickest way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) is to taxi which costs £170 - £210 and takes 1 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY). However, there are services departing from Gatwick Airport London South and arriving at Silvertown, London City Airport via Victoria, Eccleston Bridge, Temple, Aldwych and Canning Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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The distance between London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and London City Airport (LCY) is 26 miles. The road distance is 48.9 miles.

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The best way to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to train and subway which takes 1 h 2 min and costs £14 - £20.

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It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Gatwick Airport London South station.

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London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 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 Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1 h to drive from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY).

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Map of how to get from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 25.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 2 min

What companies run services between London Gatwick Airport (LGW), England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

You can take a bus from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY) via London Victoria Coach Station, Victoria, Eccleston Bridge, Temple, Aldwych, and Canning Town in around 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Gatwick Airport to London Bridge
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
London Underground (Tube)
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Contact Details
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from London Bridge station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Victoria station to West Ham station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 5 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 Gatwick Airport London South to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Temple, Aldwych to Canning Town
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.com
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $170
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$130 - $170
Access
$140 - $200
Assist
$140 - $200
UberX
$140 - $200
UberXL
$210 - $280
Exec
$230 - $320
Lux
$380 - $550
Taxi from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
1 h
Estimated price
$220 - $280
Metro Cars
Phone
+44 1293 415415
Website
metro-cars.co.uk
United Cars
Phone
+44 1293 429429
Website
unitedcars.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) to London City Airport
Estimated price
$150 - $210
Towncar from London Gatwick Airport to London City Airport (LCY)
Estimated price
$150 - $210

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