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There are 6 ways to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Subway, train  •  32 min

  1. Take the subway from Holborn station to Bank station Central
  2. Take the train from Bank DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

£3 - £7

5 alternative options

Bus, line 474 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the bus from Temple, Aldwych to Canning Town N15 / ...
  2. Take the line 474 bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport 474

£4

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) 8.9 miles

£27 - £33

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) 8.9 miles

£1 - £2

Shuttle  •  22 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Russell Square to London City Airport

£40 - £50

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from Russell Square to London City Airport 8.9 miles

£65 - £95

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The most affordable way to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive, which costs £1 - £2 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) is to taxi which costs £27 - £33 and takes 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY). However, there are services departing from Temple, Aldwych and arriving at Silvertown, London City Airport via Canning Town. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Russell Square station to London City Airport (LCY) station. However, there are services departing from Holborn station and arriving at London City Airport DLR Station via Bank DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 min.

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The distance between Russell Square and London City Airport (LCY) is 8 miles. The road distance is 8.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to subway and train which takes 32 min and costs £3 - £8.

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It takes approximately 32 min to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Temple, Aldwych station.

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Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Holborn station.

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

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Map of how to get from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 7.7 miles
  • Duration: 32 min

What companies run services between Russell Square, England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

You can take a bus from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) via Canning Town in around 53 min.

Train operators
London Underground (Tube)

Comprised of 11 lines and 270 stations, the London Underground (known to locals as the Tube) is the most popular way to navigate the English capital, including to/from Heathrow Airport via the Piccadilly Line. Purchase an Oyster card (an electronic smartcard that you use to touch on and off at Tube stations) at any station for the cheapest fares. Most stations have WiFi, but not all trains and stations are air-conditioned. On weekends, a 24-hour service runs on selected lines.

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Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Subway from Holborn station to Bank station
Ave. Duration
5 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
£2 - £3
Website
London Underground (Tube)
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
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
£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 Temple, Aldwych to Canning Town
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
£27 - £33
Tranzitt
Phone
+44 203 950 8070
Website
tranzitt.co.uk
The Keen Group
Phone
+44 20 8875 4994
Website
thekeengroup.co.uk
Station Cars Surrey
Phone
+44 20 8546 5555
Website
stationcarsnetwork.co.uk
Station Cars London
Phone
+44 20 8778 7878
Website
stationcarslondon.com
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.com
MyLifyt London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 7005 0090
Website
mylifyt.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 20 3633 1777
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Dial-A-Cab
Phone
+44 20 7253 5000
Website
dialacab.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Gipsy Hill Cabs Airport Transfers
Phone
+44 20 8659 9999
Website
gipsyhillminicabs.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Russell Square to London City Airport
Estimated price
£40 - £50
Towncar from Russell Square to London City Airport
Estimated price
£65 - £95

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY) is 9 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Russell Square to London City Airport (LCY).

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There are 19608+ hotels available in London City Airport (LCY). Prices start at £75 per night.

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