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There are 4 ways to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) by train, bus, car or towncar

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Train  •  1h 34m

  1. Take the train from Rye to Ashford International
  2. Take the train from Ashford International to Stratford International
  3. Take the train from Stratford International DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

£30 - £64

Cheapest option

Line 100 bus, train, line 51 bus  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the line 100 bus from Rye, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station 100 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hastings to Orpington
  3. Take the line 51 bus from Orpington Bus Station to Woolwich, Beresford Sq Woolwich Arsenal 51

£29 - £57

2 alternative options

Drive  •  1h 24m

  1. Drive from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) 69.1 miles

£10 - £16

Towncar  •  1h 24m

  1. Take a town car from Rye to London City Airport 69.1 miles

£30 - £120

Rye to London City Airport (LCY) by train

The train journey time between Rye and London City Airport (LCY) is around 1h 22m and covers a distance of around 70 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 18m. Operated by Southern Service, South Eastern Trains Service and Dockland Light Railway (DLR), the Rye to London City Airport (LCY) train service departs from Rye and arrives in London City Airport DLR Station. Typically 123 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 22m
Fastest train time:
1h 18m
Train distance:
70 miles
Trains per week:
123
Cheapest price:
£30
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:44
Last train departs at:
22:48

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rye to London City Airport (LCY) train schedules

Departing Sunday, July 25, 2021

Rye → London City Airport (LCY)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London City Airport (LCY) is 111.

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The social distance requirement in London City Airport (LCY) is 1 metre.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive which costs £10 - £16 and takes 1h 24m.

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The fastest way to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive. Taking this option will cost £10 - £16 and takes 1h 24m.

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No, there is no direct train from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) station. However, there are services departing from Rye and arriving at London City Airport DLR Station via Ashford International and Stratford International DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 34m.

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The distance between Rye and London City Airport (LCY) is 49 miles. The road distance is 69.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to train which takes 1h 34m and costs £30 - £65.

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It takes approximately 1h 34m to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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Rye to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by Southern Service, depart from Rye station.

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Rye 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 Rye to London City Airport (LCY) is 69 miles. It takes approximately 1h 24m to drive from Rye to London City Airport (LCY).

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Map of how to get from Rye to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 48.6 miles
  • Duration: 1h 34m

What companies run services between Rye, East Sussex, England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

You can take a train from Rye to London City Airport (LCY) via Ashford International, Stratford International, and Stratford International DLR Station in around 1h 34m.

Train operators
South Eastern Trains Service
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Ashford International to Stratford International
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£23 - £45
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£23 - £35
1st Class
£30 - £45
Train from Hastings to Orpington
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£22 - £45
Schedules at
National Rail
Schedules at
South Eastern Trains Service
Anytime
£22 - £35
1st Class
£29 - £45
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Stratford International DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station
Ave. Duration
17 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
Stagecoach South
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Rye, Railway Station to Hastings Town Centre, station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Stagecoach South
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 Orpington Bus Station to Woolwich, Beresford Sq Woolwich Arsenal
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Rye to London City Airport
Estimated price
£30 - £120

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