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There are 7 ways to get from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) by subway, train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Subway, train  •  24 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station Jubilee
  2. Take the train from Canning Town DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station Dlr

£4 - £8

6 alternative options

Subway, line 474 bus  •  29 min

  1. Take the subway from Waterloo station to Canning Town station Jubilee
  2. Take the line 474 bus from Canning Town to Silvertown, London City Airport 474

£5

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) 8.9 miles

£27 - £33

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) 8.9 miles

£1 - £3

Shuttle  •  21 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Waterloo Station to London City Airport

£45 - £70

Towncar  •  21 min

  1. Take a town car from Waterloo Station to London City Airport 8.9 miles

£65 - £95

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) 8.9 miles

£17 - £25

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station 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 train from Waterloo Station station to London City Airport (LCY) station. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at London City Airport DLR Station via Canning Town DLR Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 min.

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The distance between Waterloo Station and London City Airport (LCY) is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) without a car is to subway and train which takes 24 min and costs £3 - £8.

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It takes approximately 24 min to get from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY), including transfers.

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Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) train services, operated by London Underground (Tube), depart from Waterloo station.

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Waterloo Station 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 Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) is 9 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY).

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There are 7289+ hotels available in London City Airport (LCY). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY).
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  • Distance: 7.1 miles
  • Duration: 24 min

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, England and London City Airport (LCY), England?

There is no direct connection from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY). However, you can take the subway to Canning Town station, take the walk to Canning Town DLR Station, then take the train to London City Airport DLR Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY) via Canning Town station and Canning Town in around 29 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 Waterloo station to Canning Town station
Ave. Duration
15 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 Canning Town DLR Station to London City Airport DLR Station
Ave. Duration
6 min
Frequency
Every 10 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
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Uber London
Website
uber.comglobal
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London City Airport (LCY)
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Signup at
uber.com
Access
£17 - £25
Assist
£19 - £26
UberX
£19 - £26
UberXL
£26 - £35
Exec
£35 - £50
Lux
£50 - £75
Taxi from Waterloo Station 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
One-Number Taxi
Phone
+44 871 871 8710
Website
the-london-taxi.com
Ola UK
Phone
+44 77 8745 4870
Website
olacabs.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-london.co.uk
Celine Travel Ltd
Phone
+44 20 8050 3595
Website
celine-minicab.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Waterloo Station to London City Airport
Estimated price
£45 - £70
Towncar from Waterloo Station to London City Airport
Estimated price
£65 - £95

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