London City Airport

Located just 9.5km east of central London and 4.8km from Canary Wharf, this facility is accessible by Tube, DLR, and taxi or bus. It is small in size and great for those who dislike too much passenger traffic.

Its single runway handles specialized flights which transport people on business travel to Europe and New York City.

The list of airlines that offer air travel services from London City Airport includes Alitalia, KLM, British Airways, Lux Air, Lufthansa, and Swiss international plane companies.

Its size is the reason why arrivals and departures through this aviation ground are quicker than it is for large airports in London.

Other facilities at this locality are shops, information and taxi desks, a left luggage facility, restaurants, and cafes.

All arrivals pass through the first floor and meet their friends, relatives, or taxi drivers on the ground floor as you enter the small terminal.

The clearing process requires you to go through the passport control system, baggage reclaims, and customs.

Departures check-in at the first floor of the terminal. It is a must to clear the security control before you enter the departure lounge.

Traveling from London City Airport to London

After clearing at the customs, there are several options for your onward journey to various areas of London.


The airport is connected to the Tube network. Its stop on the Docklands Light Railway takes you to the tube’s interchange stations like Stratford, Bank, and Canning Town.

For those who are to spend more than one day in the city, it is better to pre-book a Visitor Oyster Card.

It is delivered to your home before you get to London. If not that option, you can buy this permit at the airport tube station.


Multiple local bus routes serve the airport. These are the 473 (Stratford, Silver town, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station) and the 474 (Canning Town, North Woolwich, and East Beckton via Silver town). Oyster and Travel cards are accepted.


If not bus or tube, you can use a taxi. The cost of the cab is metered and always displayed as you travel. Never use unauthorized drivers. Choose a reputable taxi agency.

Make sure to reserve in advance and ask how much your trip is before you start. Drivers usually wait for you at the terminal with a placard that displays your name.

Parking at London City Airport

Parking is available at affordable rates. The fare is 45 pounds per 24-hours. When you pre-book online for a long stay you are exposed to some discounts.

Those who reserve four days of parking pay 27.5 pounds per day. 50 percent discount is for nine days or more.