Getting to London City Airport
Being located in the heart of the city means we're very easy to reach.
And with multiple transport connections right on our doorstep, we're easy to find wherever you're coming from - or heading to.
Travelling to or from the airport
Given the disruption caused by coronavirus, we recommend all passengers check the status and schedule for their preferred mode of transport before they set off.
Transport for London’s Journey Planner is a useful resource.
- When travelling to the airport, you can help reduce the risk of transmission and travel safely by:
- Avoiding the busiest times and routes
- Keeping distance from other people, 2 meters apart where possible
- Washing or sanitising their hands regularly
- Using PPE, including a face covering and gloves
If you arrive from overseas and plan to use public transport, pick up a Visitor Oyster card, which you can buy online or in stations across London, just remember to top it up! If you prefer, you can use contactless and Apple Pay at most stations around London.
Arriving by road?
London City Airport is within the Ultra Low Emissions Zone so you may need to pay the ULEZ charge.
Visitor Oyster Card
Oyster cards are a good place to start when visiting London. They can be used on all forms of public transport and bought in advance. To purchase a Visitor Oyster card click here.
A Visitor Oyster card offers many benefits to users:
The best for transport. It’s valid on all London public transport, including underground, buses, trams, DLR and suburban rail
Smart. it automatically calculates the cheapest fare, allowing travel across all of London without having to worry about the zone system
Great value for money. The cheapest solution for visitors, much cheaper than cash or Travelcards
Ready to use. No queueing at airports and stations, the card costs £5 and it comes with refundable pre-loaded values of £20, £30, £40 or £50
Easy. Just touch your card to the yellow readers at the turnstiles at the beginning of your journey and touch out at the end
Flexible. Top up at any underground station or store in London, it doesn’t expire, and it can be passed on to family and friends after use
Cheap. Travel in central London (zone 1-2): Peak £8.80; Off-peak £7.30. Travel from Heathrow (zone 1-6): Peak £16.40; Off-peak £8.90
- Discounts. Use your remaining balance and get 25% discount on the Emirates Air Lines cable car (£3.20 single journey, £6.40 return), 10% discount on the Thames Clipper (from £8.55 single journey)