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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.

Reducing risk

  • 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?

If you're driving to the airport, see below for details on how to get here and where to park To help passengers have a safe and convenient journey, we have temporarily reduced car parking charges.


London City Airport is within the Ultra Low Emissions Zone so you may need to pay the ULEZ charge.

Getting to and from London City Airport with c2c

London City Airport station is on the DLR Line and can be easily reached when travelling with c2c.

If you are travelling from the east, c2c passengers can interchange at West Ham station for the DLR for a 10 minute journey to the airport. If passengers are travelling from central London, you can easily take the c2c train from Fenchurch Street station and interchange at Limehouse for the DLR. From here it’s just a 15 minute journey to London City Airport station.

Catching the DLR from a c2c train

Trains coming Southend Central run to/from London every 10-15 minutes, with a typical journey time of just under an hour to London Fenchurch Street and 45-50 minutes to West Ham.

The DLR train frequency is approximately every 8 minutes Monday – Saturday and approximately every 10 minutes on Sundays.

With London City Airport station being located within the airport, it gives passengers the convenience of travelling to and from their homes to holidays with great ease and all in less than an hour.

Great value fares

They have a range of off-peak discount tickets to help you stretch your holiday cash a bit further. Save a third if you’re travelling in a group of 3 or more, Senior Rovers go for £6 and we also have Kids for £2 every weekend and on weekdays over school holidays.

Children under the age of 10 years old can also travel for free if they have a TfL Zip card.

c2c travel app on play store & iOS.