Getting to the Airport
Easy to reach by rail, taxi and road
As the only airport in London, we are ideally located for those travelling to and from London and Greater London. With great public transport links and road connections on our doorstep, central London is no more than 30 minutes away.
If you’re planning on using public transport, a Visitor Oyster card is a great idea. Top up your Oyster card it works on trains and buses. On the trains, you just tap the card when you embark on your journey and tap again at the end to pay.
If you are arriving by road, we’ve directions for getting here and information on airport car parks too.
Getting to and from the Airport
By public transport
- Docklands Light Railway (DLR). There is a lift available from DLR platforms to the Terminal building
- Buses. Step-free wheelchair access is available on the buses serving the airport
- Black taxis, chauffeur cars and mini cabs. Black taxis with built-in wheelchair access are available just next to the airport entrance, or you can arrange mini cabs or chauffeur cars in advance online.
Visit Transport for London for more information on accessible public transport in the capital.
London City Airport offers 30 minutes of free parking to Blue Badge holders, please follow signs to the Pick Up Area. If you are being dropped off by car, a convenient place to do so is is the Drop Off Area in front of the Terminal building.
For more information on parking at the airport, please click here
A13 Road Widening Project - Thurrock
The A13 is being widened between the A128 (Orsett) and the A1014 (Stanford-le-Hope), in Thurrock. Speed limits will be in place, alongside overnight and weekend road closures. To find out more information on the works, visit the project website and sign up for the newsletter here.
Please note the terminal doors do not open before 04:30 from Monday to Saturday. You are kindly requested not to arrive before this time.