Getting to & from

Getting to & from

Welcome to the capital’s most central airport

You’ll find us in East London, just 5 miles from the City of London.

Getting here by public transport

London City Airport is located in fare Zone 3. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Overground rail system connects East London to the London Underground network. A lift connects the London City Airport DLR station platforms with our main terminal.

Trains depart LCY every 8 to 15 minutes. Journey time is less than 7 minutes to Canning Town or Woolwich Arsenal and 17 minutes to Stratford International.

Plan your journey with Transport for London.

Assisted Travel

There is step-free wheelchair access on buses serving the airport. Learn more about assisted travel at the airport.

Learn more about accessible travel with Transport for London.

How to pay

Oyster cards are valid on all London public transport, great value for money and simple to use!

Buy a Visitor Oyster card online or pick one up at the DLR counter by the terminal building and in stations across London. You can top up the value at stores and stations around the city.

UK contactless cards

If your card was issued in the UK on Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or American Express and has the contactless payment symbol, you should be able to use it on all public transport across London. Yes, even River Bus!

Non-UK contactless cards

You can use most cards issued outside the UK to buy tickets or to top up Oyster card value at ticket machines – even if the card itself doesn’t let you tap in and out at ticket barriers. Please note that overseas transaction fees may apply, usually only one charge per day. Check with your card issuer.

How to use contactless or mobile pay as you go.

Getting Here by Car:

  • Terminal building postcode: E16 2PX 

  • Terminal car park postcode: E16 2PB (On-site car park for blue badge parking or Pick-up Area)

  • GPS coordinates:  51.502982, 0.053069


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