Wednesday Oct 20:

From the 1st October 2021, most EU, EEA and Swiss citizens will need a valid passport to travel to the UK. ID cards will no longer be accepted as a valid travel document. Find out more here.

Special Assistance

If you need any extra support to use the airport, we can help

Find out about services and facilities for people with disabilities or special needs including how to obtain a sunflower lanyard.

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.

By car

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.

Passenger Pick up, Long Stay car park, Car hire and Valet

Our Passenger Pick up, Long Stay car park, Car hire and Valet is only accessible from our eastern entrance from March 4 until April due to a road closure.


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.

Opening Hours

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.