Getting to the airport using public transport

London City Airport is easy to reach by public transport, with the DLR linking to London’s tube and rail network, and bus links too

We are proud of our accessibility at London City Airport; we have been described as the airport with the best public transport links in the world.

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)