Local transport


There is a station from Docklands Light Railway, this is an automatic metro system that connects the airport with the Docklands (Canary Wharf) and the train and metro station Canning Town (Jubilee Line). The Westline’s end point is near the metro station, Bank, close to the City (Central Line).

Car and bus

The London City Airport is the closest to the center of the city, out of the five London airports. The airport is accessible from the center and West End via the Limehouse Tunnel, from the highway M11 you take the exit to the A406 (North Circular Road).

Since the opening of the DLR-station (see Train), the shuttle bus connections between the airport and London metro stations have been discontinued. Two local buses still go to and from the airport. Line 473 goes every 10 minutes to Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich and Prince Regent Station, line 474 goes to Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown.

Car rental - London City Airport

There are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote. Limousines with a driver can also be hired at the counter of Quay Cars.


Taxis are in front of the Arrivals Hall. A ride to the center of London only takes 20-30 minutes and costs approximately £20.00 and a ride to Canary Wharf costs £12.00.

Airport Parking

There are two parking areas, the short-term parking area is closest to the terminal and you pay £6.00 for 1 hour or £9.00 for 2 hours. The long-term parking area is a little further away, there you pay £4.00 for the first hour, £6.00 for the second hour and £25.00 per day. You receive a discount on a parking place if you make a reservation through NCP London City (tel: +44(0)870 013 4509). The Airport Parking Directory website offers a service where you can compare the rates of multiple London City Airport parking suppliers. They work together with Airport Parking Shop.