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London City Airport

General information

London City Airport has the most convenient location of all London airports, it is particularly popular among business travellers. The business districts of Canary Wharf and City of London are located near the airport. London City Airport is mainly used on weekdays, there are no flights from Saturday 13:00 hours to Sunday 12:30 hours. In 2019, for the first time in history, more than 5 million passengers used the airport, most flights are operated by British Airways.


Where is London City Airport situated?

London City Airport is located east of London city centre, close to the A13 road.

How many terminals does London City Airport have?

The airport consists of one small terminal with two floors. The Arrivals hall and check-in desks are located on the ground floor, the security check and boarding gates (Departures) are on the first floor.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from London City Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
London Heathrow Airport 35km
London Gatwick Airport 42km
London Stansted Airport 44km
London Southend Airport 45km
London Luton Airport 50km
Southampton Airport 116km
Birmingham Airport 162km
East Midlands Airport 175km
Bristol Airport 192km
Ostend Bruges Airport (Belgium) 199km



The distance from London City Airport to the centre of London is 14 kilometres. By car, it takes 30 minutes to get to the centre of London.

From LCY Airport to London City centre by Car
14 km
30 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from London City Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from London City Airport you can travel by train and tram. Visit the London City Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from London City Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of London is about £ 35.-. Book your taxi at London City Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From LCY Airport to London City centre by Taxi
14 km
30 min
£ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At London City Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Budget, Hertz and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

London City Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at London City Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at London City Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at London City Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to London City Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at London City Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • British Airways
  • KLM
  • LOT
  • Lufthansa
  • Swiss


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near London City Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Holiday Inn Express London - ExCel, an IHG Hotel, London

Located in the heart of London's Docklands, this Holiday Inn Express is a 7-minute walk from the ExCel and a 1.1 miles from London City Airport. High-speed free WiFi is accessible throughout, and there are meeting facilities on site.


DoubleTree By Hilton London Excel, London

Situated on the waterfront, DoubleTree By Hilton London Excel is just 0.5 miles from London City Airport. With a bar and restaurant, and the Docklands Light Railway is only 0.3 miles away.

Hotels in London

Looking for the best hotels in London? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton London Canary Wharf, London

This stylish 4-star hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Canary Wharf London Underground Station and one Tube stop from the O2 Arena. It has modern, air-conditioned rooms, a gym, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a restaurant and bar.


citizenM Tower of London, London

citizenM Tower of London is located directly above Tower Hill Underground Station. Offering spectacular views on the river Thames, Tower of London and Tower Bridge, citizenM offers 370 luxury fitted rooms and a food and beverages available 24/7.


The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel, Mayfair London, London

The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theatres and attractions of London’s West End.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near London City Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


London Zoo: Entry Ticket

Book your ZSL London Zoo entrance ticket in advance and discover just under 15,000 animals in an oasis in the heart of the capital surrounded by Regent's Park, listed buildings, and beautiful gardens.


Madame Tussauds London

Step into the spotlight at Madame Tussauds London, the home of famous fun in the capital. Star in immersive experiences and get up close with more than 250 lifelike figures of your favorite celebrities. Enjoy plenty of fun new additions.

Tour & transport

Magical London: Harry Potter Guided Walking Tour

Embark on an interactive Harry Potter tour around central London with a guide. Choose from either a boat or London Underground trip.


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