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Transportation to and from London City Airport


What is the distance from London City Airport to the centre of London?

Of all London airports, London City Airport is most centrally located in London just 14 kilometres / 8.7 miles from the city centre (Charing Cross). By car, it’s a half-hour drive.

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

Public transport

Train Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and metro to London

Travelling with the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) to and from London City Airport is fairly quick and easy. The Docklands Light Railway is a light rail system that connects the redeveloped Docklands area to the city centre and London Underground. It takes 22 minutes from London City Airport to Bank DLR station. This station is located in the more traditional business district City of London. Bank DLR Station is connected to Central London (Piccadilly Circus, Buckingham Palace, etc.) by three different subway lines. Travel time between the airport and the newer business district Canary Wharf is short. You have to change at Canning Town DLR Station (7 minutes) to the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf Underground Station or remain seated till Poplar DLR Station (12 minutes).

DLR trains leave at least every 10 minutes to and from London City Airport. The price depends on which type of ticket you use, a paper TravelCard or a plastic Oyster Card (here’s an explanation of public transport in London). These options are cheaper than a single ticket, the price of a single ticket is £ 4.80 (Bank DLR Station, zones 1-3). Every 10 minutes it possible to travel directly to North East London, travel time is 15 minutes to Stratford DLR Station and 17 minutes to Stratford International DLR Station. Woolwich to the south of the River Thames is also directly accessible by train from London City Airport. Please consult website Transport for London and public transport London City Airport for more information.

Top 5 sights in London, United Kingdom

1. Buckingham Palace
2. London Eye
3. British Museum, book a guided tour
4. Tower Bridge & Tower of London
5. Hyde Park, free! Close to Kensington Palace and Harrods department store

In the centre of London (= fare zone 1) you can travel from west to east and vice versa with the Piccadilly Line (stations: Hyde Park Corner, Green Park, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden), Central Line and the Elizabeth Line train (stations: Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street). Hyde Park Corner and Green Park stations are within walking distance of Buckingham Palace. The north and south of the city centre are connected by London Underground Victoria Line, Jubilee Line, Bakerloo Line and Northern Line. In public transport you can pay with your bank card and mobile phone (check in & check out). Of course, you can also buy a Visitor Oyster Card or London Travelcard. You cannot buy single tickets on the buses in London, the tube (metro) is twice as expensive if you buy single tickets.

Discover and book tickets, activities and tours:



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.


The London Eye: Entry Ticket

A trip on the London Eye is truly captivating. The attraction is one of the world's tallest observation wheels and has been London’s number one visitor experience for over a decade.


London: Tower of London and Crown Jewels Exhibition Ticket

Absorb over 1000 years of history at the Tower of London, and see the Crown Jewels. Gather fascinating insights from the Yeoman Warders, the guardians of the Tower, and spot the ravens.



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.


LHR London Heathrow Airport: Plaza Premium Lounge

Relax and refresh before your departure or in-between flights in the comfort of a premium lounge at Heathrow Airport. Choose between a 3-hour or 6-hour stay, enjoy unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi, shower facilities, and dine on delicious food and beverages.


London: Entry Ticket to London Dungeon

Experience the dangerous streets and unsavory characters from London's perilous past ⁠with entry tickets to the London Dungeon. Hear, touch, and smell 1000 years of dark history with funny storytelling.

Tours and transport

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.

Tour & transport

London: London by Night Sightseeing Open-Top Bus Tour

Pass through the vibrant city of London lit up against the night sky on a 90-minute tour. See Big Ben, Harrods, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.

Tour & transport

London: Wembley Stadium Guided Tour

Go behind the scenes of the UK’s largest sports and music venue and venture deep into the heart of the stadium, seeing areas usually reserved for the biggest names in sport and music.


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