London City Airport guide

London City Airport Runway & Docklands - © Loz Pycock

The London City Airport Guide contains a range of useful traveller related information and practical resources for both holiday travellers & business travellers. The guide contains information on London City airport, including details on how to get to the airport, car hire & airport car parking, airport maps, weather and other useful information & resources including airport lounges. London City airport offers passengers a range of flights both domestic and short haul flights to Europe, the airport is located close to the centre of the capital making it very convenient to get. The London City airport is also located close to the area where the London 2012 Olympics will take place and it is anticipated the airport will be upgraded to cope with ever increasing passenger numbers. Travellers that are more familiar with the facilities available at an airport and those that have some useful knowledge of the airport can help to ensure they are likely to enjoy a better experience when travelling through the airport.

Information on London City Airport

Airport Name: London City Airport

Address: London City Airport, Royal Docks, London, E16 2PX, United Kingdom

Airport Code: LCY

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7646 0088

Website: London City Airport

Left Luggage Number: +44 (0)20 7646 0000/88

Lost Property Number: +44 (0)20 7646 0000/88

Check in Times:

Usually 2 hours prior to departure for European Flights.

Usually 1 hour prior to departure for UK & Ireland flights.

Flights: Internal Flights to other destinations in the UK & to a range of short haul destinations in Europe in including Ireland, Northern Europe, Channel Islands & Sweden.

Terminals: One

Tips & Advice: When travelling by air, always check the Traffic News reports well in time to check for any delays or incidents that may impact on your journey. It also advisable to arrive at the airport well in time factoring in to your journey time possible delays due to traffic and unforeseen circumstances etc. to ensure you catch your flight. See our various Travellers Tips guides for further information.

Baggage Rules: Baggage rules and regulations are subject to alteration at short notice, it is recommended you check what is allowable, weight limits and any other concerns with your airline. Being aware of the latest rules & regulations can help ensure you pack your bags accordingly to comply with the regulations. For more information please see: Baggage Rules

Travel Checklist: See our Packing & Travel Checklist for a quick reference checklist guide for travellers to help ensure you pack everything you need. The checklist also contains useful reminders and tips.

Getting To London City Airport

By Public Transport

The train stations close to the airport include London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International. The stations can be reached on the Jubilee line on the Tube from Canning Town which is a short seven-minute DLR journey to the airport. For more information and for resources on planning journeys on the rail network please see: National Rail

The Docklands Light Railway is an over-ground train system that connects East London to the London Underground network. The London City Airport DLR station is connected to the airport terminal making it quick and convenient to use for passengers getting to and from the airport. The airport is located in zone 3 for travel cards and tickets. The DLR leaves from the London City airport every 7 to 15 minutes. Journey times are approx 7 minutes to Canning Town and around 22 to 25 minutes to Bank station in central London. For further information please see: London City Airport DLR

Bus & Coach:
There are bus services that take passengers to and from the airport to the surrounding areas, these include Bus number 473 that takes passengers from the airport to Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich and on to Prince Regent DLR Station.

The Bus number 474 operates a service between London City Airport, Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown.

Use the Journey Planner from the Transport for London below to help you plan your journey to and from London City airport on public transport. The planner will help you plan your route, which public transport services to take & the approximate time for the journey for public transport services in and around greater London.

Journey Planner

National Express operates services to & from London city centre, where local buses can be used to get to & from the airport. For more information please see: National Express

By Car

London City Airport is located approx 6 miles to the east of the London City centre and the drive takes around 15-30 minutes depending on where in the capital you start. The airport is located currently outside the London Congestion Charge zone, however if you are travelling to the airport via the City of London you may well go through the charge zone and would be viable to pay the charge, it is wise to check before you start your journey. Those coming to the airport from outside London should get there via the M11 southbound that turns in to the A11 or from the M25 at junction 27 where there is an interchange with the M11. From the M25 junction 28 you can take the A12 that will take you towards the airport.

Airport Car Hire

Search for great value Car Hire deals for a range of different vehicles from small cars to family cars to luxury and sports cars.

Airport Car Parking

London City airport has facilities for both Short Term & Long Term Car Parking. Short term There are no time period given to drop off or pick up passengers, however passengers can be dropped off on the forecourt next to the terminal building. Note that vehicles cannot stop there so you would have to ensure you drop off passengers only and drive away without waiting there. The minimum cost of parking at the short term car park is £7.00 for up to 60 minutes, the cost is then £12 for 2 hours and £18 for 5 hours. With the cost of parking steep, it is worth pre booking parking to save some of the cost.

Motorcycles and bicycles can park at the airport free of charge.

Long Term parking is available, charges start from £32 per day if you pay on the day you arrive. Premium parking located adjacent to the terminal building offer parking option in addition to the short & long stay options. The cost is around £30 for 24 hours and £35for up to 2 days parking. The long term car parking can be pre booked, cheaper prices & discounts are available if you book earlier, if you do need long term airport parking it is well worth booking in advance rather than on the day to both guarantee a parking space and save money on parking costs.

Valet Parking is also available at the airport at no extra cost the charges start from £7 for up to 1 hour and are £40 for up to 24 hours. The option is useful if you are short of time as the car will be parked for you and brought back to you when you return.

To book London City Airport Car Parking please see: UK Airport Parking

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