UK: London City Airport  

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London City (LCY):
4 km/6 miles E of the City centre in the Docklands area.
Airport Overview:
One small terminal connected to the DLR train system. Buses and taxis stop outside the terminal.

By Taxi:
Regular Taxi: There is a ComputerCab desk in the concourse (credit card hotline 020 7432 1432) and a taxi rank on the forecourt.
Cost: 25/30 mins to the West End, 10-13/15 mins to Canary Wharf, 20 to the City of London, ~25 to London's West End, 35 to Bayswater, 25 to Buckingham Palace, 22 to Covent Garden & to ExCel (conference & exhibition centre) 5 mins/8. To Earl's Court 35, Oxford Street, Westminster or Piccadilly ~25 & S Kensington 30.
To Train stations:
Barking 20, Blackfriars 25, Cannon St 25, Charing Cross 30, Euston, St Pancras or King's Cross 35, Fenchurch St or Liverpool St 24, Marylebone or Paddington 40 & Victoria or Waterloo ~29.
To London Hotels:
Brittannia Intl 12, Cumberland 35, Dorchester 35, Excel Hotels 10, Gloucester 35, Grosvenor House 35, Hampshire 30, Hilton Park lane 35, Hilton Docklands 25, Intercontinental 35, Meridien Piccadilly 30, Park Lane 35, St Giles 30 & Tower Thistle 20.
Black Cab London: To avoid queues for taxis, you can book your taxi in advance through Black Cab London (0800 169 5296 from the UK or 1-877 405 7622 from the USA). No waiting charges are incurred as all flights are monitored by reservation staff. Black Cab London can also arrange your return journey to London City Airport at the time of booking.
British Airport Cars: Tel +44 (0)1634309660.
Quay Cars: Tel +44 (0)207 646 0957. They have a service desk in the terminal next to the Car Rental desks.
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By Limo: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Bus Stops: Buses stop right outside the terminal building.
London Bus 473 to Stratford & N Woolwich: serves Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich & Prince Regent DLR Station. Route: Stratford Bus Station - Plaistow Station - Plaistow Greengate - Prince Regent Lane - Prince Regent DLR station - Airport - Connaught Rd - Silvertown Station - Albert Rd - North Woolwich Train Station. Timings: Buses run Mon-Sat (and Good Friday) at 0438, 0455, then every 10 mins 0510-0008 & 0024. Sundays & Public Holidays at 0551, 0616, 0638, then every 12 mins 0700-0008 & 0024. Travel Times: To N Woolwich ~10 mins. Tickets available from Travelex in the terminal.
London Bus 474 to Canning Town & N Woolwich: serves Canning Town, N Woolwich & E Beckton via Silvertown. Route: Canning Town (Hermit Rd) - Canning Town Station - Silvertown Way - Airport - Silvertown Station - Albert Rd - North Woolwich Free Ferry - Cyprus DLR station (15 mins) - Beckton (Asda) - East Ham (Lonsdale Ave) - East Ham (Newham Town Hall) - East Ham Station (35 mins) - Manor Park Station (45 mins). Timings: Buses run Mon-Sat (and Good Friday) at 0359, 0429, 0459, 0521, then every 12-20 mins until 0057 & 0122. Sundays & Public Holidays at 0451, 0521, 0551, 0611, then every 12-30 mins until 0057 & 0122. Tickets available from Travelex in the terminal.

By Shuttle Bus:
LCY Express Shuttle Service: This is a new pre-booked only service from London City Airport to Canary Wharf. Walk-up booking ARE accepted at the airport only, all others call first. Route: Airport - Canary Wharf (Bank St Bus Stop) - Canary Wharf (North Colonnade Bus Stop) - Marriott Hotel (Hertsmere Rd, Canary Wharf.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri only every 30 mins 0700-1130, 1230, 1330, then every 30 mins until 1830. Buses leave the Marriott Hotel Mon-Fri only every 30 mins 0730-1100, 1200, 1300, then every 30 mins until 1900. Buses leave North Colonnade Bus Stop Mon-Fri only every 30 mins 1010-1110, 1210, 1310, then every 30 mins until 1910. Buses leave Bank St Bus Stop 5 mins after North Colonnade Bus Stop.
Travel Times: To Bank St Bus Stop ~15 mins, North Colonnade Bus Stop 20 mins & Marriott Hotel 30 mins. Cost: 7 one way, 10 return.
Contact: For reservations call 0845 095 9595. They have a desk in the airport next to the airport arrivals information desk. Note: Walk-up booking ARE accepted at the airport only, all others call first.

By Train: 
General: The airport is now connected directly to the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Follow the signs from the terminal for the DLR, about 1 min walk under cover.
Route: Woolwich Arsenal - King George V - London City Airport - Pontoon Dock - West Silvertown - Canning Town (change here for services all over London) - East India - Blackwall - Poplar - Limehouse - Bank.
Timings: Trains leave the airport Mon-Sat and bank holidays every 4-12 mins 0520-0108. Sundays every 4-12 mins 0652-0008.
Transfer times: To Canning Town 7 mins, Bank Station 24 mins, Canary Wharf 17 mins, Tower Gateway 25 mins, Stratford 21 mins, Beckton 23 mins & Lewisham 33 mins.
Cost: Included in the London Travelcard price. Price varies depending on how far you travel, but never more than 6 for the whole of London. In contrast to the other London Airports, no premium is charged to take the train to the airport. Payment can be made on the Oyster Card.
Contact: Tel DLR customer services 020 7363 9700 or
London Underground: TubeMap

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS 020 7476 7151, Hertz 7476 9646 & EUROPCAR 7476 0309 have desks in the car rental building. Exit the terminal building and turn left. You will see the rental car desks a short distance down on the left.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
General: Pay at the machines inside the terminal. Valet Car Parking is also available.
Main Car Park: 0-4 hrs 14, 4-12 hrs 24, 12-24 hrs 36, 24-25 hrs 38, 25-27 hrs 41, 27-29 hrs 45 & 29-48 hrs 72.
Short Stay Car Park: 0-30 mins 4, 30 mins-1 hr 8, 1-2 hrs 12, 2-4 hrs 18, 4-12 hrs 28, 12-24 hrs 41, 24-25 hrs 48, 25-27 hrs 53, 27-29 hrs 59 & 29-48 hrs 82. 41 per additional day.
Weblinks: Click here to book ----->  

Notes: ATMs/Cash machines in the terminal dispensing both & .
Baggage Storage:Left luggage is reported to be available at 2 per 24 hrs.

Airport Hotels:
There are no hotels at the terminal itself, but the following hotels are within 1 km of the airport: Travelodge London City Airport, Premier Travel Inn & Ramada 0870 1111 8779. London City Airport Hotels. Click here to book!

Airport Tel No:
+44 (0)20 7646 0900 or 020 7646 0000 or 0088.

Updated Mar14 ADV. Last Visit Apr11. 

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