Transfer to/from - London City airport (LCY)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in London City airport (LCY)




Uber and DriveNow are available at the airport. To request a vehicle, you must first download the app to your mobile device and register as a user. Select the type of vehicle you wish to request, enter your final destination, select London City Airport as your pick-up point, confirm your request and wait for a driver to accept your ride. You will get directions to the meeting point directly on the app. Note that some vehicle types may not be available at all times of the day or in certain areas.


Line 473 from Transport for London (Tel +44 343 222 1234) operates from 4:31 am to 0:20 am (from 5:36 am on Sundays) to North Woolwich Ferry and Stratford station, with a journey time of 25 minutes and a fare of £1.75. Intermediate stops include Kennard Street, Connaught Bridge, Prince Regent, Newham Way, Kennedy Close and Plaistow.

The 474 bus runs 24 hours a day to Hermit Road and Manor Park, with stops at Rathbone Market, Canning Town, The Appleby Centre, Custom House, Prince Regent, Connaught Bridge, North Woolwich, Bascule Bridge, Cyprus, Beckton, Newham and East Ham.


The Docklands Light Railway service (Tel +44 343 222 1234) connects East London with the city's underground network, with a fare of £6.70. Trains run every 8-15 minutes from the airport station to Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal (7 min. journey time), to Stratford International (17 min.) and Bank (20 min.), via Pontoon Dock, West Silvertown, West Ham, Blackwall, Poplar, Westferry, Limehouse and Shadwell.

For journeys outside London, c2c (Tel +44 345 744 4422) provides services from West Ham and Fenchurch Street stations.

Rent a Car



Outside the terminal, there are vehicles from Minicabit and London Black Taxis (Tel +44 203 004 4953). The journey to the city centre costs £40.00-50.00 and takes about 15 minutes.

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Latest updates: April 23, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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