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)

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COVID-19 - Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, services and schedules of the different transportation options may be subject to change as well as the limit of available capacity could be reduced. In turn, due to the changing situation, some services may even be temporarily canceled.
 
London City airport (LCY)

Bus - Line 473 from Transport for London (Tel +44 343 222 1234) operates from 4:45 am to 1:40 am (from 6:00 am on Sundays) and runs to North Woolwich Ferry and Stratford Station, with a journey time of 25 minutes and a fare of £1.50. Intermediate stops include Kennard Street, Connaught Bridge, Prince Regent, Newham, Kennedy Close and Plaistow. Bus 474 leaves 24 hours a day to Hermit Road and Manor Park, with stops at Rathbone Market, Canning Town, West Silvertown, Pontoon Dock, Connaught Bridge, North Woolwich, Bascule Bridge, Cyprus, Beckton, Newham and East Ham.

Train - The Docklands Light Railway (Tel +44 343 222 1234) connects East London with the city's underground network, with a fare of £4.90. Trains depart from the airport station every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town and Woolwich Arsenal (7 minutes trip), to Stratford International (17 min.) and Bank (23 min.), going through Pontoon Dock, West Silvertown, West Ham, Blackwall, Poplar, Westferry, Limehouse and Shadwell.
For travels outside of London, National Rail (Tel +44 345 748 4950) provides services from London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International stations.

 

Car rental search

 
Taxi - Outside the terminal there are vehicles from Minicabit (Tel +44 203 695 2831) and London Black Taxis (Tel +44 203 004 4953). The trip to the city centre has a cost of £30.00 and the trip takes 30-40 minutes.

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Latest updates: May 19, 2019

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

While there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take into account when moving from or to the airport, and especially if you go on some public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to go out with a little more anticipation than you would commonly suggest. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always keep in mind peak transit times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may take more or less the trip to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what happens in the place where you find yourself.
If you have a shared transfer service, please have a contact Tel in case of any delay on the part of the company. In these cases, a scheduled collection schedule is already in tenter.
If you are using public transport (bus, train), have the schedules (weekends and holidays usually have fewer frequencies), if you have to transfer and also how to board (if you need a card or boarding pass or paying at the moment to the driver or rider). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could bring complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport check well, where you must leave the vehicles. In some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- here is a little less stressful as you don't have the pressure to miss the flight. In the worst case you will arrive later to the place where you are going to stay or to the meeting point where you try to arrive. Once you get out of the plane, pick up your suitcase and finish with the required arrival procedures. Then you have to look for the public transport signs or consult the airport staff. It is very useful to inform the timetables of the buses in case you arrive late at night. Not all of them work 24 hours a day. The same goes for taxis. If you have hired a private car service, keep ready the mobile app to contact the driver. Some transport services hired, 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 more peace of mind it is recommended to reserve it earlier. Rental counters are usually available at arrivals hall.

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