London City Airport (LCY) is approximately 9.5km (6 miles) east of Central London and just 4.8km (3 miles) from Canary Wharf. A single runway handles short-haul flights with a strong emphasis on business travel to Europe and New York.
The airport can be accessed by taxi, bus or Underground/DLR. Its single terminal incorporates shops, restaurants and cafes, information and taxi desks, a bureau de change and a left luggage facility.
Getting To and From London City Airport
Local bus routes serving the airport are the 473 (Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station) and the 474 (Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton via Silvertown). Standard bus fares apply. Oyster and Travelcards are accepted.
London City Airport is also well-connected to the Tube network. The airport has its own stop on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which takes you Tube interchange stations such as Canning Town, Stratford and Bank. For more information visit the Transport for London (TfL) website.
There are usually taxis queuing for customers at London City Airport. The cost of the cab is metered and displayed inside the cab. Only use a reputable mini-cab and never use unauthorised drivers. The City Airport website has average fares and you can ask the driver or mini-cab company how much your journey will cost beforehand.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) was the UK's first fully accessible railway for wheelchair users. There are lifts, escalators and/or ramps on every station platform of the DLR and all platforms are level with the trains for step-free access. There is also a designated wheelchair/pram bay on every train.
Disabled travellers should be aware that a significant number of Tube stations are not equipped with lifts. Go to the Transport for London website to help plan your journey or call the information line on 0843 222 1234.