London City Airport is an international airport of the largest city in and the capital of England. It is 11 km from the centre of the city. More than 5.1 million passengers pass through London Airport per year (recorded in 2019). London City Airport is the hub for BA CityFlyer.
Hartmann Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2PX, United Kingdom
The Minimum Connection Time (MCT) required in a specific airport is essential to know if the route has a connecting flight. It is always better to check it before booking a flight. The MCT is also a deciding factor when a traveller makes a claim for compensation for a missed connection. Below you can see the MCT in London City Airport for connecting flights.
Between domestic flights: 30 min.
Between domestic and international flights: 30 min.
Between international flights: 30 min.
London City Airport terminal
Airport terminals are the areas or totally separate buildings which make it possible for air travellers to transfer between transport on the ground and the facilities for boarding and disembarking from a plane. It is essential to know from which terminal you are leaving from or travelling through because passengers may require some extra time to get to the correct one, especially in larger airports. In London City Airport there is 1 Terminal.
Terminal 1 – Aer Lingus, British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines and others
London City Airport transportation
It might be challenging when visiting a destination for the very first time to find the most convenient way to get to the city centre. It is not always possible to travel by public transport directly from the airport and taxis can be costly. It's recommended to consider all the transport possibilities prior to travelling so you can plan your trip respectively.
For updated information and connections of public transport go here.
London City Airport train
Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Direction: London Travel time (approx.): 45-50 min.
London City Airport bus
Line 473 Direction: Stratford, Silvertown, North Woolwich, and Prince Regent DLR Station
Line 474 Direction: Canning Town, North Woolwich and East Beckton
London City Airport taxi
Pick up point: outside the Terminal Travel time (approx.): 30 min. to the city centre Approximate price: 40 EUR
Where to have a rest in LCY Airport
At times air passengers experience long waiting times between flights, such as overnight layovers or a flight delay until the following day. When this happens, it is essential for passengers to note where they can relax and pass their time between flights.
London City Airport lounge
Lounges are facilities in the airport which provide travellers with services like food, beverages, relaxation zones, free WIFI and showers, so that travellers can wait in comfort.
If your flight departs the next day or the lounge isn’t suitable, you can choose to stay in a hotel nearby. Various airports have hotels in the airport, while in others you might need to leave the area to reach the closest one. In case you decide to stay overnight in a hotel between flights, we have chosen some comfortable possibilities for you.
Travelodge London Excel Price: from 36 EUR per night Address: 1016 Dockside Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2FQ, the United Kingdom Contact: +44 871 984 6298 Website: click
London City Airport Price: from 104 EUR per night Address: 74 Albert Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2DY, United Kingdom Contact: +44 207 473 5265 Website: click
London City Airport cafes & restaurants
The last thing you need when you’re travelling is to feel hungry or thirsty. Whether you are looking for a simple breakfast before an early flight, a leisurely lunch during a lengthy layover, or to merely get something to eat while on board, we have various choices for you to be sure you don’t get hungry during your trip.
Click here for a full overview of places to eat in London Airport.
Pret A Manger Description: sandwiches, salads, pastries, soups, hot wraps, and desserts Location: Departures
Brick Lane Brews Description: bakery Location: next to Gate 2b
Pilots Bar & Kitchen Description: pastries, muffins, soups, sandwiches, salads, and burger Location: after security
Espressamente Illy Description: Italian coffee and snacks Location: after security
Panopolis Description: bakery products Location: after security
Doughnut time Description: doughnut cafe Location: before security
London City Airport shops
The airport shops are the perfect place to look for that last-minute souvenir, or simply to spend some time before flying. The guide below displays a selection of shops at the airport.
Dixons Travel Description: electrical store Location: after security
London City Airport car rental
Sometimes you need to travel by car, or it may be the most pleasant mode of transport for your trip. The list below will enable you to choose the most suitable car hire company for your journey.
Hertz Location: Airport area Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Sat: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM Contact: +44 843 309 3045
Europcar Location: Airport area Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 07:00 AM - 10:00 PM Contact: +44 371 384 3412
Avis Location: Airport area Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM Contact: +44 344 544 6030
Budget Location: Airport area Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat: 08:00 AM - 09:00 PM, Sun: 07:00 AM - 03:30 PM Contact: +44 344 544 4662
Sixt Location: Airport area Opening hours: Contact:
Other services in LCY Airport you might need
Play Area Location: between Gates 5 and 6
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