London City Airport is a single-runway airport primarily serving the financial district of London. It is located on a former Docklands site, east of the City of London. It was developed by the engineering company Mowlen in 1986/87 and in 2010 it was the fifth busiest airport in terms of passengers and aircraft movement in the London area and was also the 14th busiest in the UK.  There are however restrictions of the types of aircraft allowed at this airport, only multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5 degree approaches are allowed to conduct operations at London City Airport.

Local Transport


London City Airport is linked to the financial centers of Canary Wharf and the City via the Docklands Light Railway station adjoined to the terminal building. The DLR offers links to the London Underground, Overground and Southeastern trains; with a train almost every 8 to 15 minutes. London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International are the nearest rail stations.


Buses operate to and from London City Airport. Bus services 473 and 474 run to all East London destinations. After the construction of the DLR line, express shuttle buses from the airport to different destinations were withdrawn.

Car Rental – London City Airport

Car rental companies are available in the airport and you can make your bookings for transfers to and from the airport.


Private taxi services operate to and from London airports and other destinations (International Callers: 0044 844 351 1234, UK Callers: 0844 351 1234). Based upon your baggage and passenger count, you can book taxis and enjoy a comfortable travel.

Airport Parking

Long-term and short-term car parks are available at walking distance from the terminal and disabled parking is also available in the short car park area. Parking for motor cycles and bicycles are available for free at the front of the terminal. The Taxi rank is located outside the terminal door.



London City Airport features many hotels at a close distance from the Airport terminal. Travelodge, Ramada Hotel & Suites, Hilton London Canary Wharf, London Marriott, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, Premier Inn…are some of the best city Airport hotels.

Shops and Restaurants

Restaurants, cafes, bars and other shops are available in the airport. You can buy anything that you wish at the airport.


The terminal has information counters and users can approach the counters for any queries.


Business travellers have all kind of amenities in the airport like fax machines, copy machines, internet connection, conference rooms for meetings and much more.

Disabled Facilities

The airport has wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones for the disabled. Emergency phone lines are available for them as well. Bus services operate with wheel chairs.

Other Services

ATMs, money exchange offices, playing area for children, post office, baby changing rooms, pharmacy and other services are available for travellers.


Telephone: +44(0)20 7646 0088

Fax: +44(0)20 7474 5747


Airport Codes

IATA airport code: LCY
ICAO airport code: EGLC