London City Airport Arrivals

London City airport arrivals

Conveniently located just east of London, and close to Canary Wharf, London City airport offers a variety of transport options to people arriving on inbound flights. Whether you’re a generous relative or friend willing to collect somebody from the airport, or are arranging public transport yourself to get home, this page will help you to plan ahead. And to ensure that your plans are timed to perfection, view the live flights feed, or list your details in the form to the right of this page.

London City airport by car

Luckily, London City airport is located outside the London Congestion Charge zone, so it has all the benefits of being near to London, without the costly drawbacks. You can reach the airport easily from the M25, and indeed anywhere in central London. Sat nav can help if you’re driving – simply use the postcode E16 2PX.

Detailed directions for London City airport can be found on our directions to London City airport page, and there’s also a convenient map below, to help you to visualise your route.

Parking when you reach the airport

Once you reach London City airport you’ll be able to quickly pick up your friend or relative, or to wait for longer in one of the car parks. It’s important to know which option is more suitable for you and the passenger who is waiting, as the wrong option will waste time and money.

Stop in one of the areas listed below:

  • Terminal building – You can pick up a passenger from the front of the terminal building, but there are strict rules. You cannot leave the car unattended, and you are not allowed to wait in the area. This means that you’ll have to get the timings perfect, so that your passenger is waiting for you.
  • Short-Stay Terminal Parking – If you don’t mind spending money, you can wait for longer in the short-stay parking area just two minutes away from the terminal. This will cost £6.00 for up to half-an-hour*.

*Prices shown correct as of August 28, 2013.

Public transport from London City airport

There’s no need to worry if you aren’t being collected from the airport – it’s easy to get around with public transport in London. If you’re going to be travelling locally it can be worthwhile to pick up an Oyster card, which can be used for all public transport in London.

Get where you need with one of the following options:

  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR). This overground system connects east London to the London Underground network. The train departs the airport (located in zone 3) every eight to 15 minutes, and stops at a variety of underground stations.
  • Bus. You can get to central London by bus too. Jump on the 473 or 474 bus to reach locations like Canning Town.
  • Train. Take the DLR to Canning Town. From there you can use the Jubilee Line underground service to reach the nearest National Rail stations: London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International.
  • Taxi. The classic Licensed London Black taxis are available from right outside the terminal building.

Our customers' thoughts

  • Butterfly Meet and Greet

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. Everything was organised perfectly and went smoothly step by step. I would definitely use this service again thank you.

    Miss Graham 05 Sep, 2019

  • Official On-Site

    As always, we had no problem. The barrier at the exit lifted having recognised our number plate and off we went!

    Mr Pritchard 30 Aug, 2019

  • Official On-Site

    No staff around.
    We accidentally parked in a one hour slot. Better signage would help.

    Mr Herbert 12 Aug, 2019

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