London City Airport (LCY) is the closest to the city centre. It is the fifth busiest airport in London. It is only 10 kilometres east of the city centre. He has a terminal and a runway. Most flights are for business.
This is the airport where it will be easier and faster to get to the city centre and, in this case, the safest thing is that you will use public transport to get to the centre.
Cars with driver
Finally, you can rent a car with a driver. The company that is in this airport is Chauffeurit. They have cars in different categories: Executive, Premium Executive and Luxury. As we have already told you, the journey takes about 30 minutes. Prices range from £30 to £60. Check uk.getaround.com if you wish to know more about renting a car in London.
The best system is the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). From DLR station, trains leave every 8 and 15 minutes. It has the same price as a public transit ticket. It is located in zone 3 so it costs about £5. With the Oyster Card, you can save on travel.
Bus number 473 starts and ends its journey at London City Airport. The number 474 heading to Canning Town is divided between the Gallions Reach roundabout and London City Airport.
Taxi and Minicab
At London City Airport, you will find mini-taxis. For taxis, the cost of travel is usually around £30, depending on your destination. The most expensive can be around £50.
Since it is not a very high price, Uber can leave it even cheaper for you.
About London City Airport
London City Airport’s facilities have been awarded several times for the pleasure of using them, and recently it was even considered the best airport in the city ahead of Heathrow and Gatwick.
Being a rather special airport, low-cost airlines do not operate there. The proximity of the financial zone, of the whole city, makes it the preferred place for the entrepreneurs who work there.
Among the most recognized airlines operating at London City Airport, we have: Air France, for connections between France and Switzerland mainly (flight from Charles de Gaulle and Orly), Alitalia, British Airways and Iberia, which connects New York, Madrid or Barcelona among others, and the German Lufthansa.
Since its inauguration, London City Airport has increased the number of passengers using it. In six years, nearly 250,000 travellers passed through it every year.
The following year (1994), the number doubled: 480,000 people passed through here to take a flight. In 1997, it already exceeded one million passengers. That’s all said and done. Well, that being said, now the average is at least three million passengers per year, and continues to grow at a rate of about 20%.
In short, London City Airport is a good airport if you don’t really have a budget restriction and want to see (or have to go, who knows) the city in the first place. In addition, the money you spend on the ticket, a small part will be recovered through what you save in transportation.