Trains to London City Airport

With a country-wide connection to London Euston and easy links within London’s public transportation network, getting a train to London City Airport is easy if you plan ahead.

How to get to London City Airport by train

London City Airport is conveniently linked to the city's transportation network, with the nearest London City Airport train station being Canning Town.

To reach this station from central London, you have access to efficient train connections via the DLR. This offers a seamless journey from London City Airport.

Canning Town is on the DLR and Jubilee line. If you’re going to London City Airport from various regions across the UK, you’ll likely be arriving at London Euston or Kings Cross. From both of these stations, you can take the Northern line down to Bank.

Change here to get on the DLR to Canning Town. Alternatively, you could change at London Bridge to get the Jubilee line. Overall, this journey should take around 40 minutes.

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Top routes to London City Airport

Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston 2h 11mins £32
Coventry to London Euston 1h 4mins £12
Birmingham New Street to London Euston 1h 26mins £16
Carlisle to London Euston 3h 25mins £40

What to do at London City Airport

Although a small airport, London City Airport has plenty of shops and amenities to keep you occupied as you wait for your gate number, including books and clothing stores. There’s also the chance to pick up any forgotten travel essentials such as toothbrushes or sun cream.

When you feel yourself getting hungry, an array of culinary options await. Whether you want to fill up with a traditional British breakfast or a simple coffee and pastry, the airport has what you need.

If you prefer to get away from the main concourse, you can choose to unwind in one of the lounges. With a design that incorporates soft materials like timber and polished limestone floors, The Departure Lounge is a classy and relaxing place to wait for your plane.

Overall, the facilities at London City Airport are reasonable considering the airport’s size and location.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to London City Airport

If you’re looking to save some extra money on your train to London City Airport, there are a few ways.

Firstly, try Avanti's Best Fare Finder to get the best deal on your tickets. You could also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time.

If your flight times allow, make the most of off-peak prices. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, you need to check out our Family Tickets. Here you can find out everything you need to know about child tickets and the Family & Friends Railcard, which could get you a discount of up to 60%.

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Get the app

If you want to pick your seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

This app gives you great benefits, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your chosen payment method. It also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

We appreciate that travelling by air can be stressful, so we want to make the bits in between as smooth as possible for you.

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London Euston Station