Getting to London City Airport & More...
When travelling to or from London City Airport by private transfer, personal car, train, coach (you get
the point), you need to ensure you take plenty of time for the transit (especially if traveling towards
London City Airport); traffic can be a real nightmare and you should always allow plenty of time for the
journey. Saying this, we have some examples below of how much time you should allow for the transfer
(this takes into consideration possible traffic delays, although we can't predict the worst case
scenario) when choosing to use a private transfer with Twelve.
Traffic delays can occur:
between 06:30 AM - 09:30 AM (duration of transfer can take up to 50% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 09:30 AM - 16:00 PM (duration of transfer can take up to 25% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 16:00 PM - 20:00 PM (duration of transfer can take up to 50% longer than what shown on Google Maps)
between 20:00 PM - 06:30 AM (duration of transfer usually matches that shown on Google Maps, but you must always take in consideration possible events on that day, road works, weekends etc.)
Although the time we display for the duration of the transfer is usually much higher than it
takes in normal traffic conditions, we like to be sure that even if some traffic delays occur,
there won't be any problems in reaching your destination in time. We know how important it
is to reach your flight in time, so as we say... "better safe than sorry".
If you are arriving at London City Airport and are in need of an airport transfer to pretty much
any location in London or the UK (of course, we offer return journeys as well), you can be
sure that Twelve will be able to help you with any transfer. With a wide selection of
extra services included with any pickup from London City Airport; such as flight tracking (we
monitor the status of your flight and reschedule the pickup, if required, according with
the actual arrival time, so delays won't result in extra charges), meet and greet (our
driver will be waiting at the pickup poing with a board displaying your name) and of
course, 30 mins of free waiting and parking time (which apply depending on actual landing
time of your flight).
Where do I meet the driver?
London City Airport has a single terminal and our driver will be waiting for you at the following location...
Pickup/dropoff point just outside the main entry/exit of building
How should I schedule my pickup?
As our service includes only 30 mins of free waiting and parking time, we advise
those seeking to get a transfer from London City Airport, to use the following time
frames, to avoid as much as possible any extra charges occurred from any delays further to
our free waiting time...
Domestic Flights - at least 15mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 30mins with checked luggage)
European Flights - at least 30mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 45mins with checked luggage)
International Flights - at least 45mins after landing (if only hand luggage, or 1 hour with check luggage)
We do try as much as possible to avoid extra charges, but where delays of over 30 mins after the scheduled pickup time occur, you will be subject to an extra charge (please see T&C's for more details).
> Travelling to or from London City Airport by Car
In order to get from London City Airport to London city centre (Trafalgar Square) by car, you have to depart the airport and follow Hartmann Road until junction with the A112 road. Proceed until reaching Connaught Bridge roundabout and take exit towards A1020 road. Continue on A1020 road until the junction with the A1261 road; proceed on A1261 road until junction with A1203 road. Continue on A1203 road until reaching Tower Hill, from where you have multiple options to choose from. The shortest option would be to continue on A3211 road until you reach London city centre. The distance between London City Airport and London city centre is around 9 miles and the journey can take approximately 30 minutes* (1 hours including any possible traffic delays). Same route will apply, but in reverse, if departing from London city centre and travelling to London City Airport. Please note that during rush hour, we would advise allowing extra time for your journey to or from London City Airport, due to traffic delays en route.
> Travelling to or from London City Airport by Train
To travel from London City Airport to London by train, you have the option to go towards Bank Underground Station or St. Pancras International Station. To reach Bank Underground Station, you need to take the direct DLR service from London City Airport, in a journey that takes approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take the DLR service from London City Airport towards Stratford International Train Station. Once here, take the Southeastern rail service to London St. Pancras International Train Station in a journey that takes approximately 45 minutes. Once at either destination, you have the option to travel all around London using the underground system or you can travel to various cities around England and UK using the coach or train service at London St. Pancras International Train Station. To reach London City Airport, the same route will apply, but in reverse. Please check with each operator for more details on availability, prices and operating hours.
> Travelling to or from London City Airport by Coach
Getting to London from London City Airport by coach is not possible, as there is no such service available. You can either use the DLR service to reach Bank Underground Station or Stratford International Train Station, from which you can then continue to multiple destinations around London. For more details, please check the “how to reach London by train” section above. Please check with each operator for more details on availability, prices and operating hours.
> Travelling to or from London City Airport by Private Transfer
Booking an airport transfer from London City Airport to London city centre (Trafalgar Square – WC2) with Twelve Transfers would cost around ₤35.00* (saloon price with airport services included) and would take approximately 1 hour* (1 hour 30 minutes including any possible traffic delays). The price for an airport transfer from London to London City Airport would cost slightly less as the airport services would be deducted from the overall journey price. Prices can vary depending on drop-off location, type of vehicle required and any extras added. For an accurate quote on an airport transfer between London City Airport and London, please check out our online booking page where an exact price can be obtained.
Looking for a transfer to or from a different airport? Check out our other pages with useful information on all London Airport Transfers.