London City Airport Taxi and Transfers
Where is London City Airport: right in the centre of London?
How much will a taxi from London City Airport to Paddington Train Station cost me?
|Vehicle||Single Trip||Return Trip|
|Saloon Car (up to 4 passengers)||£40/45||£75/85|
|Estate Car (up to 4 passengers)||£53||£99|
|Executive Car (up to 4 passengers)||£60||£120|
|People Carrier (up to 6 passengers)||£56||£100/110|
|8 Seater Minibus (up to 8 passengers)||£70||£130|
|Executive People Carrier (up to 8 passengers)||£100||£150|
|16 Seater Minibus (12 or 14 passengers, depending on luggage)||£140||£250|
Do you need a taxi and what’s available?
VIP taxi transfers are also available from a wide variety of companies and if the standard luxury vehicles (usually BMWs and S class Mercedes) are not to your liking, many companies will do their best to source the vehicle of your choice, given sufficient notice. Air conditioning and leather seats come as standard, and internet access, TV screens and DVD players are commonplace. If you fancy a bottle of champagne and canapes for that extra-special event, many companies will be pleased to quote.
There is an official meeting point in the airport, easy to find from Arrivals, and another popular point for meeting passengers is the information desk, again well signposted.
London City Airport Taxi Rank
Private hire vehicles (or minicabs as they are often called) are less strictly regulated in London than elsewhere in the country. As they cannot be flagged down you should pre-book by phone, online or in-person at an information desk at the airport.
Black cabs are available from the rank outside the terminal building, which is incidentally the longest taxi rank in Europe and can facilitate around 400 taxis.
Where can I go from London City?
- Canary Wharf – 3 miles/15 mins
- City – 6 miles/20 mins
- West End – 10 miles/30 mins
- St Pancras (for Eurostar) – 10 miles/30 mins
- Paddington – 11 miles/35 mins
- Euston – 9 miles/35 mins
For holidaymakers or perhaps the families of business travellers visiting London, all sorts of attractions are on the doorstep.
Top London City Airport Attractions
Greenwich with its parkland, cultural attractions, quirky shops, markets and great views is one of London’s most popular areas for visitors. Best-known are the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House but lesser-known attractions such as the Fan Museum and St Alfege Church also make for an interesting day out.
Distance from London City Airport: 6 miles & 15 minutes by car
Once the Port of London, Docklands has been transformed in the last twenty years from one of London’s most derelict areas into a sleek ultra-modern buzzy place to be. It is home to Britain’s tallest building and some well-preserved warehouses in West India Quay, which have been turned into trendy bars and restaurants. The Museum in Docklands is also to be found in a warehouse in West India Quay.
Distance from London City Airport: 3 miles & 10 minutes by car
The dome of St Paul’s Cathedral is one of the best known parts of the London skyline and the cathedral has much to interest visitors, from the Whispering Gallery to the Crypt. Guided tours are available four times a day for a small charge.
Distance from London City Airport: 6 miles & 20 minutes by car
The Tate Modern is home to an amazing collection of modern art from 1900 and is housed in a former power station, making the architectural features such as the Great Turbine Hall every bit as interesting as the art on the walls.
Distance from London City Airport: 8 miles & 25 minutes by car
For children with an interest in the more gruesome aspects of London’s history, a trip to the London Dungeon is a must. From plague to torture, blood and guts abound and live actors and special effects ensure that you will be suitably scared.
Distance from London City Airport: 7 miles & 25 minutes by car