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How to get a ride with Uber from the airport
Open your app to request a ride
When you’re ready to walk outside, open your app to request a ride. Choose the option that suits your group size and luggage needs.
Follow directions in the app
You’ll get directions about a pickup point directly in the app. Signs might also be available at the airport.
Meet your driver
Go to your assigned pickup location as specified by the app. Please note, this location may not always be at your nearest exit. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
London City Airport tips
Wifi at London City Airport
LCY Airport offers free wifi for all passengers within the terminal building. All you need to do is connect to the LCY Free Wi-Fi network and verify your email address.
London City Airport parking
LCY Airport features a wide range of parking options, including short-stay, long-stay, and valet parking. Parking is located a short distance from the main terminal building.
Luggage storage at London City Airport
A secure left luggage facility is available for passengers, with storage charged every 24 hours. To make use of the luggage storage service, log your items at the Information Desk before heading to the left luggage room.
Top questions from riders
- Can you ride with Uber from London City Airport?
Uber is available at LCY Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.
- Where is the London City Airport pickup location for Uber?
To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.
- How much are the London City Airport taxi fares for Uber?
Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from London City Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Parking charges and airport fees might also be added to your final trip price.
- How long will it take to get an Uber pickup?
Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and more. Once you request your ride, check the app for an estimated waiting time.
London City Airport terminals: visitor information
Uber is the ideal choice for travelers arriving at or departing from London City Airport (LCY). With an emphasis on business travel to Europe and New York City, LCY Airport handles around 5 million passengers every year.
London City Airport is a relatively small airport compared with the more well-known airports in London, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted. It has just one passenger terminal, which is divided into 2 floors. The ground floor contains the check-in desks and several service facilities, while the upper level contains shops, waiting areas, lounges, and the bulk of the restaurant facilities. The following airlines fly out of LCY Airport:
- British Airways
- British Airways operated by SUN-AIR
- TAP Air Portugal
A wide range of restaurants, cafes, and bars at London City Airport is available both before and after you pass through security. So whether you’re looking for freshly made dishes or on-the-go fast food, getting a great meal before your flight is easy.
Getting to LCY
LCY Airport is located 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Central London, while it’s just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Canary Wharf, making it one of the city’s most accessible airports. There are numerous transport options for people traveling to and from LCY Airport, with Central London just 30 minutes away. The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is the main public transportation option, while numerous buses also serve the airport. For those traveling to London LCY by car, parking facilities are available, and Uber is also a great option. If you’re planning on parking your car at the airport, pre-booking is advised.
From last-minute travel necessities to luxury souvenirs, LCY has a wide range of options. Plus, the London City Airport duty-free shops—located in the Departures area after you go through security—are ideal for a little bit of retail indulgence before a long flight, whether you’re looking for luxury watches or quality cosmetics.
Currency exchange at LCY
Currency exchange facilities are available at LCY, and you can pre-order currency or prepaid currency cards in as little as 4 hours before pickup.
More than 10 hotels are situated in the immediate vicinity of LCY Airport, providing an excellent range of accommodation options for people who want a nearby hotel. With Central London so close, there are also many upscale and budget hotels to choose from, ideal for guests with professional commitments, and many of the hotels offer meeting rooms and business centers for professionals on the go.
Points of interest near LCY
Located near Canary Wharf, London’s chief financial district, LCY Airport is close and easily accessible to the rest of London—if you’ve got enough time for sightseeing before your flight. With Greenwich just a couple of miles away, some of the area’s best attractions include:
- The Cutty Sark
- Greenwich Park
- The National Maritime Museum
- The Royal Observatory
Find more information about LCY Airport here.