Hotels near London City Airport

Our London City Airport hotels make reaching last-minute flights from London City Airport easy. Although London City Airport is one of the smaller airports in London, it’s an important transport hub near the heart of the city and handles domestic flights across the UK, Europe and even as far as New York. If you’re going to the O2, ExCel Centre or working in Canary Wharf and Docklands, staying at one of our hotels near London City Airport will put you right next to where you need to be while giving you great access to places like Tower Bridge, the City, Bank, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westfield Stratford City and the West End.

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Airport parking

Airport parking

Airport parking is hassle-free when you book through our partners at Holiday Extras. Add airport parking after your hotel booking and wake up ready to enjoy your flight, with your car parking completely taken care of.

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Airport lounges

Airport lounges

Start your trip in VIP style and enjoy comfy seats, internet access, complimentary food & drink and more at an airport lounge before you take off. Add an airport lounge after your hotel booking easily with our partners, Holiday Extras.

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Fast track

Fast track

Zoom through passport control and security with a fast track pass. Add a fast track pass after your hotel booking with our partner, Holiday Extras, and you’ll move to the priority lane – spend less time queuing and more time relaxing before your flight.

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Take the stress out of your next flight with our guide to London City Airport. We have handy tips on where to park, what to do while you wait, where to charge your phone and the best places to eat and shop at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airport.

 

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Hotels closest to London City Airport

Our closest hotel to London City Airport is our Premier Inn London Docklands (ExCel) hotel, which is under a mile away from London City Airport and about a 15-minute walk or 10 minutes on the 473 bus.

 

Our Premier Inn London Beckton hotel is our next closest to London City Airport, just over a mile away from the airport. It’s about a 20-minute bus ride away on the 474 route or a seven-minute drive.

 

Our Premier Inn London Barking hotel is slightly further away at around 2-3 miles from the airport. It’s still easy to get to London City Airport though, either by taking a 40-minute journey via the District or Hammersmith & City lines and changing to the DLR or by taking a 15-minute drive.

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Getting to London City Airport

Our London City Airport hotels make getting to your flight easy and hassle-free. Getting to London City Airport is simple whether you’re travelling from London or elsewhere in the UK.

By car
If you’re driving to London City Airport, use the postcode E16 2PX in your sat nav or GPS for the terminal building or E16 2PB for the car park. London City Airport isn’t in the Congestion Zone, but you’ll have to pay if you drive through Central London. Blue badge holders can park free on-site for up to 30 minutes. All other parkers can pay £3.50 for up to 10 minutes or £8 for between 10-20 minutes when dropping off or picking up. The long stay car park is a short walk from the terminal, where even the furthest parking bay is just a seven-minute walk away. The short stay is next to the airport but more expensive.

A full range of airport parking both on and off-site is available to add to your Premier Inn hotel booking through our partners at Holiday Extras.

By taxi
There are generally black cab taxis into London that leave from just outside the airport terminal building. Some guide prices you can expect (depending on time of day and traffic) include:

 

·        £35 to Buckingham Palace, Covent Garden and Oxford Street

·        £10 to the ExCel Exhibition Centre

·        £14 to Canary Wharf

By bus
Two bus lines in London travel to London City Airport directly: the 473, which goes to Stratford via Silvertown, North Woolwich, Plaistow and Prince Regent DLR Station, and the 474, which goes to Canning Town, Manor Park, East Beckton, North Woolwich and East Ham via Silvertown.

National Express coaches run between London Victoria and many other destinations across the country, from Cambridge to Carlisle.

By train
London City Airport has its own Zone 3 stop on the DLR, just opposite the airport entrance, it’s well connected to a range of train and Tube options, such as Canning Town and Stratford. Trains to Central London leave from London City Airport every 10-15 minutes.

For trains outside London, the closest National Rail stations are London Bridge, Waterloo and Stratford International. All three are on the Jubilee line so hop on a Tube to Canning Town where you can switch to the DLR line for the airport.

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What to do before and after your flight at London City Airport

London City Airport is close to the heart of Central London, with great connections through the Jubilee and DLR lines to scenic spots across the capital. There’s plenty to keep you occupied before you fly and great places have a fun night after a long flight.


Our Premier Inn hotels near London City Airport have on-site restaurants that serve the Premier Inn Breakfast, an all-you-can-eat selection of delicious bacon, sausages, eggs, black pudding and much more, as well as lunches and dinners to help you prepare for your flight. There are also restaurants, coffee shops and bars before and after security at the airport.


If you have time before your flight, Greenwich is only a 30-minute journey on the Jubilee and DLR lines and has some of the most scenic views of the capital from Greenwich Park, plus the Queen’s House and National Maritime Museum are just a short walk away. London City Airport is also close to Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, perfect for finding pre or post flight gifts. You can also take a short bus or Tube ride into Central London and find all the best high street deals on Oxford Street, take a tour of London icons like the British Museum, Big Ben or stroll along the South Bank. There’s so many things to do in London, take a look at our guide to London and make sure you don’t miss out.


London City Airport has free Wi-Fi and plug sockets in the departure lounge. There’s also a First Class Lounge for an extra £95, with priority flight access and no queues for arrivals. Take the stress out of your next flight with our guide to London City Airport. We also have handy tips on where to park, what to do while you wait and the best places to eat and shop at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Luton.

 

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Hotels near London City Airport with parking

London Docklands (ExCel) hotel

On-site parking managed by a third party is available at this hotel for £12 per day between 9:30am – 5:30pm, with a minimum payment of £5 for two hours. Parking is free for guests outside of those hours. There are 200 parking spaces for guests in total.

London Beckton hotel

On-site parking managed by Euro Car Parks is available at this hotel for £10 per day. There are 162 parking spaces for guests in total.

London Barking hotel

On-site parking is available at this hotel for £5 per night. There are 63 parking spaces for guests in total.

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Is London City Airport open 24 hours?

London City Airport is generally open from 3pm – 7:30pm, and on some days until 9:30pm. The airport shuts completely on Saturdays. Prior to recent changes, the airport was open from 6:30am – 10:30pm on weekdays, 6:30am – 1pm on Saturdays and 12:30pm – 10:30pm on Sundays.

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Can I stay overnight at London City Airport?

There are no designated sleeping areas at London City Airport and the airport shuts overnight. If you need somewhere to stay, consider booking at one of our Premier Inn hotels near London City Airport for a comfy stay at a budget price.

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Do your London City Airport hotels have a free shuttle to London City Airport?

There are no free shuttle services, but the 473 and 474 services travel from our Premier Inn London Docklands (ExCel) hotel directly to London City Airport. London buses generally cost £1.55 for an adult on a single trip. Most of our hotels nearby have easy routes to London City Airport either by bus or on the Tube. A single Tube journey from our Premier Inn London Barking hotel to London City Airport will cost around £2-£5.

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How far are Premier Inn hotels from London City Airport?

Our Premier Inn London Docklands (ExCel) hotel is under a mile and in walking distance of London City Airport.

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Are buses around London City Airport free?

Buses around London City Airport aren’t free and are charged at the same rate as other London buses.

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How many terminals are there at London City Airport?

London City Airport is relatively small and only has one main terminal, from which all flights leave and arrive. There’s a single waiting area for all flights, and despite the airport’s smaller size it accounts for a staggering number of flights from the capital every year.

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How long do I need to be at London City Airport before my flight?

You can check in hold baggage from two hours before a flight is due to depart. While London City Airport prides itself on speedy processing, it’s worth giving yourself no less than an hour to check in, go through security checks and get to your gate.

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Is London City Airport busy?

Whilst it’s unlikely to be as busy as some of the region’s larger airports, London City Airport can still be crowded at times, depending on when you’re travelling. Leave yourself at least an hour to get through check-in and security, to avoid disappointment.

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Is there a lounge at London City Airport?

There’s one lounge at London City Airport – the First Class Lounge. It’s a little pricier than regular airport lounges, but includes collection from the terminal or airport car park straight to the lounge in the Private Jet Centre for refreshments. When it’s time for your flight, an escort will take you straight to the aircraft ready for departure.

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Can I print my boarding pass at London City Airport?

You can either show your boarding pass on your phone or collect it from a self-service kiosk at the airport (although you’ll need your booking reference).

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Does London City Airport have duty free shops?

It certainly does. All of the usual cosmetics, alcohol and confectionery brands are available at Aelia Duty Free, in the departures area once you’ve gone through security. There’s also a range of British souvenirs and gifts.

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Which airlines fly into London City Airport?

A range of airlines fly from London City Airport. You’ll be able to fly in and out using any of the following airlines:

 

·        Air Antwerp

·        Alitalia

·        Aer Lingus

·        British Airways

·        KLM

·        Lufthansa

·        Luxair

·        British Airways operated by SUN-AIR

·        Swiss International Airlines

·        LOT Polish Airlines

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Where do flights from London City Airport go?

You can travel to a wide variety of domestic and international destinations from London City Airport – mostly short haul, but with options to travel to New York as well. You can travel to and from any of the following locations:

 

·        Amsterdam (AMS)

·        Antwerp (ANR)

·        Berlin (TXL)

·        Billund (BLL)

·        Budapest (BUD)

·        Chambery (CMF)

·        Dublin (DUB)

·        Dusseldorf (DUS)

·        Edinburgh (EDI)

·        Faro (FAO)

·        Florence (FLR)

·        Frankfurt (FRA)

·        Geneva (GVA)

·        Glasgow (GLA)

·        Granada (GRX)

·        Ibiza (IBZ)

·        Isle Of Man (IOM)

·        Luxembourg (LUX)

·        Mahon (MAH)

·        Malaga (AGP)

·        Manchester (MAN)

·        Milan (LIN)

·        Mykonos (JMK)

·        New York (JFK)

·        Nice (NCE)

·        Prague (PRG)

·        Rome (FCO)

·        Rotterdam (RTM)

·        Santorini (JTR)

·        Skiathos (JSI)

·        Split (SPU)

·        Venice (VCE)

·        Vilnius (VNO)

·        Warsaw (WAW)

·        Zurich (ZRH)

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