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Heron Quays ⇄ London City Airport Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from Heron Quays to London City Airport is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From Heron Quays take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at London City Airport

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: Heron Quays ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ West India Quay ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ London City Airport

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include Heron Quays to King George V and Heron Quays to Pontoon Dock

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Heron Quays underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

London City Airport station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Heron Quays station entrance – You must use an escalator plus a lift between the entrance and the platforms. Or you can use five flights of stairs instead (11 steps up +2x12 steps up +2x16 steps up)

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

London City Airport station exit – There’s a lift between the DLR platforms and the exit

The journey from London City Airport to Heron Quays is in fare zones 2&3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Poplar

  1. From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Poplar to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at Heron Quays

Number of tube stops: 9 · Journey time: Approx 27 mins

Stations on the route: London City Airport ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwell ➜ Poplar [change train] Poplar ➜ West India Quay ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Heron Quays

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and DLR

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include London City Airport to King George V and London City Airport to Pontoon Dock

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

London City Airport underground station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

Heron Quays station is wheelchair accessible, and has step-free access from the street to the train

London City Airport station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the DLR platforms

Changing tube line at Poplar – You can use a lift when changing between the DLR platforms

Heron Quays station exit – You must use a lift plus an escalator between the platforms and the exit. Or you can use five flights of stairs instead (2x16 steps down +2x12 steps down +11 steps down)

Tube fare between Heron Quays and London City Airport

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 2-3. The cheapest fare is £1.90 off-peak (£2.10 peak) when you pay by Oyster or contactless. There’s no return fare, you just pay the same as two single tickets

Cost of tube fare from Heron Quays ⇄ London City Airport Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare zone Cash Oyster & Contactless cards
Single fare Single fare Daily cap
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak
Zone 2-3 fare £6.70 £2.10 £1.90 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Heron Quays ⇄ London City Airport Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares
Fare Zone Travelcards (Train, Bus & Tram)
One day travel­card Week travel­card Month travel­card
Anytime Off-peak
Zone 1-4 travelcard £15.90 n/a £61.40 £235.80
Zone 1-6 travelcard £22.60 £15.90 £78 £299
Zone 1-9 travelcard £28.50 £17 £111.30 £427.40
See our complete list of Adult tube fares 2024, Senior tube fares 2024, Child tube fares 2024, Oyster fares 2024, Contactless fares 2024 and Travelcard fares 2024
Note: Tube journey prices are correct as of

Peak and off-peak journey times

For Oyster and contactless off-peak is outside the hours of 6.30 AM-9.30 AM and 4 PM-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s any time after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri). Weekends are always classed as off-peak. Note: Between the 8th March and 31st May 2024 TFL are running a trial called ‘Off-Peak Friday Fares’, where Fridays will be classed as off-peak all day.

The fare is based on what time your journey begins. It doesn’t matter what time your journey ends.

Other ways to make this journey

Travel on foot – They stations are 3¼ miles apart and you could walk the distance in around one hour

Travel by bus – Single fare: £1.75 (you may need more than one bus); Daily cap: £5.25; Weekly cap: £24.70; 1-day travelcard: £6; Weekly travelcard: £24.70 – Adult bus tickets 2024 · OAP bus tickets 2024 · Kids bus tickets 2024

Travel by taxi – A 3¼ mile taxi journey between London City Airport station and Heron Quays should cost approximately £14.30 to £24.60 and take 14-27 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Heron Quays station