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

The journey from Leytonstone to London City Airport is in fare zone 3 and you’ll have to use the Central, Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Stratford and Canning Town

  1. From Leytonstone take the Central Line
  2. Change at Stratford to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  4. Leave the train at London City Airport

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: Leytonstone ➜ Leyton ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ West Ham ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ London City Airport

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Central, Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Central line

Tube times for the Central line

Alternative routes include Leytonstone to King George V and Leytonstone to Pontoon Dock

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Leytonstone underground station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Leytonstone station entrance – You must use two flights of stairs between the entrance and the platforms (2x15 steps up)

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Changing tube line at Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

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

The journey from London City Airport to Leytonstone is in fare zone 3 and you’ll have to use the DLR, Jubilee and Central tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town and

  1. From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Change at Stratford to the Central Line
  4. Leave the train at Leytonstone

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 40 mins

Stations on the route: London City Airport ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ West Ham ➜ Stratford [change train] Stratford ➜ Leyton ➜ Leytonstone

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR, Jubilee and Central

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 not wheelchair accessible

Leytonstone 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 Canning Town – You must use a lift when changing between the DLR/​Jubilee line platforms, apart from the Stratford, Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal branches of the DLR which have a lift plus escalator

Changing tube line at Stratford – You must use an escalator when changing between the DLR and Jubilee lines, but you can use a lift for all other platform changes

Leytonstone station exit – You must use two flights of stairs between the platforms and the exit (2x15 steps down)

Tube fare between Leytonstone and London City Airport

This tube journey is in Oyster zone 3. The cheapest fare is £1.80 off-peak (£1.90 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 Leytonstone ⇄ 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 3 fare £6.70 £1.90 £1.80 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from Leytonstone ⇄ 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
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 – It’s around 5 miles to Leytonstone, which is too far to walk

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 five mile taxi ride between London City Airport station and Leytonstone station should cost between £23 and £35.50 and take about 21-35 mins depending on the traffic