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

The journey from London City Airport to Poplar is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at Poplar

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: London City Airport ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town ➜ East India ➜ Blackwell ➜ Poplar

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and station closures

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include London City Airport to West India Quay, London City Airport to All Saints and London City Airport to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Poplar 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

Poplar station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (2x16 steps down +8 steps down)

The journey from Poplar to London City Airport is in fare zones 2&3 and it’s a direct train on the Docklands Light Railway

  1. From Poplar take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Leave the train at London City Airport

Number of tube stops: 6 · Journey time: Approx 14 mins

Stations on the route: Poplar ➜ Blackwell ➜ East India ➜ Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ London City Airport

Alternative routes include Poplar to West India Quay, Poplar to All Saints and Poplar to Blackwall

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

Poplar 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

Poplar station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use three flights of stairs (8 steps up +2x16 steps up)

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

Tube fare between London City Airport and Poplar

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 London City Airport ⇄ Poplar 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 London City Airport ⇄ Poplar 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 tickets 2024, Senior tickets 2024, Child tickets 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 – The distance to London City Airport is about three miles. It would take you around 57-63 minutes

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 prices · Pensioner bus prices · Children’s bus prices

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between Poplar underground station and London City Airport station should cost between £14.30 and £24.60 and take about 13-25 mins

Travel by carCar parks near Poplar station