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

The journey from London City Airport to Swiss Cottage is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the DLR and Jubilee tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town

  1. From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Jubilee Line
  3. Leave the train at Swiss Cottage

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 50 mins

Stations on the route: London City Airport ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ Canada Water ➜ Bermondsey ➜ London Bridge ➜ Southwark ➜ Waterloo ➜ Westminster ➜ Green Park ➜ Bond Street ➜ Baker Street ➜ St. John’s Wood ➜ Swiss Cottage

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the DLR and Jubilee

First and last train times on the DLR

Tube times for the Docklands Light Railway

Alternative routes include London City Airport to Finchley Road, London City Airport to St Johns Wood and London City Airport to Belsize Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

Swiss Cottage station is not wheelchair accessible

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

Swiss Cottage station exit – There’s an escalator from the platforms to the booking hall. If you want to avoid the escalator then you can use five flights of stairs (6 steps up +3x17 steps up +3 steps up). After that you must use one flight of stairs to the Belsize Road exit (10 steps up), or two flights to the Avenue Road/​Finchley Road exit (2x11 steps up), or three flights to the Finchley Road westside exit (10 steps up +2x9 steps up), or four flights to the Avenue Road eastside exit (3 steps up +5 steps up +16 steps up +5 steps up), or four flights to the Eton Avenue exit (3 steps up +9 steps up +2x13 steps up)

The journey from Swiss Cottage to London City Airport is in fare zones 1-3 and you’ll have to use the Jubilee and DLR tube lines, changing trains at Canning Town

  1. From Swiss Cottage take the Jubilee Line
  2. Change at Canning Town to the Docklands Light Railway
  3. Leave the train at London City Airport

Number of tube stops: 16 · Journey time: Approx 50 mins

Stations on the route: Swiss Cottage ➜ St. John’s Wood ➜ Baker Street ➜ Bond Street ➜ Green Park ➜ Westminster ➜ Waterloo ➜ Southwark ➜ London Bridge ➜ Bermondsey ➜ Canada Water ➜ Canary Wharf ➜ North Greenwich ➜ Canning Town [change train] Canning Town ➜ West Silvertown ➜ Pontoon Dock ➜ London City Airport

London Underground tube delays

Strikes and closures on the Jubilee and DLR

First and last train times on the Jubilee line

Tube times for the Jubilee line

Alternative routes include Swiss Cottage to Finchley Road, Swiss Cottage to St Johns Wood and Swiss Cottage to Belsize Park

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

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

London City Airport station is not wheelchair accessible

Swiss Cottage station entrance – You must use one flight of stairs between the Belsize Road entrance and the booking hall (10 steps down), or two flights from the Avenue Road/​Finchley Road entrance (2x11 steps down), or three flights from the Finchley Road westside entrance (2x9 steps down +10 steps down), or four flights from the Avenue Road eastside entrance (5 steps down +16 steps down +5 steps down +3 steps down), or four flights from the Eton Avenue entrance (2x13 steps down +9 steps down +3 steps down). After that there’s an escalator down to the platforms. If you want to avoid the escalator you can use another five flights of stairs (3 steps down +3x17 steps down +6 steps down)

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

Tube fare between London City Airport and Swiss Cottage

This tube journey is in Oyster zones 1-3. The cheapest fare is £3 off-peak (£3.70 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 ⇄ Swiss Cottage 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 1-3 fare £6.70 £3.70 £3 £10 £10
Travelcard prices from London City Airport ⇄ Swiss Cottage 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
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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 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 2024 · Pensioner bus prices 2024 · Children’s bus prices 2024