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London City Airport ⇄ West India Quay Station | Tube Journey, Train Times & Fares

The journey from London City Airport to West India Quay 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 West India Quay

Number of tube stops: 7 · Journey time: Approx 24 mins

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

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 Canary Wharf, London City Airport to Poplar and London City Airport to Heron Quays

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

West India Quay 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

West India Quay station exit – There’s a lift between the platforms and the exit. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (12 steps down +4x11 steps down)

The journey from West India Quay 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 West India Quay 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: 7 · Journey time: Approx 25 mins

Stations on the route: 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 West India Quay to Canary Wharf, West India Quay to Poplar and West India Quay to Heron Quays

Stairs, lifts and escalators to the station platforms

West India Quay 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

West India Quay station entrance – There’s a lift between the entrance and the platforms. If you want to avoid the lift then you can use five flights of stairs (4x11 steps up +12 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

Tube fare between London City Airport and West India Quay

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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 ⇄ West India Quay 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 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 fares · Senior bus fares · Child bus fares

Travel by taxi – The three mile taxi ride between West India Quay train 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 West India Quay station