London City Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The airport is busiest in winter when Londoners use it to get to Europe’s ski resorts.
  • BA had the Airbus A318 specially modified so it could use London City Airport
  • Currently serving five million passengers a year, the airport plans to expand to eight million by 2030
  • The airport is located in the Docklands area of London and connected to the rest of the capital via a station on the Docklands Light Railway

London City Airport Mini Guide

Why is London City Airport so Popular?
The airport has been a staggering success since its inception as business travellers use it for speedy access to Europe’s financial capital. Most travellers are from the world of commerce although newly introduced routes mean that more tourists are using the airport; a market the airport authorities are keen to develop.

London City Airport

What are its Main Routes?
Zurich, Amsterdam and Edinburgh make up a million of the airport’s passenger traffic whilst Geneva is the most popular route for winter travellers who use it to go skiing. Milan, Basel and Berne are also popular with skiers whilst the route to Ibiza is experiencing strong demand from holidaymakers.

How do I get into Central London From the Airport?
Many business locations are within a short walk or taxi ride of the airport including Canary Wharf. If you need to get to other London locations, the Docklands Light Railway has a station at the airport and links to the entire London Underground system.

What is the Airport Like?
The airport has been around nearly thirty years and is currently undergoing improvement and extension works. As a business airport there are plenty of ways to save time with self-service check in, bag drops and more. Travellers to the US can even do their US pre-clearance at the stopover in Shannon. Facilities are good there with a wide range of shops and restaurants as well as a currency exchange facility. For great food try ‘rhubarb’ after security which serves the hyped ‘Great British menu’ or go for a snack at Pret a Manger or Panopolis. You’ll find WH Smith before and after security and a duty free and watch and diamond shop called Gassan in the departures lounge.

Latest Update from London City Airport:

Driving in London City Airport

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    Drink Drive Limit

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You couldn’t get much closer to central London if you tried, certainly not by air and that’s what makes London City Airport so popular. Popularity with business travellers means a high demand for our hire cars at London City Airport and pre-booking is essential to ensure you get the car you want, when you want it.

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