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London City

Airbus 318 at London City.

Travel in style from the heart of London, including with our business class-only service to New York.

Which London airport and terminal?

British Airways flights also depart from London Heathrow Terminals 3 and 5, London Gatwick and London Stansted.

Check which London airport and terminal your British Airways flight will depart from or arrive into.

Flight information

Check when your flight arrives or departs

Travelling to/from London City

There is only one terminal at London City airport so travelling is quicker than at other London airports. You must meet the following times, or you will not be allowed to travel:

  • Check in closes 20 minutes before your flight departs.
  • Pass through Security at least 20 minutes before your flight departs.
  • Be at your boarding gate at least 10 minutes before your flight. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we will not delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.
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The quickest way to check in is online, 24 hours before your flight departs:

When you need to check in at the airport on the day of departure:

  • If you are travelling in a group of more than nine people, please use a check-in kiosk or go to a check-in desk.
  • If your child is travelling alone, or with you but on a separate booking, please go to a check-in desk.

Check-in desks open at 05:00 and close 20 minutes before your flight departs.

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If you have baggage to check in, print your baggage tags at a check-in kiosk (even if you have already checked in) and drop your tagged bags at a Bag Drop desk. Desks open two hours before the flight departure time but not before the earliest opening time of 05:30.

If you are travelling with hand baggage only and have already checked in, you can go straight through security to the gate. If your hand baggage exceeds your allowance, you may need to check it in and charges may apply.

Check your hand baggage allowance

Check your checked baggage allowance

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Suitcases at the airport.

From your doorstep to your destination

Let AirPortr pick up your bags from your London location and check them in for your flight with the AirPortr + Bag Check-In service, exclusive to British Airways customers.

Available for the wider London area and flights departing from Heathrow, Gatwick or London City, except flights within the UK and from London City to New York (JFK).

More about AirPortr + Bag Check-In

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Club World passengers travelling to New York JFK may use the BA Club lounge on the first floor. Unfortunately the lounge isn't available for passengers travelling to UK or European destinations.

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You need to be at the gate no later than 10 minutes before the flight departs. If we have your contact details, we will try to contact you when it is about to close but we can't delay the aircraft's departure to wait for late passengers.

Pre-boarding is available to:

Priority boarding is available to:

  • customers travelling in Club Europe
  • British Airways Executive Club Gold Members
  • oneworld Emerald members

Make sure you're at the boarding gate early enough to be able to board before other passengers.

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Everything you need to know about flight connections with British Airways, including travelling between London airports.

Flight connections

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If you need additional help for your journey, e.g. for getting through the airport, boarding the aircraft, or reaching your onward travel connections, please let us know at least 48 hours before you travel at Manage My Booking and we can arrange this for you with London City airport.

More about disability assistance

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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway takes you directly to and from London City airport. The station is situated 50 metres from the airport terminal and trains run approximately every 7 minutes to and from Canning Town, which links to the London Underground network. The journey time is about 10 minutes.

Docklands Light Railway


London Underground

The nearest London Underground station to the airport is Canning Town, on the Jubilee Line, where you can connect directly to and from London City airport via the Docklands Light Railway. The journey time is about 10 minutes.

London Underground


Travelling by car

London City airport is situated just 10 miles from the West End and Westminster, six miles from the City of London and three miles from Canary Wharf.

Whether you're travelling to or from the airport by car or renting a car when you arrive, the link below will help you plan your route.

London City Airport by car


Travelling by taxi

There is a licensed taxi rank directly outside the terminal building. The journey to or from Central London (West End) will cost about £50, depending on traffic.

Taxis at London City

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Make your journey easier with our parking partners. Leave your car at a nearby car park with quick transfers, drop it off right outside the terminal with valet parking, or combine an overnight stay with parking and transfers at an airport hotel.

  • Earn 5 Avios per £1 spent when you pre-book parking
  • Secure and convenient

Find out more about parking and book

Arrivals

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Once you have disembarked from the aircraft and are in the terminal building you will need to pass through passport control.

There are three lanes at passport control. One for the ePassport gates, one for European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA), British and Swiss nationals, and the third is for all other nationalities.

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After passport control, follow the yellow signs for 'Arrivals/Baggage reclaim' and look for your flight on the information screens to see which carousel your bags will arrive on.

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Once you have your baggage, you may need to pass through customs. You can find more information on allowances and restrictions on the GOV.UK website.

Club World London city flat bed.

Discover Club World London City

Travel in our 32-seat business class-only service between London City airport and New York JFK, and arrive relaxed and ready for the day.

More information about Club World London City