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Find out about your transport options for getting from London City Airport to UCL


Please note that journey times take into account the time taken to move between stations/bus stops and costs are based on an average of booking at different times of the day, with both peak time and off-peak time train costs listed.


Bus

The bus will take the longest of the public transport options but it's also the cheapest. A single London bus journey costs £1.65 and in 1 hour, you can take as many London bus journeys as you like and it will still just be £1.65. 

For more information on how the Hopper Fare works, please see our webpage on the UCL website.

Bloomsbury campus

Route, journey time and cost

This will be quite a long journey option and will involve a number of changes so should only be taken if other options are not available.

Walk to Bus Stop 'J' London City Airport and get either the:


  1. Take the 474 Bus.
  2. Change to the 115 Bus
  3. Change to the 205 Bus
  • Total time = about 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Total cost = £1.65 (or £3.30 if you have to tap more than one hour after tapping for the first time) 

or 

  1. Take the 474 Bus.
  2. Change to the 323 Bus
  3. Change to the 205 Bus
  • Total time = about 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Total cost = £1.65 (or £3.30 if you have to tap again more than one hour after tapping for the first time) 

Check out TfL's website to plan your bus journey across London.

    UCL East

    Route, journey time and cost

    This will be quite a long journey option and will involve a number of changes so should only be taken if other options are not available.

    Walk to Bus Stop 'J' London City Airport:


    1. Take the 474 Bus.
    • Total time = about 57 minutes
    • Total cost = £1.65

    Check out TfL's website to plan your bus journey across London.


    Train

    London City airport has its own Docklands Light Railway (DLR) station. At many DLR stations, there are no physical barriers so you need to make sure you tap before and after every journey you make. There are card touch points at every DLR station entrance and exit.

    Bloomsbury campus

    Route, journey time and cost

    Take either of the following routes:


    DLR

    1. London City airport station to Canning Town station.
    2. Change to the Jubilee line westbound to Green Park station.
    3. Change to the Victoria line northbound to Warren Street station.
    • Total time = about 47 minutes.
    • Total cost = about £2.90 off-peak time/£3.60 peak time.

    or

    1. London City airport station to West Ham station
    2. Change to the Hammersmith & City line (westbound) to Euston Square station.
    • Total time = about 55 minutes;
    • Total cost = about £2.90 off-peak time/£3.60 peak time.

    Visit TfL's webite for more information on the DLR.

    Visit TfL's website to see how much a journey between 2 stations costs.

    UCL East

    DLR

    1. London City airport station to Stratford High Street station.
    • Total time = about 22 minutes.
    • Total cost = about £1.60 off-peak time/£1.80 peak time.

    Visit TfL's webite for more information on the DLR.

    Visit TfL's website to see how much a journey between 2 stations costs.


    Taxi/ride share

    From London City Airport, there are plenty of options for taxi and ride shares. There is only 1 terminal so just head for the exit to the pick-up zone.

    Please note that journey times and costs can change based on the time of day. We advise booking a car in advance if you plan on this option.

    The following options are:

    • via Licenced minicabs;
    • via London Black Cabs;
    • via Ride share.
    Bloomsbury campus

    Route, journey time and cost


    Licenced minicabs

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to Bloomsbury campus
    • Total time = About 45 minutes.
    • Total cost = About £56.

    Check out London City airport's website for information on how to book a licenced minicab.


    London Black Cabs

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to Bloomsbury campus
    • Total time = About 45 minutes.
    • Total cost = About £60.

    Visit TfL's website for a general breakdown of taxi fares costs from Heathrow to central London.


    Ride share

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to Bloomsbury campus
    • Total time = About 45 minutes.
    • Total cost = About £48.

    Uber

    Bolt

    UCL East

    Route, journey time and cost


    Licenced minicabs

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to UCL East
    • Total time = About 23 minutes.
    • Total cost = About £40.

    Check out London City airport's website for information on how to book a licenced minicab.


    London Black Cabs

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to UCL East
    • Total time = About 23 minutes.
    • Total cost = About £45.

    Visit TfL's website for a general breakdown of taxi fares costs from Heathrow to central London.


    RIde shares

    1. London City Airport pick-up zone to UCL East
    • Total time = About 23 minutes.
    • Totsl cost = About £29.

    Uber

    Bolt