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City Airport Taxi Services

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London City airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and disabled travelers. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire.

London City airport has one terminal which sees 1.5 million passengers fly to over 25 destinations each year.

Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking.

Top Airport Transfer companies like Airporttaxi4flights are always available 24hrs to take you from and to any London airport

What about taxis for getting to and from the City airport?

A taxi between central London and City Airport may cost between £35 and £50 (significantly more for a VIP service) and will take about 1 hour 10 minutes, although much depends on the time of day and driving conditions on the M11. The shorter trip between City Airport and London Excel Trade Center is cheaper at around £25. Although a lot of companies will charge extra for anti-social hours this is not always the case, so do your homework before committing. You may also like to check that there is no charge for a delayed flight.

There is no taxi rank at City so it is not possible just to take pot luck and queue for one. If, however, you have not pre-booked it is possible to make arrangements in the International Arrivals Hall at the appropriate desk.

When deciding whether or not to book a taxi or take your own car to the airport, it is worth bearing in mind that apart from the costs of parking, the long stay facilities involve a 15 minute transfer on the shuttle bus.

Therefore it may be advisable to book with reliable and official airport transport companies to make sure your taxi will always be there on time.

Airporttaxi4flights is the only London Airports operated transport service that offers excellent service and offers a hugely discounted fare if you are departing or arriving in of the listed airlines for a transfer discount.

With many people choosing to fly with nothing but hand luggage, especially on many of the budget airlines, it is worth pointing this out that Airporttaxi4flights does not build in any extra charges except for all pick ups that requires a "Meet and Greet". You will be asked to indicate how you wish to be pick up on arrival during your booking process.

Popular meeting points for taxi drivers include the Airport Information Desk (clearly marked near the Arrivals gate) although some companies will ask you to phone the driver on arrival to make arrangements and this can keep parking charges to a minimum.

Every possible type of vehicle is available from Airporttaxi4flights for trips to and from City, from the bog standard saloon carrying 4 passengers and a couple of suitcases up to people carriers and mini buses carrying larger groups with more luggage.

If you fancy travelling in style or are business travelers wanting to work on the journey you might like to consider a VIP taxi, commonly a Mercedes or BMW, driven by a uniformed chauffeur who will even carry your luggage into your house. Leather upholstery, Sat Nav, air conditioning and Wi Fi are the norm when paying for this sort of service. Drivers are also CRB cleared and discreet so that you should have no worries if making confidential business calls from the vehicle.

London City Taxis, Minicabs – what’s the difference?

Most of us prefer to pre-book our travel to and from the airport but if not, then in theory at least, we would be able to flag down a taxi, whereas minicabs must in law be booked in advance. Both, however, have to meet certain regulations in order to be licensed and drivers of both classes of vehicle should be equally competent and reliable.

Best options is to book a Luton Airport transfer with Airporttaxi4flights and get double discounted fare (Upto 40%) if your airline is listed for arrival and departure from Luton Airport

What can I do near London City?

Times allowed are a rough guide only.

London City

(allow 45 minutes to travel the 10 miles due to heavy traffic in London)

Where do people go from London City?

With its short check-in times, short security queues and handy location, London City is the favourite airport for many business people, who are likely to be travelling into Canary Wharf, the City, the West End, or to railway stations for onwards travel, either to other parts of the UK or the Continent.

  • Canary Wharf - 3 miles/15 mins
  • City – 6 miles/20 mins
  • West End - 10 miles/30 mins
  • St Pancras (for Eurostar) - 10 miles/30 mins
  • Paddington - 11 miles/35 mins
  • Euston - 9 miles/35 mins

It is also a popular arrivals point for anyone flying in to attend an exhibition at the ExCel Centre or concert at the O2 Arena, both of which are less than 2 miles away and take around 10 minutes in a taxi.

The airport is only 4 miles and a 15 minute taxi journey from the site of the London Olympics which will no doubt see passenger numbers soar in 2012.

For holidaymakers or perhaps the families of business travellers visiting London, all sorts of attractions are on the doorstep.


6 miles/15 mins

Greenwich with its parkland, cultural attractions, quirky shops, markets and great views is one of London’s most popular areas for visitors. Best known are the Cutty Sark, the Royal Observatory, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House but lesser known attractions such as the Fan Museum and St Alfege Church also make for an interesting day out.


3 miles/10 mins

Once the Port of London, Docklands has been transformed in the last twenty years from one of London’s most derelict areas into a sleek ultra-modern buzzy place to be. It is home to Britain’s tallest building and some well-preserved warehouses in West India Quay, which have been turned into trendy bars and restaurants. The Museum in Docklands is also to be found in a warehouse in West India Quay.

St Paul's

6 miles/20 mins

The dome of St Paul's Cathedral is one of the best known parts of the London skyline and the cathedral has much to interest visitors, from the Whispering Gallery to the Crypt. Guided tours are available four times a day for a small charge.

Tate Modern

8 miles/25 mins

The Tate Modern is home to an amazing collection of modern art from 1900 and is housed in a former power station, making the architectural features such as the Great Turbine Hall every bit as interesting as the art on the walls.

London Dungeon

7 miles/25 mins

For children with an interest in the more gruesome aspects of London’s history, a trip to the London Dungeon is a must. From plague to torture, blood and guts abound and live actors and special effects ensure that you will be suitably scared.

To quote Dr Johnson “When a man is bored of London, he is bored of life”. This was true in the 18th century and still holds good today. Whether you want to ride the London Eye, try your hand at ice skating at one of the outdoor rinks put up specially for the Christmas period, go to a concert at the Albert Hall, visit an exhibition at one of the many galleries, shop till you drop or just do the tourist thing on an open topped bus, the capital city will not disappoint.


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