London Charing Cross to London City Airport DLR - travel options by train and buses

Starting at: London Charing Cross

• Take the Southeastern to London Bridge
• Change at London Bridge Rail Station
• Take the Jubilee line to Canning Town
• Change at Canning Town Underground Station
• Take the DLR to London City Airport DLR Station
• Change at London City Airport DLR Station

Arrive at: London City Airport DLR

Journey time between London Charing Cross and London City Airport DLR averages at 33 minutes


Stations passed through from London Charing Cross

  • London Waterloo East Rail Station
  • London Bridge Rail Station

Local disruptions

Most Tube station ticket machines are only accepting bank cards. You can top up using your contactless and Oyster account, the TfL Oyster and contactless app or an Oyster ticket stop. Ticket machines at all London Overground and DLR stations are still accepting cash.

CHARING CROSS UNDERGROUND STATION: Station closed to help key stations remain open and allow essential journeys only

Charing Cross: Closed - Station closed due to operational restrictions.


Ticket price information

Fares between two stations may vary depending on the direction of travel, time of day and day of the week.

We charge higher fares at the busiest times of the day (usually between 06:30 and 09:30, and between 16:00 and 19:00, Monday to Friday).

When you pay as you go, you must touch your contactless or Oyster card on a yellow reader at the start and end of your journey.

Some journeys are charged via Zone 1 regardless of the route taken.

If your journey avoids Zone 1 and you see a pink card reader when changing trains, touch your contactless or Oyster card on it to pay the right fare.


Return journey: London City Airport DLR to London Charing Cross


Note, the results are provided by TfL Open Data, but you should check before travelling in case of disruptions.

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