London City Airport to Bank by train

1) From London City Airport take the Docklands Light Railway
2) Leave the train at Bank

How many stops? 10   Is it a direct train? Yes

Stations on the route: London City Airport → Pontoon Dock → West Silvertown → Canning Town → East India → Blackwell → Poplar → Westferry → Limehouse → Shadwell → Bank

Journey time? Approx 22 mins   Fare zones? 1, 2, 3

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Adult fare for zones 1-3

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Adult train fare from London City Airport to Bank
Cash Oyster and Contactless Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap Weekly cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak (contactless) Anytime Off-peak
£4.90 £3.30 £2.80 £8.20 £8.20 £41.20 £13.10 (z1-4) n/a £41.20 £158.30 £1648

Child fare for zones 1-3

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Child train fare from London City Airport to Bank
Cash Oyster Travelcards
Single Single Daily cap 1-Day Weekly Monthly Annual
Peak Off-peak Peak Off-peak Anytime Off-peak
Aged under-11 and accompanied by an adult, or with a 5-10 Zip Oyster photocard
free
Aged 11-15 with a Young Visitor Discount applied to their Oyster card
Half the adult fare
Aged 11-15 with an 11-15 Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 £0.85 £0.75 £4.10 £1.50 £6.50 (z1-4) n/a £20.60 £79.20 £824
Aged 16-17 with a 16+ Zip Oyster photocard
£2.40 Half the adult fare £13.10 (z1-4) n/a Same as the 11-15 fare

Note: Peak and off-peak prices are based on what time your journey begins – not when it ends. For Oyster cards and contactless bank cards ‘off peak’ is outside the hours of 6.30-9.30 AM and 4-7 PM (Mon-Fri). For travelcards it’s after 9.30 AM (Mon-Fri) and all day Sat-Sun. Read more about London train fares and child train fares.

London City Airport tube station

London Underground map from Transport for London
London City Airport station
 (zone 3)

Alternative train journey to Bank:
King George V to Bank or Pontoon Dock to Bank

 

Lifts, stairs and escalators

Bank station – from the DLR platform you’ll have four flights of stairs and three escalators (or two escalators and a lift) to the Bank Central ticket hall (2x12 up, and 10 and 23 steps down), three escalators (or two lifts) to the Northern ticket hall, or two escalators and one flight of stairs to the Circle/‍District/‍Monument ticket hall (24 steps up), plus three flights of stairs to the Cannon Street, Gracechurch or King William Street exit by House of Fraser (5 and 19 up, and 4 steps down), a flat travelator and a flight of stairs to the Cornhill north, Mansion House Place, Threadneedle Street or Walbrook exit (21 steps up), a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Cornhill south or Lombard Street north exit (6 and 16 steps up), one flight of stairs to the Eastcheap Great Tower Street exit (17 up), one flight of stairs to the Fish Hill Street exit (6 steps up), one flight of stairs to the King William Street south exit (15 or 19 steps up), a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Mansion House Street, Princes Street west or Poultry north exit (4 and 14 steps up), or a flat travelator and two flights of stairs to the Princes Street east exit (9 and 11 steps up)

Travel by bus, taxi or minicab

Walk to Bank – It’s around six miles to Bank, which is too far to walk

Bus to Bank – Single fare: £1.50 (you may have to take more than one bus); Daily cap: £4.50; Weekly cap: £21.20; 1-day travelcard: £5; Weekly travelcard: £21.20; Monthly travelcard: £81.50; Annual travelcard: £848. See our adult bus fares and child bus fares pages for more details

Black taxi to Bank – Six miles will take about 28-40 mins depending on the traffic, and will cost £24 to £34

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