Car Rental at London City Airport

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London City Airport, London, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

London City Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$13.08 / per day
London City Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or similar
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$48.78 / per day
London City Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$63.65 / per day
London City Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$78.17 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

London City Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$92.94 / per day
London City Airport
Standard SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$23.57 / per day
London City Airport
Oversized Commercial Van/Truck
Volkswagen Crafter Cargo or similar
Volkswagen Crafter Cargo
  • 3
  • 10
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$35.17 / per day
London City Airport
Premium
BMW 3 Series or similar
BMW 3 Series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GreenMotion
$65.29 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:11 on 2024-05-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$53 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
10.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.91 per liter or $7.25 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.81 per liter or $6.86 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.49 per liter or $9.42 / 1 gallon
London City Airport

Airport Car Rental

  • Museum of London Docklands. Located in Canary Wharf, the regenerated part of London that’s now home to many of the city’s largest businesses and highest buildings, this museum is dedicated to the heritage of London riverport and docks. Situated in a 200-year old former sugar warehouse, its interactive exhibition takes up two floors and 13 galleries. Visit the museum’s website to learn more. 
  • God’s Own Junkyard. Located quite a bit north of the Thames in another repurposed warehouse (though a much less glamorous one than those found around Canary Wharf), God’s Own Junkyard has a huge collection of neon advertisements and artworks from various eras of British history. Put more simply, and in its own words, it is ‘home to the world’s sexiest neon signs’. The admission to the junkyard/museum is free.
  • Walthamstow Wetlands. Vast nature areas are probably not the first thing that come to mind when thinking of London, but that’s exactly what you can find in the borough of Waltham Forest. Made up of around ten reservoirs and a network of walking paths, it is a prime birdwatching area, as well as a home to several urban heritage sites from the Victorian era.

Top international routes

  • Amsterdam
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin
  • Zurich
  • Milan
  • Frankfurt

Main airlines

British Airways, Flybe, Swiss International Air Lines, Lufthansa, LuxAir and KLM

Terminals

London City Airport has a single passenger terminal. It has two floors and serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

London City Airport is in East London, in the London Borough of Newham. It’s about 11 km (6.9 mi) from the City of London, while the Canary Wharf area and other important London locations and attractions, such as Greenwich, are even closer.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $20 per day
  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $17 per day
  • Vans - from $52 per day
  • Premium cars - from $65 per day
  • Small cars - from $13 per day
  • SUVs - from $18 per day

Car rental desks

Most offices are located in a separate area right next to the airport terminal. Just follow the signs and you’ll reach them in a couple of minutes walking.

Services and facilities

Despite the airport’s small size, you’ll find a nice choice of cafés, restaurants, and bars, as well as shops, a bookstore, and a duty-free outlet for passengers leaving the EU. There are also ATMs, a pharmacy, and a spa, along with two lounges tucked away in the private jet terminal. There are currently no left luggage facilities available. The airport is fully accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. Do keep in mind that London City Airport is not open 24/7—business hours are 4:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on workdays, 4:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Sundays. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

There are several gas stations within four miles of the airport, including Asda Beckton on Tollgate Road and Texaco at 200 High Street can also be reached in about 10-15 minutes and are both open 24/7. Additional gas stations at Sainsburys on Claps Gate Lane and Tesco at Gallions Reach Shopping Centre are also within a 10-minute drive. While there are other gas stations even closer to London City Airport, travelers give these gas stations much higher rating.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Edinburgh (648 km / 403 mi). The capital of Scotland is a long drive away from London, but this epic trip north is worth it. One of the most picturesque cities of Europe, it combines classy architecture with ancient sites and large nature areas.
  • Luton (55 km / 34 mi). Located just northwest of London, Luton is not often thought of as a tourism destination, but the cozy city has its fair share of delights. Visitors appreciate the Luton Museum & Art Gallery, Stockwood Discovery Center, and the city’s two large parks.
  • Manchester (317 km / 197 mi). Combining impressive industrial heritage with a touch of innovation and class, Manchester is one of the most interesting cities of North England. Whether you’re here for the famous Village area, amazing food, or the city’s two world-famous football teams, you won’t be leaving disappointed.
  • Winchester (172 km / 107 mi). Known as a cathedral city for its famous central religious building, Winchester is one of the most picturesque places in South East England. In addition to the stunning cathedral, the city also boasts the equally impressive Winchester Castle and the interactive Science Center & Planetarium.
  • Crawley (84 km / 52 mi). Small and cozy, this West Sussex town is a great place to spend a relaxing day outdoors - located just a short drive south of London, Crawley is surrounded by a number of beautiful gardens, parks, and forests.
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Airport info

Rating
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 8.7
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Terminal facilities 7.0
  • Wi-Fi 7.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.6
  • Lounge 6.6

London City Airport (LCY)

  • IATA: LCY
  • ICAO: EGLC
  • Name: London City Airport (LCY)
  • Distance from city: 6.8 miles / 11 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at London City Airport?

The cost of renting a car at London City Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at London City Airport
$33.68
January
$47.52
February
$67.66
March
$45.94
April
$59.39
May
$69.18
June
$63.87
July
$77.64
August
$65.16
September
$32.58
October
$50.02
November
$43.17
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at London City Airport is October — when rental costs average $32.58 per day. This is 40% cheaper than the yearly average and 58% cheaper than renting a car in August (when prices average $77.64 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at London City Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 7 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at London City Airport
4
January
3
February
3
March
4
April
6
May
4
June
7
July
7
August
5
September
5
October
3
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at London City Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at London City Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at London City Airport in September, while they are least likely to rent in in January.
Monthly searches at London City Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
51%
January
89%
February
53%
March
96%
April
86%
May
124%
June
104%
July
94%
August
139%
September
139%
October
127%
November
99%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers GreenMotion, Keddy, Europcar, Hertz, Budget
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Vans
Lowest price $13 per day
Cheapest supplier GreenMotion

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Kia Rio 5 1 Small cars
Hertz Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Budget MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
Keddy MG ZS 5 2 SUVs
Avis Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

India
Kia Sportage
March 18, 2024
We drove to bath, Cotswold, beicestor village and covered destinations easily in 3 days
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
6.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$52.58
Lowest daily price
$13.08
Total cars available
137

Top 7 Suppliers at London City Airport in 2024

Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 2 reviews
+4408433093045
Hartmann Rd, London E16 2PX
$57 - $110
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.9 / 4 reviews
+4403445446030
The Royal Docks, London, E16 2PX, United Kingdom
$53 - $206
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Keddy
Good 7.8 / 18 reviews
+4403713843412
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
$44 - $119
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.5 / 5 reviews
+4403445444662
The Royal Docks, London, E16 2PX, United Kingdom
$53 - $176
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.1
+443713843412
City Airport, London E16 2PX
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.8 / 13 reviews
+4403713843412
Hartmann Rd, Royal Docks, London E16 2PX
$59 - $113
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.4 / 53 reviews
+4402071860016
1010 Dockside Rd, London E16 2QT
$13 - $94
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
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