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London City Airport Covid test

Book your Covid test before you fly from London City Airport. Private travel testing from only £45.

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London City Airport directions

By car

If you're a Blue Badge holder, London City Airport offers 30 minutes of free parking. You should follow signs to the Pick Up Area. If you are being dropped off by car, go to the Drop Off Area in front of the Terminal building.

By train

London City Airport is on the DLR Line and can be easily reached when travelling with c2c. There is a lift available from DLR platforms to the Terminal building.

Travelling from the east? c2c passengers can interchange at West Ham station for the DLR for a 10-minute journey to the airport.

Travelling from Central London? You can easily take the c2c train from Fenchurch Street station and change at Limehouse for the DLR. From there onwards, it’s a 15-minute journey to London City Airport station.

By bus

Planning to travel to Newcastle International Airport by bus? Some accessible routes are available:

Newcastle (Eldon Square) - Ponteland

  • Numbers: X77, X78, X79
  • Monday - Saturday
  • Bus stop located on B6918

Kingston Park - Newcastle International Airport - Killingworth - Freeman Hospital

  • Number: 42A
  • Monday – Saturday
  • Bus stop located opposite airport terminal

The 74 service also provides access to Hexham, Oakwood, Great Whittington, Matfen, Stamfordham, Darras Hall, Ponteland, Newcastle Airport, Kingston Park, Cowgate and Newcastle.

London City Airport Covid-19 testing on departure

If you need a PCR test, select your nearest London City Airport Covid test centre. Follow the steps below for an antigen test.

Book a time to get tested

Book a time to get tested

Ensure you have sufficient time to receive your results and complete your flight check-in.

Perform your swab

Perform your swab

Take the swab by following the instructions included in your kit.

Results in 30 minutes

Results in 30 minutes

You'll receive your test results and doctor-signed fit to fly certificate the same-day by email.

Important: If you test negative, you will be provided with a digital fit to fly certificate and can proceed to check-in. Passengers who test positive will not be permitted to travel.

London City Airport Covid-19 test on arrival

Return Antigen Test

Returning to London City Airport? You will need a fast-action antigen test kit that you take with you and perform before you travel to the UK.

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Day 2 and 8 Tests

All arrivals in England require a test on Day 2 of arrival for variant tracking. You will also need a Day 8 test if you're travelling from a country on the Amber or Red list.

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Test to Release

The government introduced the Test to Release programme to reduce the self-isolation period for travellers returning to England. Passengers who have not travelled to a red-list country can shorten their mandatory 10-day quarantine period through the Test to Release scheme with a negative Covid-19 PCR test on day five.

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London City Airport Covid test FAQs

What is the London City Airport Covid testing price?

Testing starts from just £45 with Medicspot. For more details on how much a Covid test for travel costs for your flight departing from London City Airport, see our Covid tests page.

How quickly will I receive my Covid-19 test result at London City Airport?

Medicspot offers same-day PCR testing at our same-day Newcastle test hubs, near London City Airport. If your flight permits an antigen test for travel, you can get your results in as little as 30 minutes. For all our Covid testing options, see our travel test website.

How can I book a Covid test for London City Airport?

With Medicspot, you can book a Covid test at one of our same-day test hubs, near London City Airport. Alternatively, you can have a test kit delivered to your home before you travel. Medicspot is a government-listed provider and its Covid testing is approved for use at London City Airport.

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