Travel and transport in Newham


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The Emirates Airline offers spectacular views across London connecting Newham with Greenwich over the Thames.

Travel and transport in Newham

Situated just three miles from the City of London, Newham is one of London's most well connected boroughs.

Whether your journey's taking you into or out of town or you're arriving from or heading off to foreign climes, you'll find it both easy and quick to get around.

Newham is London's only inner city borough that boasts both its own airport and is also home to a free passenger ferry whose history dates back more than a thousand years.

Close to the City, West End and Docklands but still outside the Congestion Charging Zone, commuting into town from one of Newham's stations may be a quicker and cheaper travel option.



National Express operates a service from Liverpool Street, connecting Stratford, Maryland, Forest Gate and Manor Park stations with Essex and East Anglia.

An off-peak service operates between Stratford and Stansted Airport.

Realtime updates and online departure boards can be viewed at:

The C2C service between Fenchurch Street and Shoeburyness stops at West Ham, providing an interchange with the Jubilee line. The journey time between West Ham and Fenchurch Street is under ten minutes, providing a high-speed link into the heart of the City.

Use C2C's journeycheck to plan your journey and check for updates.

Crossrail services will be open in 2019, offering 24 fast trains an hour to Canary Wharf, Heathrow and further afield.


Bus and coach connections

London Airport Coaches runs a direct service from bus stop 'G' at Canning Town bus station to Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Transport for London's (TfL) bus network connects Newham's major residential, shopping and business areas, with direct routes to central London. For more information visit:


Cable car

The Emirates Air Line crosses the Thames to connect Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks in Newham in just five minutes. The journey offers spectacular views over the Thames. Find out more on the TfL website.


London Underground and DLR services

Our award-winning underground and Dockland Light Railway stations sport both space-age designs and accessibility for disabled users - they look great and they're built with care.

The Tube and Docklands Light Railway (DLR) network provide direct connections with the City of London, West End, Docklands and south London. For more information visit:


International connections


Newham is London's only inner city borough with an airport: London City Airport, situated by the Royal Docks and offering not only a wide range of domestic and international flights but also a heliport and facility for private jet travel. For more information visit:

Direct coaches to Stansted Airport leave from Meridian Square, next to the taxi-rank. The new Southend Airport is accessible in 44 minutes from Stratford Station. Heathrow, Luton and Gatwick can all be reached via tube and/or national rail.

International rail services

Direct Eurostar services to France and Belgium depart from the St St Pancras.

From Stratford International, take the Southeastern High Speed train to St Pancras International in just six minutes, and to European destinations via Ebbsfleet.

Or take the Hammersmith and City line, which runs between East Ham, Upton Park, Plaistow, West Ham and Kings Cross St Pancras.

Use Transport for London's online Journeyplanner service to plan your journey, and check their realtime travel information to make sure there are no delays on your route.

For further information go to:

Transport for London