Official Visitor Guide

Madihia Razi Emirates Air Line

Up with the lark or to bed with the owl? Either way, you can enjoy a spectacular birds-eye view of London from morning to evening on London’s only cable car system. Watch and share Team Leader Madihia’s London Story as she explains that taking a ride across the Thames on the Emirates Air Line from the Royal Docks to Greenwich peninsular is an exciting experience as well as a great new way to get across the city.

About Emirates Air Line cable car

Glide above the Thames in the Emirates Air Line cable car and enjoy great views of London. Using the cable car is an easy way to get from the Greenwich Peninsula to the Royal Docks.

The cable car trip takes approximately 10 minutes. However, during peak times (7am to 9am Monday to Friday) the journey takes roughly five minutes. The cars, which accommodate 10 people, arrive every 30 seconds. You can use your Oyster and Visitor Oyster card or a contactless payment card to pay for the trip.

After 7pm, enjoy extended Night Flights (12 to 13 minutes each way) with music and video in cabins to enhance your in-flight experience as you watch the city come alive after dark.

Emirates Air Line is accessible to wheelchair users and cyclists and is open seven days per week.

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