Ride the Emirates Air Line, London's cable car, across the Thames. Enjoy great views of London as you travel between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks.
You can use Oyster pay as you go or buy Emirates Air Line tickets at the terminals at either end. Adult cash fares are £4.30 one way and £8.60 return. Using your Oyster is 25% cheaper than paying cash.
You can book a 360° tour – a non-stop return journey – by buying a 360° tour Boarding Pass at the ticket office for £8.60 per adult. Show your Oyster card to pay the discounted rate of £6.40.
You can also book a multi-journey boarding pass for 10 single trips on the Emirates Air Line for £16. And a private cabin can be hired (subject to availability) for a 360° round-trip with up to 10 passengers.
Journey time is less than 10 minutes one way, and the terminals are close to the Tube, DLR, buses and river boat services.
Emirates Air Line is accessible to wheelchair users and cyclists and is open seven days per week.
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Monday-Friday 07:00 - 21:00
Saturday 08:00 - 21:00
Sunday 09:00 - 21:00
Monday-Friday 07:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00
Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, SE10 0FJ
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Emirates Air Line
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- Public transport:
- Travel from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula terminal to Emirates Royal Docks terminal in six minutes by cable car. Both terminals will be linked to local stations for onward tube and DLR journeys.
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Emirates Air line (The Thames cable car as its known..!) Was the best way to use my oyster card for the first time.
Recently open this summer was open to the public bringing north & south together with Crossing the Thames to connect Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks in just five minutes.
I savoured very moment of this unique and cheap travel experience in London.
On a great clear day...more
The Emirates Air Line is a cable care that goes from a station in the middle of nowhere to the O2. It takes 5 minutes and costs just over £3. For that you get a pleasure of having a view of a not particularly interesting or pretty part of London. But there is nothing like that in London, and was built mega quickly so I guess kudos for that?
A bit meh and underwhelmed. But I knew I was...more
Cost to You: £3.60 with an Oyster card and a few mins queuing
Cost to Emirates: £36 million (less than 1/7th of a new Airbus)
Cost to TFL, Boris and the EU (also know as Tax): £24 million
Five minutes of fun to liven up a dull part of London: YES
Viable means of commuting: NO-ONE COMMUTES BETWEEN O2 AND EXCEL
Shall we build one to entirely replace the Northern Line: HELL YESmore
London has changed a lot in the last five years, mostly for the better, in preparation for this year's Summer Olympic Games. The newest addition in the list of changes is the Emirates Air Line, a cable car that connects O2 on the south of the river to the Excel exhibition centre to the north.
It is connected seamlessly to the London transportation network. The pay as you go Oyster cards work...more
This was cool! I am scared of heights, but as long as I didn't look down I found that I was cool. I was lucky enough to go on a very clear day, so had a good view. And went with my young nieces who loved every minute.more