Emirates Air Line

4 out of 5 Based on 14 reviews


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. With an Oyster card adult fares are from £3.30 and child fares are from £1.70 one way. You can book a return or a 360° tour – a non-stop return journey – by buying a 360° tour Boarding Pass at the ticket office from £7.80 per adult or from £4.80 per child. Paying with your Oyster card is 25% cheaper than paying cash.

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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Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, Greenwich, London, SE10 0FJ

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Adult Ticket from £3.20 (USD5.38) - View Prices

Opening Times:


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

Book a taxi by app or by phone on 0844 556 0706

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Adult Ticket: From £3.20 (USD5.38)  per ticket
Child Ticket: From £1.60 (USD2.69)  per ticket

Lowest prices for Oyster card users. Higher prices apply for cash fares.

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Emirates Air Line

Emirates Greenwich Peninsula
SE10 0FJ
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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4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Emirates Air Line

5.0 out of 5 12 March 2014
by Robyn J.

This may be the biggest folly in London right now but it's a bloody brilliant one. It took me over a year to have a go but it was worth the wait, not least because the Olympian tourists have since departed and the initial excitement has worn off for locals, so it's phenomenally underused and you're more or less guaranteed a a car to yourself. As we floated majestically over the Thames, the...more

5.0 out of 5 18 December 2013
by Fernanda S.

I think this ride is definitely worth the visit. The view of going over the Thames on a cable car, well you can only imagine, is beautiful!

OK, for you tol hop on one end and arrive on the other is about 3 minutes, but it will be 3 very enjoyable minutes of your life. You will be able to see the horizon along the river, the 02 Arena, and Greenwich Park and neighborhood. If you came in for...more

4.0 out of 5 21 September 2013
by Uli B.

We had a lovely time (well, 4 minutes) crossing over the Thames with the Emirates Air Line. I actually much prefer this attraction to the London Eye: it's cheaper, you have nice views, you aren't trapped in a slow-moving gondola at a slow speed and there's pretty much no waiting (now that the Olympics is finished).

I suggest using the Emirates Air Line as a means of transportation when you're...more

3.0 out of 5 6 June 2013
by Yinnie C.

I think when Boris actually unveiled it last year, I laughed, but that might be because he makes me laugh anyways. He calls it a stunning piece of engineering, it just looks like they've just renovated old ski cable cars and done them up pretty. Also, it doesn't really get you anywhere, uh, useful. The Millenium dome, is not really anything special, and neither is excel, unless you're...more

4.0 out of 5 11 April 2013
by Alex S.

First of all, the name made me laugh a little. Nice.

I had heard of the legendary cable car ever since I moved to London, having it just been built right before then. But I never got there in the summer and then it was too damn cold and bleary to have a fun time across the river.

First nice day, though, and I was off.

You get to the station (it's impossible to miss, just watch the cars...more