Emirates Air Line cable car

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An easy way to get between Greenwich Peninsula and Royal Docks with magnificant views over East London. Read More


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.

Important information

Emirates Air Line will be closed for annual maintenance from 2 March 2020 until 11 March 2020.

Prices and Opening Times

Child Ticket From £1.70 per ticket
Adult Ticket From £3.50 per ticket

You can use your Oyster or contactless card to pay as you go, or buy Emirates Air Line tickets at the terminals at either end, or in advance at tfl.gov.uk/emiratesairline.

With an Oyster card adult fares are from £3.50 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 £6.80 per adult or from £3.40 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 £17. And a private cabin can be hired (subject to availability) for a 360° round-trip with up to 10 passengers.

Individuals, families or groups can buy with Thames Clippers river passes allowing unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel to 15 piers along the Thames, as well as a 360° trip on the Emirates Air Line and access to the Emirates Aviation Experience. A family of up to five people – two adults and three children – can purchase a ‘Roamer package’ for £50.

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

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Opening Times

Spring - 1 April to 20 June 2017:

Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 22:00

Friday: 07:00 to 23:00

Saturday and bank holidays: 08:00 to 23:00

Sunday: 09:00 to 22:00

Summer 2017 - 1 July to 1 October 2017:

Monday to Thursday: 07:00 to 23:00

Friday: 07:00 to 23:00

Saturday & bank holidays: 08:00 to 23:00

Sunday: 09:00 to 23:00

Venue Details & Map

Emirates Air Line cable car

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.

Facilities & Accessibility


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