Greenwich

Getting around using public transport

Plan your journey to or from Royal Greenwich

It's easy travelling around the Royal Borough using public transport.

Buses and trains

You can catch a bus to central London from Blackheath, Charlton, Greenwich and Woolwich. You can also travel to local destinations, such as Eltham and Plumstead, from Greenwich. If you're travelling further afield, board a coach from Greenwich to Victoria Coach Station.

If you prefer travelling by train, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) provides links to London City Airport, ExCeL, Stratford and central London. Local stations are Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Woolwich Arsenal.

The only London Underground station in the borough is North Greenwich, on the Jubilee Line. Situated next to The O2, you can travel to Stratford or through central London to Stanmore.

Plan your bus or train journey (Transport for London website)

For further journeys, a Southeastern Railway mainline train takes you to central London or Kent. Local stations include Abbey Wood, Charlton, Eltham, Greenwich, Plumstead and Woolwich Arsenal.

The new Crossrail, known as the Elizabeth line, passes through the borough in December 2018, with stations at Abbey Wood and Woolwich.

Cable car from North Greenwich

If you want to try something different, board the Emirates Air Line cable car at North Greenwich and cross the River Thames to the Royal Docks.

Find out more about the Emirates Air Line (Transport for London website)

River services

If you're travelling between Woolwich and North Woolwich, the Woolwich Ferry is a free service linking the north and south circular roads across the River Thames.

Find out more about the Woolwich Ferry

If you're travelling towards Westminster, river boats run along the River Thames from Woolwich (with MBNA Thames Clippers) or from Greenwich (with Thames River Services).

International travel

Royal Greenwich is well positioned for international travel services, with good connections to London's airports, the Channel Tunnel, Channel ports and Eurostar.

London City Airport is very close, being the other side of the River Thames and two stops on the DLR from Woolwich Arsenal.

Find out more about the London City Airport