Thames Clippers services

River bus services

Tired of uncomfortable travel? Thames Clippers are the smart way to travel between Central London and Royal Greenwich. It offers a fast and reliable service without the worry of road and rail disruptions or congestion.

Services run seven days a week from Woolwich, North Greenwich and Greenwich piers to Masthouse Terrace, Greenland, Canary Wharf, Bankside, Tower Bridge, London Bridge, Blackfriars, Embankment and Waterloo.

The service offers a guaranteed seat for all passengers, wi-fi internet and an on-board Costa coffee bar.

Boat schedule and access information

Weekday boats run from 6am until midnight. Services run every 20 minutes throughout most of the day. At weekends, services run from 8.30am.

Thames Clippers' River Bus Express runs additional late night shuttle services both east and west of The O2 on a minimum of 100 nights a year to coincide with major events at the venue. These shuttles are advertised on both the Thames Clippers website and The O2 website.

Thames Clippers boats are wheelchair accessible by ramp, and bicycles and pushchairs can be accommodated. Thames Clippers are able to carry up to 10 bicycles per vessel. Ticket holders will be boarded first. 

For timetables, service alerts and other information, visit the Thames Clippers website.

Thames Clippers route and timetable (Thames Clippers website)

Oyster cards and concessions

Oyster cards are now accepted on Thames Clippers, and pay-as-you-go Oyster card users will be entitled to a 10 per cent reduction on regular fares.

Passengers using a TFL travel card will receive a third off regular ticket prices. Children and Freedom Pass holders receive 50 per cent off, and under fives travel free.

Rail connections

Piers interconnect with:

  • Blackfriars
  • London Bridge
  • Charing Cross 
  • Waterloo
  • various underground lines.

Tate boat service

There is a Tate boat service that runs between Tate Modern and Tate Britain, also calling at Bankside and St George Wharf, Vauxhall.

Other river services

Besides the Thames Clippers, there are other river services available from the borough:

  • Woolwich Ferry
  • River cruises.