Greenwich

Cable car from North Greenwich

Open seven days a week

The Emirates Air Line cable car spans the River Thames between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks.

cable carIt is open seven days a week.

The cars are accessible for wheelchair users, pushchairs and cyclists (two bicycles per gondola).

Operational times

The usual operating hours are:

  • 7am to 9pm Monday to Friday
  • 8am to 9pm Saturday
  • 9am to 9pm Sunday

There will be longer opening hours when there are events at local venues, such as The O2.

How to get to the Emirates Air Line cable car

The cable car connects the Royal Docks (north terminal) and Greenwich Peninsula (south terminal).

The cable car's Greenwich terminal is located at Greenwich Peninsula, south of the river, alongside North Greenwich tube station (Jubilee Line) and The O2 Arena.

Emirates Greenwich Peninsula (South Terminal)
Unit 1, Emirates Cable Car Terminal
Edmund Halley Way
London SE10 0FR

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You can use the cable car to travel directly to Greenwich Peninsula and The O2 from the Royal Docks, Newham, which is north of the river. The nearest station to the north terminal is Royal Victoria Docklands Light Railway.

Emirates Royal Docks (North Terminal)
Emirates Air Line
27 Western Gateway
London E16 4FA

Discounts for Royal Greenwich residents

Until the end of 2014, passengers from Royal Greenwich who produce proof of residence will receive a 50 per cent discount on return fares. This applies to both cash fares and pay-as-you-go Oyster fares.

This means adults can travel on the Emirates Air Line for just £3.30 return and children return for just £1.70.

A family of four (two adults and two children) can make a return trip for £10 with Oyster. Residents will be able to bring up to three guests with them who will also receive the discount. The guests do not need to be local residents.

You can prove that you are a resident with a Council Tax bill or similar document that you have received from us. You can also show a valid GreenwichCard to receive the discount.

This offer will be available for an initial trial period until 31 December 2014, excluding the Easter holiday and the months of July and August. 

Emirates aviation experience

You can test out your flying skills at the borough's latest attraction (located next to the Emirates Air Line Greenwich Peninsula terminal) - a state-of-the-art flight simulator that uses sophisticated technology and high definition graphics to replicate a real plane take off.

The Emirates Aviation Experience is part of the Emirates Air Line cable car, and includes interactive games and educational tutorials demonstrating how Emirates aircraft operate.

There is a cinema-style booth showing what really happens to your luggage in a film following the journey of a suitcase, as well as a 1.2 scale replica of a jet engine made from 165,000 LEGO bricks. But the main focus is the life-sized replica pilot's cockpit and flight simulator. 

On-board tour

A new in-cabin 'feature tour' compliments the existing flight with content drawing heavily on some of these sites and the area’s vibrant past and present through to the bold and exciting plans for the future, allowing people to see and discover this area of London like never before.

The tour consists of short films narrated by BBC presenter, global adventurer and Londoner Simon Reeves and includes some of the rich history of the Royal Docks and Lower Lea Valley to the legacy of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and the exciting plans to redevelop the Royal Docks and Greenwich Peninsula.  

Further information

Transport for London operates the cable car service. For further information, please visit the Transport for London website.