Emirates Air Line

Pay as you go fares

It's quicker and easier to use contactless or an Oyster card to pay as you go on the Emirates Air Line.

Pay as you go rate
Single
Adult
£3.50
Child
£1.70

*Children under 5 travel free with a fare paying adult.

Pay as you go fares are up to 26% cheaper than buying a Boarding Pass. Touch your card on the yellow reader at the Emirates Air Line gate at the start of your journey and touch out at the end. Pay as you go fares do not count towards a daily cap.

Travel five times or more in a week?

If you travel five times or more in a week using Oyster pay as you go, you can get the 5+ Reward which is 50% of the total price paid. Find out more about the 5+ Reward.

Boarding Pass fares

You can buy Boarding Passes and the Discovery Experience package from Emirates Air Line ticket offices.


 Single
Return
Discovery Experience
Adult
£4.50
£9.00
£10.70
Child
£2.30
£4.60
£6.20

 

Discounted Boarding Pass fares

 Single
Return
Discovery Experience
Adult
£3.50
£7.00
£8.40
Child
£1.70
£3.40
£5.00

Discounted Boarding Pass fares are available when you show a valid Oyster card, Freedom Pass or paper Travelcard.

The Discovery Experience package includes a non-stop return flight on the Emirates Air Line, an on-board film tour, a souvenir guide and free entrance to the Emirates Aviation Experience.

Multi-journey Boarding Pass

You can buy a multi-journey Boarding Pass for £17.00 from Emirates Air Line ticket offices. The Pass can be used for 10 single journeys and is valid for up to 12 months, and works out at over 60% cheaper per journey compared to the price of a single Emirates Air Line Boarding Pass.

Multi-journey Boarding Passes are not transferable.

Buy tickets online

You can buy single and return tickets (Boarding Passes) in advance on the O2 website, as well as the Discovery Experience package.

Child rates

Children under 5 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult. 

Oyster 5-10 and 11-15 photocard customers can use Oyster pay as you go to travel on the Emirates Air Line, which is cheaper than buying paper single or return tickets.

Pay as you go fares on the Emirates Air Line do not count towards a daily price cap. Find out about our daily price cap.

Children aged 5-15 can get child rate Boarding Passes for travel on the Emirates Air Line. Children under 5 travel free when accompanied by a fare paying adult.

Children who have a valid paper Travelcard can pay the discounted fare by showing it at the Emirates Air Line ticket office.

Private cabin hire

A private cabin can be hired (subject to availability) for a non-stop 360 round trip that can accommodate up to 10 passengers.

Private cabin hire £90.00

5+ Reward

If you use Oyster to pay as you go for five or more Emirates Air Line journeys in a calendar week (Sunday to Saturday), you'll get the 5+ Reward. Customers using contactless will not be able to benefit from the 5+ Reward.

The 5+ Reward is 50% off the total price paid for five journeys or more during a week. You will pay the full pay as you go fare for all the journeys you made. However, when you travel the following week, 50% of the total cost of your previous week's journeys will be credited back to your Oyster card.

At the end of each week, we will work out how much to reward you and automatically send this to the Emirates Air Line gates ready for you to collect from the following week. The reward will be loaded on to your Oyster card as pay as you go credit when you touch on a yellow card reader at the Emirates Air Line gates.

Your 5+ Reward will be available to collect from the next calendar week for up to 6 weeks. After this, it will expire. The 5+ Reward can only be collected as part of an Emirates Air Line journey.

Find out more about Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line discounted fares

Oyster

It's quicker and easier to use Oyster pay as you go to travel on the Emirates Air Line. Pay as you go fares are up to 26% cheaper than buying a paper single or return ticket. To get the pay as you go fare, you must have a valid Oyster card with pay as you go credit on it. Touch your Oyster card on the yellow card reader at the Emirates Air Line gate at the start of your journey and touch out at the end. Pay as you go fares do not count towards a daily price cap.

If you hold one of the following, you can use Oyster to pay as you go at the adult rate on the Emirates Air Line:

  • Oyster card
  • Apprentice Oyster photocard
  • 16+ Oyster photocard
  • 18+ Student Oyster photocard

If you have a Freedom Pass, you can pay the discounted adult cash fare.

Travelcards

Pay discounted Emirates Air Line fares if you have a Travelcard, whether it's a paper one or on your Oyster card.

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