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. Journeys made on Emirates Air Line using pay as you go do not count towards caps.

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. 

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

Discounted Boarding Pass fares

Price 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 online, 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 Oyster photocard holders can use pay as you go on the Emirates Air Line, which is cheaper than buying Boarding Passes.

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 without a photocard 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 week (Monday to Sunday), you'll be eligible to apply for the 5+ Reward.

The 5+ Reward gives you 50% off the total price paid for five or more journeys during a week. You must pay the full pay as you go fare for all the journeys you make, and then contact us to apply for a 5+ Reward refund. Incomplete journeys don't count. You must apply within 6 weeks of the first day's travel to be eligible for the refund. 

The refund can be loaded onto your Oyster card, stored as a web credit in your contactless and Oyster account, or paid into your bank account.

Customers using contactless for pay as you go travel aren't eligible for the 5+ Reward.

To apply for the 5+ Reward call Customer Services on 0343 222 1234 (press option 2, then option 5).

Find out more about Emirates Air Line.