How much does it cost?
See routes, find fares and timetables for each river service operator.
- City Cruises (Westminster to Greenwich and Tower Pier circular)
- London Eye River Cruise
- Thames River Boats (Westminster to Hampton Court)
- Thames River Sightseeing (Westminster to Greenwich)
- Turks River Trips (Hampton Court to Richmond)
How do I pay?
Pay as you go
Touch in at the start of your journey and touch out at the end on the yellow card readers, and when changing boats, to pay the right fare. Find out more about touching in and out.
You can't top up your Oyster card at River Bus piers and your journeys aren't capped.
For River Tours, you can't use pay as you go with contactless (card or device) or Oyster, but you can use your Oyster credit to buy a paper ticket from pier ticket offices.
You can do this for:
Discounts on services
You get 1/3 off the Thames Clippers River Bus and most sightseeing River Tours if you have a Travelcard. If your Travelcard is on your Oyster card, touch in on the yellow card reader to get the discounted fare.
If you have a paper ticket, you need to show it to staff when buying your ticket.
|All river services||Under 5||Free|
|Most river services||5-15||Child fare|
|London Eye River Cruises||4-15||Child fare|
|City Cruises||5-16||Child fare|
Students and apprentices
If you have an NUS student card, you can get a discount on some services - check when buying your ticket.
Freedom Pass, 60+ and Veterans
If you have a Veterans Oyster photocard, you get 50% off the Thames Clippers River Bus.
Senior citizen rates
If you don't have a Freedom Pass, check which River services offer discounts for senior citizens.