Location & opening hours

Getting there

Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula (by the O2) and the Royal Docks.

You can board from either the North Greenwich or Royal Victoria sides of the river (return flights are available). The nearest transport options are:

Emirates Greenwich Peninsula

Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee line)

DLR: Royal Victoria

River: North Greenwich Pier

Bus: North Greenwich Bus Station (take the 188 from Central London)

Car parking facilities are available, including at North Greenwich Tube station and the O2.

Plan your journey to Emirates Greenwich Peninsula.

Emirates Royal Docks

DLR: Royal Victoria

Plan your journey to Emirates Royal Docks.

Emirates Air Line locations

Opening hours

Day 2 October to 31 March
1 April to 30 June  1 July to 1 October  
Monday to Thursday07:00-21:0007:00-22:0007:00-23:00
Saturday and Bank Holidays08:00-23:0008:00-23:0008:00-23:00

Night flight experience hours

After 19:00 each day, flight durations are extended to approximately 25 minutes (12-13 minutes each way), so you can enjoy an even more relaxing trip across the Thames. Music and video will further enhance your in-flight experience at these times.


Emirates Air Line is closed on Christmas Day and for regular maintenance. Details will be displayed on this page.

On Bank Holidays, we operate a Saturday timetable.


Cabins arrive every 30 seconds.

Journey times

Monday to Friday: between 07:00-09:00, approximately five minutes.
After 19:00 every day: 12-13 minutes (for night flight experience).
All other times: approximately 10 minutes.

Temporary disruption due to weather

Emirates Air Line may temporarily close due to:

  • Threat of lightning and thunder to the immediate area
  • Very strong winds

Check Status updates or call our 24-hour travel information line on 0343 222 1234 (TfL call charges).

Group bookings

For more information on group bookings contact us:

Telephone: 020 3282 1030
Email: ealgroups@macemacro.com

Coach parking facilities (The O2) are just a short walk away. Discounts are available for large group bookings.


Bicycles are accepted on the Emirates Air Line at all times.


The Emirates Air Line has step-free access, and is accessible to most wheelchairs including motorised wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

The maximum weight is 300kg and the maximum size is 700mm by 1300mm. We may ask you to confirm dimensions of your scooter and we may check using a floor marking to make sure you can board safely.

Passengers get on and off through the same doors and there may not be enough space for you to turn round. This means you may have to reverse your wheelchair or scooter to get in or out of the cabin.

Both terminals are staffed and we can offer assistance getting in or out of cabins. The cabins can be slowed down to allow you plenty of time to board.

Electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters must be turned off inside the cabins. 


You can travel on the Emirates Air Line with pay as you go using a contactless payment or Oyster card, or you can buy a Boarding Pass.  For more information, go to the Emirates Air Line fares page.


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