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:
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.
DLR: Royal Victoria
|Day||2 October to 31 March||1 April to 30 June||1 July to 1 October|
|Monday to Thursday||07:00-21:00||07:00-22:00||07:00-23:00|
|Saturday and Bank Holidays||08:00-23:00||08:00-23:00||08:00-23:00|
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.
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.
Emirates Air Line may temporarily close due to:
For more information on group bookings contact us:
Telephone: 020 3282 1030
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.