You must wear a face covering on all TfL services & stations (unless you are exempt)

Location & opening hours

We're Good to Go

We're Good to Go

The Visit England 'We're Good to Go' certificate means the Emirates Air Line has put in place UK Government safety recommendations and we're ready to welcome visitors.

Face coverings

You must wear a face covering on the Emirates Air Line (unless you are exempt).

Only one passenger is allowed per cabin, unless a household or group is travelling together.

Getting there

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

Emirates Greenwich Peninsula

Address: North Greenwich side Emirates Cable Car Terminal, Edmund Halley Way, London SE10 0FR

Tube: North Greenwich (Jubilee line)

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

Address: Royal Docks side 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA

DLR: Royal Victoria

Plan your journey to Emirates Royal Docks.

Emirates Air Line locations

Opening hours

Winter hours (from 1 October)

Day Time
Monday to Thursday 07:00-21:00
Friday 07:00-23:00
Saturday and bank holidays 08:00-23:00
Sunday 09:00-21:00



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

Single journey times are approximately 10 minutes, but vary according to passenger flow and weather conditions.

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).


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.

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. For more information, go to the Emirates Air Line fares page.