Wear a face coveringYou must wear a face covering for your entire journey
Location & opening hours
Free early morning travel
Travel on the Emirates Air Line is free of charge from opening time until 09:30, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays).
To enable social distancing, we are limiting the number of people per cabin. You can only share your cabin with the people you live with.
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.
Emirates Royal Docks
Address: Royal Docks side 27 Western Gateway, London E16 1FA
DLR: Royal Victoria
|Monday to Friday||06:00-20:00|
|Sunday and Bank Holidays||10:00-20:00|
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 Sunday 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.
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
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. Boarding Passes are not available at the moment. For more information, go to the Emirates Air Line fares page.