The Emirates Air Line experience

Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, just five minutes from the O2 by North Greenwich Tube station. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and flights are approximately 10 minutes each way.

Discovery experience tickets

Why not try the Discovery experience tour for a round trip with added extras. You can use Oyster pay as you go to buy tickets at discounted prices.

The Discovery experience includes a non-stop round-trip, an on-board video tour, free entrance to Emirates Aviation Experience and a souvenir in-flight guide. Oyster pay as you go customers will need to collect a Boarding Pass from the ticket office.

The Emirates Aviation Experience

London's newest public attraction, the Emirates Aviation Experience, is the first of its kind globally. Located next to the Emirates Air Line Greenwich Peninsula terminal, it gives visitors an insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel. Using state-of-the-art technology, interactive displays and life-size aircraft models, this immersive experience has something for people of all ages.

On-board video tour

To add context to the breath-taking views we've included a new on-board tour as part of the Discovery experience. The audio and visual complements the journey through a series of fascinating hidden stories about the sights of East London. It highlights a selection of our most famous London landmarks including the Thames Barrier and Royal Docks, explains the vibrant history behind the creative art scene, covers the Olympic legacy and gives a flavour of East London's exciting plans for the future.

Night flight experience

Enjoy a stunning night flight experience on the Emirates Air Line.

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. From Sunday to Thursday, passengers are able to fly until 21:00 and on Friday and Saturday nights until 23:00.

Whether you're having a night out with friends or indulging in a romantic evening sunset, the Emirates Air Line is a must do experience. Discover a unique perspective of London's captivating night sky including the reflections of the O2 and the awe-inspiring lights of Canary Wharf.

There is no additional charge for night flights - so what better way to see the city come alive after dark from the highest observation point on the River Thames?

Emirates Air Line, museum and river packages

Combine a flight over the Thames with a river trip and museum visit by buying a combined ticket for Emirates Air Line, MBNA Thames Clippers and London Transport Museum.

The 'three in one' ticket provides a Discovery Experience on the Emirates Air Line (including non-stop return), a single journey on MBNA Thames Clippers and entry to London Transport Museum. An adult single ticket costs £27.50 and a child single ticket costs £8.25. Tickets are available online only.

You can also buy a combined ticket for MBNA Thames Clippers and Emirates Air Line.

Find out more and buy tickets online.

The area

North Greenwich is a bustling tourist spot, ideal for a day trip out with family or friends. There is a wide variety of things to do and see with sightseeing attractions such as the Cutty Sark and local history spots like the National Maritime Museum. You could also walk part of the Thames path and see the Thames Barrier.

From Royal Docks you can visit Newham City Farm, the Museum of London Docklands and the ExCeL.

Find more things to do in the local area on the Emirates Air Line website.

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