The Emirates Air Line: Take a flight over London on the Thames Cable Car

The Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is a cable car crossing the River Thames in Greenwich, and the 1km journey gives passengers spectacular views of London from a height of up to 90m (295ft). 

As well as the incredible views of the Thames Barrier, the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf and the impressive Olympic Park, the cable car touches down south of the River Thames in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. You’ll land just ten minutes away from the entertainment complex of the O2 Arena, which includes many bars, a cinema, live music venues and a nightclub.

There’s no need to queue for tickets, either, as you can use your London Oyster card just as you would on the Tube or buses. London Oyster Card users also get a discount on their Emirates Air Line flight, using just £3.50 of their Oyster credit compared to the £4.50 cash fare. 

You can also buy single tickets and child tickets online.

All cabins are wheelchair accessible and can accommodate up to two bikes.

For those who want the experience of an extended journey there will be the option to take a non-stop ‘360 degree tour,’ which costs £7.

Emirates Air Line opening hours

1 October - 31 March:
Monday - Friday: 7am - 8pm
Saturday: 8am – 8pm
Sunday: 9am – 8pm

1 April - 30 September:
Monday - Friday: 7am - 9pm
Saturday: 8am – 9pm
Sunday: 9am – 9pm

There will be extended opening hours when there are events at the local venues.

Please note you cannot use your London Travelcard on the Emirates Air Line. Passengers with a Travelcard must buy a boarding pass at one of the terminals. This will cost the same as Oyster pay as you go, (£3.50) but you will have to queue.

Please be aware that Emirates Air Line fares will not be included in the Oyster daily capping.

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