How to Get Here

How to Get Here
Travelling to Greenwich
How to get to Greenwich
Greenwich is just 20 minutes from Central London in Zone 2 of London's travel network and you can see a map of Greenwich town centre here

It's easy to get here using Docklands Light Railway (DLR), river boat or train. The Jubilee line also runs to North Greenwich, for The O2, and is a short bus ride from Greenwich town centre, Charlton, Eltham and Woolwich.

The Docklands Light Railway goes to Greenwich, Cutty Sark and Woolwich from Bank station via Canary Wharf which is also on the Jubilee line.

You can normally travel to Greenwich, Woolwich, Eltham, and Charlton by train from Cannon Street and London Bridge. However, London Bridge station is being rebuilt in phases. Both London Bridge rail and Underground stations remain open throughout the work, but passengers will be affected at certain times by substantial service changes until the project is completed in 2018. See below for more details.

Regular riverboat services sail from Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Canary Wharf and Tower Piers to Greenwich. All of these piers are wheelchair accessible, as are MBNA Thames Clippers and City Cruises boats. An Oyster Card is the easiest and cheapest way to pay for your travel on all these services. Get your own Visitor Oyster Card here.

By Train
10 minutes from London by train
Southeastern Trains

London Bridge station is currently being rebuilt in phases. Both London Bridge rail and Underground stations remain open throughout the work, but passengers will be affected at certain times by substantial service changes until the project is completed in 2018.

You can get to Greenwich from Cannon Street and London Bridge stations - in fact, it's quicker than from Charing Cross! You can see more details here. It's possible that, at times, London Bridge will be very busy. So, be adventurous and get on the DLR, or jump on a boat instead! An Oyster Card is by far the cheapest and easiest way to pay for your travel. Get a Visitor Oyster Card ahead of your visit.

By Tube
Just a few minutes from the city!
North Greenwich

The nearest Underground station is North Greenwich, on the Jubilee line, which is just next door to The O2 and Emirates Air Line.

Use Transport for London's Journey Planner to plan your route and pick up a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

 

By Bus
London's traditional big red buses

London Bus

You can travel to Greenwich on a traditional red bus - something London has been famous for since the 1930s. There are many bus routes that run through Greenwich, including the 188 from Russell Square, the 199 from Canada Water and the 129 which connects Greenwich with North Greenwich.

Getting to other parts of Greenwich is easy by bus, and this useful map will help you find your way around. The cheapest and easiest way to pay for your travel is with an Oyster Card. You can buy a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

By DLR
(that's the Docklands Light Railway!)
Docklands Light Railway

Take a Docklands Light Railway train from Bank station direct to Cutty Sark for Greenwich town centre and the museums, Meridian line, Greenwich Market and Cutty Sark.

You can also travel from Tower Gateway, changing trains at Shadwell. There are no drivers because the system is completely automated, so sit at the front and pretend to steer! Get a Visitor Oyster Card in advance and your journey will be even smoother.

By River
Glide into Greenwich with Thames River Services
Thames River Services

Thames River Services are the oldest established passenger sightseeing company on the Thames. Boats range from the very modern 'Sarpedon' to the more traditional 'Hollywood'. You can buy tickets either on-line or at Westminster, Embankment, Festival, Bankside, St Katharine's and Greenwich Piers for boats going to Greenwich and the Thames Barrier or returning to Westminster from Greenwich.

Thames Clippers
The fastest fleet on the river
Thames Clippers

MBNA Thames Clippers provide commuters and sightseers with a unique way to travel around the capital. Get to Greenwich, North Greenwich and Woolwich from Embankment Pier, Tower Pier, Canary Wharf and all the major London piers in between. Also why not download the Thames Clippers Tickets App here for free, available on Android and iPhone. You can also use Oyster Cards on MBNA Thames Clippers. Pick up a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

City Cruises
The No.1 sightseeing tour on the Thames!
City Cruises

City Cruises depart every 30 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from four fantastic piers near Westminster, London Eye, Tower of London and Greenwich. Boats are designed to give you the best vantage point of river life. Enjoy the views from the open air upper deck or comfortable saloon. Tickets available from any City Cruises pier or at www.citycruises.com The timetable is seasonal so please check times before you set off.

Emirates Air Line
Fly over the Thames
Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is the UK's only urban cable car and runs between North Greenwich and the Royal Docks. This unique journey across the river Thames takes less than ten minutes and offers fantastic views across the city. 

By Plane
Coming from further afield?
London City Airport

London City Airport is just the other side of the river Thames, a few minutes away from the ExCeL centre and a short journey on the DLR from Greenwich. You can fly direct to the airport from many countries acround the world, and it's the ideal airport for those visiting Greenwich and London. Avoid queuing and buy a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card before you travel!

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