Getting Around Greenwich

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Getting Around Greenwich is Easy!
Your guide to getting around the Borough
Royal Borough of Greenwich Map

Greenwich is just minutes from Central London in Zone 2 of London’s travel network. Travelling on the Thames makes for a scenic and memorable visit. Take a leisurely cruise to Maritime Greenwich, or speed down the Thames on a river bus to the modern buzz of Greenwich Peninsula – it’s the ultimate way to arrive and start exploring.

It’s also easy to get here by train. At just 8 minutes from London Bridge, you could be here in moments!

The areas of North Greenwich, for The O2, as well as Charlton, Woolwich and Eltham are just short bus or train rides away, or if you have a bike, you’re free to explore at your own pace.

Walking
Walking in Greenwich

With so many attractions in such a small area, the World Heritage Site of Maritime Greenwich is great for visitors on foot.

The nearby area of Blackheath is just minutes away, and for the adventurous, a walk along the river to Greenwich Peninsula is also possible!

So whether you just want to mooch around the town centre, or you’re a keen explorer, it’s a great place to wander.

Walking Greenwich

Cycling
Cycling in Greenwich

As one of London’s leafiest Boroughs, it’s difficult to imagine a better landscape to explore on two wheels, with acres of parks to walk, cycle and explore safely with your friends and family.

So like countless other journeys, why not start at 0º Longitude, the Prime Meridian of the World!

For more information and inspiration on where to cycle, visit our cycling guide to Greenwich.

Cycling Greenwich

River
Thames Clippers Greenwich

Take your time and relax with a bit more space and arrive on the open river! Climb aboard City Cruises or Thames River Sightseeing for a leisurely cruise down London’s historical river, taking in the stunning London Landmarks on your way to Maritime Greenwich, or hop on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and speed down river in style.

Once you’re here in Greenwich, the river is also a fantastic way to get around! Uber Boat by Thames Clippers provide commuters and sightseers with a unique way to travel between Greenwich, North Greenwich and Woolwich.

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Car
Cutty Sark Car

We realise that many people feel safer travelling in their own car and at the present
time, it is not encouraged to use public transport to help manage capacities for keyworkers.

A recommended option for car parking in Greenwich is to use the ‘park and glide’ facility at The O2. Until the end of July, you can park at The O2 for up to 4 hours absolutely free between 10am and 6pm when visiting ICON Outlet. Combine this with a river rip on board Thames Clippers and you can visit The O2 and Greenwich in one fell swoop!

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Train
8 minutes from London Bridge by train.
Southeastern train

It only takes eight minutes to get from London Bridge to Greenwich – it’s easy!

Southeastern and Thameslink trains run every 10 minutes from London Bridge to Greenwich, Charlton, Eltham and Woolwich.

Travelling around the Borough? Get from Greenwich to Charlton in just 7 mins, Woolwich Arsenal in 13 mins or Eltham via Lewisham in 26 mins.

National Rail

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.

It takes about 12 minutes from London Bridge, or 25 minutes from Bond Street. You can of course get here from any tube station though and change at appropriate stations en-route.

Journey Planner

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

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. It takes about 20 minutes.

There are no drivers because the system is completely automated, so sit at the front and pretend to steer!

Bus
London's traditional big red buses

You can travel to Greenwich on a traditional red bus – something London has been famous for since the 1930s.

Getting around Greenwich is easy by bus, and this useful map will help you find your way around.

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.

You can even take your bike on board! It’s perfect for social distancing as you need only get in a pod with members of your own household.