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  • How to Get Here

    How to Get Here
    Travelling 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 also travel to Greenwich, Woolwich, Eltham, and Charlton by Southeastern train from London Bridge and Cannon Street.

    Regular riverboat services sail from Westminster, Embankment, London Bridge City, Canary Wharf and Tower Piers to Greenwich.  All of these piers (excluding London Bridge City) are wheelchair accessible, as are Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, City Cruises and Thames River Sightseeing 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.

    Visiting the UK from Europe after Brexit

    We are looking forward to welcoming you to Greenwich. We are aware that you might have some questions about travel to the UK in the coming weeks.

    On 31 January, the UK will leave the European Union. But the process for coming into the UK as a visitor – and bringing goods into the UK – will stay the same until at least the end of this year. That means you can travel with confidence.

    You can find out more on the UK Government website.

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    Uber Boat by Thames Clippers
    The fastest fleet on the river

    Uber Boat by 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.

    Download the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Tickets App here for free, available on Android and iPhone.  You can also use Oyster Cards on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers.  Pick up a pre-loaded Visitor Oyster Card here.

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

    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 via the ‘Book Now’ button below.  The timetable is seasonal so please check times before you set off.

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    Thames River Sightseeing
    Glide into Greenwich with Thames River Sightseeing
    Thames River Services

    Thames River Sightseeing are the oldest established passenger sightseeing company on the Thames. All our cruises feature live audio commentary. Tickets available online or at Westminster, Embankment & St. Katharine’s Piers. Multi-lingual commentary system available on smartphones in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin. Suitable for all weathers Thames River Sightseeing boats have licensed bars and toilets.


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    Thames Limo
    Arrive at Greenwich by private water taxi

    You have a unique opportunity to use the luxury Venetian water taxi, Thames Limo, to arrive in style and comfort, at your leisure to Greenwich from anywhere in Central London.


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    By Southeastern Train
    8 minutes from London Bridge by train.
    Southeastern train

    You can get to Greenwich by Southeastern train from London Bridge and Cannon Street.

    It only takes eight minutes to get from London Bridge to Greenwich – it’s easy!  Southeastern trains are frequent, leaving every ten or fifteen minutes.

    At commuter times, trains to and from London Bridge get very busy,  but you’ll only be on board for a few minutes.  An Oyster Card is by far the cheapest and easiest way to pay for your travel.  Get your tickets here.

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    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.

    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.

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


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    Get to Greenwich from across Southern England

    Fast Thameslink trains from Luton, West Hampstead, St Pancras International and the City now come to Greenwich.  They run right through to Rainham in Kent.

    They will whisk you directly from St Pancras to Greenwich in 25 minutes, also calling at Farringdon, City Thameslink, Blackfriars and London Bridge.  There are two trains an hour each way, one at weekends.

    There are magnificent views of St Paul’s Cathedral, Tate Modern, The Shard and amazing London cityscapes on the way.  Oyster Cards and contactless are valid as normal on these trains.


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    By DLR
    (that's the 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.  It takes about 20 minutes.

    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.


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    By 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.  There are lots of 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.

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    Emirates Air Line
    Fly over the Thames

    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.

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    Buy Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers combo tickets here:

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    By Plane
    Coming from further afield?

    London City Airport is just the other side of the river Thames, a few minutes away from ExCeL London 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!

    By Sixt mydriver
    Private Airport Transfer

    Greenwich is very close to London City Airport and easily reachable from London Gatwick.  Travelling into and out of the airport can sometimes be a stressful experience.  Sixt mydriver alleviates some of that stress with an airport transfer service in London.

    With Sixt mydriver you can book a ride 24/7 at fixed prices.  Use the Sixt mydriver app or website, pay for your ride in advance and get to wherever you need to in Greenwich.

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