Going to The O2?
River Bus Express
As well as the scheduled commuter service, KPMG Thames Clippers also operates the River Bus Express between London Eye, London Bridge, Canary Wharf and North Greenwich Pier for The O2 where you can purchase direct tickets with the option to upgrade to a champagne ticket for those extra special occasions.
Request ServicesOur request stopping service allows you to return home just 15 minutes after an arena event, stopping at all major piers to Central London.
With even more boats leaving from right outside The O2, and more frequent than ever, you can avoid the traffic and queues by simply jumping onboard the Thames Clippers and enjoy a post show drink at the bar - undeniably the best way to travel home in style.
Which Piers does River Bus Express stop at?
The River Bus Express is a more direct service from London Eye stopping at London Bridge and Canary Wharf before arriving at North Greenwich Pier for The O2. London Eye Pier (Waterloo) is located directly in front of the London Eye and North Greenwich Pier is located a short walk from the entrance of The O2. Travel in comfort with the luxurious fleet of catamarans and enter The O2 in style along the covered walkway from the pier to the main entrance. After the event, travelling westbound only, the River Bus Express stops at Canary Wharf, London Bridge and London Eye (Waterloo) Piers.
Please note the Hilton ferry runs later on event nights allowing passengers to make the connection from Canary Wharf Pier to Hilton Docklands Riverside Pier.
How long does the River Bus Express Service take and how frequent is it?
The River Bus Express Service takes approximately 35 minutes from London Eye (Waterloo) Pier and 20 minutes from London Bridge Pier. The River Bus Express commences prior to the start of an event and specific timings can be found on The River Bus Express booking page. The first boat departs North Greenwich Pier at The O2 15 minutes after the event ends, any further services will dock, fill to capacity and depart. Westbound departures depend on the finishing times of the events and we are therefore unable to provide scheduled departure times for these sailings.
When is the River Bus Express available?
The River Bus Express service is a luxurious way to start your night out at The O2. The service operates on selected event nights at The O2 only.Tickets for this service go on sale one month prior to the event.
How much does it cost to travel on the River Bus Express?
Ticket prices for single, return and champagne tickets on the River Bus Express can be found here.
What is a Champagne ticket?
Treat yourself to a glass of champagne whilst onboard the River Bus Express. A champagne ticket is a way of adding luxury to your journey to The O2. A one way champagne ticket to The O2 is £15 and for a return journey is £22.
Is it possible to travel to The O2 with KPMG Thames Clippers when there is not an event in The O2 arena?
Yes. Our high speed catamarans depart major piers every 20 minutes. From Central London passengers can get onboard (from West to East) at London Eye (Waterloo), Embankment, Blackfriars, Bankside, London Bridge, Tower, Canary Wharf, Greenland, Masthouse Terrace, Greenwich, North Greenwich and Royal Arsenal Woolwich. Please see our Timetable page for more information and timings.