We offer a variety of fares, please click on the link below to view all of them.


Pay as you go/Online/App fare

For single journeys you can receive a discounted fare by purchasing tickets via our ticketing app, buying online or by touching in and out with contactless or Oyster to pay as you go.

Please see table below for how much you save depending on the zone you are travelling in.


Adult single 

Standard fare

Adult single

Oyster/App/Online fare*

Central £7.50 £6.30 £1.20
East £4.20 £3.90 £0.30
West £4.20 £3.90 £0.30
Central & East £8.00 £6.50 £1.50
Central & West £8.00 £7.00 £1.00
All Zones £8.20 £7.20 £1.00

*You will be charged the adult fare when touching in and out with contactless to pay as you go. Discounts (such as Travelcard or Child) will not be applied. 

TFL London Underground Travelcard

Receive 1/3 off Standard fares and season tickets with a Travelcard. This means you can receive 1/3 off Adult River Roamers, Child River Roamers and Standard fare single tickets.

Pay as you go Oyster cards linked to Travelcards (weekly, monthly, annual) will automatically apply the 1/3 off when touching in and out.

Passengers with paper Travelcards will need to purchase their tickets with the self service ticket machine, the ticketing app or at a ticket office.

See pricing pdf for more details 

Child (5-15)

Children between the age of 5 and 15 receive a 50% discount on all MBNA Thames Clippers fares excluding River Bus Express for The O2. This includes a 50% discount on Adult River Roamer tickets and season tickets.

For single journeys, child tickets purchased at the ticket office or self service ticket machine will be 50% cheaper than the Standard fare. Alternatively, children can receive 50% off the cheaper Oyster/App fare by purchasing via the app, online or by touching in and out with Oyster pay as you go.

If children are travelling with Oyster pay as you go and want to receive the 50% discount then the Oyster card must be an 11-15 Oyster photocard, a 5-10 Oyster photocard or an Oyster/Visitor Oyster card with young visitor discount activated. 

This discount is not available on River Bus Express tickets.

Child TFL London Underground Travelcard

Children receive a further third off child fares if they have a London travelcard. This discount is available on any service except the River Bus Express. Please see the pricing PDF for details. 

Under Fives

Children under five travel free (excluding River Bus Express services)

London Freedom Pass and 60+ Oyster cards

London Freedom Pass holders and 60+ Oyster card holders can receive 50% off MBNA Thames Clippers fares. This includes a 50% discount on River Roamer tickets and season tickets.

For single journeys, this discount is 50% off the cheaper Oyster/App fare. They can access this discount via the ticketing app, online, at the ticket office or at the ticket machine.

Please note that as the London Freedom Pass does not hold credit it will not work with touching in and out at the Oyster card readers at piers.

Carers accompanying passengers with a London Freedom Pass also receive 50% off fares. 

Please click on the Freedom Pass website to find out more about the pass. 

These discounts are not available on River Bus Express tickets. 

Tate Members

Tate Members get a 25% discount on the RB2 Tate to Tate service.

Group Bookings

Passengers travelling in groups of 10 or more are advised to pre book through the office, email [email protected] for assistance. Group bookings receive the Oyster/App fare Adult Single or Child Single fare. Note that Children are between 5 and 15, under 5s travel free. For River Roamers, group bookings receive the online fare for Adult and Child River Roamers. 

River Roamer - online discount

Book your River Roamer tickets online for a discounted rate:

  • £14.70 for an adult (saving £2.65)
  • £7.35 for a child ticket (saving £1.30)
  • £32.50 for a Family ticket (saving £3.50)

War veteran pass holders

War Veteran Pass holders can receive a 50% discount, which works in the same manner as the Freedom Pass discount (please see above).

Please note, if you wish to touch in and out with your War veteran pass, you must have sufficient credit on your Oyster card. 

London Student Oyster card and Apprentice Oyster card holders

18+ Student Oyster photocard holders and Apprentice Oyster photocard holders will receive 1/3 off Season Tickets. 

1/3 off to TfL staff

TfL staff can receive the Travelcard discount: 1/3 off Standard fares. This is also the case for TfL staff's ‘nominated family/friend’. 

To obtain the discount please show your staff pass when buying your ticket at a pier ticket office, or select the ‘Travelcard discount’ option if purchasing tickets at a pier self service machine or via the Thames Clippers smartphone app.


How to pay for your river travel...

We have a number of ways to pay for your river travel.

For a discounted fare...(see pricing PDF for details)

  • Touch in and out with contactless or Oyster pay as you go
  • Book tickets online and print them out to show as you board
  • Buy Single, Return, Roamer and Season tickets through our ticketing app and activate as you board. Download free at

For more information on Oyster travel, please see our Oyster FAQS.

Buying tickets for Standard fare at the pier (see pricing PDF for details)

  • Ticket office
  • Ticket machine

Please note that some of our joint ticket experiences cannot be purchased on the day as you need to purchase online in advance.

For customers looking to purchase season tickets, you can find more information here.

Please remember that we’re unable to offer priority boarding and there’s no reserved seating on any of the boats. You must pay before you travel, you cannot buy on board the boat.

MBNA Thames Clippers Refund Policy and Conditions of Carriage