Hop aboard our special sailings from the estuary towns directly to the heart of the capital. We sail from Gravesend and Tilbury regularly. 

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From Tilbury, the boat will take just 40 minutes to reach Greenwich Peninsula (North Greenwich Pier), or 60 minutes to London Bridge (London Bridge City Pier). Along the way, you'll sail past many of the city's iconic sights including The Thames Barrier, The O2, The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, Canary Wharf and under Tower Bridge.

Our River Bus service is the perfect way to get around the capital as well as bookend your trip into town. With an All Day ticket, you can make unlimited use of our services for the day, turning travel time into part of your London adventure!

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services depart central London piers every 10 - 30 minutes. You'll benefit from a guaranteed seat once you're on board and there's no getting caught in traffic jams, just plain sailing.

Journey information

Our Gravesend/ Tilbury services will call at North Greenwich and London Bridge City piers only.

⚠ Please be aware that London Bridge City Pier is not wheelchair accessible. 

Tilbury Gravesend RM

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Don’t miss the boat! Passengers should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled departure time.

  Outbound Return
Gravesend Pier 09:45 18:25
Tilbury Pier 10:00 18:15
North Greenwich Pier 10:40 17:35
London Bridge City Pier
(not accessible)
11:00 17:15



Tickets can be bought for a single journey (into central London from Tilbury or Gravesend) or return journey. For just a few pounds more, purchase an All Day ticket to enjoy unlimited use of our services for the day and travel pier-to-pier across London!

  Adult Child
Single £18.60 £9.30
Return £24.50 £12.25
All Day £31.30 £15.65

Child tickets are valid for children aged 5 - 15, children aged 4 and under travel free but you must still book them a seat.

Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster card and UK regional senior bus pass holders save 50%! Passengers with a Disable ID/badge should also select the Concession fare.

Our route map

With an All Day Ticket, you can make unlimited journeys aboard any of our regular River Bus services between the piers below, as well as sail to and from London on our Gravesend/ Tilbury service.

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Destination information

Located beside The O2 and IFS Cloud Cable Car, North Greenwich Pier is the gateway to Greenwich Peninsula, London's exciting new creative quarter and home to Outlet Shopping at The O2 where you can find your favourite brands with up to 70% off recommended retail price. At the heart of London, London Bridge City Pier is between London and Tower bridges, just minutes from The Shard and Borough Market.

Learn about the other piers we serve



Gravesend Pier

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    Gravesend Town Pier, West Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0BJ

    Follow the signs for "Town Pier pontoon and ferry"

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    This pier is accessible

    Accessible entrance:

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    Gravesend station

    The station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the pier.

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    Pay and display parking is available near to the pier

    Gravesend Pier is located in the town centre.

Tilbury Pier

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    Tilbury Landing Stage, Fort Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NJ

    Follow the signs for "Passenger Ferry" or Jetstream Tours.

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    This pier is accessible

    Accessible entrance:

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    Tilbury Town station

    The 99 bus connects Tilbury Landing Stage to Tilbury Town station and operates up to every 30 minutes.

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    Free parking is available

    You can park your car for free on Tilbury Landing Stage itself but please be aware that spaces are limited.


Terms and conditions
  • The Gravesend/ Tilbury services are special charter services and not part of our regular services; River Roamer, single, return, season tickets, carnets or any other tickets valid for our regular services are not valid for these sailings.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance and will go off-sale at 23:59 on the day before the sailings take place.
  • Children aged 4 and under can travel for free as standard but a ticket still needs to be booked for each child.
  • Tickets are valid for the Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London for the date selected when booking.
  • Tickets cannot be used to board a different Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London on a different date.
  • Single and return tickets on the Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London are not valid on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services.
  • All Day tickets are valid for unlimited all-day travel on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular River Bus services.
  • Gravesend/Tilbury service to North Greenwich Pier is an accessible service. Unfortunately London Bridge City Pier is not accessible. The boats can carry two unfolded wheelchairs and an unlimited number of folded wheelchairs.
  • Passengers with a disability benefit from the concession rate and should select the Concession fare. If a complimentary carer’s ticket is required, please add a ticket selecting Child (0-4)/carer fare.
  • Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster card and UK regional senior bus pass holders who purchased a Concession ticket must show their pass when boarding.
  • It is the passenger’s responsibility to be at the departure pier at the time indicated as there will be no refund or exchange if the boat is missed.
  • All travel is subject to our Conditions of Carriage