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Why choose Thames Clippers?

Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes. Our services stretch from Putney to Woolwich (Royal Arsenal), and we cater for all, from early morning commuters to families wanting a day out on the river.

Having grown from a one-boat operation in 1999 to a fleet of 19 vessels, we now carry over 4 million passengers a year in a comfortable, relaxed environment.

Londonist Out Loud podcast:

N Quentin Woolf takes a journey on the Thames with guest Sean Collins, CEO of Thames Clippers.

Sightseeing and Leisure

The routes covered by Thames Clippers stretch from Putney in West London to Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) in South East London. This offers sightseers and families a unique way to visit the many riverside attractions in between.


For commuters, the fastest fleet on the river promises a comfortable seat and plenty of refreshment options.

Going to The O2?

If you’re going to an event at The O2, the River Bus Express is a dedicated service that runs between Central London and North Greenwich before and after arena events.

Private Hire

There are also several different private hire transfers which can be customised to suit almost any occasion.

As we continue to grow our fleet and expand our services, we pride ourselves on our commitment to offering great value for money and a practical alternative to traditional public transport.

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