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Fast and convenient commuting through London

Why shouldn't getting to work look like this?

Our fun, fast and frequent River Bus service offers the most scenic way to commute across London.

With 23 piers across the capital, including our brand new Royal Wharf Pier which started serving The Royal Docks in October 2019, there are many reasons to take the Thames to work such as:

Fast and simple ticketing

Our ticketing options are very flexible. You can either touch in and out using your regular pay as you go Oyster Card or simply use contactless payment.

When you download our free ticketing app you are then able to purchase single tickets, as well as weekly and monthly season tickets. Just activate your ticket as you board one of our boats and show it to a member of the crew. You can also check live departure times so you’ll never miss the boat.

Need an annual season ticket? Find out more here.

The app is the quickest and easiest way to buy tickets, not to mention the most cost effective way. Download the app for free here!

Our services offer great value for money

You can save money on single journeys with Thames Clippers by touching in and touching out with Oyster or contactless to pay as you go, buying a ticket via our app or buying online.

You can save 1/3 off Standard fares with a London Travelcard.

Save up to 71% on your commute with a weekly, monthly or yearly season ticket. A single journey can work out as little as £1.54* a journey with the annual option.
*Based on two journeys across 261 working days of the year, travelling on an East or West Zone Only annual season ticket.

2020 (Standard) Season Ticket Comparisons Table
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Season Ticket Comparison

Click here for more information on season ticket options and to apply via email.

Exclusively available via our app, you can now purchase carnet tickets. Carnet tickets offer 10 pre-paid journeys for the price of 9, perfect for the regular but ad-hoc customer, standard journeys start from just £4.05 (East or West Zone).

We stop at all the major commuter hotspots

We run fast and frequent services from major piers every 20 minutes, making commuting through London easier than ever before. These piers include commuter hubs with great transport connections, such as: Canary Wharf, Tower Hill, London Bridge, Embankment, North Greenwich, Battersea Power Station & Waterloo.

View our route map to find your nearest pier.

We never get stuck in tunnels or traffic

Our routes extend from Woolwich in the east to Putney in the west. This means you can cut straight to the heart of London from either direction without the usual rush-hour hassle.

Sail through your commute

Enjoy a comfortable, spacious seat on our climate-controlled boats. With access to plenty of refreshments at the licensed on-board bars, you can sit back with a coffee and catch up on your emails.

Unlike other London transport modes, all passengers aboard our vessels are guaranteed a seat, restroom facilities are available and you will see unparalleled views of the capital as you sail into work; a much less stressful way to start your day!