Fast and simple ticketing

Paying for River Bus travel is easy!

You can pay as you go by touching in as you board our vessels, and touching out as you disembark, using an Oyster or contactless payment card.

More ticket options, including flexible carnets and season tickets, provide considerable savings for regular and semi-regular River Bus users and can be bought on our app. Tickets bought through the Thames Clippers Tickets App are available instantly. All you have to do is show the tickets on your smartphone to crew as you board.

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Where we go

Glide straight through the heart of the capital.

From Putney in the west to Woolwich in the east, our services call at 23 piers across London. At major piers including Canary Wharf, London Bridge City, Battersea Power Station and London Eye (Waterloo), our services depart at least every 20 minutes during commuter times.

From Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) Pier, our RB1 service can whisk you to work at Canary Wharf in under 30 minutes, or London Bridge in less than 40 minutes. Our RB6 service sails to Canary Wharf via the City in one hour from Putney Pier.

Where do you need to go?

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The best way to get across London

Sit back, sail through rush hour and arrive stress-free.

We never get stuck in traffic and every passenger is guaranteed a comfortable seat. Choose your spot either in our climate-controlled cabin (with fresh air passing through during Covid-19 times), or feel the breeze from our open back deck. Admire the views as you make your way to and from work.

Perfect for working on-the-go, Wi-Fi is available at our piers and you’ll still receive mobile phone signal (including 4 or 5G) whilst on board. On most vessels, you'll find a fully-licensed café bar; so you can perk up your morning with barista-made coffee, or unwind in the evening with something a little stronger if you like!

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Onward travel

Our services offer great interchangeability so you can easily include the River Bus in your commute, even if you don’t live or work near to the river.


  • Bike


    All our boats can carry bicycles (up to 20 depending on the vessel type) and Santander Cycle stations are located near many piers.

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    Tube & National Rail

    Look out for the River Bus icon on Transport for London (TfL)'s Tube Map to see where you can change between the London Underground, DLR and Overground networks onto our services in under 10 minutes.

    Customers with a TfL Travelcard save ⅓ on their River Bus fare and many major National Rail stations are a short walk from River Bus piers.

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    Park & Glide

    Our Park & Glide for Work tickets include all-day parking at The O2 and Return Tickets.

  • Cable Car

    Emirates Air Line

    Soar across the Thames from ExCeL, then sail into town aboard the River Bus. Emirates Air Line connects North Greenwich Pier to the Royal Docks.

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