Smooth sailing to London City Airport

Glide on water and air via London City Airport with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and British Airways Cityflyer!

Are you looking for a hassle-free and scenic journey to/from LCY? Look no further! Partnering with British Airways Cityflyer, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers a seamless and convenient way to reach your destination via Royal Wharf Pier.

Whether you're staying in the capital or just stopping by, why not make the most of your travel time? It's better by boat.

British Airways Cityflyer
Vessel at Rotherhite

Special offer

If you have a ticket for a British Airways flight via London City Airport, you can get 25% off a single ticket plus a FREE hot drink from our onboard café bar!*

Buy River Bus tickets
*Terms and conditions apply.

Keep an eye on British Airways Cityflyer communications for more special offers.

Terms & Conditions
  • This offer is exclusively available for passengers holding a valid ticket for a British Airways flight departing from or arriving at London City Airport.
  • This offer can only be redeemed when travelling with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers on the same date as the flight.
  • To redeem the 25% discount, use the discount code provided by British Airways Cityflyer when booking a single ticket via
  • Passengers may be required to present their British Airways boarding pass as proof of eligibility for the discount.
  • To redeem the free hot drink, passengers must present their British Airways boarding pass when ordering at the onboard café bar.
  • Only valid for one discounted single ticket and one 12oz hot drink per British Airways passenger.
  • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers reserves the right to suspend, cancel or amend this offer at any time without giving prior notice.
  • Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Standard Conditions of Carriage apply.

About Uber Boat by Thames Clippers

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is London’s River Bus service on the Thames, stopping at 24 piers across the capital between Putney in the West and Barking Riverside in the East. Key piers include Battersea Power Station, Embankment, London Bridge, Canary Wharf and Royal Wharf Pier for London City Airport.

Take to the river and enjoy personal space, fresh air, onboard café bar, and iconic city views. You can even collect Avios when booking your ticket via the Uber app!

Onboard facilities

  • Seat Fill

    Guaranteed seat

    Comfortable seats in climate controlled cabins or enjoy the fresh air on the outside back deck.

  • Cup Coffee

    Café bar

    Pick up a coffee and a snack, sit back and relax. A whole range of refreshments are available.

  • Luggage Fill

    Luggage permitted

    Bring your luggage on board at no extra charge.

  • Restroom Fill


    There are toilets with accessible facilities on board most of the fleet. Our larger boats also have baby changing tables.

Royal Wharf Pier

  • Pin

    Royal Wharf Pier, Bonnet Street, Royal Docks, London, E16 2SZ

    East River Zone

  • Wheelchair

    This pier is accessible

    Accessible entrance: ///forks.ends.eating

  • Clipper

    RB1 and RB5 call at Royal Wharf

    Services stop here from early morning till late at night, 7 days a week

  • Route

    Getting between pier and airport

    Get between Royal Wharf Pier and LCY via Uber (7 min), DLR (14-15 min, via West Silvertown or Pontoon Dock) or public footpaths (30 min)

Royal Wharf LCY


The times below indicate the first and last departures from this pier and average service frequency and journey times. These times may vary. Please always check the timetable before travelling.

Westbound departures (to central London):

  First boat Service frequency* Last boat
Weekdays 06:41 every 30-60 minutes 21:36
Weekends 08:26 every 30 minutes 20:56

Eastbound arrivals (from central London):

  First boat Service frequency* Last boat
Weekdays 08:03 every 30-60 minutes 23:43
Weekends 09:44 every 30 minutes 23:51

*Service frequency can vary depending on the time of day, or which piers you wish to travel between. Please check the timetable for full details.

Average journey times from Royal Wharf Pier:

North Greenwich 4 minutes
Canary Wharf 25 minutes
London Bridge City 41 minutes
Embankment 56 minutes
Battersea Power Station 74 minutes
Check timetable