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    Bankside Pier, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT

    Central Zone

  • Wheelchair

    This pier is accessible

    Accessible entrance: ///wizard.certified.fumes

  • Clipper

    RB1, RB2 and RB6 services call at Bankside Pier

    Travel Tate to Tate from Bankside for Tate Modern to Millbank for Tate Britain aboard RB2

  • Ticket (1)

    Ticket machine, Oyster Readers and a staffed ticket office

    Ticket office opening times: 10:00 - 18:00*
    *Subject to change

Perfect for exploring London's South Bank, Bankside Pier has step-free access and is a great alternative for passengers using a wheelchair or pram that wish to travel to London Bridge. Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and Borough Market are all within easy reach of Bankside Pier. Millennium Bridge provides a direct connection to the historic City of London.

Tickets can be bought at ticket machines at the pier before travel, but to save time and money touch in and out with your Oyster or contactless card. You can also buy your tickets online or use the Uber app or the Thames Clippers Tickets app.

Wi-Fi is available at this pier

River Bus service patterns

Eastbound RB1, RB2 and RB6 departures towards Tower, Canary Wharf and Greenwich:

  First boat Last boat
Weekdays 08:11 22:40
Weekends 08:35 22:58

Eastbound RB1, RB2 or RB6 services depart Bankside Pier every 10 - 20 minutes.

Westbound RB1, RB2 and RB6 departures towards Westminster, Battersea Power Station, Millbank (for Tate Britain) and Putney:

  First boat Last boat
Weekdays 07:14 22:08
Weekends 08:53 22:03

Westbound RB1, RB2 or RB6 services depart Bankside Pier every 10 - 20 minutes.

Please check our timetable before travelling

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Continuing your journey from Bankside Pier

  • Subway

    The nearest London Underground stations are Southwark, on the Jubilee line, and London Bridge, on the Jubilee and Northern lines. Both stations are around 15 minutes' walk.

    Across Millennium Bridge, Blackfriars and Mansion House stations are on the District and Circle lines and are also about 15 minutes' walk.

    National Rail services call at Blackfriars, London Bridge or Cannon Street (10-minute walk) stations.

  • Bike

    There is a Santander Cycle Hire docking point on New Globe Walk, allowing you to cycle around London as you please.

  • Parking Fill

    If you want to travel by car, there is an NCP car park nearby on the Thames Exchange on the north side of the river. Bankside Pier is within the Congestion Zone and ULEZ.

  • Car Pickup

    There are usually taxis, Ubers and several bus routes on Southwark Bridge, allowing for quick and easy travel further into the city.


Please read our full FAQ’s page.

What is Bankside Pier’s nearest tube station?

The nearest tube stations are Southwark (12-minute walk), Blackfriars (12-minute walk) and London Bridge (15-minute walk).

What is the postcode for Bankside Pier?

The postcode for Bankside Pier is SE1 9DT. If you intend on using the postcode for navigation to the pier, please be aware that you can also just use the name of the pier.

Can I use Oyster Card at Bankside Pier?

Yes, you can touch in and touch out with contactless payment cards or Oyster to pay as you go on our services.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes, tickets can be bought at ticket machines or ticket office at the pier before travel.