Barking Riverside Pier, Project Road, IG11 0YP - East Zone

Barking Riverside is a growing and vibrant new neighbourhood of over 10,000 homes directly on the river Thames. A former industrial site in East London, this newly-transformed area of the capital is perfect for those who want access to the city as well as green spaces fit for healthy living.

Access to central London is easier than ever with the newly opened Barking Riverside Pier and the start of the River Bus service.

Try a new way of travelling

Take to the Thames and turn travel time into “me” time.

With departures every 20-30 minutes and connecting 24 piers across the Thames, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers (also known as London's River Bus) provides a fast and comfortable way to get around the city.

Piers include North Greenwich for The O2, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Tower, London Bridge City, Blackfriars and Embankment.

All our boats and piers are step-free and wheelchair accessible except for Cadogan, London Bridge City and Wandsworth Riverside Quarter piers.

Barking Riverside Map
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    Guaranteed seat

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

  • Cup Coffee

    Café bar

    A whole range of refreshments are available from the onboard café bar from hot drinks to alcoholic beverages and snacks.

  • Bike

    Bikes permitted

    Bring your bike on board at no extra charge. We can currently carry up to 14 bikes on our largest vessels. Pets are also welcome.

  • Restroom Fill


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

Enjoy year-round savings

We have different options available to pay for river travel so you can choose the most convenient for you from paying with a contactless card to buying online, on the Thames Clippers Tickets and Uber apps or at the piers.

We also offer different types of tickets to suit your travel needs:

  • Single tickets for A to B journeys: for simplicity touch in and out with your contactless or Oyster card.
  • River Roamer tickets for all-day unlimited travel: save 10% when buying online.
    With a Family River Roamer kids travel for free!
  • Carnet tickets offer flexibility and savings to those who need to travel regularly but not every day! You could save up to 20% off per ticket. Carnets are available on both the Thames Clippers Tickets and Uber apps. 
  • Season tickets offer you the best value for money, ideal for those needing to travel almost every day. This can work out as little as £1.61 per journey with our annual East season ticket. Season tickets are only available on the Thames Clippers Tickets app.

You might be surprised to hear just how favourably we compare on season ticket travel, depending on your journey:

Barking Riverside Price Comparison

1. TfL Travelcard Zone 4 to 2, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers River Zone: East Only
2. TfL Travelcard Zone 4 to 1, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers River Zone: Central & East

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Travel from Barking Riverside

The River Bus network is divided into zones, just like the tube. Our services operate in three zones: West, Central and East and the fare will depend on which zones you travel in.

Barking Riverside is in East Zone.

For instance, if you are travelling between Barking Riverside and London Bridge City piers you will need a Central and East ticket.

Journey times from Barking Riverside

Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) for Crossrail 9 minutes
North Greenwich for The O2 20 minutes
Greenwich 28 minutes
Canary Wharf 40 minutes
Tower 51 minutes
London Bridge City 55 minutes
Blackfriars 63 minutes
Embankment 69 minutes

River Bus service patterns

DEPARTURES First boat Last morning boat First evening boat Last boat
Weekday 06:25 10:50 17:15 21:35
Weekend 08:20 n/a n/a 20:52


ARRIVALS First boat Last morning boat First evening boat Last boat
Weekday 08:46 10:38 17:07 00:03
Weekend 10:04 n/a n/a 00:05