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    Blackfriars Pier, Upper Thames Street, London, EC4V 3QR

    Central River Zone

  • Wheelchair

    This pier is accessible

  • Clipper

    RB1 and RB6 call at Blackfriars Pier

    Not all RB1 services call at Blackfriars; the pier is primarily served at commuter times during the week

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    Ticket machine and Oyster Readers but no staffed ticket office

    Bankside Pier has a staffed ticket office and is just across Millennium Bridge

The pier offers convenient access to the areas of Blackfriars, Castle Baynard, Cordwainer and the City of London. There are a number of well-known attractions within walking distance of the pier and many workplaces.

Blackfriars Pier is wheelchair, mobility scooter and pram accessible.

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.

River Bus services

On weekdays, RB1 Westbound services to London Eye (Waterloo) and Eastbound services to North Greenwich or Woolwich (Royal Arsenal) piers call at Blackfriars roughly every 20 minutes 08:00-10:00 and 15:50-20:10.

Most Eastbound RB6 services terminate at Blackfriars but some continue to Canary Wharf or North Greenwich Piers. Westbound RB6 services travel to Putney Pier roughly every half-hour 06:19-09:16 and 16:23-19:50. 

No services call at Blackfriars Pier during the daytime on weekdays or at weekends.
At off-peak times and weekends, please cross Millennium Bridge and use Bankside Pier which is served throughout the day.

Please check our timetable before travelling.

Continuing your journey from Blackfriars Pier

  • Subway

    Blackfriars Underground and National Rail station is located just 3 minutes' walk from the pier. Blackfriars Station is is on the Circle and District tube lines, Thameslink, and Southeastern National Rail networks.

  • Bike

    There is a Santander Cycle Station on Queen Victoria Street.

    The pier is on Cycle Superhighway CS3. 

  • Parking Fill

    There are nearby car parks called Baynard House and Green Parking. Blackfriars Pier is within the Congestion Zone and ULEZ.

  • Car Pickup

    Passengers who wish to catch a bus or use a taxi for the remainder of their journey can do so on the nearby Queen Victoria Street.

    There will likely be many Uber drivers ready for service in this area too.


Please read our full FAQ’s page.

What is Blackfriars Pier’s nearest railway station?

The nearest train stations to the pier are Blackfriars Underground and Overground stations, around a 3 minute walk.

What is the postcode for Blackfriars Pier?

The postcode for Blackfriars Pier is EC4V 3QR

Is Blackfriars Pier accessible?

Blackfriars Pier is wheelchair, mobility scooter and pram accessible by ramp.

Can I use my Oyster Card at Blackfriars Pier?

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

Can I buy tickets on the day?

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