Following our sell-out trips in the summer holidays and October half-term, you'll be able to travel directly from the estuary towns to the heart of capital with us again on Saturdays 27 November, 4 and 11 December!

Sail to a spot of Christmas shopping; Black Friday takes place on 26 November and from Icon Outlet to the West End, there are plenty of pre-Christmas deals to be had along our route. Maybe you'd like to soak-up Christmas in the capital by skating around one of London's seasonal ice rinks, or warming up with mulled wine at a winter market. However you enjoy your yuletide-treat, make it extra special, sail into the city with fresh air, spectacular views, and an onboard café bar!

From Gravesend, the boat will take just 40 minutes to reach Greenwich Peninsula (North Greenwich Pier), or 60 minutes to London Bridge (London Bridge City Pier). Along the way, you'll sail past many of the city's iconic sights including The Thames Barrier, The O2, The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, Canary Wharf and under Tower Bridge.

Our River Bus service is the perfect way to get around the capital as well as bookend your trip into town. With an All Day ticket, you can make unlimited use of our services for the day, turning travel time into part of your London adventure!

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services depart central London piers every 10 - 20 minutes. You'll benefit from a guaranteed seat once you're on board and there's no getting caught in traffic jams, just plain sailing.

Our Gravesend/ Tilbury services will call at North Greenwich and London Bridge City piers only.

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Journey information

Timings have changed slightly from previous sailings; we'll depart from Tilbury Pier at 09:45, and from Gravesend Pier at 10:00. Our return service will depart from London Bridge City Pier at 17:30.

  Outbound Return
Tilbury Pier 0945 1845
Gravesend Pier 1000 1830
North Greenwich Pier 1040 1745
London Bridge City Pier 1100 1730

Don't miss the boat! Please arrive at the pier 15 minutes prior to departure.

For the safety of our staff and fellow passengers, please wear a face covering aboard all Uber Boat by Thames Clippers services, including the Gravesend/ Tilbury sailings. Hand sanitiser is provided on all vessels.

Travel advice


Tickets can be bought for a single journey (into central London from Tilbury or Gravesend) or return journey. For just a few pounds more, purchase an All Day ticket to enjoy unlimited use of our services for the day and travel pier-to-pier across London!

  Adult Child
Single £11.00 £5.50
Return £19.50 £9.75
All Day £24.95 £12.80

Child tickets are valid for children aged 5 - 15, children aged 4 and under travel free but you must still book them a seat.

Freedom Pass and older person travel pass holders save 50%! Passengers with a Disable ID/badge should also select the Freedom Pass fare.

Our route map

With an All Day Ticket, you can make unlimited journeys aboard any of our regular River Bus services between the piers below, as well as sail to and from London on our Gravesend/ Tilbury service.

Simplified Weekend Route Map

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Destination information

Located beside The O2 and Emirates Air Line, North Greenwich Pier is the gateway to Greenwich Peninsula, London's exciting new creative quarter and home to Icon Outlet where you can find your favourite brands with up to 70% off recommended retail price. At the heart of London, London Bridge City Pier is between London and Tower bridges, just minutes from The Shard and Borough Market.

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Tilbury Pier

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    Tilbury Landing Stage, Fort Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7NJ

    Follow the signs for "Passenger Ferry" or Jetstream Tours.

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    This pier is accessible

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    Tilbury Town station

    The 99 bus connects Tilbury Landing Stage to Tilbury Town station and operates up to every 30 minutes.

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    Free parking is available

    You can park your car for free on Tilbury Landing Stage itself but please be aware that spaces are limited.

Gravesend Pier

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    Gravesend Town Pier, West Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0BJ

    Follow the signs for "Town Pier pontoon and ferry"

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    This pier is accessible

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    Gravesend station

    The station is approximately 10 minutes' walk from the pier.

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    Pay and display parking is available near to the pier

    Gravesend Pier is located in the town centre.

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Terms and conditions
  • The Gravesend/ Tilbury services are special charter services and not part of our regular services; River Roamer, single, return, season tickets, carnets or any other tickets valid for our regular services are not valid for these sailings.
  • Tickets must be purchased online in advance. Tickets for the sailings on 27 November will go off-sale at 23:59 on 26 November 2021, tickets for the sailings on 4 December will go off sale at 23:59 on 3 December 2021 and tickets for the sailings on 11 December will go off sale at 23:59 on 10 December 2021.

  • Children aged 4 and under can travel for free as standard but a ticket still needs to be booked for each child.

  • Tickets are valid for the Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London for the date selected when booking.

  • Tickets cannot be used to board a different Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London on a different date.

  • Single and return tickets on the Gravesend/Tilbury service into central London are not valid on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular services.

  • All Day tickets are valid for unlimited all-day travel on Uber Boat by Thames Clippers regular River Bus services.

  • Gravesend/Tilbury service to North Greenwich Pier is an accessible service. Unfortunately London Bridge City Pier is not accessible. The boats can carry two unfolded wheelchairs and an unlimited number of folded wheelchairs.

  • Passengers with a Disable ID/badge benefit from the concession rate and should select the Freedom Pass fare. If a complimentary carer’s ticket is required, please add a ticket selecting Child (0-4)/carer fare.

  • It is the passenger’s responsibility to be at the departure pier at the time indicated as there will be no refund or exchange if the boat is missed.

  • Passengers must present their Freedom Pass at the pier if this discount was selected

  • All travel is subject to our Conditions of Carriage