Emirates Air Line Cable Car To Open This Month

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London will be getting its own cable car this summer, in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Emirates Air Line will open at midday on 28 June, allowing passengers to cross the Thames in just five minutes.

The cable car will travel between two terminals: The Emirates Greenwich Peninsula, near The O2, and The Emirates Royal Docks, close to Royal Victoria DLR station and ExCeL. It will be in operation seven days a week during the summer, ferrying up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction.

Passengers with Oyster cards can touch in to take a flight for £3.20. Passengers without Oyster or Travelcards pay a slightly higher cash fare of £4.30. There’s also a frequent flyer pass, and a 360 Degree Tour option for passengers who want to make a round trip.

The cable cars offer a great view over East London, with sites including the Olympic Park, Canary Wharf and The City.

All cabins are wheelchair accessible and each cabin can accommodate up to two bikes.

Find out more from Transport for London’s website.


  1. vkentravel says:

    Thanks for sharing, Jenny. I will post this interesting news in my website too.

  2. SALLY says:

    Took a one way trip North to South this week. Walked straight on with Oyster. Fantastic views of the O2, Thames Barrier, City Airport, Canary Wharf and more. Lovely slow flight at around midday.

    Great value – will go again soon!