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Make it a night to remember and travel to events at The O2 in style with River Bus Express

Travelling to the show? Services depart from London Eye and London Bridge to North Greenwich Pier for The O2.

Avoid the crowds post show and hop on board, boats depart 15-20 minutes after the event finishes.

Glide down the river amidst spectacular city sights, on board you can enjoy comfortable seating in climate controlled indoor cabins, outdoor back decks and licensed bars. Book your River Bus Express tickets online in advance to save money.

Add a touch of sparkle to the night with VIP Champagne tickets

Upgrade your trip with a VIP Champagne Ticket, your glass of Champagne is served on the Eastbound trip to The O2 only. Drinks on the return trip need to be paid for separately at the bar. Alcohol is not for sale to people under the age of 18. If you are under 25 please be prepared to show ID at the on-board bar.

Which Piers does River Bus Express stop at?

The River Bus Express is a dedicated service from London Eye pier stopping at London Bridge Pier before arriving at North Greenwich Pier for The O2. The journey time takes approximately 35 minutes from London Eye (Waterloo) Pier or 20 minutes from London Bridge Pier. London Eye Pier (Waterloo) is located directly in front of the London Eye and North Greenwich Pier is located a short walk from the entrance of The O2. After the event, travelling westbound only, the River Bus Express stops at London Bridge and London Eye (Waterloo) Piers.

After Show Request Services

Our request stopping service allows you to return home just 20 minutes after an arena event, stopping at all RB1 piers going westbound of North Greenwich (except Blackfriars at weekends). Please note that this service will take longer than the Express service. The Doubletree Docklands ferry also runs later on event nights allowing passengers to make the connection from Canary Wharf Pier to Doubletree Docklands Riverside Pier. River Bus Express Return tickets are accepted on After Show River Bus Request services.

How long does the River Bus Express Service take and how frequent is it?

After Show Express will depart 15 mins after the end of the event. Westbound departures depend on the finishing times of the events and we are therefore unable to provide scheduled departure times for these sailings. There may be further services depending on demand, if more than one service is running once the first has gone, the next will dock, fill to capacity and depart, therefore the timings between the two may be slim.

When is the River Bus Express available?

The River Bus Express service is a luxurious way to start and finish your night at The O2. The service operates on selected event nights at The O2 only. Tickets for this service go on sale around two months prior to the event. If no tickets are showing within this time we may not be running an express service for that event. In this case, and for matiness performances, please choose our RB1 service for travel to The O2. See timetable and route map here. Book tickets for travel here

Terms and Conditions

Please note that customers must remember to print their ticket and present it as they board. MBNA Thames Clippers operates a 'no ticket, no travel'policy, passengers without a printed ticket will be turned away