The quickest option is the Southeastern train service which takes just 17 minutes from Charing Cross station and as little as eight minutes from London Bridge. The walk from the train station into Greenwich town centre takes under ten minutes. A Zone 1-2 Travelcard is valid for this journey. Alternatively catch a train to Greenwich from Waterloo East, Cannon Street, London Bridge or Dartford.
Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich is a 23-minute direct journey from Bank tube station – catch any train heading to Lewisham, or you can join the DLR at Tower Gateway, Lewisham, Stratford and Limehouse stations. Alternatively you can get the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf and change to the DLR there. There is another DLR stop at Greenwich railway station. Visit Transport for London’s site for more information on using the DLR service.
The Jubilee line runs to North Greenwich, site of the O2, from where you take a short bus journey (188) to the town centre, or you can get off at Canary Wharf and catch the DLR.
Visit Transport for London’s site for more information on using the tube and links with mainline train services.
Buses 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286 and 386 go to Greenwich town centre.
|129||North Greenwich (O2) – Greenwich|
|177||Peckham – New Cross – Deptford Bridge – Greenwich – Woolwich – Thamesmead|
|180||Lewisham – Greenwich – Woolwich – Plumstead – Abbey Wood – Thamesmead|
|188||Russell Square – Aldwych – Waterloo – Elephant – Surrey Quays – Greenwich|
|199||Canada Water – Greenwich – Lewisham – Catford|
|286||Sidcup – Eltham – Kidbrooke – Greenwich|
|386||Woolwich – Shooters Hill – Greenwich (Mon-Sat)|
By river boat
A relaxing way to travel to Greenwich is on the river. It's a regal way as it is the very same route that Queen Elizabeth I made in her day.
Take to the river with City Cruises. London's famous riverside landmarks really come alive on City Cruises as you are guaranteed the best views in town.Cruises depart every 30 minutes from all piers.
Thames River Services - run from Westminster and St Katharine Piers to Greenwich. Visit their website for details thamesriverservices.co.uk
Thames Clipper runs a frequent and reliable service, leaving every 20 minutes, and calling in at all or most piers along the way, providing plenty of opportunities to hop on.
Departure points, going east from the centre of town are Waterloo Pier, Embankment Pier, Blackfriars Pier, Bankside Pier, London Bridge Pier, Tower Pier, Canary Wharf Pier, Greenland Pier and Masthouse Terrace Pier.
The Clippers are all wheelchair and pram accessible at boarding points, in the interior and in the toilet facilities.
There are bike racks outside Waterstones on Greenwich Church Street, across the road from Café Rouge on Stockwell Street, outside St Mary's Gate to Greenwich Park and in the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College.
Greenwich is not only a beautiful place to stroll around, it makes for a lovely walk from local Greenwich surrounding areas, Maze Hill station or across the Park.
By cable car
Those with a good head for heights can travel from Royal Docks to North Greenwich by Emirates Air Line cable car and then take a bus (188) to Greenwich town centre.
The roads around Greenwich town centre are very busy and so if you can travel by public transport that's the best and quickest option.
If you do travel by car there are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Park Row and Burney Street, see the Royal Greenwich site for more information.