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River Boats

River Boat Service Information

Taking a river boat on the Thames is an enjoyable way to get around the capital, especially in the summer. There are many boat companies that operate the River Boat Services, so the services and discounts available may vary.

Check before you travel by calling us on 020 7737 2339 or the River Boat Information Line on 0343 222 1234.

Most piers are wheelchair accessible as they are essentially ramps, but some of the smaller boats do not have a ramp to actually board the boat. The gradient of the ramp to the boat depends on the tide, so it is advisable to contact the operator in advance if a steep ramp could be a problem.

Many riverboats are accessible and the newer boats have accessible toilets. Ask at the kiosk when you buy your ticket.

Many operators offer 50% off the normal advertised adult fare on production of a valid Freedom Pass at the time of travel. Senior Citizen rates apply to those of pensionable age who are not Freedom Pass holders.

All ‘Thames Clipper’ services are wheelchair accessible.

View the latest River maps and timetables

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