British Airways partners with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers for scenic commutes to London City Airport


British Airways, in collaboration with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, is offering travellers an elegant and scenic option to reach London City Airport via the River Thames. This partnership provides passengers with a 25% discount on boat tickets and a complimentary drink onboard.

Travel Highlights:

  • Discount: British Airways passengers can enjoy 25% off Uber Boat by Thames Clippers tickets.
  • Routes: The service stops at 24 piers across London, from Putney Pier to Barking Riverside.
  • Convenience: Passengers can disembark at Royal Wharf Pier, just a short DLR ride away from London City Airport.
  • Cost: Discounted tickets start at £4.20 per person within the East Zone or £7.69 from central London.

Service Details:

  • Frequency: Boats run every 30-60 minutes.
  • Timetable:
    • Westbound departures from Royal Wharf Pier: First boat at 06:41 (weekdays) and 08:26 (weekends); last boat at 21:36 (weekdays) and 20:56 (weekends).
    • Eastbound arrivals at Royal Wharf Pier: First boat at 06:04 (weekdays) and 09:44 (weekends); last boat at 23:41 (weekdays) and 23:51 (weekends).


  • Views: Passengers can enjoy iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Shard, and The Cutty Sark.
  • Comfort: Modern, fuel-efficient catamarans with amenities such as onboard café bars.


  • Tom Stoddart, CEO of BA Cityflyer:This collaboration extends the London experience beyond the airport, offering travellers a unique and convenient way to reach London City Airport.
  • Adnan Kazim, Emirates’ Deputy President and Chief Commercial Officer: Emphasised the importance of efficient connectivity and premium travel experiences.

Additional Information:

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers continues to innovate in the river marine sector, with a focus on sustainability and the development of hybrid and hydrogen-powered vessels. This service enhancement aligns with their commitment to providing efficient, eco-friendly travel options within London.


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