ifs cloud cable car london
IFS Cloud Cable Car London

IFS Cloud Cable Car

IFS Cloud Cable Car was opened to the public in June 2012 before the start of the London Olympics formerly known as Emirates Cable Car. The cable car was an attraction added to London’s great attraction list and has been a great crowd-puller ever since. And it is the first cable car to be built in the UK. The aim of the cable car is to let the public have efficient travel at the peak time of the Olympics. The London Thames Cable was majorly sponsored by Emirates Airlines till September 2022. The total cost of the construction was £60 m and the major part of it is sponsored by Emirates £24 million. £36 million was invested by the TFL.

Recently the contract between Emirates and TFL ended the sponsorship with Emirates and IFS became the Cable car sponsor for 2 years.

IFS Cable Car Route

The cable car will run between new stations from IFS Greenwich Peninsula on the South London side and the Emirate Royal docks on the North London side. Many have predicted that the Cable car will become a tourist attraction instead of a daily commute transport. In either case, London will be benefited from this add-on to the London attractions.

On 28th June 2012, IFS London Cable Car was opened to the general public. IFS Cloud Cable car provides a paramount Thames River crossing for east London commuters. London cable car provides an important link between the O2 and Excel London.

As you fly 90 metres above the River Thames, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the London City including:

  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • The Gherkin
  • Thames Barrier
  • Maritime Greenwich
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

There’s plenty of space within the cars and comfy seats with our own unique Transport for London touch. So enjoy this wonderful hidden gem, just 15 minutes from central London.


IFS Cloud Cable car above Thames River
IFS Cloud Cable car above Thames River

How to reach IFS London Cable Car

The nearest train station to this attraction is Royal Victoria DLR. From there you walk towards IFS Cloud Royal Docks which is about 4 minutes’ walk. The area is surrounded by nice cafes, burger joints and restaurants.

Fares on the IFS London Cable Car

We suggest you book your experience online. This will help you save time and money. The following are the options available:

Prices for online and pay-as-you-go:

IFS Cloud Cable Care Online fares One Way Round Trip
Adult Boarding Pass £6.00 £10.00
Child Boarding Pass (aged 5-15) £3.00 £5.00
Child under 5 (with fare-paying adult) Free Free
Family ticket (maximum 2 adults and 3 children) N/A £30.00
Fast track per Adult (16+) N/A £25.00
Fast track per Child (5-15) N/A £12.50
Fast track per Todler (0-4) N/A Free

Fares by cash at the IFC Cloud Cable car ticket office:

Rate One Way Round Trip
Adult Boarding Pass £6.00 £12.00
Child Boarding Pass (aged 5-15) £3.00 £6.00
Child under 5 (with fare-paying adult) Free Free

Opening hours for IFS Cloud Cable Car

Day Time
Monday to Thursday 07:00-22:00
Friday 07:00-23:00
Saturday 08:00-23:00
Sunday and bank holidays 09:00-22:00

Night IFS Cable Car flight experience hours

After 19:00 each day, flights are extended to approximately 25 minutes long (12-13 minutes each way) so you can enjoy an even more relaxing trip across the Thames.

Music and video will make your in-flight experience even better at these times.

Book with us the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and IFS Cable Car Ticket journey

Experience the fastest and most frequent way to travel on London’s river aboard the boats of the Thames Clippers. Then, climb aboard the IFS Cloud cable car and glide across the river for breathtaking views from a different perspective.

  • Glide over the River Thames aboard the IFS Cloud cable car
  • Hop on and off the Thames Clippers boats at your leisure
  • Get panoramic views of Tower Bridge, the O2 arena, and other landmark attractions


IFS Air Line London Cable Car Experience

Once you have bought the boarding pass you are all set to enjoy the flight over the River Thames. There is a small queue and a maximum of 8 adults are allowed to go in one capsule. Once you are seated, the journey begins and the capsule/car cruises at a speed of 8.9 miles per hour. The journey lasts about 5 mins for journeys taken from Monday to Friday and on other days for 10 mins. The distance covered in the journey is 1.1km. The experiences are so good; that commuters essentially fly across the Thames. Inside the car, you have a display screen which shows the overview map of the route. The maximum height the capsule reaches is about 90 meters. The cable car views are spectacular.

IFS Cloud Cable Car Bird’s eye view

You exhibit the 360® degree bird’s eye view of East London, Olympic Park, O2 Arena, St Paul’s Cathedral Church, the Old Royal Naval College Greenwich, and the new crystal building. The destination station on the other side of the river is IFS Greenwich Peninsula. Once you reach the station you can visit the O2 arena and enjoy the great river views of the Thames. If are a frequent traveller you can also take a bus and train from North Greenwich Station.


Inside IFS Royal Docks
Inside IFS Royal Docks
Aerial view IFS Cloud Cable Car Line
Aerial view IFS Cloud Cable Car Line
view from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula terminal
View from the IFS Greenwich Peninsula terminal