Greenwich town centre – in Zone 2 and just 17 minutes from Central London

Greenwich is well served by public transport and can be accessed by DLR, train, bus or Thames Clipper. Transport for London’sJourney Planner will help you plan your best route via public transport.

Travelling from central London by train

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. And best of all a Zone 1-2 Travelcard is valid for your journey.

The walk from the rail station into the town takes less than five minutes. For families Greenwichmums reccomends using the ramp exits on Platform 2 and walking down Straightsmouth into the town centre. otherwise you have to negotiate stairs to exit via the main entrance


Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich, is Greenwich’s most central DLR station, is a 23-minute direct journey from Bank tube station – catch any train heading to Lewisham. Alternatively you can get the Jubilee line to Canary Wharf and change to DLR there. There is another DLR stop at Greenwich railway station.  A lift service from platform to Street level is avalibe and will accomadate one double buggy (side by side or inline) and two small singletons.

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By Bus

To Greenwich town centre: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386

The 188 bus from Russell Square comes through the town centre on its way to North Greenwich underground station and it serves 24 hours a day.

Greenwich town centre is also served by the 129 (from North Greenwich to Greenwich), the 177 (Thamesmead to Peckham), 180 (Belvedere to Lewisham), 199 (Canada Water to Catford), 286 (Greenwich to Sidcup via Eltham) and 386 (Blackheath Village to Woolwich). The 53 (Oxford Circus to Plumstead) runs past the Blackheath Gate entrance to Greenwich Park, but does not go through the town itself.

The night bus N1 goes from Tottenham Court Road to Thamesmead.

By River Boat

In our opinion the best way to travel to Greenwich is on the river – (onboard Coffee and Wine for those summer evenings!) pleanty of space for prams and lots to see for budding priates!   Thames Clipper runs a frequent and reliable service, leaving every 20 minutes, and calling in at all or most piers along the way, a great hop on, hop off service. discounts avalible for Oyster card holders.  Clippers are all wheelchair and pram accessible.

By bike and by foot

There are bike racks outside Waterstone’s 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. Parts of the Thames Path are currently closed, but still provide excellent river views.

By car

Roads around Greenwich town centre are always very busy and if you can travel by public transport.

If you do travel by car there are off-street pay-and-display car parks in Burney Street (behind the Ibis Hotel) and Park Row (to the east of the Old Royal Naval College, a three minute walk away from the town centre). Some residential roads are pay and display, but do have a two hour limit. For a good child friendly Taxi service please see the listing for Charlton Cars in the for your home section.