British Airways announces scenic travel option with Uber Boat to airport

British Airways has partnered with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to offer travellers a unique and scenic journey to London City Airport, featuring a 25 percent discount on tickets and a complimentary drink on the Thames.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London’s River Bus service, operates across 24 piers between Putney Pier in the west and Barking Riverside in the east. This new offering is available to passengers flying with BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ subsidiary airline based at London City Airport. Passengers can enjoy sailing to the airport by disembarking at Royal Wharf Pier, with views of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Shard, and The Cutty Sark.

Tom Stoddart, CEO of BA Cityflyer, said: ‘Not only is flying from London City a convenient and quick way to travel, but it allows our customers to really embrace our brilliant city. With views of the Canary Wharf skyline and the River Thames, it’s an airport like no other and working with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers helps us to extend the London experience beyond the airport.’

Passengers can embark and disembark at various accessible London locations, including Chelsea Harbour, Battersea Power Station, and Embankment. Discounted tickets are available from £4.20 per person within the East Zone or £7.69 from central London. Service frequency may vary depending on time of day and the piers travelled. Passengers should check the timetable before traveling.

British Airways customers traveling to or from London City Airport with flights on the same day can enjoy the 25 percent discount when booking in advance via Additionally, passengers can show their boarding pass at the onboard cafe bar to receive a complimentary hot drink.

BA CityFlyer operates the Embraer 190 aircraft with routes to over 30 destinations across the UK and Europe.