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Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

Please note: Journeys to the Museum can be affected by temporary engineering work. Please check our Latest Visitor Information page and our information on getting to the Museum by alternative means of transport.

The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich. This is approximately 2-3 minutes' walk from Cutty Sark, 6-10 minutes' walk from the National Maritime Museum and 18-20 minutes' walk from the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium.

The Docklands Light Railway provides a frequent public transport link into Maritime Greenwich from:

  • Bank, for the Central line
  • Tower Gateway, (Tower of London)
  • Lewisham, for Southeastern trains service connections
  • Stratford, for National Express East Anglia and London Overground trains
  • Limehouse, for c2c Rail

For more information visit the Transport for London DLR website or call 0843 222 1234.

Mainline trains

Nearest train stations

The nearest train stations to the Museum are Greenwich and Maze Hill.

From Greenwich station, it is about 12-15 minutes' walk to the National Maritime Museum and 20 minutes' walk to the Royal Observatory and the Planetarium. Turn left on leaving Greenwich station for the town centre and museums.

From Maze Hill it is about 8 minutes' walk to the Museum and 13 minutes' walk to the Royal Observatory.

See also Getting here by bus and the Transport for London website. 

Train services to Greenwich

Southeastern services operate to Greenwich from Charing Cross, Waterloo East, Cannon Street (not Sundays) and London Bridge. Connections at:

  • London Bridge: Underground, Thameslink, Southeastern and Southern services
  • Waterloo East: South West Trains services

For more information visit the National Rail website or call 08457 48 49 50.

Recommended routes from main London terminals:

Station Route
Paddington Bakerloo Line to Charing Cross then Southeastern trains to Greenwich
Marylebone Bakerloo Line to Charing Cross then Southeastern trains to Greenwich
Euston Northern Line (City branch) to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark
St. Pancras Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark
Kings Cross Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark
Moorgate Northern Line to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark
Liverpool St Central Line to Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark; on services via Stratford, change to DLR at Stratford
Fenchurch St Alight at Limehouse then DLR to Cutty Sark
London Bridge Southeastern trains trains to Greenwich
Waterloo Southeastern trains from Waterloo East; change at London Bridge for Greenwich
Charing Cross Change at London Bridge for Greenwich
Victoria District/Circle Line to Monument/Bank then DLR to Cutty Sark or Southeastern trains to Lewisham then DLR to Cutty Sark

Jubilee Line (tube)

The Jubilee Line does not serve central Greenwich but provides excellent connections involving just one change. To reach central Greenwich from the Jubliee Line either:

  • alight at North Greenwich and join buses 188 (towards Russell Square) or 129 (To Greenwich Town Centre) which stop outside the Museum, or
  • change at Canary Wharf from Jubilee line to DLR service to Cutty Sark.

For more information and the latest travel updates, visit the Transport for London website.