Public transport, car parking, walking and cycling
The National Maritime Museum, Queen's House, Cutty Sark and the Royal Observatory are all a quick, easy journey from central London, and then within easy walking distance of each other.
All our museums are also close to Greenwich's historic town centre, as well as to other key attractions such as the Old Royal Naval College and beautiful Greenwich Park. The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is a short journey away in nearby Kidbrooke.
The nearest rail stations are Greenwich and Maze Hill. Direct trains run to these stations from London Cannon Street and London Bridge.
If you are using the London Underground, the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) will take you straight to Cutty Sark station. The DLR connects with other Underground lines at Bank, Tower Gateway and Stratford stations.
The following buses stop near the National Maritime Museum and the Queen's House: 129, 177, 180, 188, 286, 386 and N1.
The following buses stop near Cutty Sark: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199 and 386.
The following buses stop near the Royal Observatory Greenwich and Peter Harrison Planetarium: 53, 54, 202 and 380.
Cutty Sark DLR station has step-free access. Greenwich and Maze Hill rail station platforms have step-free access via ramp, lifts or underpass. The ticket offices and car parks at these stations are also step free.
Check the TFL website for accessibility information about buses to and from Greenwich, plus information on special services such as Dial-a-Ride and Taxicard.
If you have specific questions around access to Royal Museums Greenwich, please email the bookings team.
Why not get into the maritime spirit and take a boat trip down the River Thames to Greenwich Pier?
The pier is situated right next to Cutty Sark and is a five-minute walk from the National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House and a short walk up the hill to the Royal Observatory.
The fastest and most frequent river transport services, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers depart from all major London piers every 20 minutes. Your journey time is 45 minutes from London Eye Pier, 25 minutes from London Bridge Pier or 20 minutes from Tower Pier.
Plan your journey
City Cruises offer sightseeing cruises which enable you to explore the many sights of the River Thames. They depart to and from Greenwich every 40 minutes, every day of the week, all year round from piers near popular attractions including Westminster, London Eye and Tower of London.
Thames River Sightseeing operate sightseeing trips from Westminster, St Katharine's and Greenwich all year round. Enjoy live audio commentary and beautiful views of London while travelling to Greenwich.
Greenwich Pier has installed Europe's first Ramp Rider, greatly improving access for wheelchair users getting on and off boats at low tide.
If you have specific questions around disabled access to Royal Museums Greenwich, please email the bookings team.
The Thames Path is a long distance walking route that follows the course of the river through London. At Greenwich the path runs along the north bank, but the Greenwich Foot Tunnel allows visitors to reach the south bank, emerging right outside Cutty Sark.
Greenwich is ideally located on the National Cycle Network. It can be reached by traffic-free routes that run through parks and alongside the rivers Thames, Lea and Ravensbourne.
Free London cycle guides illustrating routes can be ordered online from Transport for London. For further information on National Cycle Routes, visit the Sustrans website.
Cycle racks are provided in the National Maritime Museum car park in Park Row, and there are cycle paths in Greenwich Park for access to the Royal Observatory.
There is a secure car park at the National Maritime Museum which is open to visitors during weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. Limited spaces may also be available Monday-Friday. Check availability when booking online.
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Car park location
We have five accessible parking bays for disabled visitors in our car park at Park Row (SE10 9NG). Please pre-book, otherwise you can enquire about availability at the car park on the day, but it cannot be guaranteed.
There are also a number of car parks in Greenwich close to all our sites: find a list of Council car parks and locations here.
Find maps and floor plans to help you explore our sites when you arrive.
Our conservation studios and storage centre is located a short distance from Greenwich in nearby Kidbrooke. Find specific details about getting to this location.
You can reach us from central London via direct routes by Cannon Street London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria. Our nearest station is Kidbrooke which is only 5 minute walk away.
When you leave the train at Kidbrooke, cross over to Platform 1 and exit via the ticket office. From exiting the station, walk over the pedestrian bridge which leads back across the railway tracks; follow the path through the underpass.
When you exit the underpass, The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre is the large grey and black clad building directly in front of you. To access the building follow the path to the left and press the buzzer on the first gate to the site that you will see on your right.
The following buses stop near the Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre: 178, B16, 286, 132.
There is limited parking space in our car park but we will prioritise parking for visitors with disabilities
Limited pre-booked spaces are available for disabled visitors in the car park. Please pre-book, otherwise we cannot guarantee a place.
Cycle racks are provided at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre car park by the Pedestrian entrance .
The London Cycle Guides illustrate the local routes in London. Copies can be ordered online from the Transport for London website.
National Cycle Routes
Nelson Mandela Road, Kidbrooke, SE3 9QS