There are 6 ways to get from Woolwich to Canary Wharf by train, bus, ferry, taxi, foot or bike

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  17 min

  1. Dlr

$3 - $5

Cheapest option

Line 486 bus  •  20 min

  1. 486

$3

4 alternative options

Ferry  •  28 min

  1. Rb1

$13 - $18

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. 5.7 miles

$30 - $40

Walk  •  1 h 46 min

  1. 5.6 miles

Bikeshare  •  19 min

  1. 2.1 miles

What companies run services between Woolwich, England and Canary Wharf, England?

Dockland Light Railway (DLR) operates a train from Woolwich to Canary Wharf every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 - $5 and the journey takes 17 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Woolwich to Canary Wharf every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 20 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Poplar DLR Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Bus operators
London Buses
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Woolwich, Repository Road Artillery Pl to North Greenwich Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry operators
London River Services
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Ferry from Woolwich Arsenal Pier to Canary Wharf Pier
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
tfl.gov.uk
Other operators
Santander Cycles
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bike from Saunders Ness Road, Cubitt Town to Fisherman's Walk West, Canary Wharf
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Taxi from Woolwich to Canary Wharf
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Call A Cab
Phone
+44 20 8901 4444
Website
callacab.com
Licenced London Taxi
Phone
+44 75 1905 5741
Website
licensedlondontaxi.co.uk
Com Cab
Phone
+44 20 7908 0271
Website
comcab-london.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Woolwich and Canary Wharf is 6 km.

The cheapest way to get from Woolwich to Canary Wharf is to line 486 bus which costs £2 and takes 20 min.

The quickest way to get from Woolwich to Canary Wharf is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs £22 - £27.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station and arriving at Poplar DLR Station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 17 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Woolwich, Repository Road Artillery Pl and arriving at North Greenwich Station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Woolwich Arsenal Pier and arriving at Canary Wharf Pier. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 28 min.

The train from Woolwich Arsenal DLR Station to Poplar DLR Station takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.