The Tate Boat passing beneath the Millennium Bridge in front of Tate Modern

The Tate Boat passing beneath the Millennium Bridge in front of Tate Modern

© Tate

The Tate Boat runs between Tate Britain and Tate Modern every 40 minutes during gallery opening times.


The Tate Boat runs seven days a week (except for 24–26 December inclusive).


Buy tickets online, from Tate Modern and Tate Britain, or by phone: call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 between 09.45–18.00 (daily)

  • Tickets can also be bought on the boat, subject to availability
  • Advance tickets are valid for use all day

Changes to ticket buying process and prices from Sept 2015

Prices will be changing from Sept 2015. Details of these will be updated soon

Tickets will be available to purchase from Tate as above.

Tickets will no longer be available to buy on board a boat, and will be available to purchase using Oyster yellow card readers, self service kiosks on piers, and via the Thames Clippers app. 

Prices until Sept 2015

  • Adults – £7.15 single, £12.60 return
  • Tate Members – £5.35, £9.45 return
  • Family Roamer ­– £36 (River Roamer) (A family ticket is for two adults and two fare-paying children)
  • Child under 16 or Freedom Pass – £3.60
  • Child under 16 with Travelcard – £2.40
  • Travelcard holder or London Student Card Single £4.75
  • Oyster PAYG (only available on boat) – £6.44
  • Children under 5 travel for free
  • Group rates for 10 or more people are available in advance - please tel + 44 (0)20 7887 8888 for details. Please note large groups cannot always be accomodated on the same boat, and the group may be asked to to split up and travel on different timed boats. 


The Tate Boat can accommodate wheelchair users. It can also accommodate mobility scooter users but the mobility scooter must be approved by MBNA Thames Clippers prior to travel. More information can be found via this page.

Guide and hearing dogs are welcome.

Exceptionally high tides prevent the Tate Boat from navigating certain Thames bridges. A replacement vessel may be used at these times. Some replacement vessels are not able to accommodate wheelchair users, so we strongly recommend that customers call + 44 (0)20 7887 8888 on the day of travel for full details.

Tate to Tate tours

Enjoy a tour of Tate Britain in the morning, a relaxing trip on the Tate Boat and a tour of Tate Modern in the afternoon. Tate to Tate tours

About the Tate Boat

The Tate Boat is operated by Thames Clippers. A replacement vessel will be used if tidal restrictions apply.