Tate Boat

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, by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 between 09.45–18.00 (daily)

  • Tickets can also be bought before you board a boat from a self-serve kiosk on the pier, by using a contactless card or by using your Oyster card on a reader.
  • The Tate Members discount is available when buying tickets from Tate, or at a self-serve kiosk on the Millbank or Bankside pier (and is only applicable for journeys between these two piers). It is not available when using an oyster or contactless card.
  • Tickets and information are also available via the MBNA Thames Clippers app, or via www.thamesclippers.com
  • The Tate to Tate boat is also called the RB2 service, and is in the central zone for ticket prices

Prices from 2 April 2018

From ticket offices and ticket machines

  • Adult – £8.40 single
  • Tate Member – £6.30 single (discount available when buying from Tate or using a self-serve kiosk on a pier)
  • Family Roamer – £38 (River Roamer) (A family ticket is for two adults and up to three fare-paying children)
  • Child 5 - 15 – £4.20 single
  • Child 5 - 15 with Travelcard – £2.80 single
  • Freedom Pass holder – £3.25 single
  • Adult Travelcard holder - £5.60 single
  • 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. Please also note that tidal restrictions mean that different size vessels have to be used for the service at times, and the boat capacity can change at short notice.

Oyster or contactless fare

Tap in as you board and exit boat

  • Adult – £6.50 single
  • Tate Member – not applicable


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 MBNA Thames Clippers. A replacement vessel will be used if tidal restrictions apply.

See also

Getting to Tate Britain

Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG. Directions, transport advice and links for travelling to Tate Britain by Tube, bus, train ...

Getting to Tate Modern

Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG. Nearest train station and tube to Tate Modern are London Bridge, Blackfriars, St Pauls ...