London Eye Prices: discounts, offers, how to get cheap tickets...

If you want to ride London's most famous Ferris wheel but don't know how much the tickets cost, read on because I'll tell you in this post.

Isabel Catalán

Isabel Catalán

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London Eye Prices: discounts, offers, how to get cheap tickets...

Sunset on the London Eye | © Çağlar Canbay

Are you sure that buying tickets for the London Eye is one of the first things you have to do during your trip to the British capital? At 135 metres high, the views of London from the Ferris wheel are amazing!

Find out in this post what are the ticket prices for the London Eye and get ready to live one of the coolest experiences of your trip.

How much do tickets to the London Eye cost?

Visiting the London Eye| ©Alessio Cesario
Visiting the London Eye| ©Alessio Cesario

There are several options for accessing London's legendary Ferris wheel depending on how much time and money you want to spend:

  • The single ticket for the London Eye, which starts at £33, is the cheapest. However, you will have to wait in line to get in. I recommend you buy your ticket online in advance.
  • The fast-track ticket for the London Eye, from £52, is ideal if you have a flexible budget and value your time. You will be able to book a time slot to access the Ferris wheel and, in this way, better organise your trip. This option is also very interesting for families with children, as you will enter the cabin faster and it is a detail to take into account so that the little ones don't get tired or impatient.

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Save on your visit and combine the London Eye with other experiences

Ferris wheel next to the body of water| © Lucia Hatalova
Ferris wheel next to the body of water| © Lucia Hatalova

As the London Eye is one of London's top attractions, there are tickets available that combine the ride with another experience, so you can save a little money.

Westminster Tour and London Eye

If, for example, you plan to see Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, you can purchase a package that includes a tour of Westminster and tickets for the London Eye.

With this 4-hour experience, you will have the chance to visit some of the most iconic sights of the British capital with a professional guide and enjoy wonderful views. You'll also get to witness the Changing of the Royal Guard.

London Eye, Big Bus sightseeing bus and Thames River Cruise

On the Hellotickets website you also have an offer that includes three very popular experiences: the tickets for London Eye, the pass for the Big Bus and a cruise on the Thames, an ideal way to explore the city by land, by air and from the heights.

You can admire some monuments or points of great interest such as Big Ben, St James Park, Trafalgar Square, Hyde Park, Notting Hill or Piccadilly Circus, among others. And you won't miss any detail because the experience includes an audio guide with recorded commentary.

There are two routes for the bus tour, one lasting around 1 hour and 20 minutes, or the more complete 2 hours and 30 minutes.

London Tour and London Eye

And the most complete option and my favourite, in which you will have the chance to get to know everything about this wonderful city: the tour of London and tickets for the London Eye. An experience of no more and no less than 10 hours, in which you will be accompanied by a professional guide.

You will see the most outstanding monuments such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace or the Tower of London, you will walk around the city and, of course, you will also enjoy the wonderful panoramic views from the Ferris wheel.

Comparative table of combined ticket prices

  • Offer: London Eye Tickets, Big Bus Tour and Thames River Cruise
  • From £62
  • Free time
  • London Eye, Big Bus and Thames River Cruise
  • Audio guide
  • No guide
  • Book now
  • Westminster Tour Including London Eye Tickets
  • From £110
  • 4 hours
  • Walking Tour of Westminster, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and tickets for the London Eye
  • With guide
  • Book now
  • London Top Sights Tour Including London Eye Tickets
  • From £132
  • 10 hours
  • Complete tour of London with entrance tickets to St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London and London Eye and boat tour
  • With guide
  • Book now

How much budget do I need for the London Eye plus premium tickets?

Toasting with Champagne| ©Sergio Souza
Toasting with Champagne| ©Sergio Souza

In case you want to treat yourself on your visit to the London Eye or surprise your partner with a romantic moment, you can get a premium ticket on the London Eye website to see the spectacular views of the London skyline from above. Check out the options!

On the one hand, the Champagne Experience where you can enjoy the stunning London cityscape while sipping a delicious glass of Pommery Brut Royal champagne. It's an unforgettable experience!

On the other hand, the Private Cabin, an ideal option if you want to surprise your partner with a very original romantic plan in London. You can book a London Eye cabin exclusively for you and whoever you want. An ideal plan for Valentine's Day or for a proposal of marriage, because the night views of London from the London Eye for a romantic date are a marvel.

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How can I save money on tickets to the London Eye?

Inside a London Eye Booth| ©
Inside a London Eye Booth| ©

Visitors to the London Eye can take advantage of reduced ticket prices for certain age groups such as children between 3 and 15 years old.

For example, from £33 you can get a standard children's ticket to the Ferris wheel while from £42 you can buy a children's skip the line ticket. At the London Eye itself you can get these tickets from €35 and €46 respectively.

On the other hand, some groups that also get discounts and can save on their visit to the London Eye are students with an NUS or ISIC card, groups of more than 7 people (15%) and more than 10 (20%) or families with at least one adult and two children (13%).

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Can I go on the London Eye with a London Eye Tourist Card and how much does it cost?

London Explorer Pass| ©Julia
London Explorer Pass| ©Julia

That's right! If you are planning to spend several days in London and are thinking of buying a London Explorer Pass, a visit to the London Eye is included with both the London Pass and the London Explorer Pass.

Buying one of these tourist passes is a good idea if you are going to be in London for at least 4 days and want to do a lot of things to do during your stay in London. Not only will you save money on the price of the individual attraction tickets, but you will also save time as they allow for quicker access to the attractions.

To know more about these tourist passes, I recommend you to read the post The best tourist card in London where each one is analysed in detail so you can choose the one that suits you best.

London Explorer Pass.

How much does it cost to get to the London Eye?

The London Eye from afar| ©Martie Swart
The London Eye from afar| ©Martie Swart

The London Eye is located right in the centre of London, so it won't cost you anything to get there if you are walking around the area of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster for example.

However, if you prefer to go there by public transport you can also do it because it is located in a very well communicated area. In my opinion, the underground is the fastest way to get there (the nearest station is Waterloo) and the price of a single ticket costs from €6 depending on the area you are moving around.

Since the price of public transport in London is a bit steep, if you want to save money on your travel around the city, I recommend getting an Oyster Card (a rechargeable card that lowers the price of a single ticket) or a Travelcard (a card for unlimited use for a period of time). If you're going to be moving around a lot, you also have the option of booking a seat on the London sightseeing bus.

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