How to travel on Docklands Light Railway (DLR)


Docklands Light Railway (DLR)


DLR is a light overground railway covering south-east London and the Docklands providing an important connection between east London and the city of London.


 DLR a computerised system, which means it operates completely without drivers!

Despite there being no drivers present, there is a member of staff on every train.


dlr map

DLR covers Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4 and you can use your;

Oyster pay as you go,

travel card

or ticket purchased at the station for your travel

For example, if you buy a one day Travelcard you can use it to make unlimited journeys on the Tube, DLR, as well as buses, on the day of purchase (for which day your Travelcard is valid as it can be purchased in advance). You will have to make sure your ticket covers the zones within which you chose to travel.

The cheapest way to pay for a single journey on DLR is by using Oyster pay as you go. This makes it a convenient and cost-effective way of transport as you do not need any additional tickets.



DLR operates 7 days a week, every day of the year except Christmas day:

Monday – Saturday 05:30 – 00:30, Sunday 07:00 – 23:30

The trains run frequently, on average every 7 minutes, and even more frequently during peak hours Monday to Friday.

Click here for more information on travelling by DLR.

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