Blackwall Tunnel and Woolwich Ferry Delays

The Blackwall Tunnel is an alternative route to the A282 Dartford Crossing that you can take to cross the River Thames east of London.

It’s located to the west of Dartford and can be a good option if you’re traveling between south-east and north-east London.

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Blackwall Tunnel Traffic Congestion

  • Silvertown Tunnel, Greenwich Peninsula | London Works

    Silvertown Tunnel project, Greenwich Peninsula - Various restrictions during Silvertown Tunnel-related works until 2025. There are lane closures on the northbound A102 Blackwall Tunnel Southern Approach on the nights of Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20 and Friday 21 June 22:00 to 06:00. On the nights of Tuesday 24, Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 June, the southbound Blackwall Tunnel is closed. for More information.
    London Travel News | Works
    Start: 24-Jun-2024 11:04:45: AM

Blackwall Tunnel CCTV Cameras

Latest Blackwall Tunnel Closure Status

  • Blackwall Tunnel Traffic Delays – Closure Status

    Blackwall Tunnel status: Good

    Traffic flow for the Blackwall Tunnel: No Exceptional Delays

The busiest time in the northbound Blackwall tunnel on a weekday is from 07:00 – 07:30. In heavy traffic conditions, drivers’ journeys could be 15 minutes quicker if they travelled earlier between 06.30-07.00. The busiest time in the northbound Blackwall tunnel on a weekend is from 13.30 – 15.00. In heavy traffic conditions, drivers’ journeys could be 15 minutes quicker if they travelled earlier between 12.00-13.00.

Blackwall Tunnel London Map

Live traffic flow information. Avoid Blackwall Tunnel congestion and plan a smarter route.

Old Blackwall Tunnel Entrance
Old Blackwall Tunnel Entrance

The northern portal of the tunnel lies just south of the East India Dock Road (A13) in Blackwall, while the southern entrances are just south of The O2 on the Greenwich Peninsula.

The closest alternative Thames crossing to the Blackwall Tunnel is the Woolwich Ferry, which is a free service that operates between Woolwich and North Woolwich.

Latest Woolwich Ferry Closure Status

  • Woolwich Ferry Closure Status

    Woolwich Ferry status:
    Good Service


    No End Date Available

The Woolwich Ferry links Woolwich and North Woolwich. It is free and carries pedestrians, cyclists, cars, vans and lorries.

Woolwich Ferry, River Thames London
Woolwich Ferry, River Thames London

There are vehicle restrictions on the ferry. The maximum height is 4.7 metres or 15.5 feet and the maximum width is 3.5 metres or 11.5 feet. Vehicles displaying Hazchem signs are prohibited.

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24 thoughts on “Blackwall Tunnel and Woolwich Ferry Delays”

  1. Flood in tunnel. Have been stuck for hours as police refuse to come out and control the traffic. Standstill. Everyone on wrong side of the road.

  2. I am flying from LCY for a 7.40 flight am I going to get stuck with the Blackwall Tunnel in the morning? I can’t take any more disruption after time I have had at Gatwick yesterday, this is my new flight!

  3. Hello, I travel thro the black wall tunnel at 6:30 am every Sunday morning. On a number of occasions it has been closed until 7am but sometimes it is open. Is there a schedule so as I can plan and set off earlier to go an alternative route. Because atm its a guess!
    This would be incredibly helpful.
    Best wishes,

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