Passengers using the Emirates Air Line, which provides fast and frequent Thames crossings, can enjoy spectacular views of London, including St Paul's Cathedral and the Olympic Park, as they travel 90 metres above the river.
The crossing links Greenwich Peninsula, near the O2 Arena and North Greenwich station, and the Royal Docks, near Royal Victoria Docklands Light Railway station and the ExCeL Centre.
Pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users will be able to travel on the cable car, which has step-free access at both terminals.
With cabins arriving every 30 seconds, 2,500 passengers per hour can be carried in each direction. Journeys take just five minutes during peak hours, and ten minutes at other times.
Boarding passes can be bought from Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks. Oyster card and Travelcard holders receive a discount on single and return trips.
Frequent users will be able to use the crossing from £1.60 per journey by buying a multi-trip ticket or using Oyster pay as you go.
Passengers can use the crossing from 7 am to 9 pm, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 9 pm on Saturdays, and 9 am to 9 pm on Sundays. Opening hours will be extended to midnight between 27 July and 12 August 2012.