Travel - How to get to the Olympic Park
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has excellent transport links to Central London and throughout the region. Public transport is one of the best ways of getting to and from the Park. There are multiple tube and train links, as well as bus and coach routes that serve the site. The Park is also within an hour's drive of London's major railway stations and airports.
Tube and Train
The Park is served by two stations within a short walk of the Park: Stratford station and Stratford International station. Both stations feature step-free access from the platform to the entrance. Stratford station is served by the London Underground's Jubilee and Central lines, as well as the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and the London Overground. It is also linked by National Rail services operated by c2c and Abellio Greater Anglia, which serves London's Liverpool station as well as destinations in Essex and East Anglia. Stratford International is served by the DLR and Southeaster High Speed 1 services. The Park is accessible from the stations through the outdoor part of the Westfield Shopping Centre. Other nearby stations include Hackney Wick station, which is served by the London Overground.
Bus and Coach
Several bus routes link Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and other parts of London. The main routes serving the park include the 388 bus, which runs from Blackfriars in Central London to Stratford City. The service stops at the Park's Copper Box Arena and at Westfield Avenue. Bus 308 connects Clapton and Wanstrad with stops in Stratford City and Celebration Avenue in the East Village, which is part of the Park site. Route 339 serves Carpenter's Road, between the London Aquatics Centre and White Post Lane. The D8 bus links Stratford International bus station and Crossharbour, and runs through the Park along Carpenters Road and Pool Street.
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are located close to Statford station. Both stations are served by several local routes that link the Park with Central London and other nearby destinations. Buses operate to Oxford Street in Central London, as well as Romford, Lewisham, Barking, Soke Newington, Clapton, North Woolwich, and more. The stations are also served by long-distance coaches operated by National Express, including services to Cambridge, Norwich, Derenham, Walton-on-the-Naze, Lowestoft, and London's international airports. For a map of all local bus routes that serve the Park or to plan a journey, visit www.tfl.gov.uk. For information about long-distance coaches serving the Park, visit www.nationalexpress.com.
Queen Elizabeth Park is approximately 30 minutes from the M25 motorway. The Park is accessible via the A12. The Park has several car park options for specific venue facilities, including at the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley VeloPark, Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, and Timber Lodge Café. There is also a car park with more than 5,000 spaces at Westfield Stratford City. There are also taxis available from the Stratford City Cars Taxi Lounge just outside Waitrose at Westfield Stratford City. Black taxis can also be found outside of Stratford and Stratford International stations on the lower ground floor of Westfield Stratford City.
Foot and Cycle
Stratford City is connected to Aldgate in Central London by the Barclays Cycle Superhighway CS2 route, which runs from Aldgate tube station along Whitechapel High Street to Broadway close to Stratford station. There are also several local cycling routes between the Park and nearby residential areas. The Sustrans National Cycle Network Route 1 is also located close to the park. Bike racks are available throughout the Park, including at several venues and facilities.
The Olympic Park's north entrance is approximately 800 metres from Stratford and Stratford International stations, which are about 15 to 20 minutes away on foot. Pedestrian access to the Park is possible from Hackney Wick via White Post Lane. These are also pedestrian routes from Hackney, Leyton, and Stratford City. New routes have been open gradually as parts of the Park transition to post-Olympic use. For a map of pedestrian access points and routes, click here.