Getting here

Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle.

The Park has some of the best transport links in London:

•   Nine tube and train links (Served by the 24 hour night tube on the Central and Jubilee lines)
•   Numerous bus and coach routes
•   Less than 40 minutes to all of London’s major railway stations
•   Seven minutes to St Pancras International
•   30 minutes to the M25
•   Less than an hour to all London international airports from Stratford station

Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle. The nearest train, tube and bus stops are at Stratford, Stratford International, Hackney Wick, Pudding Mill and Leyton stations.  See the Park Map for more details.

If you are exiting out of Stratford Underground Station - take escalator or lift up to ‘The Street’ (which is the outdoor part of Westfield Shopping Centre) – follow it along, bear right at Fountain Square toward John Lewis and then left at Jamie's Italian. At the end of the passage, cross the road into the Park.

  • The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station, both of which are in Zone 2/3 and provide step-free access from entrance to platform:
    Stratford station is served by:

    •   Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 
    •   Jubilee and Central lines
    •   National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and c2c 
    •   London Overground services

    Stratford International station is served by:

    •   Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
    •   Southeastern High Speed 1 services

    You can also enter the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.

    More information is available at

  • The 388 bus runs between Blackfriars in central London and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue near the London Aquatics Centre.

    The 308 bus runs between Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City near the station entrance and Celebration Avenue in East Village.

    The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, the London Aquatics Centre, and on Carpenters Road at King's Yard before exiting the Park at White Post Lane.

    The D8 bus runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street (by the London Aquatics Centre).

    Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located in close proximity to Stratford station.  Buses that run to these stations are:

    •   25 from Oxford Street to Ilford
    •   69 from Canning Town to Walthamstow
    •   86 from Romford to Stratford
    •   97 from Chingford to Stratford
    •   104 Manor Park to Stratford
    •   108 from Lewisham to Stratford
    •   158 from Chingford Mount to Stratford
    •   238 from Barking to Stratford
    •   241 from Prince Regent to Stratford
    •   257 from Walthamstow to Stratford
    •   262 from Becton to Stratford
    •   276 from Stoke Newington to Newham University Hospital
    •   308 from Clapton to Wanstead
    •   339 from Leytonstone to Shadwell
    •   425 from Clapton to Stratford
    •   473 from North Woolwich to Stratford
    •   D8 from Crossharbour to Stratford International

    In addition to the 25 which runs a 24-hour service, night buses to/from Stratford are:

    •   N8 from Oxford Street to Hainault 
    •   N86 from Stratford to Harold Hill

    For a map showing all local bus services, click here.

    More information is available at

  • If you're travelling to the north of the Park, including the Copper Box Arena, Timber Lodge Café, Tumbling Bay playground and the northern parklands, please read this important information:

    •   It can take between 15-20 minutes to walk from Stratford regional station or Stratford International station to the northern Park entrance (walking distance is approximately 800m).
    •   There is pedestrian access to the north of the Park from Hackney Wick via White Post Lane, Leyton and Stratford (see map).

    Cyclists can make use of the recently extended Barclays Cycle Superhighway from central London (Aldgate) to Stratford City.

    In 2016, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park welcomed 310 new docking points for London's cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, making it easier than ever to access the Park. 

    The docking points are spread across eight docking stations in and around the Park, including:

    • Lee Valley VeloPark
    • Timber Lodge Cafe
    • East Village
    • Copper Box Arena
    • London Aquatics Centre
    • Monier Road
    • The Podium
    • Stratford Station

    Find out more about the Santander Cycles programme on the Park here.


    If you are bringing a coach to the Park, there are drop-off coach bays at Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre, Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre however there is no parking available at the venues.

    The Multi Storey Car Park at Here East (No. 15 on Park Map) has spaces for up to 20 coaches who are visiting Copper Box Arena, London Aquatics Centre and Lee Valley VeloPark. The spaces are available at the following rates:

    Up to 2 hours


    2 to 4 hours


    4 to 6 hours


    6 to 10 hours


    10 to 24 hours


    If you are coming to a large event at the Stadium or other Park venue it is advisable to pre-book any coach parking as there are limited spaces.  Please call 0208 536 2752

    There is also coach parking in Westfield Stratford City, which can be booked online here:


    If you are looking for a long distance coach travelling to the Park, please visit


    London Stadium

    There is no general parking at the London Stadium. West Ham United will offer spaces to 49 blue badge holders at every home game. To apply for a space, email The designated blue badge car park, known as Car Park 1A, is stewarded and located in the south west corner of the Stadium. Six spaces will be allocated to blue badge holders from the visiting team at every match. For more information, visit

    London Aquatics Centre 

    The car park has 90 standard bays, 15 blue badge bays and a 15-space motorcycle pool.

    Multi-Storey Car Park 

    There are 30 coach bays on the ground floor (more information regarding coach parking below). Level 1 has 300 standard bays and 70 disabled bays. Excluding coach bays, all other bays are for venue users only. Level 1 is for Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark users only.

    Lee Valley VeloPark 

     A car park is available at the entrance to Lee Valley VeloPark for venue users only. Blue Badge holder parking is also available. If there are no spaces available, visitors can also use the Multi Story Car Park at Here East (no. 18 on Park Map). Please be aware that Lee Valley car parks are not operated by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre 

    A large car park is available at the entrance to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre for facility users only. Blue Badge holder parking is also available. Please be aware that Lee Valley car parks are not operated by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

    Timber Lodge Cafe

    There are a limited number of Blue Badge holder spaces at the Timber Lodge that are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. The nearby Olympic Park Avenue has on-street pay and display spaces with easy access to the Park. 


    We operate a ticketless automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system across the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to make it quicker and easier for you to park. The venue user car parks are located moments from the London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and Here East.

    The ANPR cameras will record your vehicle upon entry and exit to make sure that you only pay for the time you stay with us. There is no need to display a ticket as your parking session is registered against your vehicle registration plate. Before leaving the venue car park, you will need to visit a pay machine - simply pop in your vehicle registration and the system will automatically calculate the fee to pay. 

    Once you arrive at the exit barrier, the system will check to see if your vehicle is registered as having paid the correct fee and that you are entitled to leave. Once confirmed, the barrier will automatically lift and allow your vehicle to exit


    There are 2 tariffs in use at the Park. The ANPR system automatically calculates and applies the correct tariff depending on the site. With the exception of the coach parking facilities, there is limited car parking available for visitors who are using the venue facilities. If you are planning on visiting the Park but do not intend to visit one of the venue car parks, the closest public car park is Westfield Stratford City with over 5000 spaces. Any vehicles using the car parks without visiting a venue will be subject to the full charge of £35.00.

    Standard Parking

    Applicable to London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and MSCP Level 1

    0 to 1 hour


    1 to 2 hours


    2 to 3 hours


    3 to 5 hours


    5 to 8 hours


    8 to 15 hours


    More information on the system, including details of penalty fares for cars parked by people who are not visitors to the Park's venues, can be found here, as well as on signage posted around the car parks themselves.

    A copy of our Car Park Usage Terms and Conditions can be found here.


    Blue badge parking is available at the following locations:

    • London Aquatics Centre
    • Copper Box Arena
    • Lee Valley VeloPark
    • Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre
    • Timber Lodge Café (on-street parking only)

    Blue Badge Holders are able to use all car parks without being limited to venues-only. All holders are exempt from the car parking charges on displaying a valid blue badge on exit. Once you arrive at the car park exit, simply press the intercom button and once the Parking Services Team have verified your blue badge, the barrier arm will lif


    If you have any questions or queries regarding the system, payments, bookings and any other concerns, please contact Parking Services on 0208 536 2752. If you require assistance at any of the venue user car parks, there is an integrated intercom system at all pay stations and exit barriers which will connect you directly to the Parking Services Team.