Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has excellent connectivity with a diverse range of public transport options. With connections from different public transport hubs and great facilities for cyclists and drivers it's easy to naviagte. Find out more about the best way of getting here.
Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground or bus. Here's some key information to help you consider how best to get here:
- Ten tube and train links, including the 24 hour night tube on the Central and Jubilee lines.
- Numerous bus routes.
- Seven minutes to St. Pancras International and no more than 40 minutes to London’s other major railway stations.
Taking the tube or train
Taking the tube
The nearest stations are listed below, along with their respective network services.
- Stratford - Docklands Light Railway (DLR), Jubilee, Central and Elizabeth lines, National Rail, London Overground, TfL Rail & Stansted Express
- Stratford International – DLR & Southeastern High Speed 1
- Hackney Wick – London Overground
- Pudding Mill Lane – Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Taking the bus
There is a range of bus routes which have stops directly within the Park. These are:
- The 388 bus runs between London Bridge and Stratford City near the station entrance, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Here East.
- The 308 bus runs between Wanstead and the Lea Bridge Roundabout near the Stratford station entrance Chobham Academy and Lee Valley VeloPark.
- The 339 bus runs between Leytonstone and Shadwell, with stops at Stratford City near the Stratford station entrance, London Aquatics Centre at White Post Lane.
- The 108 bus runs between Lewisham and Stratford City and Stratford International bus stations, going through the Park including Warton Road and Pool Street (by London Aquatics Centre).
Stratford bus station and Stratford City bus station are both located near Stratford station. The 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 Canning Town 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.
There is no general parking at London Stadium. West Ham United will offer spaces to 49 blue badge holders at every home game. To apply for a space, email firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
London Aquatics Centre
The car park is for venue users only and has 90 standard bays, 15 blue badge bays and a 15-space motorcycle pool. There is parking charge of £45 for non-venue users.
Copper Box Arena
The car park is for venue users only and has 40 standard bays at the rear of the building, with 10 blue badge bays, and motorcycle spaces near the main entrance. There is a parking charge of £45 for non-venue users. The car park may be closed on major event days, when the Multi-Storey Car Park can be used.
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-Storey Car Park at Here East (no. 18 on our 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
The nearby Olympic Park Avenue has on-street pay and display spaces and Blue Badge spaces with easy access to the Park.
How to use our car parks
We operate a ticketless automated number plate recognition (ANPR) system across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The car parks are located moments from London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and Here East and are for venue users only – please do not park here if you are not visiting a venue.
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.
Please be advised that the payment machines in the Multi-Storey Car Park are card only.
Car Parking Tariffs
There are two tariffs in use at the Park. The ANPR system automatically calculates and applies the correct tariff depending on the site. Apart from 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 £45.
Membership at London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena entitles you to a member parking discount.
- For non-members:
- The car parking charges will be £2.00 an hour (up to a maximum of £20.00). See table below for more information.
- For London Aquatics Centre and Copper Box Arena members:
- The car parking charges will be £1.00 per hour from the first hour up to three hours, and £5.00 for between three and five hours. See table below for more information.
Blue Badge parking remains free. Public transport is the best and easiest way to get to and from the Park – by train, underground, bus or bicycle. More information can be found here.
There is a five minute 'grace period' which will allow visitors to drop off their children for activities at London Aquatics Centre free of charge.