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Getting here

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has some of the best transport links in London:

•   Nine tube and train links
•   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.

Tube and train

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.

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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.

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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 2hrs      £13
2-4 hrs           £25
4-6 hrs           £35
6-10 hrs         £48
10-24 hrs       £55

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


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.


The venues on the Park have limited paid 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 venues, the closest car park is Westfield Stratford City with over 5000 spaces. Click here for more information.


London Aquatics Centre  (No. 5 on Park Map)
Parking is available on a first-come-first-serve basis for visitors using the facilities at London Aquatics Centre. Blue Badge holder spaces and a motorcycle pool is available free of charge.  

Copper Box Arena (No. 9 on Park Map)
A small car park is available for users of the Copper Box Arena. Blue Badge holder spaces are available for free. Copper Box visitors can also use the multi storey car park situated in the north of the Park at Here East (no. 15 on Park Map).

Lee Valley VeloPark (No. 13 on Park Map)
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. 15 on Park Map).

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre (No. 14 on Park Map)
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.

Timber Lodge Cafe (No. 11 on Park Map)
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 pay and display spaces with easy access to the Park.


The car parks at London Aquatics Centre, Copper Box Arena and the Multi Storey Car Park operate a ticketless Automatic Number Plate Recognition system. This means when you visit a pay machine located within any of the venues, you will need to input your vehicle registration instead of a ticket to validate your parking. Should you have any issues or queries, there is an integrated intercom system on the pay machine which will connect you directly to the Parking Services Team.

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 signs in the car parks themselves.

Terms and conditions of use of these car parks can be found here.


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Please be aware that this tariff applies to venue users only and exclude the Coach parking. As the Copper Box Arena and Lee Valley VeloPark have overflow parking on Level 1 at the Multi-Storey Car Park, venue users can also make payments at the Multi-Storey Car Park.

Latest visitor information

The Park is open 24 hours a day, all year, but on occasion weather or events mean we have to close some areas.  You can check any current issues by clicking the link below.

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