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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.

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 left past The Cow pub and the Park is directly ahead of you across the road.

Find out more about how you can get to and from the Park below.

Tube and train

The nearest stations are Stratford station and Stratford International station and both provide step-free access from entrance to platform.
Stratford station is served by:

•   Docklands Light Railway (DLR) 
•   Jubilee and Central line
•   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 access the Park via Hackney Wick station which is on the London Overground.

More information is available at


The 388 bus runs from Blackfriars in central London to Stratford City, going through the Park and stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue. 

The 308 bus runs from Clapton to Wanstead via Stratford City and Celebration Avenue in East Village.

The 339 bus runs along Carpenter's Road from the London Aquatics Centre to White Post Lane.

The D8 bus runs between Crossharbour and Stratford International bus station, going through the Park including Carpenters Road and Pool Street.

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 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 or 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

No pre-booking is required.

For coaches visiting the Park but not specifically the Copper Box Arena or Lee Valley VeloPark, the nearest coach parking is 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.


The venues on the Park have car parking available for visitors who are using the venue facilities. If you are planning on visiting the Park but haven’t booked a venue-specific activity, 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 free car park is available at the entrance to Lee Valley VeloPark for facility users and spectators. 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 and spectators. Blue Badge holder parking is also available. There is no cost for the car park.

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 park at London Aquatics Centre and the Multi Storey Car Park use an Automatic Number Plate Recognition system.  This means you will need to pay for your parking in the venue before you leave, rather than paying on exit or when you are parking your car.  

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.


0-1 hours  Free
1-2 hours £1.50
2-3 hours £3.00
3-5 hours £5.00
5-8 hours £8.00
8-24 hours £15.00

These prices apply to visitors to the Park's venues who pay using the machines located in the venues themselves.  Penalty fares apply for cars parked by people who are not visitors to the Park's venues.  Unfortunately we are unable to accept credit card payments at this time.

Please note that a different tarrif applies for coach parking.

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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