London Stadium is located within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and benefits from the Capital’s best transport links.

Stratford’s ability to handle large numbers of fans makes it our recommended gateway for those travelling to and from London Stadium. From here, a combination of stewards, directional signage and strategic road closures will see you to and from the ground quickly and safely.

London Stadium event day closures

There will be no access to Stadium island for non-ticket holders on event days. Road closures will be in place from three hours prior to each match.


London Stadium uses what3words to help find precise locations at the venue, such as bridges, entrances and exits, lifts and ticket offices. Every 3m square has been given a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. We have added some popular locations here for the Stadium, find each location by clicking on the link or entering the corresponding 3 word address into the free what3words app:

Security Reception///curving.force.regime

Hospitality Entrance///glove.again.buddy

Bridge 1///laws.wages.ladder

Bridge 2///global.roof.dishes

Bridge 3///

Bridge 4///frost.inch.common

Bridge 4 Lift///longer.doors.rust

Bike Rack (Bridge 4): ///spare.keep.match

Bridge 5: ///

London Marathon Community Track Entrance///hammer.pillow.cook

Gate 1 Entrance///smiles.ship.visual

Box Office / Ticket Collection///slap.water.habit


By Tube or Train

Amounting to 58 trains per hour, Stratford (15-minute walk) is best accessed by the following services...

  • Central and Jubilee lines
  • Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
  • National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C.
  • London Overground trains
  • Elizabeth Line

Stratford International (15-minute walk) is best accessed via the following:

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

Pudding Mill Lane station (10-minute walk) is served by the Docklands Light Railway (DLR)
Hackney Wick station (15-minute walk) is served by the London Overground

For additional information regarding train travel to London Stadium, visit Transport For London ’s website here.

By Bus

Guests travelling to London Stadium can do so by using any of the following services:

  • 388 runs between Blackfriars and Stratford City, and is central London’s service to Stratford travelling through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, stopping at the Copper Box Arena and Westfield Avenue near the London Aquatics Centre.
  • 308 Clapton and Wanstead service stops at Stratford City near the station entrance, as well as Celebration Avenue in East Village.
  • 339 moves passengers between Leytonstone and Shadwell. This service stops at Stratford City, near the station entrance, as well as the London Aquatics Centre on Carpenters Road at King ’s Yard, before exiting the Park at White Post Lane.
  • D8 moves people between Crossharbour and Stratford International. This service travels through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, including stops at Carpenters Road and Pool Street, which is next to the London Aquatics Centre.

Stratford and Stratford City bus stations are both located in close proximity to Stratford station itself. The following services run to these stations:

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

In addition to the 25, operating as a 24-hour service, the following night buses travel to and from Stratford:

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

For more information regarding bus travel to London Stadium, visit Transport For London’s website here.

By Bike

Cyclists can make use of the London Cycle Superhighway, extending from central London (Aldgate) to Stratford City.
View the full route here.

Cyclists taking advantage of the London Cycle Hire Scheme (Santander Bikes) can access an extensive network of docking points for London ’s cycle hire scheme, making it even easier to access the Park on two wheels.

There are eight docking stations spread across Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park alone. With those closest to London Stadium being:

  • Copper Box Arena
  • London Aquatics Centre
  • Monier Road
  • The Podium
  • Stratford Station.

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

By Car & Motorbike

We ’d advise all of our visitors to think seriously about how they make their journeys, especially with customers able to take advantage of the extensive public transport network servicing London Stadium. There will also be road closures active around the venue active during event days to allow fans to arrive and leave the venue quickly and safely

The closest car parks to London Stadium are situated at Stratford Westfield.
For more information regarding accessibility and Blue Badge parking, find out more here…

For those wishing to take to travel by motorbike, the closest parking to London Stadium is situated in Stratford International and Stratford Westfield

By Taxi

For visitors wishing to travel via taxi, black cabs are available from the taxi rank in Montfichet Road, situated outside the Northern Ticket Hall at Stratford station (near Starbucks on the Lower Ground Floor). For your return journey, black cabs can be found at a temporary rank at Pool Street.

Again, please note that roads are subject to closures on event days, and we'd recommend all visitors plan journeys accordingly.

By Plane

London Stadium is easily accessible to visitors travelling from further afield, with the following travel plans recommended to guests. The final leg walk to London Stadium from Stratford and Stratford International stations is approximately 20 minutes.

From London Heathrow (approximately an hour and 40 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Piccadilly line to King’s Cross St Pancras
  • Walk to St Pancras International station (five minutes)
  • Take the Southeastern train service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium

From London Gatwick (approximately an hour and 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Thameslink train to St Pancras International
  • Then board the Southeastern train service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium

From London Luton (approximately an hour and 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Luton Airport shuttle bus, or 888 bus service to Luton train station
  • Take the Thameslink service to St Pancras International
  • Then take the Southeastern service to Stratford International
  • Walk to London Stadium

From London Stansted (approximately an hour travel time)

  • Take one of the regular coach services to Stratford
  • Then walk to London Stadium

From London City Airport (approximately 40 minutes travel time)

  • Take the DLR service to Stratford
  • Walk to London Stadium

From London Southend Airport (approximately an hour and 20 minutes travel time)

  • Take the Greater Anglia train service to Stratford
  • Walk to London Stadium
By Coach

Take the hassle out of getting to and from London Stadium with Big Green Coach, the UK's largest events travel company. The Big Green Coach provides affordable and sustainable return travel directly to London Stadium from multiple pick-up locations across the UK. All carbon-neutral coaches will depart post event/show.