Are you visiting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium this Autumn to catch some of the Rugby World Cup fixtures? If you’re an avid fan of any of the 8 teams playing here and are planning a visit to the new heart of East London, check out our travel information below, comparing the best way to get from the closest airport, London City.
The Fixtures to be held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be;
23rd September – France v Romania 24th September – New Zealand v Namibia4th October – Ireland v Italy7th October – South Africa v USA
It’s pretty easy to get around London, with a vast network of travel options, including underground travel and the famous Black London Cabs (Cockney cabbie is not guaranteed, but makes the experience all the better)!
London City Airport Address:
London City AirportHartmann Road, London E16 2PX.
Distance to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stadium:
7 miles, 20 mins
Step off the plane and onto the DLR train, it’s the quickest and easiest option! This service will get you direct to Stratford Station in 25 minutes for as little as £2.30 for a one way trip between Zones 1-3, off peak. If you plan on staying a little longer, Travelcards start from £38, and are valid Monday-Sunday.
Bus Number 473 runs direct from the Airport, terminating at Stratford Station, the closest to the stadium. It is then a 10 minute stroll to the stadium. Total journey time will be around 1 hour from airport to stadium, traffic dependant. Please be aware that London Buses do not accept cash – you will need a contactless debit card, Oyster or Visitor Oyster Card.
An average price for a return journey comes in at £35. However this may be subject to change if there are any road closures, as these will be scheduled on match days. Roads surrounding the stadium with be closed between 17:00 and 00:30.
From £42, you can hire a car from the Airport for direct travel to the Stadium; and you’ll also have the freedom to travel further afield should that take your fancy.
Sat-Nav Postcode: E20 2STLeave the airport and follow signs for the A112 and then Abbot Road/B125Follow this road to join the A12After 6 miles, take a slight left onto Waterdean Road. Parking is limited and is prices range from £1.50-£15, depending on length of stay. You can also park in Westfield Stratford City Shopping centre which is in close proximity.
There are no coach services to the park.
If you are landing the day before your chosen match, staying to catch a few other matches or plan to extend your trip to sunny England afterwards, check out the latest hotels deals in and around London City Airport and make the most of your stay!