Our Travel Top Tips

Everything you need to know about getting to London and the World Para Athletics Championships.


Getting to London:

  • If you are based outside of London, make sure to plan how you are getting to the capital well in advance.
  • We recommend visiting the National Rail website and checking for traffic alerts before you travel.
  • If travelling by train make sure to check for engineering works that could affect your journey. London Waterloo is undergoing major works between 5 and 28 August so if you plan to travel via this station please click here for more information.
  • If you are travelling a fair distance it could be worth considering staying in London. There's accommodation to suit all budgets, from five-star hotels to caravan and camping sites. Take a look at this accommodation guide for ideas.


Getting to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: 

  • The best station to use when heading to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is Stratford. Visit the TfL website and plan your journey to the park using their journey planner.
  • You can travel across London on the Underground, London Overground, by bus, train or tram using an Oyster card or your contactless payment card.
  • Plan your travel time so that you are at the stadium at least 90 minutes before your session starts but don't be afraid to get there early as there will be plenty to do including visiting Hero Village - a fan site dedicated to athletic themed activities and events.
  •  Walking routes from Stratford station to the venue take approx. 20-25 minutes to cross.  
  • Many of the session start times fall around peak travel times. If your session is one of these it is worth giving yourself more time to get to the park than you usually would. 
  • There is no parking at the London Stadium so it is recommended you travel by public transport. 
  • If you have any accessibility requirements then please contact us via this link.