How to get to ExCeL
Getting to ExCeL from both local and international travel hubs is easy. Plan your journey with our travel guide and range of interactive maps
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We recommend using London City Airport, whenever possible. The airport is located 5 minutes from ExCeL by taxi or 10 minutes by DLR (Docklands Light Railway). The airport offers 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations.
For full flight options, including an interactive airline map, click HERE
London is connected by rail to all major cities in Great Britain. In addition Eurostar operates regular train services to Brussels and Paris operating from St Pancras International.London's main rail termini are Charing Cross, Euston, Kings Cross/ St Pancras International, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Marylebone, Moorgate, Paddington, Victoria and Waterloo.
To find out the quickest way from London's mainline rail stations to ExCeL and use the interactive map, click HERE
Tube or DLR
The Jubilee Line is recommended as the quickest route to ExCeL. Alight at Canning Town and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR (Docklands Light Railway) train, for the quick 3-stop journey to Prince Regent for ExCeL (East), which delivers you direct to ExCeL.
Use the interactive tube map to plan your journey.
Buy your tickets to travel on London’s public transport system
ICE’s new home at ExCeL is a great transport hub with an onsite DLR (Docklands Light Railway) station, Prince Regent, parking for 3,700 cars and London City Airport just 5 minutes away. So, getting to ICE at ExCeL couldn’t be easier. And you’ll probably be using London’s public transport system at some point during your visit to ICE and need to buy tickets to travel. What are your best options?
Oyster Cards vs Travel Cards:
An Oyster Card is the cheapest way to pay for a single journey on the London transport network, including the Underground, DLR, London Overground and National Rail as well as London’s buses and trams. The card itself takes the form of a plastic smartcard, instead of a paper ticket. To ensure you pay the correct fare, you must always touch in on the yellow card reader at the start of your journey and touch out at the end. You can purchase an Oyster Card in advance of your visit to ICE via www. tfl.gov.uk/oyster
Alternatively you may wish to purchase a Travelcard. Travelcards can also be used on London’s Underground, DLR, London Overground and National Rail as well as London’s buses and trams. Travelcards are available for 1, 3 or 7 days. You can purchase a Travelcard in advance of your trip to ICE via www.londontravelpass.com
Use your Oyster Card on the new Emirates Air Line Cable Car
Buy an Oyster Card and it can also be used on The Emirates Air Line Cable Car connecting ICE’s new home at ExCeL with the O2 (a stunning 5-minute, river-crossing, cable car experience). ExCeL’s onsite cable car station is located at the west end of the site – just a 5-minute walk from ExCeL’s west (“Pyramid”) entrance. A return ticket costs just £8.60 but use your Oyster card and it’s even cheaper (£6.40)!
When driving to ExCeL, follow signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL. There is easy access from the M25, M11, A406 and A13. For Sat Nav purposes, we recommend using postcode E16 1DR.
Plan your road journey on Google Maps