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Travelling to CentrEd

As the UK's capital city and the gateway to Europe, London is the most accessible city in the world with a range of transport options for your delegates.

Iconic landmarks aside, CentrEd at ExCeL is the ideal destination for your next meeting or training event due to it's fantastic connectivity to the city and the rest of the UK. Explore your range of travel options below - getting to CentrEd couldn't be easier!

Plan your journey

Underground & DLR

DLR (Docklands Light Railway)
We are located in Zone 3 on the DLR line to Beckton. We have two DLR stations, Custom House* and Prince Regent on our campus.

Service is fast and frequent, DLR runs 12 trains an hour to Beckton.


*Please note that between February and December 2017 Custom House DLR station will be closed for redevelopment in preparation for the new Elizabeth line opening in 2018 — find out more.

London Underground
Canning Town (Jubilee line) is our nearest Underground station, from here you can change onto the DLR towards Beckton.

London Overground
The DLR and Jubilee line can be connected from multiple Overground lines such as Stratford, Canada Water, and Shadwell. It’s also possible to join the Overground and travel to CentrEd at ExCeL from Euston station.

Rail

Rail tickets can be booked via the following links — tickets are usually released 12 weeks from date of travel and booking early can save you money! Tickets can be booked here via National Rail.

Eurostar
Eurostar operates regular train services from Brussels and Paris to St Pancras International. For bookings or more information please visit Eurostar.

Travel times to CentrEd

Charing Cross

27 mins

Euston

32 mins

King’s Cross / St Pancras Int

32 mins

Liverpool Street

26 mins

London Bridge

16 mins

Marylebone

31 mins

Moorgate

26 mins

Paddington

32 mins

Victoria

40 mins

Waterloo

17 mins

Picture of railway tracks at night with motion trails from passing trains

Driving & parking

It’s easy to drive to CentrEd at ExCeL from many of the main routes into London including the M25 and M11, the North Circular, A406 and the A13. As you get closer you’ll pick up signs for Royal Docks, City Airport and ExCeL London.

Sat nav
If you’re using satellite navigation to travel to us please use the postcode below:

E16 1DR

This will bring you to the west entrance of ExCeL London, the CentrEd car park is located in Zone 14, there is a direct entrance from the car park to CentrEd accessible via ramp.

Car park
Parking is charged per 24 hours at £20, pay and display machines on-site take cards, or parking can be booked in advance here.


Please note:
Our car park has a 1.9 metre height limit, vehicles exceeding this height cannot use the car park. Motorcycles can park for free. We do have disabled spaces, these are charged at the regular rate. Costs are based on 24 hour durations.

Air

We’re based just 5 minutes from London City Airport, connecting us to over 40 destinations with 300 flights per day.

You can travel from London City Airport via a short DLR or taxi journey, or a 17 minute walk.

We’re also close to a number of other London airports, follow the links below for more information:

Gatwick Airport
Heathrow Airport
Stansted Airport
Luton Airport
Southend Airport

Picture of an airplane taking off from London City Airport

River & cable car

Travel by boat
With some of the best views of the capital’s most popular landmarks including Big Ben, the London Eye, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and The O2, travelling on a river boat service offers a truly unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by MBNA Thames Clippers; the fastest and most frequent boat fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes.

When travelling to ExCeL London, alight at North Greenwich Pier for the O2, where you can use the Emirates Air Line Cable Car for a quick journey to the venue campus.

A river services timetable can be viewed here.

Accessibility
All boats are wheelchair and pram accessible by ramp — all piers are wheelchair accessible except London Bridge, Wandsworth Riverside Quarter and Cadogan piers. Ramps are used for boarding.

Ticket prices
Travel from Central London to North Greenwich for £6.50 when you touch in and out with Oyster pay as you go, or just £5.35 with a Travelcard — click to see a full list of fares here.

Emirates Airline Cable Car
The UK’s first urban cable car, known as the Emirates Air Line, connects ExCeL London to the O2 and North Greenwich tube station. On the cable car, you can sit back, relax and enjoy stunning aerial views of London from 90m above the river Thames.

All exhibitors and visitors to shows at ExCeL can use the cable car for just £2.50 single fare — to redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show a confirmation email/ticket etc — something that indicates that you are attending an ExCeL event — to the staff at the Emirates Airline terminals.

Journey time
A cabin arrives every 30 seconds and flights last approximately 10 minutes — except during peak commuter times when it runs a bit quicker.

For real time service updates and planned maintenance closures, visit tfl.gov.uk/emiratesairline

Accessibility
Emirates Air Line is fully accessible for most wheelchairs and pushchairs. It has step-free access, and you can even take bicycles on board!

In 2018, a brand new train service will open which will change the face of London and the way that you travel to CentrEd at ExCeL.

A dedicated Crossrail station will be opening at our venue.

Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, is a brand new £15 billion railway which will provide world-class connectivity. Going from Reading and Heathrow in the west, to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, the new railway will cover over 100km of track passing through 21km of rail tunnels and ten new stations.

Picture of the Elizabeth line logo
Picture of the Elizabeth line station times