Public transport is the best way to get around London on event days. For live information on Tube, DLR, London Overground and Tram services, view our status updates page or follow @TfLTravelAlerts on Twitter.
There is no general car parking around the London Stadium on event days, so please don't drive. Parking for blue badge holders is limited, and needs to be booked in advance (see accessible travel section below).
On public transport, the Central and Jubilee lines will be very busy, especially if you are going to the sessions which begin around 10:00 and 18:00 on weekdays, as regular commuters also use the network.
The following stations and services will be busier than usual eastbound from central London two hours before the sessions, and westbound to central London two hours after the sessions
Some key interchange stations will also be busier than usual. Search for your Tube station to find the busiest times.
If you have to travel during the busiest times, you may want to use :
Taxis will be available at Westfield Stratford, and Warton Road off Stratford High Street.
Coaches will not be able to access the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to drop-off or pick-up spectators. If you want to bring a coach please contact VAPPS@london2017.org.uk.
Walking and cycling may be the quickest way to reach London Stadium if you live locally. If you're planning on taking your bicycle on public transport remember that bike restrictions apply.
Around a quarter of Tube stations, half of Overground stations, most piers, all tram stops, the Emirates Air Line and all DLR stations - including Stratford and Stratford International - have step-free access. Visit our accessibility section for accessible maps and other information.
An accessible shuttle bus service will run from platform 13 of the Jubilee Line at Stratford station to the Park dropping off close to the Stadium.
For live information on accessible transport follow @TfLAccess on Twitter.
There is no parking for the event, and event road closures will strictly limit vehicle movement in the area. Limited Blue Badge parking is available close to the Stadium, with an accessible shuttle to Stadium entry bridge 3. It must be booked in advance contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is also Blue Badge parking at nearby Westfield Stratford shopping centre.
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During the events, transport services will be extremely busy as lots of people will be travelling to the London Stadium. There will also be commuters and tourists getting about their day on the transport network.
Your school travel ticket will have travel times printed on it, which we recommend you follow. Here are some tips to help make your travel easier.
As well as events in the London Stadium, on Sunday 6 August, the IAAF World Championships Men's and Women's Marathon featuring the world's best elite runners will be staged on the roads in the heart of London.
Road closures will be in place between 04:00-20:00 in central London for the marathons, so please avoid driving to the event.
The area and stations around the event will be busy. If you're taking public transport it may be easier to get off the Tube or train one or two stops before the stations near the event route, and walk the last part of your journey. Find out more about the time it takes to walk between Tube stations in our walking section.
The stations nearest to the event, which are likely to be busy, are:
Please note that major work at Waterloo will severely affect South West Train services between Saturday 5 and Monday 28 August, and in turn, make the Northern and District lines busier. Find out more on our Waterloo works page.
If you're catching a bus, Marathon road closures will mean that central London buses will be on diversion or will stop short of their destination. Exact times and affected routes will be available here soon.
The taxi ranks at Embankment Place and East Smithfield (Royal Mint Court) will be suspended because of the road closures.
As well as events in the London Stadium, Race Walks also take place on Saturday 13 August in central London. There may be some delays to road journeys around St James's Park and Westminster.
The closest stations to the event, which may be busy, are:
Significantly fewer South West Trains services will be running into Waterloo between Saturday 5 and Monday 28 August. This will mean lengthy queues during the peaks at all major stations on the South West Trains network, station closures, and more crowded services - especially at Vauxhall and Clapham Junction.
The District and Northern lines in southwest London will be much busier than usual during peak hours while South West Trains customers take other routes.
Due to a timetable fault some cancelled trains due to planned engineering works on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August are still showing as running. We advise you to check your journey with National Rail Enquiries before you travel.
It's easiest to use contactless or an Oyster card to pay as you go on bus, Tube, DLR, London Overground, TfL Rail and Most National Rail services. There's no need to queue to buy a ticket - just touch in and out to pay the correct fare. You can pay as you go on Southeastern services between St Pancras and Stratford International.
Find out more in our fares and payments section