Directions & Travel Information

Getting Here

Star Wars Celebration Europe will be held at the ExCeL London One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock London, E16 1XL

By public transport

Public transport is the quickest and easiest way to get to ExCeL London. You’ll find that the average journey time to the venue is around 30 minutes (or less) from most London mainline stations. To plan your route, you can use ExCeL’s interactive travel map here, or visit www.tfl.gov.uk

At Canning Town station, most DLR trains going to ExCeL leave from platform 3 (though some additional services may run from platform 1 during the day.) Be sure to get on a Beckton bound train, alighting at ‘Custom House for ExCel West’ for the nearest venue entrance for Star Wars Celebration.

Tickets

London's public transport network is divided into nine travel zones. Zone 1 is in Central London and zones 6 to 9 are on the outskirts of the city. An Oyster Card or contactless credit/debit card is the cheapest way to pay on the London transport network. To ensure you pay the correct fare, remember to always touch in on the yellow card reader at the start of your journey and touch out at the end. ExCeL London is located in Zone 3.

By car

There are 3,070 parking spaces at the venue- we recommend that you use postcode E16 1DR in your sat nav to get you to the car parks. Parking at ExCeL is a flat rate of £15 for 24 hours.

By cable car

You can arrive at Star Wars Celebration in style with a unique flight on the Emirates Air Line cable car.

Fly across the Thames and discover a new perspective of London’s skyline on your way to ExCeL London – including spectacular views of St Paul’s Cathedral, The Gherkin, Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich and The Olympic Park.

Emirates Air Line cable car offers Star Wars visitors a range of exclusives including a discounted fare of £2 per journey. To redeem this exclusive discount, all you need to do is show your Star Wars ticket at the Emirates Air Line terminals.

Getting to London by train

London's main rail stations are:

Charing Cross (27 minutes from ExCeL)
Euston (32 mins) 
King's Cross/St Pancras International (32 mins)
Liverpool Street (26 mins)
London Bridge (16 mins)
Marylebone (31 mins)
Moorgate (26 mins)
Paddington (32 mins)
Victoria  (33 mins)
Waterloo (22 mins)

 
All of these London train stations have direct tube links which will take you to ExCeL London.

Train 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!

Typically, booking your tickets early will secure you the best possible fare.

Getting to London by Air

London has six international airports. If you are flying into the capital to attend an event at ExCeL, we recommend using London City Airport if you can as it is less than a mile from the venue.

Maps corresponding to the directions below can be found here.

London City Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 15 mins

  • Depart London City Airport, taking the DLR west towards Canning Town.
  • Change at Canning Town, heading east on the DLR towards Beckton.
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West).
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East).

Gatwick Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 1 hour

  • Depart Gatwick train station, heading towards London Victoria on the Gatwick Express or Southern Trains. From Victoria, head east on the Circle (yellow) or District (green) line.
  • Change at Westminster, heading east on the Jubilee line (grey).
  • Change at Canning Town, heading east on the DLR towards Beckton.
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West).
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East).

Heathrow Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 1 hour 30 mins  (when Crossrail opens in 2018, journey time from Heathrow will be just 43 minutes)

When using the Heathrow Express, you can pre-book tickets at a discounted price here.

  • Depart Heathrow Airport on the Heathrow Express, heading to London Paddington
  • From Paddington, head east on the Bakerloo line (brown)
  • Change at Baker Street, heading south on the Jubilee Line (grey)
  • Change at Canning Town, heading east on the DLR towards Beckton
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West)
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East)

Stansted Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 1 hour 10 mins

  • Depart Stansted, heading to London Liverpool Street on the Stansted Express.
  • From Liverpool Street, head west on the Central Line (red).
  • Change at Bank for the DLR towards Beckton.
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West).
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East).

Luton Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 1 hour 40 mins

  • Depart Luton, heading towards London Blackfriars on the Thameslink Service.
  • From Blackfriars, head west on the Circle (yellow) or District (green) line.
  • Change at Westminster, heading east on the Jubilee line (grey).
  • Change at Canning Town, heading east on the DLR towards Beckton.
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West).
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East).

Southend Airport

Average journey time by public transport: 1 hour 34 mins

  • Depart Southend Airport, heading towards London Liverpool Street on the Abellio Greater Anglia service
  • From Liverpool Street, head west on the Central Line (red).
  • Change at Bank for the DLR towards Beckton.
  • Arrive Custom House for ExCeL (West).
  • Arrive Prince Regent for ExCeL (East).

**Journey times by public transport based on TFL journey planner

More Information

For more information on travel options, please visit the ExCel London website

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