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Transport Information

ESC Congress

excel-london.pngCongress venue address:

ExCeL London (West Entrance)
Royal Victoria Dock,
1 Western Gateway,
London E16 1XL

The Main Entrance of the Congress is the West Entrance - please use the station Custom House.

The venue has two metro stations:

  • Custom House (served by the Elizabeth line and DLR trains)
  • Prince Regent (served by the DLR only). Both stations are in Zone 3


For more information on the venue, please visit


Getting to ExCeL by Elisabeth Line

The Elizabeth line stops at these centrally located stations before reaching Custom House for ExCeL:

  • Paddington
  • Bond Street
  • Tottenham Court Road
  • Farringdon
  • Liverpool Street
  • Whitechapel
  • Canary Wharf

All the Elizabeth line stations interlink with 1 or more Underground lines, making it easy for visitors to travel to ExCeL.

Please ensure the direction of the train is "Abbey Wood” to ensure you are on the right train.

Journey travel is between 3 minutes (from Canary Wharf) and 20 minutes (from Paddington) and 50 minutes (from Heathrow airport).

Getting to ExCeL by DLR

The DLR lines start and end at 2 centrally located stations – Bank and Tower Gateway and reach Custom House or Prince Regent stations at ExCeL in around 15 – 20 minutes.

If travelling to ExCeL from either of the 2 stations, ensure the direction of the train is to “Beckton”.


For more information on how to get to ExCeL visit this link.

Congress Public Transport ticket

Save time and join efforts going green getting to the congress venue by public transportation. The fastest, most cost efficient and environmental friendly option. 

Prepaid Visitor Oyster Cards

Visitor Oyster Cards are available only in pre sale and should be ordered before the Early fee deadline: 31 May 2024.


Public transport travel passes (Visitor Oyster Cards) covering 4 days at a cost of €65 (£55) can be purchased in advance when proceeding with your individual registration through the ESC Congress web services.

If you have already registered you can still buy your tickets

You will then collect them onsite at the congress venue from Thursday 29 August 2024 onwards.


Visitor Oyster Cards are pre-loaded with a credit of £50 (+ £5) for activation card fee, to cover a maximum of 2 single trips within zone 1-3 per day for 4 days, plus a single trip to the airport* from ExCeL. Valid for Tube, DLR, London Overground, Elizabeth Line, National Rail, Thames Clippers Uber River boats and IFS Cloud Cable Car. 

The cost of a single journeys using a Visitor Oyster Card is calculated and deducted automatically by touching in at the start of the journey and touching out at the end and fares depend on which zone you start/end your trip and on the time of day - peak (Monday to Thursday from 06:30 to 09:30 and from 16:00 to 19:00 ) or off peak (all other times including public holidays).

*Airport Transfer: you can use to Gatwick, Heathrow and City Airports. Depending on how much/how the Visitor Oyster cards are used, the pre-loaded credit would be sufficient or not to cover 1 single trip back to the airport, if not it will always be possible to add a credit yourself on the Oyster card.

No expiry date – Any remaining credit can be used on the next trip to London or passed on to another person to use instead.

Easy to use: simply touch in and out on the yellow card reader at the beginning of your journey

On buses: remember to touch in at the beginning of your journey – no need to touch out

Easy to top up: Simply top up your card up at any Tube station or at thousands of shops across London


Companies/Groups can pre-order transport tickets in advance (minimum order 10 Visitor Oyster Cards) by sending their request to no later than 31 May 2024.

Contactless payments

Debit and Credit Cards

Debit or Credit cards showing the contactless payment symbol can be used to pay for travel across the transport network as you would do with a Visitor Oyster card.

Many contactless cards issued outside the UK can be used to pay as you go for travel (overseas transaction fees may apply):

  • American Express (AMEX)
  • MasterCard and Maestro (some cards issued in the USA, Canada and the Netherlands aren't accepted)

Taxis and Minicabs

When possible, public transport should be preferred to travel around London and to/from airports as this is the quickest and cheapest way to travel.

Black taxis (or Black Cabs as they are also known) are metered, therefore fares depend on the distance covered (km/miles). Check indicative taxi fares and information.

Minicabs can be pre-booked in advance and can be a cheaper option compared to Black taxis, however, they will still be more expensive than public transport.

Note: Be sure to book a licensed minicab with a Transport for London license disc: unlicensed minicabs are illegal, unsafe and uninsured. Find a list of authorised minicab companies

More information on taxis and minicabs.