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Travel to London


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Served by six international airports, London is one of the best-connected cities in the world.

The city is at the heart of Europe’s low-cost airline network, and its six international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted, Luton and Southend) connect to more than 300 overseas destinations, throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Arriving by rail is easy with 30 high-speed Eurostar trains a day connecting London to Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, as well as nine mainline railway stations connecting London to the rest of the UK.

Arrival by Train - Eurostar Trains

The Eurostar arrives and departs several times a day from King’s Cross St Pancras to destinations in France, Brussels and Amsterdam.

King’s Cross St Pancras station is centrally located and has an on-site Underground station served by six lines.

Comprehensive travel information can also be found on Visit London's official website

Sustainable savings!

Enjoy up to 15% off when travelling to or from London for ESC Congress 2024.

How to benefit from this special discount:

  • Use the promotion code: 3ec6142ec89c06d7f via this link  and complete the information form
  • You will automatically get up to 15% off when booking a Standard or Standard Premier ticket

Terms & conditions:

  • The promotional code is only valid for delegates registered to ESC Congress 2024
  • The promotion is valid for travel up to seven days before and after the congress
  • Delegates may be accompanied by one person who can also benefit from the discount
  • Ticket are subject to availability on all routes
  • Discounts are not valid on promotional fares
  • The promotional code is only valid on trips to and from London

Arrival by Plane

Special rate for congress delegates

AFKL-LOGO GlobalMeetings&Events-RGB.png Benefit from discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.


ID Code: 41333AF
Travel Valid Period: 23 August 2024 to 9 September 2024
Please visit the global meetings website.

City Airport

London City is located only a few minutes from ExCeL London and is served by the DLR line.

To travel to central London, take the DLR towards Tower Gateway or Bank stations, or change at Canning Town for the Jubilee line towards Westminster.

Heathrow Airport

If you arrive at Heathrow Airport, you can get to central London using the new Elizabeth Line which interconnects with the Underground network at key stations. Other alternatives are the Heathrow Express train (4 non-stop trains an hour) or the Piccadilly line.

Gatwick Airport

If you arrive at Gatwick Airport, the centre of London can be reached in just 20 minutes by the Gatwick Express train to Victoria Station (direct train) or in just over 30 minutes by normal train (with stops) operated by Thameslink (via London Bridge) or Southern (to Victoria).

Thameslink - Timetables and ticket information.

Southern - Timetables and ticket information

Note: If using the normal train services, Visitor Oyster cards, and contactless payments including Android and Apple Pay are accepted, however, a separate ticket is required if travelling via Gatwick Express.

Luton Airport

From Luton airport, the centre of London can be reached in just 45 minutes by Thameslink trains to St. Pancras, Farringdon and London Blackfriars stations.

Timetables and ticket information.

Stansted Airport

If arriving at London Stansted, you can travel to central London in 45 minutes using the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street station. Once there, you will be able to connect with 5 Underground lines.

Southend Airport

From Southend airport, central London can be reached in 52 minutes. Once at Liverpool Street station, you will be able to connect with 5 underground lines.

Information on timetables and ticket information