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How to Get to the ExCel Centre

The entrance for European Microwave Week is the East Entrance. Alight at Prince Regent for the event.



London can easily be reached by plane and is served by six international airports and a very convenient railway system. Details of how to reach excel can be found at 

By London Underground

The Jubilee Line and the DLR (The Docklands Light Railway) are the quickest routes to ExCeL London. Alight at Canning Town on the Jubilee Line and change onto a Beckton-bound DLR train for the quick journey to ExCeL: Prince Regent for ExCeL (for the east entrance or the ICC London.) Visit for information on routes and timetables.

By Rail

Rail services in the UK are run by a set of private train operating companies. Your point of departure will determine the best service to take and at what station your train will arrive into London.

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  and Waterloo  

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!

The Trainline

National Rail


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

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.

From London City Airport, it takes just 5 minutes by taxi or 15 minutes by DLR (Docklands Light Railway) to get to ExCeL. The airport has 350 flights per day, from over 40 international destinations including Amsterdam, Dublin, Madrid, Nice, Frankfurt, Rome and Zurich.

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It's easy to get to ExCeL London from many of the main routes in to 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. To help plan your journey click the larger map button below and put in your postcode for your best route to ExCeL London. When you're using a sat nav use this postcode E16 1DR to get you to the car parks.

If you are driving to ExCeL, you can make use of 3,070 parking spaces at a £15 flat tariff for up to 24 hours. Click here to download our parking map which shows you the location of the car parks on campus. Please note the Royal Victoria multi-storey and Orange car park undercroft areas only permit vehicles up to a maximum of 1.9 metres high.

All onsite parking is pay and display, with the exception of the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park. Parking in the Royal Victoria multi-storey car park can be paid for at one of the three pay points located within the car park (on level two and level zero) at the end of your visit. All machines accept cash and credit card.

Motorcycles can be parked free of charge in the designated motorcycle parking area in the Upper Level Orange Car Park, Zone 3.

We also operate an additional tariff for our lorry and coach park areas and these are charged as follows (costs based on 24 hour durations):

•Transit Vans up to 3.5 T / Mini bus £20.00 •

Coach £30.00 •

Vehicles over above 3.5 T / Lorry £35.00

Accessible Parking - ExCeL London offers 158 accessible parking spaces, located within close proximity of the venue. Spaces are available to blue badge holders only and badges must be displayed at all times. Accessible parking is charged at the normal rate. For enquiries on accessible parking, please call +44 (0)20 7069 4568 (within office hours).

River & Cable Car

Take the scenic route to the ExCeL London by river or cable car, and turn your trip to ExCeL into a tour of London you'll never forget.

Take to the air...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.

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

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

Ticket prices: •
Cash single fare: £4.40 •
Oyster fare: £3.30

Some events taking place at ExCeL London will be offering preferential rates and packages on the Cable Car- please contact for further information.

Or 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 truely unique perspective on London. The route is serviced by MBNA Thames Clippers; the fastest & 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.

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. See full list of fares here


To plan your cycling route to ExCeL,  please visit the TfL website and search for ExCeL London by postcode - E16 1XL. If you are using satellite navigation to cycle to the venue, we recommend using postcode - E16 1DR.

Cycle Superhighways are safer, faster and more direct cycle routes running from outer London into and across the capital. We are very close to the Superhighway route CS3 which runs from Barking to Tower Gateway. For more information and to see a map of the route, please visit the TfL website. 

In addition, ExCeL London has 60 cycle racks which are free to use. Six cycle racks are located at the west entrance taxi drop off point just underneath the DLR walkway. 54 cycle racks are located near to the east entrance underneath the stairway connecting Level 0 to Level 1.


About EuMA

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) is an international non-profit association with a scientific, educational and technical purpose. The aim of the Association is to develop in an interdisciplinary way, education, training and research activities. [more]