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Travel and transport

Top tip

For matchday travel info for Wembley Stadium, visit our Wembley Stadium page.

Strike action on 30 July

⚠️ Strike action on Saturday, 30 July, will affect travel on services operated by Arriva Rail London, Greater Anglia, Great Western, Hull Trains, LNER, Southeastern Railway and West Midlands Trains.

Travel to London (30 July)

  • If you were planning to travel to London by train from elsewhere in the UK, consider alternative modes of transport (e.g. coach travel), as significant disruptions to the rail network are expected.
  • Flying into London? Rail travel between the airport and central London may be affected, particularly from Stansted Airport.

Travel within London (30 July)

  • No service will be running on the London Overground, but the underground will be running a good service. So simply hop on the tube instead and keep checking the TfL website for real-time journey updates.

As a general rule…

If you intend to travel by rail on the weekend of the Final, allow plenty of time for travel and check the National Rail website regularly for service updates.

On matchday (31 July)

National Express have put on bespoke services from across the country to Wembley Stadium. Driving to the stadium is also an option, just make sure you pre-book your parking spot on the Wembley Official parking website.

Travelling to London

✈️ From the airport

London is served by five major airports; Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City Airport. Between them, the airports offer direct flights to most locations across Europe as well as the wider world.

All airports have excellent transport links to central London including train services which deliver you directly into central London railway stations. With multiple transport hubs to choose from, you can travel to and across London with ease.

Times and distances to central London:

  • Heathrow Airport is just 27km from the centre of London and the quickest way to travel to central London from Heathrow is using the Heathrow Express. The Heathrow Express operates regularly from Terminals 2 and 3 and take just 15 minutes to reach Paddington. A cheaper option is taking the London Underground, which will take just over 50 minutes.
  • Gatwick Airport is 45km from central London and the Gatwick Express non-stop train service to London Victoria offers a service every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes. There is a cheaper train service from the airport to London Victoria via Clapham Junction, which takes around 35 minutes and runs regularly. Services to London Bridge, London Blackfriars, Farringdon and St Pancras International also run four times an hour with a journey time of between 30 and 45 minutes.
  • Stansted Airport* is 63km from the city centre. Stansted Express trains are the quickest and most direct way to travel between London Stansted Airport and the capital. Services run every 15 minutes and tickets can be booked for as little as £9.45 one way when bought in advance.
  • Luton Airport is 55km from central London and offers a ten-minute shuttle bus to nearby Luton Airport Parkway station. From Luton Airport Parkway, trains can get you into central London locations including St Pancras International in less than 30 minutes.
  • London City is the closest airport at just 14km from the centre of London. Docklands Light Railway trains take you Bank underground station in central London in just over 20 minutes.

*Due to strike action on Greater Anglia services, there will be no rail services running between London Stansted Airport and central London on 30 July. Please consider alternative modes of travel.

🚆 By train

Rail services cover the entire country from London's mainline railway stations. With multiple hub stations to choose from, there are plenty of options to travel across the country.

These are the major train stations in London which connect the capital to other parts of the UK.

⚠️ If you’re travelling on 30 July, rail services to all stations will be impacted by strike action. Please check National Rail for more information.

  • Waterloo – direct trains from Waterloo take 1 hour and 15 minutes to get to Southampton
  • Paddington
  • King's Cross St Pancras – trains to Brighton take 1 hour 30 minutes. A direct train from St Pancras takes just 2 hours to reach Sheffield.
  • Euston – trains from Euston go direct to Manchester and take just over 2 hours. From Euston, you can reach Milton Keynes by direct train in just 30 minutes.
  • Charing Cross
  • Victoria – from Victoria you can get to Brighton in just 55 minutes
  • London Bridge - from London Bridge you can get to Brighton in just over one hour.
  • Fenchurch Street
  • Liverpool Street

All of London’s major train stations have direct links to the Tube, except for Fenchurch Street, which is close to Tower Hill and Aldgate Tube stations.

If you're coming from mainland Europe and aren’t a fan of flying, the Eurostar train is a great option. Its terminal, St Pancras International, is perfectly located in central London. Check the Eurostar website for more information.

We recommend you reserve your seat as early as possible to ensure availability and the cheapest rates.

Individual operator websites offer the best information for the latest train updates.

🚐 By coach

Travelling by coach is simple and cheap, and some services will run across the country late at night. There are several direct options to major cities across the country, and you can even travel to and from other locations in Europe.

Victoria coach station is London's principal coach gateway. It's located in the heart of the city, a short walk from Victoria mainline railway and Tube station.

Whether you’re travelling domestically or internationally, please check with your coach operator for more details.

Top Tip

If you are a disabled passenger, please inform your airline, train operator or travel agent and let them know about the kind of assistance you need. You can do this either when booking your flight or closer to your travels, but make sure it's at least 48 hours before you start your journey.

See our accessibility guide for details on travel for disabled fans in London.

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Knock-out matches can go to extra-time and penalties. If you are planning to visit and return home on the same day, you may want to consider staying overnight to avoid missing the last trains out of London.

Travelling around London

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London’s extensive transport system covers the Underground, buses, trains, trams, taxis and a cycle hire scheme.

For travel information on getting around the city including ticketing, visit Transport For London.

🚇 By tube

The London Underground serves 11 tube lines across Greater London which generally operate from early mornings to late at night, Monday to Saturday. Operating hours can be slightly reduced for services on Sundays. Night Tube trains run on some lines throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays.

The cost of a single adult journey in central London (zone 1) using the London Underground is £2.50 when using contactless payment. Using contactless payment is recommended as it is generally more expensive if you buy tickets using cash. Journey costs will vary depending on the zones you travel in. For more details about London Tube prices, see the Transport for London website. National Rail fares can vary in price per operator.

When using contactless payment, avoid paying the maximum single journey fare by tapping in at the beginning of your journey and tapping out at the end of your journey.

🚋 By bus & tram

London's famous double-decker buses are a convenient and cheap way to travel around the city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities along the way. London buses are card only, so you cannot buy a ticket with cash.

A single London bus journey costs £1.65 no matter how far you go. You can even take multiple buses within one hour at no extra charge thanks to the Hopper fare. No matter how many buses or trams you take in a day, it will never cost you more than £4.95 in total – just make sure you use the same payment card for every journey.

🚶🏽‍️ By foot

The capital offers many spectacular walks. More information on walking routes is available on Transport for London.

🚕 By taxi

From iconic London black cabs to local minicabs, taxi services in the capital are plentiful.

London's official taxis, black cabs can be hailed in the street or at designated ranks situated in prominent places, including many mainline rail, Tube and bus stations. They can also be booked by telephone. To get a taxi, seek out black cabs with an illuminated yellow TAXI sign, at the front of the car, which highlights they are available to flag down.

See more information on taxi services in London.