If you are one of the thousands of spectators who will be descending on London this summer for the Olympic and Paralympic Games you may be busy planning your trip to the capital with how you will be travelling to London being a priority. You may therefore find the following London Olympics 2012 travel tips useful.
Great Britain has an extensive network of railways to London, which, as roads into London are likely to be heavily congested, may be one of the quickest and most convenient ways to travel to the capital. Throughout the Games shuttle buses will be available to transport visitors from the major railway stations to the Olympic Park and other venues.
National Rail tickets are also available to take spectators to their event and are offering passengers exclusive value fares to London from every station on the National Rail network.
By coach or bus
It is expected that approximately ten percent of spectators will travel to London for the 2012 Games by coach or bus. To cater for the thousands of passengers expected there is a total of 300 coaches providing offering express travel to both the Olympic Park and Weymouth and Portland, where the sailing events are being held.
Most of the coach and bus services put on for London 2012 will have wheelchair access.
For more information about travelling to this year’s Olympics and Paralympics by coach and bus, click here.
If you are wanting to take your car to London 2012 be sure to leave in plenty of time as roads are going to be busier than usual and congestion is extremely likely. There will be a network of park-and-ride sites in and around London and approximately 500 shuttle coaches and buses will transport spectators from the park-and-ride sites to the venues.
In addition there will be 90 vehicles connecting the park-and-ride sites on the
M25 to both the Olympic Park and to Ebbsfleet, where it will be possible to take a high-speed train to the Olympic Park.
Visit london2012.com for more information about getting to the 2012 Olympic Games.