Travelling from our campsites to the Olympic venues…

With only 70 days to go until the Olympics many volunteers and ticket holders who will be staying at our campsites are now planning their route to the games, so we have tried to update our information to help you as much as possible.

On the Camping at the Games website under each campsite profile there is now a section for Public Transport Links where you will find details on the nearest tube/rail or bus station, you can then use this to plan your route to the Olympic venue of your choice. We are advising campers to plan their route on the Transport for London website, this is the site we have found most useful as all tube, rail and bus routes are searchable including night buses and from here you can also  find details on travel times and extended routes during the games through it’s sister site Getting Ahead of the Games.  This site is dedicated to Olympic travel and is great for identifying travel hotspots and information about special train fares, it also provides useful tips on how to make your journey easier and we have pulled out the following useful information:

  • During the Olympic Games, services will generally start between 5-5.30am as usual. On Sundays, the Tube and DLR services will start approximately 30-45 minutes earlier in the morning, between 5.45 and 6.00am.
  • The Tube and DLR services will run around 60 minutes later than normal on all days, including Sundays. Last trains from central London will leave around 1.30am.
  • During the Olympic Games, the Tube will run extra evening services on the Jubilee, Central and District lines. There will be more trains running in the late evening from Friday 3 August, when events start at the Olympic Stadium.

We have also included some more details about getting around on public transport in the campsite profiles on Campingninja and you can chat to fellow Games Makers on our Facebook Page, so please feel free to share useful hints and tips! For those of you have smart phones we would also advise downloading a tube map so that you always have a rough idea of where you are heading and you can download a timetable for the nearest tube station or bus stop to your campsite here!



One comment

  1. Luke Hanney says:

    Good afternoon Chris,

    I am emailing regarding your site

    At the Met Office to support viewers and spectators at the Olympics we have created a dedicated set of pages devoted to providing forecasts and information for the Olympics and its respective venues.

    I thought this content may be of interest to viewers of your site in assisting with travel to the games and thought I would draw your attention to these pages if you would be interested in linking to them from your site?

    The overall page is available at:

    Specifically the page relating to the mountain biking at Hadleigh Farm is available at:

    Please feel free to get in touch to discuss any further.

    Best regards,