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There are 4 ways to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London by train, bus, taxi or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Poplar DLR Station to Custom House

3 alternative options

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Poplar Recreation Ground DLR to Custom House, Chauntler Close Cundy Park

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London

Walk

  1. Walk from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London

Canary Wharf to ExCeL London by train and walk

The journey time between Canary Wharf and ExCeL London is around 8 min and covers a distance of around 2 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8 min. Operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), the Canary Wharf to ExCeL London service departs from Poplar DLR Station and arrives in ExCeL London. Typically 1191 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Route information

Average journey time:
8 min
Fastest journey time:
8 min
Journey distance:
2 miles
Services per week:
1191
Cheapest price:
£1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:01
Last service departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Canary Wharf to ExCeL London train and walk schedules

Departing Saturday, September 18, 2021

Canary Wharf → ExCeL London
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There are currently travel restrictions within United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in ExCeL London is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in ExCeL London is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in ExCeL London is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 15 Sep 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London is to bus which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London is to taxi which costs £9 - £11 and takes 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Poplar Recreation Ground DLR and arriving at Custom House, Chauntler Close Cundy Park. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Poplar DLR Station station and arriving at Custom House. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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The distance between Canary Wharf and ExCeL London is 2 miles.

The best way to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London without a car is to train which takes 13 min and costs £1 - £5.

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The train from Poplar DLR Station to Custom House takes 9 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Canary Wharf to ExCeL London bus services, operated by London Buses, depart from Poplar Recreation Ground DLR station.

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Canary Wharf to ExCeL London train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), depart from Poplar DLR Station.

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The best way to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London is to train which takes 13 min and costs £1 - £5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £2 and takes 16 min.

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Map of how to get from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London.
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  • Distance: 2.2 miles
  • Duration: 13 min

What companies run services between Canary Wharf, England and ExCeL London, England?

Dockland Light Railway (DLR) operates a train from Poplar DLR Station to Custom House every 15 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £5 and the journey takes 9 min. Alternatively, London Buses operates a bus from Poplar Recreation Ground DLR to Custom House, Chauntler Close Cundy Park every 2 hours. Tickets cost £2 and the journey takes 14 min.

Train operators
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Train from Poplar DLR Station to Custom House
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Dockland Light Railway (DLR)
Oyster or Contactless Off Peak Time Fare
£2
Oyster or Contactless Peak Time Fare
£2
Cash Fare
£5
Bus operators
London Buses

London’s bus network covers Greater London with a 24-hour service, allowing you to take in the famous monuments and streetscapes from an iconic red double-decker bus. All London buses are all cashless, so you will need an Oyster card, Travel card or use contactless payment. You can also purchase a one-day bus-only pass from Tube stations. On the bus, you only need to touch on with your Oyster card (not off).

Contact Details
Phone
0343 222 1234
Website
tfl.gov.uk
Bus from Poplar Recreation Ground DLR to Custom House, Chauntler Close Cundy Park
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£2
Website
Transport for London
Other operators
Taxi from Canary Wharf to ExCeL London
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
£9 - £11
Weso Local
Phone
+44 208 8855 555
Website
cheaptaxifare.com
Greenwich Mini Cabs
Phone
+44 20 3137 7661
Website
greenwichminicabs.com
Greenwich Black Cabs
Phone
+44 7464 949 740
Stratford City Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 5454
Website
stratfordcitycars.co.uk
Seven Fives
Phone
+44 20 8555 5555
Eurolink Cars
Phone
+44 20 8555 8888
Website
eurolinkcars.co.uk

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Canary Wharf to ExCeL London bus services, operated by London Buses, arrive at Custom House, Chauntler Close Cundy Park station.

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Canary Wharf to ExCeL London train services, operated by Dockland Light Railway (DLR), arrive at Custom House station.

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