Spectators with a ticket for a London 2012 sports event or ceremony in or around London will receive a free Games Travelcard.
This is valid for use on public transport in London zones 1–9 on the day of your event. It can be used on London Underground, London Overground, Docklands Light Railway, buses, trams and National Rail services – but not on Heathrow, Stansted or Gatwick Express trains, or for taxis/private hire vehicles.
You will be able to use your Games Travelcard on the Javelin® service between St. Pancras and Stratford International stations and to and from Watford Junction, and will be entitled to one-third off the cost of the 2012 Games river bus express or the 2012 Games river tour service
View a map of the area covered by the Games Travelcard [PDF]
Please note: Orbit ticket holders do not receive a Games Travelcard because they should already have one with the Olympic Park ticket they purchased for the same day. Your Orbit ticket does not give you access to the Olympic Park.
Travelling to venues outside London
If you have a ticket for an event at Brands Hatch, Eton Dorney, Hadleigh Farm or the Lee Valley White Water Centre, you’ll also receive a Games Travelcard.
As well as being valid on public transport in London zones 1–9, you can use your Games Travelcard to travel by National Rail between London and Sevenoaks (for Brands Hatch); Slough and Windsor & Eton Riverside (for Eton Dorney); Leigh-on-Sea (for Hadleigh Farm); and Cheshunt (for Lee Valley White Water Centre).
If you have a ticket for an event at a co-Host City venue, you will not receive a Games Travelcard to use on public transport. These venues are: Weymouth and Portland; the City of Coventry Stadium, Coventry; Old Trafford, Manchester; Millennium Stadium, Cardiff; Hampden Park, Glasgow; and, St James’ Park, Newcastle.
Select a venue for more information on how to reach co-Host Cities
If you are planning to come to London before, or stay after, the day of your event, you can make getting around London easier by buying a Visitor Oyster card before you leave home.