Elizabeth Line to reduce commute from ExCel to Central London to 12 minutes

The journey to Central London for ICE attendees will be reduced to 12 minutes after the “game-changing” £18.7bn high-speed Elizabeth Line opens later this year.


The Elizabeth Line opened on 24 May, and will help optimise major transport links across the city for both domestic and international visitors to ICE London and iGB Affiliate London.

The Elizabeth line will see travel time from London Heathrow take 43 minutes. The line will also see travel time from London Stansted take 54 minutes, and travel from London Luton take 34 minutes.

Stuart Hunter, managing director at Clarion Gaming said: “With the opening of the Elizabeth Line, whose colour scheme just happens to be the ICE purple, ExCeL London has to be the world’s most connected event venue boasting two DLR stops, the new mainline station, an airport, water taxis and even a cable car.

“The ease and speed of the journey will improve the visitor experience with the significant time savings leading to an increase in opportunities for networking, learning and business. Giving buyers more time to be in the venue will undoubtedly deliver enhanced ROI and I expect an even higher percentage of C-Suite delegates to attend our world class events.”

Since reopening in Summer 2021, the ExCeL has seen over 1.5 million visitors. The convention centre has also invested in a 25,000 square metre expansion programme to help improve its facilities.

“The opening of the Elizabeth Line is a game changer on many different levels not least the access it provides to many hundreds of central London hotels which are now a 12-minute journey from ExCeL courtesy of the Elizabeth Line’s state of the art, high-speed trains,” continued Hunter.

“This major development coincides with the return of the entire gaming industry to ICE in 2023, ensuring that next February’s edition will be amongst the most memorable in the history of this major international event.”