Travel To London

Prices for Coach Travel £

Adult return,
each 45.00

Child return,
each 20.00

Luton Airport (one way only),
each 25.00

Stansted Airport (one way only),
each 25.00


In the early years of the London Marathon, most runners travelled by coach with only a handful of independent travellers. More recently, with the advent of budget air travel and availability of low cost rail travel for advance booking, there has been a shift towards independent travel.

In response to this I provide coach pick-ups at Luton and Stansted Airports as well as all the main line rail stations and coach stations in Central London to transfer to the Marathon Exhibition for Registration.

This year I will be providing coach travel on Saturday morning on three routes:

Coach LA - From Lancashire and Greater Manchester via the M6, with pick-ups en-route through the West Midlands (includes Manchester & Birmingham Airports).

Coach SK - From Skipton, Bradford and Leeds via the M1, with pick-ups en-route through the East Midlands (includes East Midlands and Luton Airports).

Coach NE – From Newcastle via the A1/M11 with pick-ups en route through Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and East Midlands (includes Stansted Airport).

The coaches return on Sunday evening, leaving DoubleTree Islington at 6.30pm.

For runners travelling by rail or National Express coach I will have a transfer coach picking up at all main line rail stations and Victoria Coach Station, shortly after noon on Saturday. This transfer is included in the Support Pack.

These coaches will take you direct to the Marathon Exhibition with ample time for runners to register, before continuing to your hotel. Your luggage will be taken to your hotel by my team while you are in the Exhibition.

For runners travelling by car, there is a secure car park close to DoubleTree Islington, with preferential rates for hotel guests. The coach transfer to the Exhibition will be available from DoubleTree at midday on Saturday. The hotel and car park are situated outside the Congestion Charge Zone which applies Monday to Friday.