The following information has been put together by Wembley Stadium to assist Arsenal fans in planning their journey to and from the Stadium for the FA Cup Semi Finals 2009.
This information is correct at the time of compilation. Visitors are encouraged to check with the appropriate transport providers closer to the date of the event for any updates.
Wembley Stadium is a public transport destination. Further information about travelling to the Stadium can be found at: http://www.wembleystadium.com/gettingtowembley.
National Express offers coach transfers from all over the United Kingdom to the coach park
National Express offers coach transfers from all over the United Kingdom to the coach park at Wembley Stadium. For more information or to book your place on a coach, please go to http://www.nationalexpress.com/wembley.
Full details of National Rail train times are available at: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Information relating to London Underground, London Overground or London Buses services are available at: http://journeyplanner.tfl.gov.uk or by phoning 020 7222 1234.
The Stadium is serviced by 3 stations and 5 rail lines, including:
Wembley Park Station – Jubilee and Metropolitan Underground Lines. On exiting the Station, follow the pedestrian route under Empire way and up Olympic Way to the front of the Stadium. Allow for a 10 minute walk.
Wembley Stadium Station – Chiltern Railways line for services from the Midlands, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London to Wembley Stadium. The station is located on the south side of the Stadium. Please allow for a 5 minute walk.
Wembley Central Station – Bakerloo Underground Line and London Overground Line. On exiting the station, turn right and walk in an easterly direction along the High Road, past McDonalds and Burger King, to the Wembley Triangle junction and Clock Tower Island. Turn left into Wembley Hill Road, cross the road and follow the pedestrian route across the White Horse Bridge. Allow for a 15 minute walk.
To avoid ticket office queues when leaving the stadium, we recommend you buy your Tube ticket as part of your National Rail ticket. Alternatively, buy an Oyster card online in advance. Using an Oyster card is the quickest and cheapest way to travel when using the London Underground or selected National Rail services including Chiltern Railways. Wembley Park and Wembley Central Stations are in Zone 4. Visit www.tfl.gov.uk/oyster for more information.
Remember to plan your journey in advance; checking for engineering works or service disruptions which may impact your journey and always confirm what time the last services operate to make sure you can get home.
London Underground Disruptions
There are engineering works on the following London Underground lines on Saturday 18th April 2009:
No service between Green Park and Stratford.
Note: the Jubilee Line is one of the Underground Lines serving Wembley Park Station. Jubilee Line trains are serving Wembley Park Station but are only travelling between Green Park and Stanmore.
No service between Highbury & Islington and Brixton.
Note: There are no National Rail or London Underground connections at Highbury & Islington. If you are travelling on the Victoria Line from north of Finsbury Park you are advised to change at Finsbury Park Station and use the Piccadilly Line to King’s Cross St Pancras and then use the Metropolitan Line to Wembley Park Station.
Wood Green Station is closed on Saturday 18th April 2009.
National Rail Disruptions
There are engineering works on the following National Rail lines in Greater London on Saturday 18th April 2009:
St Mary Cray and Kemsing/Sevenoaks/Sole Street
Buses replace trains between Swanley and Sevenoaks via Bat & Ball and Swanley and Borough Green & Wrotham.
Gospel Oak and Barking
Buses replace trains between South Tottenham and Barking until 18:00. Then from 18:00 buses replace trains between Gospel Oak and Barking.
Shenfield and Manningtree
Buses replace trains between:
- Billericay and Colchester and Billericay and Chelmsford
- Witham and Braintree
- Marks Tey and Sudbury
Trains between London Liverpool Street and Peterborough/Lowestoft will run between Ipswich and Peterborough/Lowestoft only.
As part of the Thameslink programme, there are no ‘cross London’ services between St Pancras International and London Bridge/Herne Hill at weekends. National Rail tickets will be accepted on London Underground services via any reasonable route to complete your cross-London journey.
Tickets will also be accepted, at the weekend only on the following London Bus services:
- Route 17: Kings Cross - London Bridge
- Routes 45, 63, N63: Kings Cross - Elephant & Castle
- Route 214: Kings Cross - Kentish Town
Park and Ride
Visitors travelling by car to the Stadium can utilise Park and Ride options and make the last part of their journey by public transport. Some park and ride options to consider include:
Park at a Chiltern Railways Station and travel by train into Wembley Stadium Station. These stations are suitable if travelling from the north.
- Warwick Parkway - CV35 8RH
- Banbury - OX16 5AB
- Bicester North - OX26 6EF
- High Wycombe - HP13 6NN
The detailed Chiltern Railways train times for the day are available at:
Pre-book parking at a designated London Underground Station and travel to Wembley Park Station by tube. To book a space or for more information, please visit: http://www.ncpwembleyparking.co.uk
The local authority operates a protective parking zone on event days, extending in a 1.5 mile radius around the Stadium. Only residents with permits will be allowed to park within this zone and the local council has stated that illegally parked vehicles will be issued with large parking fines and/or towed away.
Parking is available in the Official Wembley Stadium car parks and can be pre-booked via www.csparking.com/stadium. Passes including directions to the car park will be posted out by the car park operator in the week leading up to the event. Parking for Blue Badge holders is available at a cost of £12 per a pass and will entitle holders to park in the blue badge area of one of the two onsite car parks, as indicated on the pass. Coach and Minibus parking is available in the Stadium Coach Park and will cost £40 for this event.
The stadium car parks do not open until 3 hours prior to kick off which is 2:15pm on the 18th April and vehicles should not arrive prior to this time as they will not be able to access the site and will congest local roads. Vehicles must vacate the car parks by 1.5 hours following the conclusion of the match.Copyright 2014 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 24 Mar 2009