How to get to Arsenals homegames at the Emirates Stadium

Posted on July 23, 2009. Filed under: Premier League | Tags: , , , , |

By Tube and Rail
Arsenal (Piccadilly Line) is the nearest tube station, around three minutes walk from the ground. Finsbury Park (Victoria, Piccadilly Lines and Great Northern rail) and Highbury & Islington (Victoria Line, North London Line and Great Northern rail) stations are around a 10-minute walk – these should be slightly less crowded.

King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the ground via the Piccadilly Line (to Arsenal) or the Victoria Line (to Highbury & Islington). Alternatively, a short overground rail journey of one stop will take you to Finsbury Park station.

Please note: Holloway Road station will be exit-only before and after matches with pre match eastbound trains non-stopping. Drayton Park is also closed on match days.

Crowd management after matches at Emirates Stadium
To ensure safe entry and exit from local stations, a managed queuing system will be in place.

Arsenal station
Queuing will be outside on Gillespie Road.

Finsbury Park station
Queuing will be outside on Seven Sisters Road/Isledon Road and St Thomas’s Road/Rock Street.

Highbury & Islington station
Queuing will be on the south side of Holloway Road. Spectators are advised to follow the route down Holloway Road as no direct access to the station or queuing system will be available from Highbury Fields.

Hornsey Road from Benwell Road to Holloway Road
Closed to pedestrians, emergency access only.

The junction of Drayton Park/Holloway Road
Police controlled crossing point where supporters will be queued and assisted across Holloway Road as quickly as possible.

Travel by Coach

By Bus
Bus is a fast and convenient option with connections passing the ground on all sides. Main bus stops are located on Holloway Road, Nag’s Head, Seven Sisters Road, Blackstock Road and Highbury Corner. High frequency services will take you within a five to 10 minute walk of the ground and direct routes cover much of north and central London.

Further information on buses is available through or consult the maps of local bus routes below.

By Coach

Arsenal Football Club would like to set out their arrangements for supporter coach travel to Emirates Stadium.

Coach Parking Site
Queensland Road is the coach parking site for Emirates Stadium. Supporters will only have to walk a few moments to reach the stadium.

Please note that minibuses are not permitted to park at the designated coach parking site.

Booking Procedure
To ensure the operation of Emirates Stadium runs as smoothly as possible for spectators, local residents and businesses, Arsenal Football Club has introduced a booking procedure for supporter coach travel. If you do not follow the simple three step procedure your coach will not be able to park at Emirates Stadium.

Step One
Your Club / Coach Company must register with Arsenal Football Club if they intend to travel to Emirates Stadium by coach, by completing the attached form at least 7 days before a match. This simple registration form asks for coach and travel information (e.g. departure time, number of passengers, on-coach contact).

Step Two
When the registration form has been received Arsenal Football Club will e-mail each Club a coach identification permit along with directions on how to get to Emirates Stadium.

Step Three
Coaches must display their identification permit in the front windscreen and arrive between 4 and 2 hours before the start of the match.

All access routes to the Queensland Road coach parking site will be closed by the Metropolitan Police Service 2 hours before the start of a match. Late arriving coaches will not be permitted into the area and will not be allocated a parking space.

Further Information
If you are arranging a coach for an event that is not football related then please e-mail the following address with the following information;

– Date of Event
– Coach Company
– Amount of passengers
– Estimated arrival time
– Estimated departure time
– Contact details

Specific parking instructions will be e-mailed back once this information has been received.

If you have any questions about the coach parking arrangements please contact the e-mail address above.

Arsenal Football Club would like to thank you for your cooperation and we wish you a safe journey to and from Emirates Stadium.

Travel by Car

By Car
Supporters are strongly advised not to drive to Emirates Stadium. The ground is situated in a mainly residential area with an extensive Event Day Parking Scheme in operation. Only car owners with resident’s permits will be allowed to park on-street in the designated areas and any cars parked illegally will be towed away.

Matchday traffic information
In light of the club’s forthcoming move to Emirates there will be a number of changes to the traffic plans on days when matches are played.

This is so the Metropolitan Police Service can safely manage travel to and from the stadium and reduce inconvenience, as far as possible, to people living nearby.

For more information about these traffic changes then please visit the Islington Council website.

For details of the CPZ operation, times and permit applications visit:

Please contact Islington Council with any queries: 020 7527 2000 or

Travel by Cycle

By Bicycle
Cycling is easier than you think.  It is a quick and healthy way to make your journey and saves you a lot of money.  Why not avoid the crowds and queues by cycling to the stadium?  Emirates Stadium is fully accessible by bicycle.  There are a number of cycle routes through the area, and as Islington is a small, relatively flat borough, it’s a great way of getting to the stadium.  Routes across London are mapped out on Transport for London’s London Cycle Guides, a collection of 19 maps covering the whole of London. You can obtain a cycle guide by logging-on to:

Or plan you journey from your home to Emirates Stadium on Transport for London’s online journey planner. Remember to tick the ‘cycle only’ option.

Once you arrive at Emirates Stadium there is secure cycling parking available close to the ‘All Arsenal’ retail store on Drayton Park. The cycle parking area is clearly signposted, but Arsenal stewards will be on hand to assist. Other cycle parking facilities in the area can be located by logging on to Islington Borough Council’s official website:

There is a secure (locked) cycle parking site at Finsbury Park Station which is detailed at the following link on TfL’s official website: Access costs 50p per day.

Arsenal Football Club would like to thank you for your cooperation and we wish you a safe journey to and from Emirates Stadium.

Emirates Stadium block plan


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