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Harrogate is in Yorkshire situated about 250
miles from London almost midway
between London and Edinburgh and between Liverpool and Hull. It is easily accessible via road, rail,
and air with regular connections from all over UK and Europe.
for location map
To help plan your visit to Harrogate go to
- the government-run website and free online journey planner.
Air - Europe /
Harrogate Town Centre is just 7 miles (11km) west of the A1(M) London-Edinburgh motorway at Junction 47. Take the
A59 west near Knaresborough and enter Harrogate Town Centre on the A661
Wetherby Road. Then follow brown direction signs for Harrogate International
Harrogate is about 19 miles (30km) north of
the M62 motorway. From M62 Junction 29 take the M1 north until it
joins the A1(M) and then proceed northwards past Wetherby to Junction 47 and
take the A59 west as above.
For local traffic, Harrogate is near the
crossroads of the A61 between Leeds and Ripon and the A59 between York and
The Harrogate International Centre is on Kings
Road, just 250m east off the A61 Ripon Road at the bottom of Parliament
Street, (Post Code HG1 5LA).
Click here for Harrogate District Map
Click here for Harrogate Town Centre Map
By rail, Harrogate is located midway between Leeds and York, with regular
commuter train services on the local line between York, Harrogate and Leeds operated by
This service has good connections with Inter City trains from across the UK
at both Leeds and York.
There are two trains an hour between Harrogate
and Leeds plus one an hour between Harrogate and York during most of the
day, with extra services at peak times. Both journeys are about 30 minutes.
East Coast operate half-hourly train services from London
Kings Cross to both Leeds and York during most of the day with a journey
time of about 2 hours. National Express
also operate regular services from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness to
York. There are usually two trains an hour between Edinburgh,
Newcastle and York.
Eurostar high speed rail services from Brussels and Paris terminate at St Pancras which is
adjacent to London Kings Cross Station.
Cross Country trains run from the South West and South Coast of England and South
Wales through the Midlands to Leeds and York and then onward to the North
East and Scotland. There are usually two trains an hour between Birmingham
and Leeds and/or York
Transpennine Express trains run from Liverpool and Manchester via Leeds
and York to Newcastle and other towns across the North East and Yorkshire. Manchester
Airport to Leeds is about 80 minutes.
Change in Leeds City Station on to
Northern Rail to Harrogate (as
International visitors planning to use the
trains to tour around the UK are recommended to purchase a
BRITRAIL pass before
leaving your own country. Alternatively select and book advance
purchase tickets for specified trains at
National Rail Enquiries or
telephone when in the UK 08457 48 49 50.
be ordered for collection on arrival in UK.
Transport for London
provides comprehensive information on all routes across the
Greater London area - including bus, trains and underground services.
Harrogate is well-served from many areas
of the UK by the National Express Coach service. Visit
full details of direct services and connections via Leeds.
A regular Bus Service runs from Leeds Bus
Harrogate - the No. 36 Bus Route - which is served by a distinctive
double-decker bus with leather seats that travels between Leeds and
Harrogate every 20-30 minutes throughout the day. The nearest bus stop to the Harrogate
International Centre is Cheltenham Crescent, just after passing the Exhibition Hall.
There is also an Express Bus Service between York and
Harrogate the X54 service. Visit
www.harrogateanddistrict.co.uk for timetables.
Local Bus Services 2a & 2b from the Bus
Station to Bilton goes past the HIC every 15 minutes with a 5 minute journey
for £1.00. See
For detailed journey planning by public
Harrogate Train and Bus stations are situated
next to each other in the town centre. The Convention venue, the Harrogate
International Centre, is situated
about a 5 minute walk away - mostly downhill via Cheltenham Parade to Kings Road!
Taxis are usually waiting outside the Rail
Station and there are also several local Private Hire Taxi firms that you can
contact for local journeys including:
Harrogate is near to
Leeds Bradford International Airport (Airport Code LBA) which has
scheduled services from over 65 cities in the UK and Europe. During
the winter months direct services are expected from the following cities:
Isle Of Man,
Alicante – Costa Blanca,
Barcelona - Costa Brava,
Faro – Algarve,
Girona - Costa Brava,
Malaga – Costa Del Sol,
Sharm el Sheikh,
In addition there are numerous
charter flights operating on a seasonal basis - check the
Airport web site for current details.
AIR - INTERNATIONAL
delegates should also consider flying through the following hub
airports which have either air connections to Leeds Bradford or rail connections
Schiphol - take KLM or
Jet2 scheduled services direct to Leeds
Bradford Airport - usually five flights per day each way.
London Gatwick - take Flybe
scheduled service direct to Leeds Bradford Airport - usually three flights
per day each way.
London Heathrow - take the London Underground Piccadilly Line to
Kings Cross St Pancras and then the
National Express train services to Leeds
or York as above then the Northern
Rail service to Harrogate.
- take Transpennine Express rail
service from the Airport to Leeds City Station and then the
service to Harrogate as above.
AIRPORT to HARROGATE
Leeds Bradford Airport is just a 20 minute road journey
from. The Arrow Taxi fare is around £25 each way. The 767 Airport Express Bus
Service, which runs 12 times a day connecting the airport to
Harrogate Town Centre Bus Station in about 30 minutes for a single fare of about £5.00 or
£7.50 return. The nearest stop to the HIC is Cheltenham Crescent near Kings